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ITT: Accurate answers to questions about biglaw

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Re: ITT: Accurate answers to questions about biglaw
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 02:12:45 AM »
My question is this:

Could you really pass up the money that comes with a biglaw job if you are offered such a position?

My personal answer is no, even though money isn't everything.  However, I plan to save as much money as possible so as to keep my options open.

I think due to heavy student debt, the answer for most people is no, at least in the short term. My law school had an excellent LRAP program and I would get virtually all my student loan payments covered that way, but I had some personal debt and other financial responsibilities (putting my counsin in Russia through college, making sure both of my grandmas over there have enough to eat, etc.) that I couldn't take care of making 30k/year, even if my loans were being paid for me.