To the OP: (You may already know all of this) The debt really sucks, and a huge percentage of law graduates have to deal with it. Your viewpoint will be a lot different because there is a statistical likelihood that you will not make more after law school than you did before (For the first 5 years at least).
So I would suggest analyzing the debt problem from a monthly payment perspective. Most law school loans are set up on a 10 year repayment plan, but the fed loans and grad plus loans generally allow you to refinance those loans or extend them to 20-30 year terms. Longer loans suck (see below) but some people get them for the lower minimum and plan to pay them back faster.
The interest rates vary a little bit, but lets pretend that your loans will average 8.0 percent. (Fed loans are in the 7s, grad plus are in the 8s right now)
30 year loan : $769 (Total Payments = 276,840)
20 year loan: $867 (Total Payments = 208,080)
10 year loan: $1239.85 (Total Payments = 148,680)
So you can make it happen, but only do it if you are okay with being a lawyer even though you'll be poor for at least 10 years. Maybe you'll be a genius, get straight A's, get sucked into big law, and never have to worry about money again. But maybe not.