student loan debt should not take more than 10-15% of your income.
Feel free to argue with it. Still think a 2.0 doesn't bring stellar job prospects and that $150k+ is a pretty crushing amount of debt for something that doesn't substantially improve your position.
FWIW, I do agree with you. I am planning to repay early, depending on interest rates. But it's much easier to do that at close to $200k salary with a (generally) stable upward trend than with a job pays even $60-70k.
I have basically the exact same story as you. I made the tough decision and dropped out of law school. I realized that being a lawyer was going to be a poo life, and very few people were actually 'wired' to enjoy legal work. I definitely am not one of them. Since dropping out (only a few months ago, dropped out mid semester from the U of U) I've got a job with an internet marketing firm and I love it. I can guarantee I'll end up being better financially off because I'm doing something that fits me. I found law school to be a joke. The case method of learning is the biggest *ucking sham I've ever run into. I quickly realized that I was under a massive delusion that law and law school was some admirable thing, when in fact it's just not true. Law school was a joke, and people who really love studying the law are by nature a little backwards. I'm not trying to persuade either way, just trying to lend a helping hand. Quitting law school was the best decision I could have made. I can't imagine 'sticking it out.' It would have been absolutely ridiculous for me to do that.
Quote from: Domdude on January 22, 2009, 07:28:26 AM Graduating with a law degree from a good school, even if you finsih in the bottom 5%, will impress alot of employers.From a top 10 school maybe. I wouldn't be impressed by a student at a 30-40 school who is in the bottom 5%.
Graduating with a law degree from a good school, even if you finsih in the bottom 5%, will impress alot of employers.