As I was posting in some threads, I started thinking about the fact that many people on here are very intent on working in a bigger law firm, while many of us are planning on being perfectly content accepting a lower salary for better hours. I wanted to start this thread to ask: Which is more important, a social life or a huge salary? Why?
For me, I've decided to go with lower hours because I feel that, even if I am pulling huge salaries from the biglaw firms, I'll never have any opportunities to enjoy the money that I am earning. If I spend all of my time at the office, sure, I may have 10 plasma TVs at home, but they would be sitting unused.