Transfer to Kent. Its 100% worth it. That is a sizable jump and Kent is well respected in Chicago. Plus you would have an opportunity to write on at Kent perhaps? Throw an app out to NU too, just for the hell of it.Just FYI teaching law will be impossible coming from JMLS, and it will be only slightly more possible coming from Kent. Don't let that be any sort of factor.
I have to tell you... I am right now at a school that is, by objective standards, much better than JM. And I am not particularly happy with my prospects.Maybe i shouldn't comment because i don't know how well JM places. But i am offering advice that I think would be applicable to any T4 school... and that is to transfer, suck up the debt, and live very frugally.I guess it depends what you want to do, what your goals are, and how you want to live. Personally I have no intentions of starting a family any time soon, and I am very happy living a relatively meager lifestyle. So I don't mind tacking on some more debt as long as i can make my loan payments and the move affords me greater opportunities.I definitely agree though to think long and hard about the debt. A LOT of students tack on debt without really giving it much thought. Once the reality of $100k sets in, its very shocking and can be very oppressive to those who are unprepared.