Here is my siutation. I am a first year evening student at Suffolk Law (Boston). I have degrees in the sciences and engineering so I was thinking about Patent Law (however I am not sure anymore if I want to practice IP). I have been networking and I may have a chance to land a job in regulatory or IP in my current company.
Now here lies the problem: I really love the law and I am kicking myself for not taking the plunge ten years ago to attend law school, instead of getting a PhD (hind sight...) I know that what I will initially make as a lawyer will be less than what I make now, but I am bored at my current role.
Is it worth it for me to make an effort to transfer to a higher tier full time program in 2yrs(Northeastern, BC, BU all said they are open to PT transfer students after the completion of two years of evening program)?
Or should I play it safe and complete my JD part time and have little or minimal debt I(and I can essentially cruise without pulling my hair out)?
Given how saturated the legal field is, it is worth it for me to drop what I have and chase a dream of a second career? I am almost in my mid thirties...
I am looking for people's opinion to above. My wife and I both want stay in the Boston area.