I am hopeful that you are at least at a grade 11 and higher than step 1 considering that $120,000 student loan. Government employment is only good for one thing, benefits. Make sure you get your share. Been there- Done that .
To be perfectly honest you really had me going- I was hoping to hear from someone more "seasoned " who was willing to share some of their experiences. I would not begin to expect that you could comprehend the desire or motivation of a person having lived my life experiences for the last 62 years. But I appreciate your efforts to enlighten me. Word of advice: save it for someone younger more your age. Meanwhile I will continue to explore my options, which believe it or not, even at my age I have many of. Also, it is interesting you don't give your age and I give mine all the time. You should be proud of what you have accomplished to this point and not try to feel you have to compensate. A person's age is seldom representative of their value but rather life's journey.
Fortunately, I suspect that most law professors will not choose her age as a reason to address in a condescending tone has you have opted to do.
Actually, it seems I "stumbled" onto the wrong forum. It was not my intention to spend most of my day bantering with someone over what he said, she said. What I wrote is what I meant. I did not ask my question to have my motives judged or my finances questioned. I was hoping to hear from an older either current student or degreed person who might share any experiences from step A to Z in obtaining a law degree. But instead my future in law was the afternoon's topic of much speculation.