I am hoping someone can offer me some good advice. As I wait to hear from law schools I'm starting to have doubts. I KNOW I want to be an attorney but I also KNOW I want to be a public interest attorney. I currently have a mortgage and I'm starting to have fears about leaving my job, in this economy, based on the possibility that I could be a legal aid attorney.I understand I need a law degree to be a legal aid attorney but I also know the law degree isn't a guarantee and I don't think I want to practice any other type of law.I think I'd be more hopeful if I lived in a bigger city with more opportunity but I'd prefer to stay in Iowa.I don't want to enter law school naive but I don't want to have regrets later..(not attending law school or having mortgage sized debt and still not doing what I want to do)
Thanks for the advice guys.I have a full time job. As an undergrad I worked full time and attending school full time.I knew I wanted to go to law school after college but I took a longer than expected break.My job is tolerable but I'd rather be doning something else.Besides, I don't want to substitute good for better.
I doubt I'd make enough to pay both mortgages but I really don't want to let money deter me from pursuing my goal.