2L at a TTTT, never looking for big law, pretty realistic about things, I suppose. Sitting at a 2.55 GPA and at about the nadir of my class. I've done some clerking for a judge this last semester, but that's all as far as experience. Naturally, I'm not getting much back in terms of responses as far as my job searches go. I don't think I'm going to do very well this semester either, as I just got the lowest grade on the Crim Pro midterm. I have a bad criminal history - 3 DUI, procuring (keg party in UG over ten years ago), reckless driving, four underage consump - and I'm afraid I might not pass the C&F because of this. I have accumulated over $130,000 in student debt so far and will end up with over $180,000 after next year. I'm just wondering if it's worth going back. I know that I should have never gone in the first place, and that I REALLY shouldn't have came back after my 1L year, but I need some advice. The only way I could afford to pay off these loans is if I got a job with the government or a non-profit (through tuition forgiveness and such), but I doubt I'll get any of those jobs. I see my only option (if I pass my C&F) is to hang my own shingle, which sounds terrifying. There are jobs through local public universities which pay around $40,000/year; I was wondering if I should just apply for those jobs instead of piling on more debt while I fly towards a brick wall of a future.