I also felt more motivated and excited after reading LSC. It was one of the books I bought when I was first deciding whether law school was something I wanted to go through. I liked the overall positive, "you-can-do-it" tone and feel that I will use several of the study tips in school.
I found it interesting that one of the authors/contributors said that she wouldn't go back and do it all over again if her parents had not paid for law school. I found this interesting because
1) does anyone's parents pay for law school? My parents paid for UG tuition, but wow! law school? That seems...unnecessary. and
2) a family friend who is a lawyer told me that whatever I do, don't get into more than $40,000-50,000 of law school debt. He told me to take a scholarship and run. I have no idea where he came up with that number, but I think he is an example of going to a "lesser" school, but then being very successful. He created a firm with multiple offices throughout my state and is #1 for his field of practice. He and his wife travel the world and have multiple homes in multiple countries. I only know him because he bought the property next to my parents and built a beautiful home, but they only stay there maybe 10 weekends a year. He accomplished all of this within 15 years of graduating law school. I have to wonder what connections he had although I know he is super intelligent. Part of his plan he told me was to have no law school debt. I have never been brave enough to ask nosier questions, but he once had some laywer friends at his house and sent them to mine to talk to me. They told me the same thing. They went to some T3 school and now split their year between their home office and Italy.
Wow, what a rant. All I started out meaning was that I find it interesting that I keep being told that law school isn't worth it if you will have a lot of debt. However, I can't imagine that is true at the very top schools with biglaw goals.