Wow, this really is a tough dilemma.Let's start with your last point - having no time for the gf. Where are you in your relationship? Is it worth making some sacrifices now to see if she's the one?Good point. I think it's almost more than a "sacrifice" though. I almost think it would be impossible. One of my coworkers, who is in his mid 40's, went to seton hall law at night and worked full time, and got divorced afterward. Next let me ask why you're going back to school. Is leaving your job and switching careers one of your reasons? Because that would not be feasible for awhile under this offer, plus you won't have the same opportunities to explore "other" areas of law if you're focussed on your current place of employment.I don't want to do what I'm doing now, which is basically technical writing. I would like working as corporate counsel more than my current position, but I think I would like firm law better. How many years would you have to give them after graduation? And would they let you take a summer off to study for the bar exam?
WTF... my posts are getting on the board. the payback criteria is make or break. if the payback period is 1 for 1, and you get credit while going to school, then at worse case you're liable for 1 year (rather than 4). 60k/4I haven't discussed the specifics with him yet. I think he would want more than 1 year after I graduate. Part of my concern comes from witnessing my coworker, who I mention above, who went to Seton Hall part time and worked full time, and said it was very hard to balance (and this guys is pretty damn smart) , and had to get divorced afterward and didn't even end up working in a legal capacity. Granted he's the VP of an environmental engineering firm now, but he probably only makes like 20K more / year than a 1st year associate at biglaw firms in philly.