No cats! Too many of your friends will be allergic and won't come and visit you!
Things to consider:First, do you really need a pet? A cat or dog not only needs regular attention, but is likely to demand that attention when you most need to study or complete assignments. Try reading, typing or writing with a cat or dog stuck in your lap.Second, if you don't already know, it is more difficult and expensive to find an apartment which allows cats or dogs.Third, consider appearing at law school, covered with dog or cat hair.Now, doesn't a cute little hamster sound fun?