Don't forget the EEOC
Perhaps. CIA sounds like fun, too (though it probably isn't nearly as sexy as it sounds).
I thought about CIA since they're always saying they need ppl with critical languages & area studies, but I read up on it and it seems the morale there is pretty bad in general and it's not very welcoming to women & minorities . . . but the travel would be a great perk.
BigLaw sounds awful . . . are these stories designed to weed out the timid or is it really as bad as everyone says? How do you pay back law school debt without going biglaw?
I can't say from experience, I've never worked biglaw. From what my classmates say, it depends on the firm, do your homework before applying. The problem is that biglaw is competitive and you might not have the option of picking firms.
LS debt is only about $120k which is only $1200/mth or $15k/yr, even small firms pay $50k/yr or so. You can have a house payment on top of that and still be fine. Further, loans are usually only 3% or so, thus it makes no sense to pay early. Private loans are more, but just knock them off first.