85-110 is generally what midlaw firms pay. Often the same hours (but not always)
Journeyman, I am dumbfounded as to how you got into IU and W&L with your numbers. 155 LSAT and you applied to Vanderbilt? Honestly?
Quote from: Journeyman on April 16, 2007, 12:48:39 PMBut only about 10-15% of all of us are going to get there. I just want to see what the alternative is, if I don't go for government.That's what they say about scoring 165+ on the LSAT, and you know how that goes for LSDers.
But only about 10-15% of all of us are going to get there. I just want to see what the alternative is, if I don't go for government.
Quote With a BigLaw job you could pay off a $150k debt in 5 years, although that would mean living on ramen and water most of the year Not true at all. Keep in mind that if you are in the game for 5 years, you have gotten about 50k in raises. Even if you are assuming a static salary of only 125k/yr, you can do a LOT better than ramen and water. Just live off 75k a year for 4 years and you've done it. 75k a year is not a ramen and water salary. Heck, I currently live on substantially less than 1/2 75k. I live pretty ok on it too- I go out to eat a few times a week and have a comfortable place. The biggest firm in my city still pays 145k to start. Assuming I could get a job at that firm, I am looking at triple the salary AFTER the loan payments.
With a BigLaw job you could pay off a $150k debt in 5 years, although that would mean living on ramen and water most of the year
How much debt would people say is payable with ease through jobs other than BIGLAW? under 70K .. Under 80k... ??
You can get into a Biglaw without going to a T1. It's amatter of how well you do with grades, and your networking abilities. Some of the Profs in the T4 have Biglaw connections. Some of the Biglaw Firms go to regional schools to specifically meet with the top 10 of the class. The main point is to get the JD. Everything else will work out if you do your work right.Have faith in yourself. If you don't no one else will.