My buddy is from Wisconsin, doesn't know where he'd want to practice, and is afraid he'd hate BigLaw. He's going in with a vague notion of public service, but 150K of HLS debt might kill that idea. He actually wants to be an author and sees law school as a place to command a better mastery of the english language.
Also, Northwestern requires that he defer a year to get the full-ride. During that time he'd try to write his first novel, but doesn't know exactly what he'd do for $$$.