Originally Posted by nerdykarim
I'm just a lowly law student, but I would say that bottom of t1 (which is USN top 50, IIRC) with little/no debt is probably the riskiest move I'd make. Maybe t2 w/ no debt if you were super passionate about lawyering (which I am not). But I definitely wouldn't characterize it as "a great deal."
yeah you're right, i guess i meant if it were the right situation for you. it depends, though. it's all about what you want to do. if you're someone who wants to work in the public sector or get a government gig or something like that and you go to a good regional school ranked 55th-80thish it can make alot of sense. especially if it's free. without any debt you can just say "well i have the JD now, if i want to use it i can if not i can move on."
Originally Posted by Connemara
+1. RJ, what makes a law degree with no debt attached a deal when you're working at Home Depot?
anything free is a deal imo. the market will pick up, too.