I hope you are doing well. I am writing to update because I sent you a letter you posted on your blog. I asked for advice for dealing with my immigrant mother who desperately wanted me to go to law school. After taking the LSAT and researching schools, I found the scam blogs and decided against law school. Instead, I found a new job and I will start in a couple of weeks. My new employer offers a higher salary than my old job, better benefits and will fully fund my education if I decide to pursue a degree at night. I have a couple of friends taking the law school plunge this fall, but I am glad I will not be joining them. They will leave jobs in order to pursue JD's at second tier schools in the hopes their career paths will be much betterafter obtaining a JD. I sincerely hope it works out for them, but knowing that they're taking out 60k+ in loans at least within the next few years, I am not envious of their position.
In my previous e-mail I mentioned my cousin who just graduated from a third tier school and how my mother was convinced she would have a great career after graduation. My cousin is now working at a small law firm and only gets paid when there are cases for her to work on. She goes weeks with any paychecks and has to quickly learn how to drum up business to stay afloat. After learning about this situation my mother has quieted down a bit about my decision to skip law school.
I want to give a thank you to the scam bloggers for getting the word there. I'm sure that pursuing a J.D. is a great thing for people who end up having great luck, but as for me, I consider myself lucky to have a job with a decent salary, minimal debt and the prospect of a free graduate degree if I decide to pursue one in the future.
Best of luck to you,
Best of luck to you BIDER reader. You, unlike me, certainly did do everything right and I'm sure you will shine in your industry and rise to the top. Maybe you should take me out to dinner when you're in my area, since I sure as hell can't afford to treat you!!!