Friday, March 22, 2013
Legally Obligated. Since I still feel like I need to tell my story about quitting law and getting out of student loan debt, I decided that name would be more appropriate. This week, I worked on a podcast, which I have released on my new blog, plus I am doing my first ever blog giveaway. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you for reading!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
|Our dog, on a post payoff walk|
Mid 2009: Gee, this law thing really sucks. I should find another job. Shouldn’t take too long since I have a JD, which is truly a versatile degree (it must be true – they told me that at law school orientation)! (Good grief, I was so naïve. I wish I could go back in time and punch myself in the head.)
January 2010: As a backup plan, I applied to a healthcare program at my local community college a few months prior and was accepted. I had to complete some prerequisites, though, so I began taking a chemistry course at night.
March 2010: Shit, no one wants me because of my JD. I’m too ‘overqualified’ apparently. Or maybe they think I’m nuts for leaving such a ‘lucrative’ and ‘prestigious’ field? If they only knew how not lucrative it is. I don’t make much more than someone with a BBA, but I have twice the student loan debt. And there isn’t anything prestigious about answering discovery in a slip and fall case, or arguing a sentence for a DUI when the statutory guidelines dictate the outcome. Maybe it’s time to take up drinking to get through it. A lot of attorneys do that, don’t they?
Monday, March 4, 2013
|Photo courtesy of stockfreeimages.com|
What changes would you like to see implemented? Shutting down all law schools? Shutting down all for-profit law schools? Caps on tuition? Student loan reform? I'd love to hear them!