Then again, I was raised in an practical era during which there were few financing avenues available to tempt those with no idea of what the world outside of academia held for them. Time to grow up is at hand for them now. For the writer of the article he learned to late. Hopefully those who read it will heed the advice within.
RE: how can one have any demonstrated analytical skills when they cannot even determine they are borrowing so much money to attend school they can never pay it back or if they do, they will have no life for the foreseeable future?
I believe the problem is one of unrealistic expectations. There perhaps was a time not too long ago when jobs for lawyers (with good compensation to boot ) were widely available. That was the cause of the unrealistic expectations and the risky dive into taking on expensive college loans.
The good times were real in the past.... they are not anymore and won’t be back for at least 4 years.
BTW, this isn’t only a lesson for law school students, it is applicable for many other college students (Yes, even those studying to be doctors ).