Any soon to be or newly minted JD can tell you that law school student debt is criminally high. However, the range of the offense is large and varies from 3rd degree misdemeanor to 1st degree murder. On one hand, there are law schools like University of Alabama, where new graduates have a little over $69,000 in student loans and salaries of $105,000 in the private sector. On the other, there are schools like Florida Coastal, where new graduates leave with over $160,000 in student loans and starting salaries of $45,000.
I’ve done student debt consultations for general counsels at hospital systems, corporate lawyers at oil companies, government lawyers, and grads still seeking a JD required position. If you wanted to learn more about how I help my average client save over $100,000 on their student loans, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your law school student debt strategy depends on what kind of job you have and how high your debt is relative to your income. Here are typical profiles I see during consults for law school student debt.