i just went to a seminar on how to survive on a public interest salary.
conclusion? i am never going to have any fun outside work. i can either go public interest, be able to litigate sooner, and stress about making rent and loans every month...or i can be a firm whore, not litigate a case until i'm eighty-five, and be able to meet my expenses and not have to worry about money.
i want to litigate, but i'm also really fucking sick of worrying about money, after last year.