The Law School Transparency group has provided amazing numbers about the amount of student loan debt incoming law students will leave with. In some of the worst case scenarios it could be well over $200,000.
But that won't deter some idealists who see practicing law as a tool for some cause. For example, if the Buddha were alive today, he would certainly opt for law school. One of the mission's of Buddhism is to reduce the suffering which too many human beings encounter in trying to navigate life. Law touches on most of that unnecessary suffering. As a lawyer, a judge, an elected official with a law degree, or the head of a regulatory body, the Buddha as JD could prevent suffering, guide humans through the pain so that they suffer less, enlighten miscreants how they are causing the suffering, and protect children from their parents passing on their pain (hurt people hurt).
The amount of student loans? It would be irrelevant. Buddha would frame that as the price which has to be paid. And he would pay it, likely more quickly than his classmates.
Suppose he didn't get a job? Then he would travel the land bringing justice where there was none. Knowledge of the law is probably the most powerful tool anyone in a society has. Buddha understands that.