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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wisconsin v. John Marshall
« on: March 09, 2010, 01:47:20 AM »

Go to Wisconsin.  You won't even have to take a state bar exam.


I don't know how you could possibly pass up Miami with that $$$. You're going to be getting a great quality of life in Florida.  Miami is absolutely spectacular.

You're sitting pretty either way


I was responding to your claim that "T-3 and T-4 schools are not going to live you destitute when you graduate."

I find that statement to be erroneous based on what I have witnessed this year. In fact, T1 and T2 schools are also leaving some graduates in a state of destitution. There's destitution and unemployment to be found across the board.

I'm going to back to school just to get my JD. I plan on working at a federal government agency where a JD can help qualify me for a wide spectrum of positions. I have no illusions of being able to practice with this economic market.


Notice how all the Ivy League and Engineering school graduates make the most money:

Keep telling yourself that it doesn't matter what school you graduated from. But go ahead and take a look through a BIGLAW website's associate and partner bios. Try to find T3 and T4 schools on there. You'll only discover that there is a disproportionately low number of alumni from T3 and T4. You're much more likely to see Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NYU, and the other T14 schools than Cooley or Golden Gate.

I'm not trying to stoke my ego by citing reality. In all likelihood, I'll be transferring to the University of Baltimore which happens to a T4 school. I'm not going to pretend that firms would much rather hire Georgetown, GWU, and UVA grades over me.


I really think you've developed a false sense of security.  And I think your wishful thinking (e.g. so what if Golden Gate is a T4 school) is going to be shattered by the realities of the market.

I don't have an agenda here. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  But after witnessing my friends and peers graduate, I think you're in for a real shock.

but T-3 and T-4 schools are not going to live you destitute when you graduate.

Don't be so sure. Again, please reserve judgment until you graduate yourself. I've got a buddy who graduated from Buffalo and is now working for free in NYC. That's the only opportunity he had to gain some legal experience.

I know another girl who chose to forgo her six figure sales job to go to law school. Guess what she's doing now? Waiting tables in NYC.

I could go on and on and cite numerous examples of this happening out there. Unless you have some connections or the economy rebounds somehow, you're going to be in a state of shock come graduation time.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle Law School opinion
« on: March 01, 2010, 07:41:02 PM »

Seattle Law School in Georgia?  Near Macon?


Current Law Students / Re: 2009 Marine Corps JAG Selection
« on: February 28, 2010, 09:52:43 PM »

We are in wartime. They do tend to mobilize Reservists in a time of war. That's pretty crazy, huh?

Current Law Students / Re: 2009 Marine Corps JAG Selection
« on: February 28, 2010, 05:21:07 PM »

Marine JAGs are real Soldiers. They're not just staff Officer POTGs who have never been exposed to combat. I have a lot of respect for Marine JAGs as a former Army Infantryman.


How the hell did you manage to get a 2.97 from SUNY Oswego?  That school's a joke academically. Congrats on the 162 LSAT though.

Just FYI, I was born and raised in Oswego.  I took some classes at the college while I was in high school.  I then went on to SUNY Geneseo.

And let me tell you, Geneseo puts Oswego to shame academically. There's no comparison. It's unfair that schools like Geneseo and Binghamton have to carry the same SUNY banner as shitholes like Oswego and Oneonta.

But what's even worse is that outside of upstate NY, NO ONE EVEN CARES ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUNY SCHOOLS.

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