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Title: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sephiroth on February 11, 2010, 07:13:42 PM
I recently heard that unless you attend a top 10-15 law school, that the JD is just another humanities degree.  He said that many law grads just struggle to find any type of work if they aren't from the national schools.

This post was by someone on an education forum who had thousands of posts, so I took it he might know what he's talking about, but figured if he's calling it another humanities degree, he's improperly characterizing it.

Further, this person said that the JD is not that all marketable, unless you are a top grad from a top school.

Is this the undesirable truth when it comes to law school and job prospects and rankings?  

Thank you.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: the white rabbit on February 11, 2010, 07:47:17 PM
I recently heard that unless you attend a top 10-15 law school, that the JD is just another humanities degree.  He said that many law grads just struggle to find any type of work if they aren't from the national schools.

This post was by someone on an education forum who had thousands of posts, so I took it he might know what he's talking about, but figured if he's calling it another humanities degree, he's improperly characterizing it.

Further, this person said that the JD is not that all marketable, unless you are a top grad from a top school.

Is this the undesirable truth when it comes to law school and job prospects and rankings?  

Thank you.

That depends on what you mean by "that all marketable."

But JD's are certainly less the path to financial success than is commonly believed.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sephiroth on February 11, 2010, 08:26:55 PM
What is, then?  Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 12, 2010, 08:20:31 AM
PhD in Accounting.  As soon as you graduate (from ANY school) you will be looking at about 10 offers, 135K average.  Accounting professors do whatever the hell they want, with their 20 hour workweek.  Or, if you are not averse to being at work from 9 to 5 Mon-Fri you can get a job in the industry for 250K.  I am going to get a JD from top 30 but then at some point I might get PhD in Accounting.  It is 100 times harder to be admitted than say Cornell Law but it is full ride for all plus stipend.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: TheCause on February 12, 2010, 10:38:30 AM
What is, then?  Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?

A PharmD will all but guarantee you a 100k+ job when you graduate.  And you can work almost anywhere.


Also, a J.D. is pretty marketable in many cases, even if you went to a school outside of the top 14.
If you're in the top 20% of your class at Texas, Iowa, Kansas, or BYU  (Or another good school that stands atop a geographical area) then you're likely to get a decent job.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sephiroth on February 12, 2010, 10:39:24 AM
I thought MBA from a top school will land you great IB job, or the like.  Phd in accounting....eh.  

But a top law school degree is still going to do a lot, too.

But is it "just another humanities degree"?   
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 12, 2010, 03:50:40 PM
There is a lot of people with top 10 MBA degrees right now out of a job.  Noone with PhD in Accounting is out of a job, and average annual salary is near 180K. If you do get a top IB job, you will be working 90 hours a week for 150K, while a smart person who went for PhD in Accounting will be chilling on his boat doing nothing, enjoying the stupidity of a majority of people and laughing at you. At my college accounting professors were second highest paid employees after the college president and they barely did anything.  If you would rather run with all the lemmings from the side of a cliff because thats what everyone is doing - go for it...But the chances are you will not get into PhD in Accounting program anyway, so...
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sephiroth on February 12, 2010, 04:11:58 PM
So do all associates at Goldman Sachs pull 90hrs a week?  I know MBA gets you in to IB, PE, and the hours are typically that long and strenuous, but don't Goldman Associates make more than 180k yearly?

Any other field worth mentioning here I'd appreciate it.

It's not that I won't get into accounting, it's that I don't like the field that much, its just numbers, and I find it quite boring.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 12, 2010, 04:32:48 PM
I am not a troll from PhD in Accounting Department, but it is not just numbers, it is about economics concepts and ways to trasmit economic events into meaningful financial statements.  One big part of accounting research is business valuation and my accounting professors had a business on the side from which they pulled 100K a year xtra to their college salary. 

And top MBA does not necessarily lead you into Goldman Sachs.  They have 50 top MBAs competing for each position. IB is dead and will be dead for 5-10 more years.  If you are luckyyou will get a consulting job for 110-120K straight out of grad school.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Mitchell on February 13, 2010, 09:26:21 AM
If you think a job at 100K is financial success, you're doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bigs5068 on February 13, 2010, 04:09:59 PM
Education is a risk, there are plenty of well educated people that have not found economic success and people without high-school diplomas that are extremely rich. The media gives a portrayal that all lawyers are rich and that is far from the truth same for doctors, the expense of getting a medical or legal education are astronomical and I know doctors and lawyers who are still paying of their loans, but most of them really wanted to go into the professions they choose so they are happy. The bottom line if you really want to be a lawyer then go to law school, but if you are doing it solely for the money you will be very disappointed.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 13, 2010, 07:23:12 PM
no it is not, I am sorry I understand you are not fan of numbers but for them it is 180k salary plus 100k on the side= 280k a year while working 30-35 hours a week total and having fun without a boss, sleeping in all the time and spending tons of time with family and enjoying their hobbies. 

PhD in Finance could be pretty good too, but they make 30-50k less on average than people with PhD in Accounting, due to supply and demand - more people feel like doing PhD in Finance will be more lucrative, and they get penalized financially for thinking exactly like the other lemmings...
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sheshe on February 13, 2010, 08:49:50 PM
OP you shouldn't just be chasing dollar signs.  Do what you love and what you're good at.  Money will come later. Emphasis on "the what you're good at" part.  
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 13, 2010, 11:19:30 PM
the only reason i am dollar signs is because they will make me independent of silliness (strong euphemism) of the majority mob rule.  The morning I will not have to rely on the judgment of 99% of people who think they know everything but do not know jack will be the best time in my life.  I will definitely make sure to FDIC insure my money to protect it from money managers who think they know what they are talking about.  Thats all.

P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me and won in a landslide thanks to my legal research and writing skills.  Moreover, I love law and enjoy studying it. I foresee the dollar signs invested in law schools likely wasted, but going there anyways.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sheshe on February 14, 2010, 12:20:24 PM
the only reason i am dollar signs is because they will make me independent of silliness (strong euphemism) of the majority mob rule.  The morning I will not have to rely on the judgment of 99% of people who think they know everything but do not know jack will be the best time in my life.  I will definitely make sure to FDIC insure my money to protect it from money managers who think they know what they are talking about.  Thats all.

P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me and won in a landslide thanks to my legal research and writing skills.  Moreover, I love law and enjoy studying it. I foresee the dollar signs invested in law schools likely wasted, but going there anyways.

That's my point exactly; do what you love and what you do well! I would never try to talk anyone out of law if thats where their true passion lies.  But it didn't seem like the OP truly wanted to be an attorney.  Instead it seemed to me as if he/she just wanted to make a crap load of money doing anything, which is not the recipe to a fulfilling life.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: TheCause on February 15, 2010, 08:52:02 AM
the only reason i am dollar signs is because they will make me independent of silliness (strong euphemism) of the majority mob rule.  The morning I will not have to rely on the judgment of 99% of people who think they know everything but do not know jack will be the best time in my life.  I will definitely make sure to FDIC insure my money to protect it from money managers who think they know what they are talking about.  Thats all.

P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me and won in a landslide thanks to my legal research and writing skills.  Moreover, I love law and enjoy studying it. I foresee the dollar signs invested in law schools likely wasted, but going there anyways.

You won in a landslide?  Did they tell you what percentage you won by or something?

"I find for the plaintiff, who carried 60% of my decision in this case!  An overwhelming margin."

Go to a good school, get a good job, change lives, make money, come back and tell everyone how to be a good lawyer/law student.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Thistle on February 15, 2010, 02:44:04 PM
no, no listen to me, i have thousands of posts so i know what i'm talking about!!!!

Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 16, 2010, 08:26:48 PM
There was no margin but the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: the white rabbit on February 16, 2010, 08:32:03 PM
P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me...

...the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Thistle on February 16, 2010, 10:22:43 PM
P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me...

...the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.




 :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Julie Fern on February 17, 2010, 05:00:42 AM
no, no listen to me, i have thousands of posts so i know what i'm talking about!!!!



do that actually work?
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Julie Fern on February 17, 2010, 05:03:53 AM
There was no margin but the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.

do that actually work?
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Julie Fern on February 17, 2010, 05:04:37 AM
P.S. I self represented myself in 2 lawsuits filed against me...

...the judge pretty much told the defendant to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back.




 :D :D :D :D :D :D

must have been one those other defendants.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 19, 2010, 02:56:30 PM
Lol, I know it is funny and does not mean anything but being able to self-represent yourself in a court of law and avoid paying 4K thanks to one's legal research and writing skills is pleasant nonetheless
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Julie Fern on February 19, 2010, 03:19:00 PM
julie not at all sure you getting joke.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: the white rabbit on February 21, 2010, 07:20:45 AM
Lol, I know it is funny and does not mean anything but being able to self-represent yourself in a court of law and avoid paying 4K thanks to one's legal research and writing skills is pleasant nonetheless

I was actually pointing out how you said that the lawsuits were filed against you, which means that you were the defendant that the judge pretty much told "to get the fack out of the courtroom and never come back."

Funny goof.  :)
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 26, 2010, 07:01:40 AM
oh lol, yeah he told the plaintiff to do that, he pretty much slapped me - defendant - on the back.  I better get it right some day, lol.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: brewha on February 27, 2010, 03:59:10 PM
oh lol, yeah he told the plaintiff to do that, he pretty much slapped me - defendant - on the back.  I better get it right some day, lol.

It's been a while since I've posted on this board... but this guy compels my return. 

You sir, are an idiot.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 28, 2010, 11:27:41 AM
I am idiot who is going to T30 school and will graduate with no debt.  Idiot who can get really good grades and will probably get a better job than you, because biglaw does not care if you an idiot, just what your class rank and school you go to is.  Works for me.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: brewha on February 28, 2010, 12:44:41 PM
I am idiot who is going to T30 school and will graduate with no debt.  Idiot who can get really good grades and will probably get a better job than you, because biglaw does not care if you an idiot, just what your class rank and school you go to is.  Works for me.

While you "probably" will get a biglaw job - meaning you don't have one and in this economy.. good luck, I "already" practice in a biglaw firm and I went to a bottom-ranked T3 school.  As a tip, you may want to nail down which side is the "plaintiff" and which side is the "defendant" in any given case because not knowing the basics will preclude employment in any sized firm regardless of your school/grades. 
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: Sheshe on March 03, 2010, 07:02:34 PM
Ok now lets play nice you guys........LMAO   ;D
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on March 03, 2010, 09:13:14 PM

Lol, doubt biglaw will be quizzing you on the subjects during interview.  Probably will be a ton of small talk amd socializing because most decisions are already made based on class rank/school rank, and a small input from social skills determined during the interview. I was 6 out of 166 in my business school with double major and have extensive interviewing experience so we will see how things go in law school...

Just because I misspoke on a stupid blog board it does not mean anything.

And that's where discussion on whether JD is another humanities degree lead us, people........
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bigs5068 on May 20, 2010, 04:21:21 PM
Your right in legal interviews they never ask you about anything about the law and as a lawyer you sit around telling everybody you went to a T-30 school.  Law firms do not care at all about your ability to be a lawyer law school name and rank is absolutely everything! You can lose every case if you went to a T-30 school. 

I think you have really little to no idea what you are getting yourself into Stonewall. The first day of law school your LSAT/GPA will mean ja*k everybody in your class will be smart and you have a 10% chance of being in the bottom of your class and a 10% chance in in being in the top 10% and 80% chance being somewhere in between.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: sonofapickle on May 21, 2010, 07:01:25 AM
Lol, I was just saying that the J.D. degree means nothing if you haven't passed the bar. But, yeah, it is like a humanities degree. You don't get anything with it alone. I agree with the accountant. I will have my undergraduate bachelor of arts in Finance, philosophy, and international studies. I have all the prereqs for med school finished as well just in case I need to go back to school for something in a few years. Not only that I am fluent in two languages, English and German, and proficient in Spanish (meaning I can speak most and understand a lot of it but not privy to certain dialects of a country). Corporate lawyers need to branch out if a legal company is outsourcing and many Big Law firms have sectors in Europe and many Europeans speak German and Spanish, so I am pretty much set but I need experience, i.e. have to stay here for a few years while I generate wealth.

JD is a jackshit degree if you don't branch out.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 21, 2010, 08:29:23 AM
You over estimate your ability over others to network. Almost everyone does that.
If you honestly are planning to go to medschool,then you must plan to be a horrible lawyer, so you can stop bragging about whatever "network" you have setup. If you want to be an MD why not just do that upfront?

Lol, I was just saying that the J.D. degree means nothing if you haven't passed the bar. But, yeah, it is like a humanities degree. You don't get anything with it alone. I agree with the accountant. I will have my undergraduate bachelor of arts in Finance, philosophy, and international studies. I have all the prereqs for med school finished as well just in case I need to go back to school for something in a few years. Not only that I am fluent in two languages, English and German, and proficient in Spanish (meaning I can speak most and understand a lot of it but not privy to certain dialects of a country). Corporate lawyers need to branch out if a legal company is outsourcing and many Big Law firms have sectors in Europe and many Europeans speak German and Spanish, so I am pretty much set but I need experience, i.e. have to stay here for a few years while I generate wealth.

JD is a jackshit degree if you don't branch out.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: sonofapickle on May 21, 2010, 12:28:35 PM
If I get into the right law school say Yale or Harvard I can participate in their J.D./M.D. program. That means, I can become a licensed medical doctor and a Juris doctor. You obviously failed to consider the two. If I do not get into a law school that doesn't offer the program, no worries, I could possibly pursue a medical degree some time in the future.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: legalized on May 21, 2010, 06:21:26 PM
I recently heard that unless you attend a top 10-15 law school, that the JD is just another humanities degree.  He said that many law grads just struggle to find any type of work if they aren't from the national schools.

This post was by someone on an education forum who had thousands of posts, so I took it he might know what he's talking about, but figured if he's calling it another humanities degree, he's improperly characterizing it.

Further, this person said that the JD is not that all marketable, unless you are a top grad from a top school.

Is this the undesirable truth when it comes to law school and job prospects and rankings? 

Thank you.

Um...I would say no since you can take a JD and go right into business for yourself with a specific product (legal counsel/contracts/doc review) whereas I have never heard of Johnny Q. Public being in the market for an hour of ...Humanities.

Law SCHOOL might seem like a humanities type thing after first year...but somehow, i don't like that either. lol But I don't know.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bigs5068 on May 22, 2010, 09:30:57 AM
Law school is a profession like any other and yea if you are the number #1 student at Harvard or Yale I am pretty sure that person will have the first crack at a job over you. 

Just like if someone graduates with 4.0 in computer science from Stanford again they are going to have an advantage over a guy with a 3.1 in computer science from UC Irvine. 

Harvard, Stanford, Yale and so on don't just hand out law degrees they give degrees in other fields as well and people from those schools will have an advantage, because you have to be pretty damn smart to get into them. 

However, not everybody is meant for Stanford and we all need jobs and if you are not a super genius, which most people aren't you going to have to fight for a job in any field. 

If you really want to be a lawyer go to law school and it will probably work out, but no guarantees. If you want to be a teacher get a teaching credential, doctor medical school, accountant get an accounting degree, and simply down the line. The logic will apply an M.D. from Harvard will open more doors than an M.D. from UC Irvine. An accounting Degree from UCLA will open more doors than one from GGU, but there are jobs for any of these degrees, but they will just be harder to get. Academics are not an end all be all if you are a really good lawyer it will show in practice, if you are really good doctor it will show, a good accountant will show no matter what school you went to.

Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bakabaka on May 24, 2010, 12:51:10 AM
What is, then?  Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?

Medical doctor.  $150k compensation minimum (something no law school can promise), with specialists earning over $250k.  Specialist surgeons commonly make over $400k.  Of course the hours suck and residency is brutal, but biglaw ain't much better either.  And you feel like you're actually doing something important, instead of having your soul sucked out doing discovery so that your millionaire clients can become more wealthy and pushing Outlook emails around all day long.

All the talk about health care reform is just hot air.  Medicine will always be lucrative in America simply because we as a culture refuse to take no (or death) as an answer.  Just look at the number of 0L's who are still trying to attend T3 law schools....
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 24, 2010, 01:14:25 AM
You are a f-ing idiot and you know it. There is no "minimum" in medicine. There are MD's out there dirt poor as *&^%, and with Obamacare its only going to become more and more the mcdonalds of healthcare. Socialism, gotta love it. Where'd you get your facts, "Greys Anatomy"?  :-X

What is, then?  Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?

Medical doctor.  $150k compensation minimum (something no law school can promise), with specialists earning over $250k.  Specialist surgeons commonly make over $400k.  Of course the hours suck and residency is brutal, but biglaw ain't much better either.  And you feel like you're actually doing something important, instead of having your soul sucked out doing discovery so that your millionaire clients can become more wealthy and pushing Outlook emails around all day long.

All the talk about health care reform is just hot air.  Medicine will always be lucrative in America simply because we as a culture refuse to take no (or death) as an answer.  Just look at the number of 0L's who are still trying to attend T3 law schools....
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bakabaka on May 24, 2010, 01:28:49 AM
You are a f-ing idiot and you know it. There is no "minimum" in medicine. There are MD's out there dirt poor as bunnies, and with Obamacare its only going to become more and more the mcdonalds of healthcare. Socialism, gotta love it. Where'd you get your facts, "Greys Anatomy"?  :-X

I'm an orthopedic surgeon, what the hell are you?  Right, a f-ing lawyer.

Everyone from the last two residency classes in my program who didn't pursue a spine fellowship were employed within 4 weeks of finishing.  None of them had an offer lower than $350k.  You don't even want to know what those spine guys make.

Go pound sand.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: the white rabbit on May 24, 2010, 02:20:54 AM
Of course the hours suck and residency is brutal, but biglaw ain't much better either. 

Of course in biglaw, you make more money up front. 
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 24, 2010, 08:02:59 AM
Yeah, this isn't "son of a pickle" trying to use a BS alterego to claim his delusions of future grandure are true with a fake source....... ::)
remind  me "doc" why you on THIS forum then?
As for the "oh yeah, a lawyer" if thats a "bad" thing, tell me how? Plus if you don't expect one profession to know about the other(which trust me we do) why fling your bull if your not one of us? Oh yeah, your a retard....... :P

You are a f-ing idiot and you know it. There is no "minimum" in medicine. There are MD's out there dirt poor as bunnies, and with Obamacare its only going to become more and more the mcdonalds of healthcare. Socialism, gotta love it. Where'd you get your facts, "Greys Anatomy"?  :-X

I'm an orthopedic surgeon, what the hell are you?  Right, a f-ing lawyer.

Everyone from the last two residency classes in my program who didn't pursue a spine fellowship were employed within 4 weeks of finishing.  None of them had an offer lower than $350k.  You don't even want to know what those spine guys make.

Go pound sand.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: sonofapickle on May 24, 2010, 09:37:12 AM
He is not me. Being a doctor, on average, pays more than a lawyer from a bigfirm. He is right though, despite Obama's healthcare plan.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 24, 2010, 10:15:26 AM
so by creating two accounts you think you can outsmart us? Idiot.

I'd bit and assume he was a "real" person and a Dr. Why post here?

He is not me. Being a doctor, on average, pays more than a lawyer from a bigfirm. He is right though, despite Obama's healthcare plan.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: sonofapickle on May 24, 2010, 10:29:06 AM
Just because I agree with him, does not mean I am him, moron. Tell a moderator to check the IP to prove that I am not him. You have been outsmarted ever since I decided to join this site. I've outsmarted you on several occasions and even school you to the point you loss the tiny bit of rationale you have.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: bakabaka on May 25, 2010, 11:03:42 AM
No, I'm not sonofapickle.  I'm on this board because I'm curious about the job market for law grads since my younger brother is thinking about going to a T1-T2 law school (I've heard the bleak rumors, but I wanted to read what some of the grads are actually experiencing).   I couldn't help but create an account and give my 2 cents when I saw the post that asked what were some other upper-middle class alternatives to law school. 

In return for my initial post, all I got was venom, which further confirms my feelings about the dog eat dog world of law.

I apologize to sonofapickle for dragging him into this.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 25, 2010, 06:44:12 PM
the two cents of a man without a penny...... :-X

You have a FRIEND who MIGHT be interested, WOW! That makes you as experienced to talk as every other trailor park grandma who watched judge judy once during a Jerry Springer commercial break.  :P

No, I'm not sonofapickle.  I'm on this board because I'm curious about the job market for law grads since my younger brother is thinking about going to a T1-T2 law school (I've heard the bleak rumors, but I wanted to read what some of the grads are actually experiencing).   I couldn't help but create an account and give my 2 cents when I saw the post that asked what were some other upper-middle class alternatives to law school. 

In return for my initial post, all I got was venom, which further confirms my feelings about the dog eat dog world of law.

I apologize to sonofapickle for dragging him into this.
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: the white rabbit on May 25, 2010, 06:51:43 PM
In return for my initial post, all I got was venom, which further confirms my feelings about the dog eat dog world of law.

Hey now, don't come to any conclusions based on two (or whatever it was) data points.  Some of us are perfectly pleasant people.  :)
Title: Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
Post by: cooleylawstudent on May 25, 2010, 06:53:29 PM
Yeah most people have at least 3 entry points that are "pleasant"......of you said "data points"........... :o

In return for my initial post, all I got was venom, which further confirms my feelings about the dog eat dog world of law.

Hey now, don't come to any conclusions based on two (or whatever it was) data points.  Some of us are perfectly pleasant people.  :)