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Pre-Law in high school / Re: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:27:44 PM »
It's true law school is a bottomed-out, dying profession. This is a fact REGARDLESS of where one goes to school. All this talk of "second tier beats third tier" like playing rock, paper scissors is STUPID. If you want to rake up a $100K in debt to PRAY to make $45K a year, then law school is your friend. I went to law school (fourth tier) and have finally, through penny-pinching, paid my $100K debt down to about $50K. And that's while making a $53K a year salary. It burns me to know I still owe as much as I do. I am 33. There is another lawyer in my office who makes the same amount as I do, went to a "first tier" school vs my "fourth tier" school. She even commented "look where it got me." Exactly. She went to a way "better" law school, plus she has a master's from Harvard, and all it got her was twice the debt at the same age as me. She still owes about $100K. I would rather owe my debt than hers and keep my crappy fourth tier degree. Being that much closer to getting out of this financial moneypit disaster is way more valuable than having a "better" degree.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 4 Law Schools
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:15:33 PM »
Going to ANY law school nowadays is a gamble...they're just too many lawyers and not enough decent-to high-paying gigs. You really think the average law firm or public office gives a *&^% whether you went to Steston (second tier) or Villanova (fourth tier)....They don't care....The saturation of lawyers into the overwhelmed market means they'll hire whomever will work for the sofa change plus health benefits they throw your way. Law schools all overcharge. None of them are worth it nowadays. If you want to rake up a $100K debt to HOPE to make $45K a year, go right ahead.  :-\

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NOT FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW!
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:07:48 PM »
Calling FCSL a "for profit" law school ALWAYS makes me laugh--THEY'RE ALL FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS!! No law school is letting anyone in for free....every one of them charges more than they should. And yet, thousands of naive students keep enrolling every semester to the nearly 300+ law schools throughout this bankrupt nation of ours. By all means, go to law school, rake up a $100,000 debt and make $45,000 a year when you get out....IF you can even get a job as a lawyer nowadays.  :o

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