this isn't some xoxohth.com bull...sh*t, i'd rather see you go to a tier two school before you risk your money, hard work, time, effort, personal property, and personal safety in new orleans.
BBT, I'm genuinely sorry you had such a negative experience with Tulane Law School and are so deeply embittered* because of it. I believe I can safely infer that to be the case, since the most reliable alternative explanation for your lengthy, raving (sorry again, but that's they way they come across) posts would be that you have borderline sociopathic tendencies that are nursed to the surface by the anonymity of posting on an Internet message board. I think the inference to the best explanation is therefore that you went to Tulane, and it blew up in your face.
That's nothing to be ashamed of, and there are certainly no guarantees for any of us in this. Each of us is as likely as any other to fall by attrition, and most of us are statistically likely to fall either in the middle or bottom third of our class. But every law student at every law school accepts these conditions.
Also, we all know that there's a heightened risk involved in attending law school in New Orleans as that city attempts to recover from the devastation of Katrina, a recovery that is by no means a sure thing. But if you find a coin on the street with the word Risk
on one side, you'll probably find the word Opportunity
on the other side if you flip it over. Right now there are tremendous opportunities for personal and professional service in the Crescent City. It's likely to remain that way for the entire time the TLS Class of 2009 is resident in New Orleans. That's the opportunity.
Bonkers and Alamo both posted verifiable numbers on the geographic diversity of placement for Tulane Law JDs. You didn't even pretend to address that. You just loaded up another salvo of ad hominem
and fired away. Whatever credibility you purported to have that was not eroded by either your anonymity** or the red-faced, bulge-eyed, fist-pounding quality of your posts, was lost to that failure to engage with facts that don't support your assertions.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm certainly going into this with both eyes open, knowing there are no dead certs for anyone, and knowing that I'm balancing a certain heightened level of risk against the reward of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (playing a role in the restoration of a great American city).
So, BBT, I'm sorry for your loss, whatever it was and however TLS was in your mind implicated, a loss for which bitterness and resentment suppurate from every word of your rantings. I sincerely wish you the best in your future endeavors.
*Reading these posts, I can't help but laugh when I remember Woody's line from an old Cheers episode: "I'm not bitter, Sam. I'm just consumed by a gnawing resentment that's eating away at my stomach until I can taste the bile in my mouth."
**It's true, many people post anonymously. But anyone who is going to make the kind of assertions you're making, and offer it as advice to others, upon the authority of which they should make major changes in their life plans, owes it to those who might take that advice seriously to not hide behind anonymity.