Anyone already set on going to Hofstra in the fall? If so, what made you choose Hofstra? I am leaning towards Hofstra as well.
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Happiness, prestige, and even amount of spending money I have, is not fact moron. It is in the eye of the beholder. That is what everyone is trying to say. That is ok though, keep on thinking that the status of your school, job, and money you have is all that matters in life. Man, I feel bad for you at this point.
Loverofwomen, get out of this bubble you live in and face reality. I don't know where you grew up or if you had any friends as a child, but most people I know would hardly consider a 24 year old attorney, making 65,000-70,000, poor and unprestigous. You have the nerve to call someone who is attending a tier 3/4 school a failure? The problem here is you are a social misfit who has probably never really even seen someone who has truly "failed" (dropped out of high school, substance abuse). Unambitious losers? I am 21 years old and will be attending law school next year, something I, as well as most people I know, consider to be extremely ambitious. The truth is loverofwomen, you represent a small, small, portion of the population that holds such feelings. Truth be told, people like you need to re-evaluate what is good in life, and consider how lucky we ALL are to be, where we are now.
It's really unfortunate you feel tier 3 grads are bringing down the prestige of the profession. There are many tier 3 grads who go on to be very successful and do alot of good. My hard evidence are employment rates and sites like martindale that show many tier 3 law grads with fine jobs. Also, you need stop with this flipping burgers at mcdonald's thing you keep bringing up. It's rediculous you keep using that in your argument. It doesn't happen. You are clearly making that up.
However, yes, I do believe your definition of success conflicts with the next person's definition of success. While you are probably comparing lower paying jobs in the legal profession to flipping burger at mcdonald's, many people who have these jobs sincerely, enjoy their work. Some people are very content with these positions, while others use it as a stepping stone until they make their next career move and go forward. After a certain number of years, what "class" you are in is defined by your success in the field and work experience. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Oh comeone, follow the argument please. You are claiming that tier 3 students are failures and those who do not shoot for big law are unambitious losers. I say this is false and have hard evidence to back it up. You just seem to run your mouth without anything to back it up. I never said that tier 3 schools are producing inferior students. I simply stated it is a slightly easier road for tier 1 students due to reputation of the institution. Perhaps your reading comprehension schools aren't up to par. Might want to work on that.
HAHA. Not good enough to defend your statements obviously. As a result, you were forced to change the subject by bringing up your own financial situation. Not a sign of a good lawyer at all. Where did you go to law school, Concord School of Law?
Don't be bitter because some tier 3 or tier 4 graduate who is more likeable, has a better personality and better networking skills, is going to make just as much or even more money then you.
Unambitous loser? lol It is hard to believe that any individual that decides to take on 3 years of law school is an "unambitous loser." Seriously, this guy is unbelievable. Like, I stated before, people like this guy loose site of the big picture and what is important in life. The average person would LOVE to be in our position right now, whether it is Tier 1 or Tier 4. Obtaining a law degree from any school is prestigous and an accomplishment. As for money, once you get that degree the possiblities and potential for success are endless. Once you get that degree, as long as you stay focused, determined, and ambitious, you will make your own success. Perhaps the above poster does not like the fact a tier 3/ tier 4 grad has just as much potential for success as a tier 1 grad. Maybe not directly out of school, but in the long run, certainly.