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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 17, 2010, 11:24:43 AM »
I do not even start to school until August and I already have a job waiting for me and other offers and I didn't even apply for any.  Maybe you just aren't impressive enough.  My offers come from just placing myself in the right circles.  And I'm a poor country girl, so it was my networking that paid off.  It didn't come from being related to the right people or from my parents friends.  Network more.  There are jobs.

You have permanent job offers to work as an attorney even though you have yet to "start to school?" Congratulations if true, but I am very skeptical. Part-time and summer employment is not what we are talking about in this thread.

Current Law Students / Re: Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: April 17, 2010, 09:59:56 AM »
CJScalia, you keep repeating the same thing. I have a business background and a great familiarity with economics. You don't need to keep repeating that unemployment is bad in the US. The question is whether law school is worth it. The answer is, flatly, "no." It is only worth it if you have a strong connection in the industry, or if you go to Harvard, Yale, or Stanford. Otherwise, if you are going by strict economic calculations, it is definitely not worth it (and if you're going by lifestyle calculations, it's not worth it either, but that's neither here nor there).

You need to calm down and stop filling the board with your spin campaign.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: law school scam
« on: April 17, 2010, 09:56:09 AM »
Great blog. Tells the truth from the inside of the profession.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 16, 2010, 09:49:01 PM »
Also, if your friends at a T14 school has problems finding any job right now, they are in fact idiots. They might not be able to find the job they are looking for, but they can sure as hell find some job.

Some job, yeah sure. As research assistants or in toilet law.

Also, I don't think that you should be calling anyone an "idiot" after admitting on a public forum that you used cocaine with a professor.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 16, 2010, 09:47:05 PM »
I have done it for Simon & Schuster reading every single book contract they ever had in a basement with 15 other people making $20.00 an hour for a temp agency and yea it sucked! I am not arguing that DOC review is what people want to do, but you have to make a living that is life. I was happy with $20.00 an hour and making 28.00 is even better. Believe or not right now a lot of people are making 0 an hour and there is a lot of people making near minimum wage and 28.00/hr is nowhere near that.  

You are not special for a getting a J.D. and if you think you are then you are going to be disappointed. A law degree, M.D., MBA, whatever does not make you special. School is NOTHING like the real world that is my point, that is all I am trying to say and I think a lot of people maybe you are in this group went straight from undergrad to law school and did not realize there are a million other people with degrees. Any job that is really cool is really competitive and they don't hand them out and you have pay your dues. Even if you pay your dues, do well in school and do everything right you might not end up in your ideal situation. Go walk outside your house and ask 100 people if they are completely satisfied with their job or if they even have one.

To half the people on this board wake the f*ck up life is hard, believe or not you still have to pay bills deal with landlords pay for meals even if you don't go to law school. The real world affects everybody not just those with a J.D.

Yes law school is a massive investment and it might not work out it is something to consider. Honestly, if your main goal is to have money and not bust your ass as you stated go work as a waiter right out of high school, or be a bank teller, or cashier at a hardware store and you will incur no educational debt and you won't have to work that hard.  You will have a steady paycheck and if you work at a bank for 5 or 6 years out of high high school you probably get promoted and at 24 have a decent job and no debt. I know plenty of people that did that or worked in construction and are doing well.   

Education is something you do if you want to do it. Nobody has a gun to your head saying go to law school it is a choice and you should do it if you WANT to be a lawyer, nobody is forcing you to go. So stop female dog*ng about your choice.

You're right. It doesn't make you special. It probably won't even get you a salary. It might not get you a job. Hell, it might even look BAD on your resume (especially if you go to Cooley, Cardozo, Brooklyn, NYLS, or other TTTs). That's my point. Think hard.

Current Law Students / Re: POLL - Better career earnings - MBA or JD ?
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:26:09 AM »
If you have a JD you have to pass the bar and that gives you job security.


What planet do you live on?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:13:52 AM »
It is good you pointed pointed this out to everybody. I had no idea a J.D. did not guarantee me 100k a year job and your telling me I might even have to some document review, like read documents (I never in a million years as a lawyer thought I would have to read documents, that is outrageous!!!. On top of this reading that I will have to do I might make only $28/hour?  That sounds awful oh my god the sheer terror of it all. I thought when you graduated law school law partners were waiting on the stage at graduation with contracts in hand and I just picked the one that would pay be exorbitant amounts of money to do nothing.  Then I could go out and tell everybody I was a lawyer and literally never do anything, unless of course it really interested in me then I might put a few hours of time in, until of course those documents came in.  DOCUMENT REVIEW OH MY GOD that does not sound fun. I am dropping out immediately I had no idea I would actually have to put in work to find a job or that if someone is paying me $28/hr or 224 a day they would want me to something for it and maybe even something I don't like.

I will get a degree in some filed that guarantees me a 100k a year job and does not require me to do anything I don't want to do.  I just tried to google in high-paying ridiculous easy glamorous job and it doesn't look like it exists. Obviously, you have the answer to where I can find that so please let me know. If you do find it I will drop out immediately I would love to be paid outrageous amounts of money to do nothing it would be Fing awesome!

I don't think you really understand what DocReview is. You are making light of a situation where people bust their asses for years while paying tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars just to work 14 hour days yielding between $30k and 60k a year, all on a TEMPORARY basis. Keep listening to the talk radio when you really should be listening to those who know what the heck they're talking about.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Cooley in the fall
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:09:45 AM »
Anybody planning to or considering Cooley in fall 2010? Which campus are you looking at? Have you visited?

*Please no trash talking the school, just people who seriously are or considering it.

Don't do it. Your resume looks better without it than with it. I have heard that it can actually HURT you in the future if employers see it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 16, 2010, 06:01:12 AM »
Wow. This board is so hard to navigate.  I'm Angel from and I saw that I have been getting traffic from this site.  I snuck a peak and I wanted to make a correction.  Both Hardknocks (my co-blogger) and I went to first tier schools. She went to a T14 and I went to a T30.  We are having an extremely difficult time finding work and I formerly worked for BigLaw and I've been out 10 years.  You guys have no clue what it's like in the legal industry. It's been bad since I graduated. Worst case scenario, you work for a poo law small firm for a pittance (or today.. you are unemployed and homeless).  Best case scenario, you get a BigLaw job and your tossed out in 3 to 5 years.  Then you're stuck earning pennies in nonprofit. There is no long term, profitable option.  So, do what you want. But think of me when you're doing temp doc review for $28/hour.

Sorry for the mistake. You are doing a great service for young Americans. I don't understand the nastiness here whenever anyone tries to say the truth.

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