« on: April 01, 2008, 04:15:49 PM »
A disclaimer - I'm in the top 10% of my class. I am on law review. And I had top summer associate positions both after my first year and after my second year. I will be starting at one of those firms this fall. I say this not to brag, but to prove that I'm not an idiot who holds a grudge against U of L because she couldn't get a job.
With that in mind, please heed my advice. DO NOT GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FOR LAW SCHOOL!!! Many of your classmates will truly be idiots. Many of your teachers just won't care about you (though there are a few good ones here). The administration honestly doesn't give a *&^% about the students - it keeps us in the dark about major changes in the law school until they happen and fails to inform us about major suspensions of high ranking administrators. They sometimes seem to go out of their way to make things hard on students. Our academic support administrator finally got sick of it all and just quit in the middle of this semester. She was the person that all of the 1Ls went to when they had academic problems - and when she left, many of them were understandably confused and worried. I sure would have been. Our dean of career services recently announced her "retirement," and many think it was needed, as job placement is far from ideal. Along those lines, if you do attend U of L, please don't expect to get a good job. Maybe 20 of 140 students will end up with big firm jobs - the rest will either be stuck doing insurance defense work at the salary of a McDonald's manager or doing pro bono work at the salary of a McDonald's burger-flipper.
And do I even need to mention the school's recent near 30 spot drop in the USNWR rankings?
In close, just don't say someone didn't warn you.