Somebody tell me the guy has it all wrong. I was under the impression that most schools used gpas and lsat scores to generate index numbers that would be used to consider one's candidacy.
Between the confusion and adrenaline rushing through my body I was still somewhat able to keep my since of composer, and I knew that everyone had to be notified and gotten out to safety.... It wasn’t until stories were released and members of my school’s faculty commended us on what we had done, I realized that because of our quick thinking and unselfishness others were not harmed.
Yea, but Matthies, that isnt the question. Its not if the woman can handle it, but how her kid copes with having an absent parent.
And to freak...I actually do know a single parent who went through law school while her son was a toddler... she did very well, bought a house in marin while working in a decent law firm in SF. Her son was my roommate as an undergrad and dropped out as a sophmore due to having a heroin addiction. He absolutely hated his mother, and had major problems with self-esteem.
I also have a cousin who passed away from Methadone when he was 23. Almost the same story... wealthy background but absent parents, no love, no discipline... both got into it around 12-14 cuz no one was around.
The idea that people can have it all is a complete myth. Everyone only has 24 hours to a day. If you decide to have children, that necessitates sacrifices in other areas of life... thats just a fact.
What, did you get your undergrad degreee in bunk sociology? Your arguments tell me that you need to read a book or maybe a few about cognitive psychology or statistics. Time to put nature vs nurture to bed. You are an idiot who doesnt know how the brain works. Parenting methods don't produce particular types of children. There is no tabula rasa.
You can do it. Single moms are stronger than they realize.
Does it matter? You're just going to ignore everything I say, and continue to pretend like all the posters here will get BigLaw jobs (or jobs at all) after graduation because of course their job market is different.
You are conflating your statements and that is messing up your argument. I never mentioned biglaw at all as you did, and I don't think the OP did either. I was talking about the job markets for attorneys, which would include biglaw and all other avenues down which someone could go. You also said, "There just aren't jobs out there," and proceeded with a bit of qualitative evidence.Believe me, I don't have any illusions about my market, but yes, all markets are different (I imagine the East coast is particularly saturated)for a variety of complex reasons and absolute statements like the ones that you are making just aren't true. I do appreciate the anecdotal evidence that you proffer ande think people should pay attention to these stories, if only to gauge within themselves whether or not going to law school is really something they want to do. However, individuals who truly want to be lawyers should not be deterred by an economy whose condition four or five years from now not even the brightest minds can reliably predict.