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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 4 Law Schools
« on: June 28, 2010, 10:21:55 PM »
On the other hand someone who goes to Stanford Undergrad and Harvard Law School really should not be speculating on how things will turn out a tier 4.

This is like saying that people who have never owned stock in a particular company should not evaluate the investment value of that particular stock.  You can crunch the numbers without having ever attended a particular school.  Whether or not I ever attended any particular school, I can evaluate the tuition versus the expected income with a degree from that school.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 4 Law Schools
« on: June 28, 2010, 10:19:28 PM »
For those who follow this elitist logic- what is your counterargument on the theory of Tier 4 graduates NOT wanting to work at law firms or serve at the pleasure of an employer.  This type of student attends Tier 4 to 'hang his own shingle' out there and provides 1 on 1 personalized service with clients and carves out a niche for him or her self.

Not that I think legal education should be restricted to the elite, but I'll answer anyway. 

If you're just out of law school with no experience working as a lawyer, you don't really know how to do very much and you probably have the resources to do even less.  Hanging a shingle is starting a small business, and this requires start-up capital.  It's not easy to do this when you're already in six figures in debt.  A business loan is unlikely--lenders will not consider someone one year out of law school with a six figure debt to be a good investment.

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At your school are their people that have struggled to find jobs, or have low paying ones, or did not pass the bar yet?  I know you said you went to a top 10, but I am sure there are graduates struggling from your school just like there are from GGU. 

There were a few people who struggled.  Thankfully, my class went through recruiting during the boom.  A handful got hit with deferrals from their firms though.

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Fact: Me in lawschool
Fact: them not
(keepin' it simple for those who seem to need it that way)

How far does that get you?

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Thats becuase you don't think. Your bellyaching is about me not letting people out of lawschool tell me what lawschool is like, vs the guy in it now. "but they are in firms now......." So? They could be the sons of god on golden charriots, that wouldn't make them in lawschool right now would it? "but I look to my left to avoid seeing what is to my right....." Yeah enjoy death in traffic.

Yes, becuase if I DON'T point out the truth and say how it is, THAT is better.

"Your Honor, everytime I try to make my point he uses facts......." :-X
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That's funny.  I always thought you weren't a big fan of facts.  I can't think of a single fact you've cited anywhere.

I bellyache?  :D

Didn't see a single fact in there, by the way.  ;)

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...that is why U.S. News & Even LSAC are b.s. in regards to measuring employment....

Not to mention the numbers put forth by the schools themselves.

Regardless I'm sure there are plenty of people at UDM doing well who actually got their asses in gear and there are people struggling who say they can't get a job because they went to UDM, but anyone says that about their school I have no respect for. You can find a job doing something if you have a J.D. it is the same rationale that the million people on unemployment in San Francisco who hang out bars all day and complain that they can't find a job even though they put no effort in. 

So many baseless assumptions in this paragraph.

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Is that 75% of graduates or just 75% of people who reported their employment status?

Also, is that 75% with full time employment that requires a JD or just any kind of employment?

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Yes, becuase if I DON'T point out the truth and say how it is, THAT is better.

"Your Honor, everytime I try to make my point he uses facts......." :-X
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That's funny.  I always thought you weren't a big fan of facts.  I can't think of a single fact you've cited anywhere.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is law school a wise investment?
« on: June 26, 2010, 07:41:54 AM »
A lot of people in all walks of life have to take a job that is less than an ideal. Everybody has bills whether you went to law school or not and people just can't hang out waiting for the perfect situation unless they have very wealthy parents, which I know a lot of law students do and that silver spoon attitude is why I think a lot of people bi**h and moan about law school.

I don't recall saying it wasn't a problem elsewhere.

I think it happens in lots of fields: people take jobs that have worse long-term outlooks because they need the money.  Debt forces more people into doing that.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 25, 2010, 05:21:39 PM »
Don't get me wrong: I think that confidence is a good thing.  But I tend to think that the difference between confidence and cockiness is knowing the basis for how you feel.

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