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General Board / Re: INSTITUTIONAL DENIAL ABOUT THE DARK SIDE OF LAW SCHOOL
« on: November 07, 2011, 03:53:49 PM »
You have a lot of growing up to do and a lot to learn son.

First, read my post above. Next, do some research. Those who make low income DON'T go into real debt. They go into income based repayment. They make as low as 0 payments each month and it builds good credit and then goes away on its own after 20 years without even having to do bankruptcy. So if you are the loser who can't get along with grown ups and gets stuck at Kmart you still come out ahead. Lower unemployment, good credit, and assuming someday you pull your head out of your ass........ a grown up job with a tie like the big boys.

You are joking right?  Why get a JD to work in a job not requiring a JD?  The guy with a JD flipping burgers is not "unempluyed?"  Maybe not for the Bureau of Labor, but from a practical standpoint of getting a fair measure of worthiness of law school education he is.  Spend $100K so you can be "employed" making $25K/year?  MADNESS to do it and madness to justify it!!!

Anyone can play silly games with statistics -- bottom line is if you get a JD you generally do it to be an attorney.  If you are not working as an attorney, you should be counted as "unemployed" when it comes to measuring the employment percentage for law school graduates.  Yes, a trifling handfull go to law school with no intention of practicing law, but that number is so inconsequential it does not register.

The 99% are 99% of the problem.

point? unemployment is lower. If that means you have to get a JD to work at BK fine. Do that or join the bread line.

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General Board / Re: INSTITUTIONAL DENIAL ABOUT THE DARK SIDE OF LAW SCHOOL
« on: November 07, 2011, 12:35:21 PM »
You are joking right?  Why get a JD to work in a job not requiring a JD?  The guy with a JD flipping burgers is not "unempluyed?"  Maybe not for the Bureau of Labor, but from a practical standpoint of getting a fair measure of worthiness of law school education he is.  Spend $100K so you can be "employed" making $25K/year?  MADNESS to do it and madness to justify it!!!

Anyone can play silly games with statistics -- bottom line is if you get a JD you generally do it to be an attorney.  If you are not working as an attorney, you should be counted as "unemployed" when it comes to measuring the employment percentage for law school graduates.  Yes, a trifling handfull go to law school with no intention of practicing law, but that number is so inconsequential it does not register.

The 99% are 99% of the problem.

point? unemployment is lower. If that means you have to get a JD to work at BK fine. Do that or join the bread line.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Any feedback about Cooley Ann Arbor Campus
« on: November 07, 2011, 12:21:13 PM »
IMO decent = full-time job (1) requiring a JD with that pays enough for you to repay student loans and improves your quality of life, or (2) as an associate at a law firm as a practicing attorney.

why do you say that? what is "decent"?

When you go to find a decent job all of your questions will be answered.

B212bb - after looking through some of your older posts you have made it evident you hate Cooley Law School.  Why?  Where do you attend?  Have you attended Cooley?  Do you know anyone who went to Cooley and graduated?

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General Board / Re: Best Way to Learn Civ Pro?
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:57:58 AM »
I used this (Freer audio supplament) and it nailed it for me.  Believe it or not he is actually entertaining, but expalins it so it makes sense - I STILL remember his explanation for special damages using an example of a man pleading special damages b/c he got hit by a car and nerve damage gave him a permanent erection... commented that his wife would be pushing him in front of cars.  Without hesitation I would recommend that you buy this:

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Procedure-School-Legends-Audio/dp/0314199780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320677587&sr=8-1

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General Board / Re: INSTITUTIONAL DENIAL ABOUT THE DARK SIDE OF LAW SCHOOL
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:52:24 AM »
Where did THIS number come from?  I call BS.

Lawyers have a 1.5% unemployment rate nation wide. Rest of america closer to double digits.

Nuff said.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Undergrad hitting road block
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:49:11 AM »
As a single mom you should be thinking seriously about the sacrifice you and your family will be making.  You will be giving up about $100K of family treasure/resources and a good 3+ years with your child/children... are you prepared for that?  I would be asking whether I REALLY need to go to law school.

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Law School Applications / Re: Tier 4 to Tier 1 transfer...possible?
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:43:22 AM »
I had a frient transfer from T4 to a Top 20.  Not sure where he was in placement, but had either booked every class or was within a few points of booking every class.  Not sure LSAT is so relevent when transfering b/c law school performance shows actual aptitude where LSAT is a measure of likely aptitude.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Any feedback about Cooley Ann Arbor Campus
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:32:52 AM »
When you go to find a decent job all of your questions will be answered.

B212bb - after looking through some of your older posts you have made it evident you hate Cooley Law School.  Why?  Where do you attend?  Have you attended Cooley?  Do you know anyone who went to Cooley and graduated?

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General Board / Re: Why Law School is Still Worth It...
« on: October 17, 2011, 09:04:25 AM »
Here is something from the ABA Journal - some very interesting comments.  This is not from some scamblog (...well... I think some would define the ABA as being one, but anyway...).

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/law_school_grads_take_this_six-question_survey_on_finding_that_first_job

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Law School Applications / Re: 178/3.69 CHANCE ME!
« on: October 16, 2011, 09:09:26 PM »
Anyone who comes on here with a 178/3.74 asking about their chances are either flaming or being a tool.  Pull down numbers like that and not have your mind around what's going on?  Please!

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