« on: September 27, 2010, 05:18:26 AM »
regarding the above post
PLEASE READ BEFORE EXPLODING INTO RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION:
It's called SATIRE, people. My point is that marginal education industry "scammers" prey particularly strongly during times of economic distress. It's all about "the Benjamins," as they say. Do you notice how many FINE institutions are offering a solid curriculum in "HOW TO BE A CSI?" They always show an obvious person of minority status peering intently into a microscope.
What they don't say is that the person is looking (1000x magnification) at their chances for actually finding employment. I must know maybe 10 young folks (sons and daughters of friends' friends', etc) who were dismal high school students, but are convinced that the Atlanta, New York, or D.C. crime labs will soon be knocking on their door with a wheel barrel of cash.
The sad thing is that public institutions are doing this very same gig with paralegal education. You can just imagine the HUGE DEMAND there is out there for poorly trained semi-literate paralegals.
All of us, especially non-trads like ME should bear this in mind about our pursuit of that J.D. Can we REALLY hack it? If so, are we ready to grind it for years, go into debt, and lose a few more hairs just for the great privilege of choking through the bar exam? How about that employment outlook?
THE MORAL OF THE STORY: As many of the veterans of this board (some of who are now practicing attorneys) say: "Make SURE it's what you really want to do." It's not about the money. Really. Because if that is your sole motivation, you are obviously too stupid to even be an attorney. Applying the laws of probability? I won't even touch on that.
Those of us who are still going to push forward should all make sure our eyes are open. If so, let's help each other out here with both practical information and encouragement.
Good Luck and Good Karma!