The article says 22% either flunked out or choose to leave. Not that there is a mandatory kick out rate.
Good point, except I never actually said anything about a mandatory anything. All I said was... know what, never mind, I'll save myself the trouble.
nearly a quarter of all 1Ls leave or flunk out every year.
You are absolutely right Harvard & Michigan have GREAT name recognition. If you are in the top 25% of schools I think it does have a huge bearing. My point was that outside of the top 50 schools whether you went to Hamline, which might be tier 3 will not make you stand out over Suffolk tier 4. For 75% of schools the name does not mean anything outside of the top 50 or so schools most people have never heard of them. I was not trying to say that Harvard or any T14 school will not open doors for you.
In regards to your oversaturization argument show me an industry that is not over saturated. The population has grown exponentially since your father went to law school. I have posted on other threads MBA's, M.D.'s, nurses, teachers, etc posting how difficult the job market is.
And? I'm not seeing how the state of the medical profession is in any way relevant to a legal profession.
Not to mention there is something called a GLOBAL recession. When something is referred to as global that means more than just the legal field.
Thanks for defining that for me. If I weren't an Economics major, I might have been confused.
Just for your own clarification, the so-called "Global" recession is neither global nor is it even occurring any longer. The U.S. hasn't been in recession since June 2009 ( http://www.nber.org/cycles/sept2010.html
) and many countries (Germany, China, and Brazil, to name a few) have seen fantastic growth over the last several years.
http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2001/08/19/fin_mba_no_longer_job.html MBA grads facing tough times
Again, irrelevance to the max. If you wanted to find an article about the difficulty of lawyers finding jobs, it would be no farther than a quick google search away.[/quote]
Jobs are competitive and every industry goes through ups and downs. I could post an article about how hard it is now or has been in the past for any profession out there. Hard as it is to believe, but people want to get paid to do something. No matter what job you have you can be replaced and markets are oversatured that is just life. As the national and world population continues to grow it will become even more competitive.
This is my entire point! Law is such an oversaturated market that in order to succeed, its more important than ever to get a good education and really sell yourself. Having a law degree in and of itself no longer makes you a desirable commodity like it did 20 years ago. You need to go above and beyond if you want to make it against such competition.