« on: August 28, 2006, 09:00:13 AM »
it's worth it at my school because it comes with a scholarship and a stipend. Also, for those looking for academic careers, the big 2 or three positions are more well thought of.
Ok, so here is the reason to avoid lower ranked law schools. It has nothing to do with quality of the professorate, although they may be better at better schools, and it has nothing to do with the students, although they may too be better at better schools. The REAL reason why better schools are better is because of the opportunity offered by those better schools. Education in America is essentially used by employers to sort individuals. If you don’t agree/understand this then you aren’t living in the same nation as me. Obviously this is not as important to solo practitioners. This is the single most important that an individual should choose a better regarded PROFESSIONAL school, because it opens more doors. If you would like there are many books asserting my thesis (as if it really must be reasoned, it is so obvious that it’s not necessary to state it) including my favorite “The Big Test: The Secret of the American Meritocracy”
Don't let 4th Tier law schools fleece you! I understand that most won't hear -- after all every prospective JD candidate has an ego the size of the Atlantic and is not so easily dissuaded by, y'know, reason -- but don't tell me I didn't warn you when you get burned!
Teachers are bound by the administration's committee that pre-determines who gets what [...]
It's called "academic review committee" -- they get together and make a simple, cold business decision as to whether you are worth this or that grade.