Just speaking from my limited experience (yes i'm straight out of college guy). Personally, i'm gonna work as a manager in a retail store. After about two years i can get promoted to a district manager, and they make 60K a year. That's probably more than many T3/4 schools have to offer. And that's without wasting 3 years, about anywhere from 30-100 K. Dont get me wrong, i'm sure there are lots of happy attorneys that graduate from those schools, but i personally wouldn't risk getting into debt for something like that. I think there are other opportunities that are less risky. But hey, if there are successful T4 lawyers- so much the better for us who will probably go to T1 school.
Hell, i think that if i dont get in a T14 i won't get a decent job. You've got to be pretty damn useless then But seriously, sounds like you don't have much experience from the work life, straight-through college guy?
This is just plain goofy. First, maybe someone simply wants to become an attorney? I honestly did not grow up playing dress up saying I want to be a district manager, no offense, but you overlooked that maybe someone simply wants to practice law. Second, have you even once looked at median salaries for graduates from these schools? CSU is nearly 70k and it's just not that expensive. Personally, I am kind of offended because my boyfriends mother is a judge and she went to a t3. She's making a bit more than 60k! One thing I've noticed on LSD, many people score highly and that is wonderful, and they are nice and not demeaning or stuck-up and don't treat people like dirt. Then there are the others...
I'm sorry, but I refuse to believe that because I didn't go to a t14 that I am less of a person.