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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 20, 2006, 07:54:49 PM »
Yeah they need to do something about you with all your crap about how t3 or t4 grads can make it with a little hard work. 

You're just as deceptive as all those shady ass TTT schools who encourage people to go to law school just so they can pay tuition and be flunked out.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 20, 2006, 07:49:29 PM »
The ABA needs to do something about these t3 and t4 schools, as well as something about posters like Keno.  I think its irresponsible to encourage people to apply to TTT schools when they face such intimindating odds in getting a decent job after graduation.

Obviously there are the ocasional TTT grad at the top jobs and firms.  These people are usually the editor of the TTT Law Review.  Anecdotal stories about "that TTT guy at a v100 " don't compensate for the fact that at least 95% of TTT graduates will never sniff biglaw nor any job that pays well.

Obviously pay isnt the most important things when evaluating success or a job but it isn't something to take for granted.  Not when your TTT costs the same as a t1 school.  If I pay Porsche prices I don't want some piece of crap KIA.

Oh yeah, btw, public interest jobs are competitive as well.  At least the good and interesting ones are.  If you're in NYC, the average TTT JD will probably end up working for ACS making 27 thousand a year.  Which is a damn shame cuz NYC children deserve better attorneys than some average TTT grad.

OP, where do you go to law school? 

Just curious.

I don't yet. I'm just a lowly 0L in the world, and that's all Columbia will let me be.

What's wrong with NYU?  Too good to wear purple? 

OP, where do you go to law school? 

Just curious.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: ST JOHNS
« on: November 08, 2006, 10:58:50 PM »
According to NALP:

115 employers go to St. John's for OCI.

You guys better study hard and get good grades so you can get those high paying lawyer jobs.

In all seriousness, you have no idea what you are talking about. Do you know people in "biglaw"? Do you know people who have graduated from Albany Law? You seem like a naive pre-law school individual who is very ignorant.

Naive pre-law school individuals are the ones who end up going to Albany Law or some other TTT and think that its worth 150,000 of debt. 

Don't try and attack me personally homie.  I kept my arguments focused around the school.  I have several biglaw offers so don't even try that ad-hominem crap lol.

Where are you working this summer?  If biglaw, what was your class rank?

You can't dispute the fact that Albany law school is expensive as hell and gives you little hope in getting a biglaw job or summer associate position.


Renaldo Balkman is a jacka$$.

Why?  Don't get mad because I don't go ga-ga over the mediocre job prospects that Albany law school students face. 

How many of them end up with 150,000 dollars of debt?  How many students from Albany end up in biglaw or any job that will allow them to comfortably pay back that debt?

My cousin went there and had some great opportunities upon graduation.  She's currently working as a chief clerk for a judge in NYC (not to be confused with clerking for a judge -- local judges in NYC have chief clerks who essentially act like Chief of Staff for a judge).

Is she working on for a federal judge?  Clerking or chief clerking at the state level isn't nearly as prestigious or as competitive to get. 

Further, I love how on LSD people will say "If you have to go to a T4 school its not worth going at all".  Look where she worked before she went to Fox, Jones Day! and she came out of Albany...I bet she does not have any regrets.

I love it how people on LSD will use anecdotal or stupid examples in an attempt to bolster some lower tiered school's job placement. 

I wonder what her class ranking was?  Bottom line is this fella, if you go to a t2, ttt, t4, and don't place in the top 5-10% you ain't sniffing big law or a prestigious federal clerkship.  Is that worth taking on 150,000 in debt, you tell me.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New York Law School
« on: November 02, 2006, 03:33:19 PM »
Umm why where do I start...

1. "Odds are you will have some type of good networking done and/or you will be in the top 10 of your class.." - okay well only 10% are in the top 10% of their class  ::) ::) and there aren't exactly a slew of NYLS alumni in great positions just serving up fantastic jobs to all who come in their line of sight.

2.  Not even top 10% will get you biglaw at might but even then its unlikely..

3.  "Its better than a lot of other accredited law schools" - this statement is meaningless...its like saying well making 20k/yr is better than a lot of other people...sure but it still sucks...

4.  NYLS is a horrible school if you want to practice law in NYC - although it does better in NYC than anywhere else...thats not because its a decent school for NYC though, its because the school name travels about as far as you can throw a basketball.

5.  The worst part of this place, and something (to your credit) you sort of admit, is that not only will you likely graduate with a job that pays 25-40k, but your 150+k in loans (with no loan protection program) will bring you down to reality real quick.

They should put this post on the NYLS application as a foreword (warning) or something.

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