I am not trying to prove anything here (I couldn't care less), but I know a girl who graduated last year, spent half a yr doing nothing, and then got a $80K job at one of the accounting firms doing tax law. She was proud of passing the bar on her first try (which is quite an accomplishment for NYLS, I hear). HTH.
Is anyone else sick of hearing this type of argument? "But my friend graduated from <insert crappy T4 school here>, and he/she got a job at a big firm making big money!" You should be concerned with the rule, not the exception, and when it comes to +150K in loans there is no way I would bet on the exception. Would you pay 150K for any investment knowing there was a <10% chance that it would pay off (i.e. top >10% of your class)?
For future threads of this type, let's set some ground rules:
1) Of course, "Law school is what you make of it!"
2) "It is possible to succed no matter where you graduate from."
3) "you have a shot if are in the top 10%"
4) and my favorite "I know someone who blah, blah, blah..."
I don't mean to crush dreams, rain on parades, or crap on your birthday cake, but how many times do we have to hear this stuff?
Amen! Sick of people giving anecdotal evidence about some random crap school. Especially, when their story flies against conventional wisdom and realistic expectations.