Excuses, excuses, excuses...
Pointing out the fact that schools are purposely misleading prospective students != excuse-making. I think I plainly stated that students should do whatever they can to gather as much information that they can in the post that you quoted.
There's too much complaining.
You mean, like you are doing right now?
Future lawyers should have the sense to research their options carefully before committing to a life-long profession. Manipulated employments stats are easy to spot. On US News, just see how many the percentage of students who responded. Never trust a figure given by a school. Visit schools and ask students. Ask current employers. Get up off your high horse and do a little networking. I mean, what school doesn't portray themselves in the best way possible!
Yes, yes, of course. Everyone should have the wisdom and foresight as mgoblue. We get it. You figured it out...everyone else should have as well.
The scholarship excuse is even more pathetic.
Once again, pointing out what amounts to outright lies != excuse making.
So long as a school tells you the GPA you need to maintain, they have committed no wrong. Go through the student handbook and see what the curves are, and then you know your position. Think about it. A scholarship for 1 year that you might not be able to keep is at least better than nothing. Prepare for the worst, but realize the school just gave you money.
TTT's publish curves and plainly state that a certain % of people FLUNK OUT after one year? Really? Which schools, specifically? I applied to literally dozens, and I never saw any such information. I talked to quite a few people during orientation who had NO IDEA that a curve existed at my school and, no, my school does not publish the curve anywhere, not even on its Web site. I did manage to find the curve BURIED on the Web sites of a few schools, but in none of the literature I received was the curve even MENTIONED...and not a single school anywhere that I know if explicitly states that a certain % flunk out after 1L. In fact, until I found this Web site and xoxo, I had no idea such a practice even existed and I can assure you that I am at least as intelligent as you.
I know, I know...people should just "have the sense" to know what the curve is, or have the divine insight to ask whether failure is built into the curriculum at their school. They took and passed the LSAT. They should automatically assume that prospective schools are lying to them. They should be smarter and stuff.
I will leave open the possibility that you can provide specific examples to prove me wrong, just as I will leave open the possibility that you're pulling sh*t straight from your ass to make your point.
If you are unable to plainly see how unethical and sleazy it is for schools to award scholarships KNOWING that a certain percentage of those awarded will not be able to keep them, and without saying so in the award letter, then no amount of reasoning will ever help you understand. The idiotic notion of, "Well, at least they got a one-year scholarship out of the deal, they should be grateful!" is even less worthy of a response.
Regarding expensive T2s as opposed to state schools that are just as good. I can sympathize with that. I chose Rutgers Newark over Brooklyn because there really isn't much of a difference between the two. Many NJ students, however, would choose Brooklyn over Rutgers simply because Brooklyn is in the city. Well, maybe that is not the wisest choice, but keep in mind a lot of these students have parental backing. If that's the choice they make, let their parents spend the extra money. We live in a free society.
Really? Now why do you suppose they would do that? After all, shouldn't they be smart enough to know better? They're law students ffs!
I fail to see how any of this is helpful even in a remote sense.
When you or someone you know finally graduates and earns $40k a year per year with $100-$150k in debt, it will make more sense to you.
Those without financial backing should always choose the cheaper school of like quality. If they don't, that's their fault.
Congratulations! You finally get the point! (Assuming they have the "choice" that is...like SoB is saying, most shouldn't go at all, and the problem *may* fix itself if that happens.)