« on: May 09, 2006, 12:19:09 AM »
Anyone who goes into law school thinking that a law degree guarantees, in and of itself, financial wealth, personal fulfillment, and/or good health is a complete moron. Where you go to school simply dictates how difficult it is going to be to achieve the aforementioned success. It is easier for a HYS to find his or her choice job, be it BIGLAW, DOJ, or NRDC, that it is for a tier 4 grad. That does not mean, however, that every HYS grad will be successful and every tier 4 grad will be unsuccessful.
The sense of entitlement in professional degree programs (it’s not limited to JDs, MBAs and MDs are in the same boat) is redonkulous. In every field it is the people who are the best at what they do that have the most success. HYS have more individuals that have the potential to be great at what they do than other schools, but others schools have student with that potential.
People who post complaining of the failure there life has become because they were “tricked into” going to law school by thinking they were going to be handed wheelbarrels of cash when they graduated deserved what they got. Their failure is a manifestation of their own inadequacies (pick one: poor work ethic, lack of self discipline/ motivation/ dedication, party too much, just not bright enough. etc., etc…) and nothing more. Sure, if you go to a tier 4 you might have to work harder have the career you desire than an HYS grad, you might have to take a lower paying job right out of school to establish yourself, but if you really thought you would be on the same field as a HYS grad right out of the gate, your nuts.