I'm glad you responded SASS. I think it was you who some time ago commented that you liked your T4 school professors and the education, but you disliked some of your classmates "because they have no business being lawyers". I think that goes to my 'elitist logic' from above and the fact T1 folks here try to dissuade would-be law students from attending a Tier 4.
Big pimpin Bigs.... man you got to shorten them paragraphs. I like what you got to say and agree with much of it, but the attention span does not allow me to absorb all the breadth of your postings.
No school wants to ruin your life why would they?? I just hate when people post these unfounded ludicrous horror stories about tier 4's maybe they are true at these schools I have no idea since I don't go, but I do know for a 100% fact that they are not true at GGU.
Their goal isn't to ruin your life, it is to make money. That is why all these schools keep opening . . . all about the money. For example, Charleston School of Law opened 5 or so years ago. Do you know who opened it? Partners at law firms in Charleston, as a money maker. South Carolina already had a law school in USC which is where almost all the lawyers in Charleston came from and USC is well respected in SC. No need for another school in the state. Their library is in the same building as a music venue called the Music Farm and they had a very low bar passage rate for the past couple of years. Do you think the founders really care about those individuals?
I will say it again, I went to a T4 (not Charleston, fyi) and I can speak from personal experience that T4's are not worth it. I also transferred to a T20 and can tell the T4's that there is absolutely NO comparison between the schools. The T4's are not in the same league. Why on earth would anyone incur debts of $150K or more to fight uphill? If it is going to be an uphill battle your entire career, why do it? This is why I tell all people who want to go to law school to concentrate on the LSAT. Many people who go to those schools think that if they work hard, good things will come. That is not always true, no matter how much anyone of us wish it were so. There are a lot of people shut out right now, while the schools continue to collect tuition.