« on: April 05, 2010, 11:03:55 PM »
Here it is this is what pissed me off this thread is why I have been posting on here a lot. F'ing idiots who knew nothing about GGU made me terrified to go there and I nearly moved to Michigan based on this thread and numerous other internet postings that terrified me of going to GGU. However, GGU is fine, the two people with experience at the school on this thread said it was good, but instead of listening to them I nearly listened to idiots with no experience with the school talk me into not going. Honestly, if you are considering a tier 4 law school do not listen to what people say any ABA law school will provide you with the proper education to be an attorney. I just looked back at this post and can't believe what people said about GGU who had absolutely no experience with the school it is SHOCKING that people will degrade a school they know nothing about.
NINJA no offense to you, but I am just picking on you at random FSU has 22 people that didn't pass the bar and then 10% of those people didn't even have a job, the rest probably work at McDonald's. I could say that about FSU and the fact that 22 people didn't pass the bar is true, it does not make FSU a bad school by any means.
Obviously 22 people not passing the bar happens and I am sure no FSU grad is working at McDonald's, but hell maybe they do truth is I don't know, but I won't insult your school and you shouldn't insult a school you nothing about. No offense to Ninja you say a lot of good things, but I am baffled that you and other people that have no experience with a school will insult and scare people away from attending. GGU is a fine school and I have been very happy with it. I wish I had NOT taken things I saw on the internet seriously, when deciding to attend law school and I really hope someone will learn from my mistake and realize ABA schools will give you the proper education to be a lawyer and if you are considering law school DO NOT LISTEN TO NEGATIVE THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SCHOOLS UNLESS THEY HAVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE THERE. THE END!
I don't try to scare people away from anything, but I don't sugar coat the situation either.
For the purposes of this discussion, because you already went there, I'm just going to discuss FSU v. GGU to illustrate why the buyer should beware about GGU.
If you think 22 of FSU's 314 JDs not passing the bar is a big deal, I'd LOVE to hear what you have to say about 73 of GGU's 203 JDs not passing the bar. Every school has its clunkers, it's a fact (I blame law schools not interviewing during the admissions process). I know some people that are here now and some that have already graduated that will never be attorneys for a number of reasons, but usually it's not academic inability. At GGU, academic inability will be but one of many hindrinces among the student population. Let us not forget that GGU failed out 47 people (including 12 2Ls) in the same time period that FSU failed out 2 1Ls.
Ultimately, law school is what you make of it. The problem with most schools outside of the T2 is that you only have so much to work with. GGU is no exception. You might have had an excellent experience there, congrats, I am honestly happy that you beat the odds. That doesn't change the fact that, in the most recent LSAC numbers, over 1/3rd of GGU's graduates DID NOT PASS THE BAR, which is basically the whole point of going to law school. And that's the problem. For every 1 person FSU fails, 14 are serviced (rounding down). For every 1 person GGU fails, 3 are serviced (rounding up). Law school is a gamble and people in the T4 have the worst odds.
Oh, and FSU is a public school. Even if you get burned, if you're a resident, you're only out about $36k for tuition at FSU. At GGU, you're over $100k upside way down.