Sorry to spoil your day Jack, but there is actually a school that picked me up for the fall, as amazing as that is, and I fully admit it's kind of a shock. You see Jack, not everyone needs to be in some silly % of their class or on the LSAT to get a job as a lawyer, and nothing that happened in or before law school will matter to those of us with the ability to practice law, not just be super way cool neato law students... I have yet to see that pay anyone's rent. And some of us have lives outside of law school that require part time attendance, giving us credit hour per term issues. Law schools are pure evil and don't care, and I understand that, but I also understand that if I just get through the child advocacy job I have waiting for me will be worth it. Now, as I obviously don't need anymore advice from this site I'm going to leave you to your meaningless diatribe about %'s of this and %'s of that, and whatever other kicks you get out of having been on this site for 4 years-have a nice life Jack. The jack24 w/pick of Sutherland really screams little big man issues by the way, which of course will make you a perfect weasel lawyer at some firm somewhere. Do yourself a favor someday jack/24, have sex with a stripper, get in a bar fight, do something besides be such a damn weasel all your life. I feel sorry for men like you.
Wow. I'm sorry to have insulted you so.
Most of the points you make are valid. I can understand where you are coming from. But the legal field is absolutely brutal. Employers, due to their inability to effectively investigate candidates, depend largely on schools to weed out candidates.
Jobs are just so tough to come by. A state court in my area had a staff attorney opening. The position paid under 45k a year, and they received over 120 applications from licensed attorneys.
I work as a "weasely" lawyer now, but it was tough to get here. I was in the top quarter at a t2. I was on the boards of law review and moot court, and I had great summer jobs during law school. I sent out far more than 500 emails and 100 letters. I applied for more than 100 open positions. Through two years of networking and toiling I got three job offers.
I know for a fact that almost all legal employers only interview people they know and people who have an impressive resume.
So while I can understand why you would be upset at me, I still believe it is best for you, based on your prior performance, to fight like you have an uphill battle ahead. You should keep that in mind as you decide whether to spend more time and money pursuing this particular goal.
The legal field is tough, and it is full of countless lawyers who ended up in jobs they didn't want.