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i think it's just that people have learned to ignore the trolls...esp ones that probably are really hoping to get into a t2 or 3 so are doing whatever they can do discourage however many people they can from going...

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 12, 2007, 10:11:14 PM »
hmm...ok...i'll assume u're right since i don't know much about b school and don't care to find out...so...i stand corrected...

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 11, 2007, 11:47:42 PM »
i think the biggest mistake people make in going to law school is thinking they're gonna make big bux...if you want to make a lot of money fast, go to b school, not law school...it's a safer bet

http://mbacareers.wharton.upenn.edu/report/compsum_2.cfm

I don't understand this logic.  The total median compensation of a Wharton MBA in 2006 was $137k.  Unless you have the background and the desire to go into ibanking / hedge funds and work hours that make non-WLRK biglaw seem like a 9-5, you're probably going to be at the exact same place 3 years down the line.  I'd even argue with law you have slightly better options.

Further, if you look at the tuition reimbursement column, around 6% of Wharton MBAs are on the corporate fast-track before b-school, skewing the numbers even further.

There's no guarantee of millions, but the numbers show that a top law degree is a safer bet to $300k than a top b-school.  More b-school grads make it into the millions, but that can simply be due to self-selection into riskier career choices.

Oh, and the average MBA is four years out of school...

2 years...one less year of tuition paid, start earning money one year earlier...wharton median $137k which is around harvard law median...one less year of tuition and earn money (working for that raise) one year earlier...so i don't quite get what's wrong with the logic...unless b-school tuition is WAAAY more than law school...which i really don't know if it is...

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 10, 2007, 06:31:55 PM »
don't "expect" biglaw...it's doable w/that gpa (and assuming lsat)...but definitely don't expect it

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 10, 2007, 02:38:48 AM »
i'm procrastinating as i study for the mpre...so i'll ask cuz i'm REALLY REALLY curious...if you're not after the extravagant lifestyle...why do you seem hellbent on biglaw? do you love working 80 hour weeks or is your goal out of biglaw to pay off debts? if it's the latter, it may be better to take $ offered to u from schools in order to minimize law school debt and just graduate with less debt...100-200k is manageable on $80k a year which is definitely doable from most t1s or t2s...

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 10, 2007, 12:23:37 AM »
i think the biggest mistake people make in going to law school is thinking they're gonna make big bux...if you want to make a lot of money fast, go to b school, not law school...it's a safer bet

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Law School Applications / Re: A Question about DEBT
« on: August 09, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »
The problem is assuming that biglaw is going to happen, because it doesn't happen for most people. The best thing to do right now is try to get your debt down to a more manageable level before considering law school because $250K worth of debt isn't going to give you many options when you get out. What will you do if you don't finish at the top of your class and can't find a job paying more than $80K?

titcr

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: CA schools
« on: August 07, 2007, 02:35:52 PM »
applying to them as safties is good, just don't choose them expecting to transfer to boalt or stanfurd...but i agree with the earlier poster, get your actual score first...i've known A LOT of people whose actual scores were up to about 8 points off what they were diagnosing at and no, it wasn't always for the worse...some did a lot better than their diag...diags are typically fairly accurate, but there's zero chance of knowing how you'll actually do until you actually do it...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: scared to ask
« on: August 03, 2007, 02:22:10 PM »
don't go to law school if you're not sure u want to be there

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Law School Applications / Re: Character and Fitness
« on: August 01, 2007, 11:45:05 PM »
my theory is that if there's no chance you'll be admitted to the bar in the state the law school is in, then they won't let u in...if they let u in, u at least have a fighting chance...

I don't think that's a safe assumption at all.

If the original poster's numbers blow the rest of his peers out of the water at certain schools (or even just help make the school's entering class numbers), the OP is probably going to be admitted if he shows to be rehabilitated, morally sound, or whatever that school is looking for.

Remember, a big part of admissions to a lot of schools is the numbers game to try and garner better rankings.

My thought is that some schools, especially less picky ones where OP's numbers look especially good, will admit the OP and then let whatever state's character and fitness do its job however it sees fit.

Besides, schools have no way of knowing what state bar students will apply to anyway.

i said "no chance"...if he shows to be rehabilitated or morally sound, then he has a fighting chance

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