I just really want to know...are all of these facts that you guys are explaining to me from word of mouth or some other resource. Obviously I am a little nervous about going to a school where the bar passage rate is 37%. No matter how hard I work, nothing is ever certain of course. If I got out of a 4th tier like Whittier and even made it into a 3rd Tier like Southwestern I would be happy. The only reason I am a little hesitant to take into account everything everyone is saying too seriously is the statistics from www.martindale.com and the nalpdirectory.com website.As for the matriculation rate, I know that 17 percent or so leave for other reasons other than academic. so the original 37% goes down to 20 or so. Still not good but at least better than what I thought.If you had no other choice, would you go there?...just out of curiosity...you guys might actually save me a lot of stress.Thank you again.
for me its a dollars and sense approach.Law School is expensive. Even a cheap private is 25k a year, plus another 16-18 to live on. Best case scenario, without a scholarship, you are talking 120k, with a scholarship 60k.Im not wealthy.I know I have to pay that *&^% off. Odds are if I get in a top 100 and Im top 15-25% of my class, I can earn an income which will allow me to service that debt.If I go to a t4, my most likely option if I dont transfer out is that I will make 60, IF I can find a job.I can service 60k in debt on 60k in income...I can service 120k in debt on 120k in income...What I CANT do is service 120k in debt on 60k in income or if I dont have a job.in the top 100, I have a decent shot at the 120, so I can justify a higher debt loandIn the less than top 100, the lower I go, the less of a chance I have of even servicing a 60k debt load.In that stack, Whittier is very near the bottom, and there is a likely possibility that I will be servicing debt while managing an AM/PM.I dont like those odds.