Quote from: buggy on June 23, 2005, 08:38:51 PMYou may hate the law if: the only class you are looking forward to taking is Critical Race Theory!Critical Race Theory? Umm...do you attend my school?Anyway, I HATE law school. I'm interning now and although I have to admit it is interesting, I really do not like it. I hate my law school, I hate the people there, I hate our career services office, I just hate that place. I am NOT looking forward to returning in the fall. Sorry to be so negative, but the only reason I'm attending law school is to increase my net worth. Yep...I think I'm the only law student willing to admit it. Truthfully, the only thing I really care about is makeup and clothes, but I can't make a living sitting around talking about that on a daily basis. Oh well, back to work!!!
You may hate the law if: the only class you are looking forward to taking is Critical Race Theory!
I think its time for me to jump back in. There are many things I look forward to with a law degree. Big Law is not one of them. Remember, we are not slaves to the corporations, we have a choice and do not have to work any job we do not want to. Yes, some jobs require you bill ridiculous hours. But many smaller firm...and be prepared to let go of some of that loot we all have in our eyes.....have much more accomodatable schedules. Billing 1800 hours isn't that bad. I work at Target Corp right now and the guys with "double cubes" and corner offices work at least 50 hours a week. Thats what professionals with "salaries" work. If you work 40 hrs a week, you are a wage earner and probably make less than 40k per year, at least at the beginning of your career. If new eager law students told biglaw eat sh't, 125k isn't worth it, then one of two things would happen. 1) Law firms would realize that the quality of life (less hours) needs to be improved or 2) Raise salaries even more. But at some point this is not profitable. Anyway, I'm shooting for a salary when I graduate in the 65,000 - 75,000 range working in a small firm doing litigation (i.e. slightly better hours, more interesting work/hands on with clients, will get to see a court room before I retire).
School rankings, grades and billable hour requirements don't mean a thing.
Quote from: LawDog on July 18, 2005, 11:30:32 AMSchool rankings, grades and billable hour requirements don't mean a thing. I heard that!!!Do you guys realize that the entire ranking system is for big law, by big law? If you're not doing big law, a JD from any school = a JD from any other school.I have a frat brother who graduated from a 4th tier law school in the midwest, worked for a small midwest firm for a few years and now does his own criminal practice on the east coast by himself. He's been out of law school for about...4 or 5 years now and just last month he bought the new 750 BMW with one payment. No financing, no payment plan, none of that.
What next after that?