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barrygoodlife

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Re: Law schools are starting to get the picture
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 12:41:01 PM »
Not really what the article said.
The U Miami Dean was saying, "gee, our faculty overadmitted the class and we need some breathing room. Please go away for a year. And, btw, if you're not realy serious about practicing law, stay away; No harm, no foul."

Until that school--and others--drastically cut entering class sizes, AND, until people such as those on this board stop applying in record numbers to law schools, there'll be no indication that ANYONE is 'getting the picture'.


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Re: Law schools are starting to get the picture
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 05:05:02 PM »
Good article.  The reality is that it has to start sinking in to those thinking of applying to law school that there are a ton of people graduating and making a starting salary in the 50K range, if they land a job at all.  With 100K in loans, is it worth the time, stress, and financial hardship?   

Just a head's up...everyone is just as smart as you in law school, so if you think you're a shoe-in for the top 10%, think again.  Something's got to give in the end.  Wake up, people...






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Re: Law schools are starting to get the picture
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 09:57:10 AM »
Good article.  The reality is that it has to start sinking in to those thinking of applying to law school that there are a ton of people graduating and making a starting salary in the 50K range, if they land a job at all.  With 100K in loans, is it worth the time, stress, and financial hardship?   

Just a head's up...everyone is just as smart as you in law school, so if you think you're a shoe-in for the top 10%, think again.  Something's got to give in the end.  Wake up, people...

Good point. The system can't support this volume of people. So there's two solutions:
  • Change the system and have a cheaper education with more options for employment afterwards; or
  • Take fewer people
Either way, you're right, something's got to give. I'm just not convinced it has to be the students, although they're the most likely.