I have never read "poor me, this is not my fault, this is all someone else's fault" on those blogs...
Quote from: Hamilton on September 28, 2010, 08:23:35 AM I have never read "poor me, this is not my fault, this is all someone else's fault" on those blogs...The title of one of the most famous of these is "But I Did Everything Right!".
A lot of the derision posted by the scambloggers is aimed at T3s and T4s because they charge as much as a T1 and they continue to "sell the dream." They are also critical of the ABA b/c in a time where the legal market is shrinking we are graduating record numbers of JDs and opening MORE law schools. The laws of supply and demand need to come into play at some point here. WRT their blogging about their difficulties - they can't have a personal life? We cannot assume that b/c they spend an hour or so a day blogging that they are not working hard to find work. We all have our hobbies and passtimes. They are laying their experiences out there for folks to see and consider when thinking about law school - that is bad? Isn't it prident due dilligence to get all the facts and both sides of a story when making a decision? I have never read "poor me, this is not my fault, this is all someone else's fault" on those blogs - I have simply seen them as folks telling the the story of the downside of law school, highlighting the risk of taking on $150K in debt, and describing the difficulties out there. I would hope that someone sitting near the bottom of their class at a T4 and paying $850/credit hour would heed those warning and think about what they are doing - the law school won't do it for them. Alternatively, I would hope a 0L with no passion for law but thinking law school seems like a good idea and a sure path to a good job and wealth would have his eyes opened to reality and do a little more research before committing to law school.This is no different than the folks selling gold right now - all of the ads telling you about the security of gold and why you should invest in it. The SEC requires them to provide full disclosure on trading the commodity - there is no such requirement on the selling of JDs - so these guys are offering the other perspective.
Hamilton you also did not answer if you think looking through the President of Suffolk's tax returns is a waste of time. This document is at least 43 pages and probably took him awhile to even get the documents. I am sure this little project took the writer well over an hour and possibly several days if you are looking so hard for a job it does not seem like a great use of your time. Can you agree with that?
Bigs, why not just simplify?It all boils down to the fact that many folks just have an entitlement mentality.We can't change them.
... They are shocked that I have been in school for 7 years and people are not lined out the door for me.