Lol, I was just saying that the J.D. degree means nothing if you haven't passed the bar. But, yeah, it is like a humanities degree. You don't get anything with it alone. I agree with the accountant. I will have my undergraduate bachelor of arts in Finance, philosophy, and international studies. I have all the prereqs for med school finished as well just in case I need to go back to school for something in a few years. Not only that I am fluent in two languages, English and German, and proficient in Spanish (meaning I can speak most and understand a lot of it but not privy to certain dialects of a country). Corporate lawyers need to branch out if a legal company is outsourcing and many Big Law firms have sectors in Europe and many Europeans speak German and Spanish, so I am pretty much set but I need experience, i.e. have to stay here for a few years while I generate wealth. JD is a jackshit degree if you don't branch out.
I recently heard that unless you attend a top 10-15 law school, that the JD is just another humanities degree. He said that many law grads just struggle to find any type of work if they aren't from the national schools.This post was by someone on an education forum who had thousands of posts, so I took it he might know what he's talking about, but figured if he's calling it another humanities degree, he's improperly characterizing it.Further, this person said that the JD is not that all marketable, unless you are a top grad from a top school.Is this the undesirable truth when it comes to law school and job prospects and rankings? Thank you.
What is, then? Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?
Quote from: Sephiroth on February 11, 2010, 09:26:55 PMWhat is, then? Relatively speaking, what field/degree helps give you that prospect?Medical doctor. $150k compensation minimum (something no law school can promise), with specialists earning over $250k. Specialist surgeons commonly make over $400k. Of course the hours suck and residency is brutal, but biglaw ain't much better either. And you feel like you're actually doing something important, instead of having your soul sucked out doing discovery so that your millionaire clients can become more wealthy and pushing Outlook emails around all day long.All the talk about health care reform is just hot air. Medicine will always be lucrative in America simply because we as a culture refuse to take no (or death) as an answer. Just look at the number of 0L's who are still trying to attend T3 law schools....