Well it seems we have finally come to an agreement. If someone is going into a tier 4 expecting to get hired as an associate at Big Law firm right after graduation they will be disappointed. Maybe if they are in the top 1 or 2% of the class they have a shot, but otherwise it is probably not going to happen. GGU gave me a list of people with salaries and what they were and I think 5 people made 150K more at graduation so that was probably the top 1 or 2% of the class. If you finish that high at any school you will have some opportunities. However, there is a 98 to 99% chance you won't be in the top 1 or 2 percent wherever you go.
I will be quite happy if I can graduate and make 50-60K at graduation and could deal with making 35-45K. Maybe I won't get a job at all and I might not even pass the bar that is a possible. However, when people say things like tier 4's are are profit-generating companies that care only about money and are terrible because of that all I can say is so does every school. Or the professors only care about money and to that all I can say is every single law school is a business and they care about getting paid first & foremost. If the professors at Georgetown stop getting paid they are not showing up same with GGU. If you refuse to pay your tuition at Georgetown they will not let you take classes same thing here and at Cooley. Law schools are business and their brochures contain puffery. At every school they exaggerate, but if you want to be a lawyer you should be able to realize when there is a little bit of B.S. going on. GGU gives me a median salary as do all schools, which is again b.s. I don't know they give the median instead of the MEAN (average salary of everybody) I mean I guess the answer is obvious the median looks better, but that is a whole other issue.
That was an irrelevant tangent and I am on a I-phone so I don't feel like revising, but when I started this post all I was trying to say is that GGU, Touro, etc these schools are ABA approved law schools and they will teach you the law. They will not kick out 25% of the class and your resume will not look worse by having graduated law school and passed the bar. However, you have to use common sense and realize law schools are not equal and there is about a 99% chance that a Harvard/Yale Grad is going to make more money than a Cooley Grad and get first dibs on top jobs. However, you can and probably will get something if you go to a tier 4. Odds are you won't be working on 500 million dollar mergers, but you can find a job.
So the key thing I have been trying to say is if you want to be a lawyer go to law school and any ABA school can help you achieve that goal. Being a lawyer is generally not as glamorous as the media portrays either and you will probably not get rich. Most lawyers don't have private jets and monstrous offices. The majority of them are paying off the ridiculous amount of money it costs to go to law school. Most lawyers work in mid, to small firms and it will take years for most people to get away from the debt.