I have no other choice to attend a 4 tier at this point, and I am pretty confident that I will be able to transfer out..
getting into law school is an accomplishment in and of itself and something to be proud of.
Between the articles, this forum, another forum I am on.. all I keep hearing is about how I will end up in debt without a job. I have no other choice to attend a 4 tier at this point, and I am pretty confident that I will be able to transfer out.. that is my plan, but this is the rest of my life and I am about to get into a lot of debt and be thrown into a not great job market in 3 years.. I really don't want to regret ignoring everything I have been hearing. But I honestly do want to be an attorney more than anything, and have always wanted to.
I would avoid law school at all costs right now, especially a tier four. Yes, I am an anonymous poster, but when there are hundreds, if not thousands, of us out here talking about how bad it is, if law schools are getting sued, if law grads are struggling to find a job that just pays 40K per year without benefits and all of this is well documented at reputable news outlets such as Bloomberg and the New York Times, you cannot ignore the weight of evidence and think otherwise. STAY AWAY!!!Where do I get my information from? Most of it is personal. I graduated last year from a T2 (which basically means a T4 in this economy). Very few of my friends right now have jobs, and those of us who are lucky enough to have a job in the legal field are pulling in around 50K. But Bloomberg, NYT, Wall Street Journal, lawsuits, scam blogs, it's everywhere. Don't be an idiot and ignore all of noise.Furthermore, don't listen to this crap argument "yeah, but you will struggle to find a job in any other field. May as well go for it." What a stupid, illogical argument. "Yeah, you may as well take on 150K of non-dischargeable debt to wait at tables/be a barrista at Starbucks/go solo and get sued for legal malpractice. That makes total sense." I have an idea: take your B.S. in a useless humanities subject and go teach English overseas. You will make about what you would make as a first year associate at a law firm, without a 2000 hour billable requirement and an egomaniac of a boss demanding you take two depositions per day for weeks on end.Before I file a lawsuit, I make sure I do some investigation. I do a background check on my client, research case law, etc. If I were contemplating law school, a simple Google search would be all it would take to make me run very, very far away. I was lucky enough to get a good scholarship, so I wasted 3 years of my life and have very little debt.Run as far away from your T4 as you can. You won't transfer because you have absolutely no idea how well you will do your first year. And going from T4 to T14 (the only place you can actually get a decent job these days) is near impossible.A major news outlet just did a story about how NYU and Columbia law grads are struggling to find jobs that pay 50K per year. Given the weight of evidence against going to law school, what makes you think you will be different? I swear if you say it's because you are "special" or "have a drive no one else has", then you are a lost cause and it's not worth anyone's time trying to convince you otherwise. You know the answer to your question.
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