It's true there are $55K jobs out there for people who can't get to biglaw. However, there's competition for those $55K jobs too, and you're gonna be competing against people with average grades from first-tier schools for them. If you get some connections at your T4 school, you might find a job in your local area (some T4s are better than others). Also you might not. So, if you want to go to Western New England, your small town should probably be in Mass or NH, unless you have a job lined up already RIGHT NOW.I agree than $70K is way too much to pay for a T4 degree. Actually, even if it was free, the three years in lost opportunity cost might be too much to pay. You likely will not make $55k to start, nor will you likely ever see $85k unless you start winning a few PI cases or wind up an insurance defense partner. Just don't do it.
GEZZZZZ - what pessimistic people. You don't have a clue what's out there.
In addition, it got her a SA job paying 100,000+ (annualized) and a job offer for when she graduated for way over 100,000.
AND ALL THIS FROM A T4 - will wonders never cease.I guess that you are afraid that the OP will graduate from a T4 and take your job away from you.
Quote from: LawDad08 on August 07, 2007, 06:03:57 PMOpportunity cost - she was making 25,000 as a legal secretary before she started.If you managed to @#!* up UG that badly, maybe even a T4 law school is a good idea That's only like $2/hr more than minimum wage here. An assistant manager at Starbucks makes more than that.
Opportunity cost - she was making 25,000 as a legal secretary before she started.
"If you managed to @#!* up UG that badly, maybe even a T4 law school is a good idea".And we are off - round 2.Here is a perfect example of a post that the responder does not have a clue what he/she is talking about.Her UG GPA was 3.8 (cum laude) with a major in French. It could have been highter (summa) but she slacked back her senior year - just plain ole burnout.She worked for a year after graduation and just hated the job. She wanted to move to a major city and took the first job she was offered. She had talked of going to law school in high school and working at a law firm for a few years peaked her long lost interest.But you are correct. She did @#$%^& her UG/GPA. It could have been a 3.9 or 3.95.