to be honest i agree with absk8r77 on this one.. =)
Wiimote, I think they charge a tax on "prepared" foods. I think they do not charge a tax on groceries.
I think the main gist of the article is to forewarn people about salary prospects immediately after graduation. People also assume that the harder you work in law school, the higher your GPA will be. Being in law school for two years, I can tell you that constantly studying will not necessarily lead you to better grades. The people who post on LSD are a select group...they obviously take going to law school seriously and are willing to work hard once in law school. But reading the posts I have come across on here, I get the feeling that a lot of posters are banking on the fact that they will be in the top 10-25% of their respective class.
Ok......reiterating my previous point, my dad is a partner of his firm, makes somewhere in the realm of 200k per year, and went to American University (Tier 2). He spent 60k on tuition (not including interest). I have met a few of his classmates over the years, who also seem to be doing quite well (1 owns his own patent law firm, another was the chief of staff of a congresswoman, another works as a tax attorney at a large D.C. firm. If you would like websites to their firms, I would be happy to furnish them for you.And honestly, if we are only able to get into T2 schools, then it is likely that we aren't going to get into Harvard for anything else either. And it is also unlikely that we are going to get huge paying jobs with our 3.3 undergrad GPA's or whatever we have.So, we appreciate your looking out for us, but why don't you take the conversation to people playing the lottery everyday? At least we have a legitimate chance to improve our lives. And if we don't do well, so what? You shouldn't care anyways, we won't be homeless, and at least our kids will have more knowledge handed to them than we likely had. Let us worry about ourselves, and go bask in your glory for being admitted to a great school.Likewise, we will bask in our mediocrity. I'm content, no matter how law school turns out. I've met all kinds of interesting people, and made many friends along the way.By the way, would you say the same thing to athletes who went to non-Division 1-A schools? I'm sure it is easier to make it to the NFL if you went to Miami, or Ohio State, but what about Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State), Walter Payton (Jackson State), Terrell Owens (Tennessee-Chattanooga), Michael Strahan (my alma mater, Texas Southern).They are the exception to the rule, but they did great things.What about Mark Lanier, the owner of the firm who successfully sued Vioxx (clients awarded 253 million in damages), and his Tier 3 law school Texas Tech University?What of the 56 lawyers who attended my Tier 2 law school, and are now working at Baker Botts? What of the 15 of those who made partner?We have read your advice telling us not to go to law school. We choose to ignore it. Stop wasting your typing, and go study. Oh, that's right, I forgot, you don't have to study, because you are at a top school, and as long as you graduate you are going to get a great job (no matter what your grades are ). Damn!