lostjake wrote:Do any of you actually know someone who graduated from Cooley or a TTTT? I literally know someone who graduated from there and is living in his parents basement with over 150k of student loans and no job. Hes 35ish. The only good part of this story is that he doesn't have any kids. Do you think he'd want you to go back in that time machine and be a douche and tell him to STFO of Cooley?
Just because you know someone who graduated from a TTTT that is 'doing well' doesn't mean anything. I could go down to the casino and roll the dice with $150k and statistically it would be a better bet than going to a TTTT.
Like I said, if he's actually your friend you should try to talk him out of it. If he's not really a friend, you probably shouldn't care anyway.
Hey just the like the NU grad!
Basic point is this, not everyone will be successful at being a lawyer. Part of that success is finidng yourself a job when the the propectes look slim, or just giving up when its too hard for you. Some folks just won't have the skills needed to find themselves a job, or keep it, in the legal profession. Some who go to TTTT will, and some who got to T14s won't. It will be harder for a graduate of a TTTT who sucks at the legal profession to get a job in it anyway, but easier for the t14 grad who sucks to get that first job, keep it long enough to pay of his bills, probably not. The simple fact of merely going to law school, ANY law school, does not a good lawyer make. There will be successes and failures from every school on the continuum. The people who happen to pick law school and just so happen to actually be good at, will end up doing fine. Those that aren't won't. Your diploma can only save your crappy work product for so long.