Veyron wrote: Lonagan wrote:
Veyron's profile, regarding the school s/he is attending:
Penn notes: They are not worthy. $$
Your comments in this thread are as arrogant as those in your profile. Everybody knows the job market is tough. You're not helping anyone by coming in here and telling everyone how much better your school is.
1) Everyone on this here chatblog knows how cautious I am about the employment prospects of Penn grads.
2) You directly quote a part of my profile that would contradict your own statement. How could I be telling everyone "how much better my school is" if I say that it is not worthy to have me (incidentally, the information in my profile is meant to be humorous).
3) I will help him if I make him reconsider law school.
4) You should dumb.
This is a stupid little back and forth, however, it is entirely possible that you A) believe Penn is not good enough for you, and B) believe it is a lot better than other schools. Not only is it entirely possible, that's exactly what you are doing in this thread. And you are not doing it to "help" anyone, you are doing it to make you feel a little bit less bad about your own prospects. It is no different than any playground bully who makes fun of the other kids because of his own insecurities; see item 4 in your own post.
More to the point, you are simply incorrect in stating that people attending the schools OP listed will not be getting "any" job. Most of the 3Ls I know have something lined up, and most of them are pretty happy with it. I get the impression that if this was a year or two ago that would not be the case. However, this is not a year or two ago.
If you are trying to make the point that people attending the midwestern T-20-30 schools do not have good chances for BigLaw on the coasts, then that point is well taken. If you are trying to make the point that midwestern T-20-30s without a decent secondary market are somewhat risky, then that is also well taken. However, those are not the points you have attempted to make. You are attempting to paint these schools as offering no opportunities, and that just isn't true. People considering these schools should consider the types of employment available, the likelihood of obtaining such employment, and the debt load required to do so. Anyone who makes a positive contribution to that goal is helping people. People who simply come in these threads to regurgitate chicken-little screeching help nobody.