ABA actually warns against law school

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby mez06 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:46 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:
ClayDavis wrote:
TheBigMediocre wrote:I'm a 1L at a t-25 and I'm seriously considering cutting my losses now and doing something else.

Grades?


Currently unknown except for booking one midterm (that counted for half of the semester grade). If I'm not top 10%-20% at the end of the year, I'll leave.


Can you give us an idea of what school or at least what region that would have you so scary as to the dismal job prospects? You would think you'd feel the investment was worth it at T-25...?!

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:50 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:That's a lot different from having a family member than can get you a decent job.


"Hello? Uncle Frank? It's BigMediocre, remember me? I know you haven't seen me since that family reunion where I was shitting my diapers... and you have a struggling DUI shitlaw practice in flyover country, but I was wondering if I could come work for you?"

You laugh, but that's how most people seem to find jobs, from what I can tell. Uncle Frank might not hire you outright, but he can introduce you to other random attorneys who will.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:06 pm

You guys need viable backup plans.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby Lokomani » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:12 pm

r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.



TITCR. Learn a trade. Hell, I did a stint as an electrician's apprentice and got paid decent money just to learn. Better than working grunt retail (best buy, etc) and the pay only goes up.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:13 pm

paratactical wrote:
JaLeCa wrote:Meh, get a paralegal certificate

Don't. Most law firms do not require it for employment. It's a scam.

This.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:55 pm

r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.

Teach English overseas and dodge my law school debt FTW :mrgreen:

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:56 pm

r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.


Mercenary in the Congo.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby glitter178 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:57 pm

r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.


think i'm going to try to get in touch with the porn industry guy being discussed in the PS thread.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:58 pm

glitter178 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.


think i'm going to try to get in touch with the porn industry guy being discussed in the PS thread.


If that is a selftar, I foresee success.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:59 pm

rad law wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.


think i'm going to try to get in touch with the porn industry guy being discussed in the PS thread.


If that is a selftar if you are female, I foresee success.

FTFY :mrgreen:

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby Jack Smirks » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:59 pm

rad law wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.


think i'm going to try to get in touch with the porn industry guy being discussed in the PS thread.


If that is a selftar, I foresee success.

+1.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby imbored25 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:10 pm

calm down people the republicans will make it all better

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:13 pm

imbored25 wrote:calm down people the republicans will make it all better


I've got my mouth open, waiting for the wealth to trickle down.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:14 pm

r6_philly wrote:You guys need viable backup plans.

I came to law school knowing my old job would probably take me back if I dropped out. I could still get a job there now if I wanted to. I just don't.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby glitter178 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:14 pm

bk1 wrote:
imbored25 wrote:calm down people the republicans will make it all better


I've got my mouth open, waiting for the wealth to trickle down.


that's what she said.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby HarlandBassett » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:24 pm

bk1 wrote:
imbored25 wrote:calm down people the republicans will make it all better


I've got my mouth open, waiting for the wealth to trickle down.

it trickles down like a golden shower

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:27 pm

This gave me a sinking feeling in my gut, even though I've known the things it says for a while. I'm glad they finally acknowledged the situation, though.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:27 pm

Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:28 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.


Yea but three years of working instead of jerking off in the TTT library gets you that experience.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby thecilent » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:30 pm

I'll prob be at one of CCN next year, and I am terrified of being below median. Soo many law grads unemployed its scary.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby paratactical » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:31 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mpj_3050 wrote:Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.


Yea but three years of working instead of jerking off in the TTT library gets you that experience.

Further, after three years of serious experience, you can often do better than 60k, even with a shitty UG degree. Fuck man, I went to art school.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mpj_3050 wrote:Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.


Yea but three years of working instead of jerking off in the TTT library gets you that experience.

Funny, my 6 years of experience working entry-level service sector jobs never seemed to get me anywhere.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:33 pm

paratactical wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
mpj_3050 wrote:Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.


Yea but three years of working instead of jerking off in the TTT library gets you that experience.

Further, after three years of serious experience, you can often do better than 60k, even with a shitty UG degree. Fuck man, I went to art school.


Liberal arts students just don't know how to get jobs. They think that just because there are no jobs for a classical studies major that they can't get any job. In fact many if not most jobs don't really care about what your major was.

But if someone wanted a career they probably wouldn't have been liberal arts majors.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby paratactical » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Liberal arts students just don't know how to get jobs. They think that just because there are no jobs for a classical studies major that they can't get any job. In fact many if not most jobs don't really care about what your major was.

But if someone wanted a career they probably wouldn't have been liberal arts majors.

This constantly pisses me off. I majored in RADIO and CREATIVE WRITING, muthafuckas. No body cares what your major was as long as you're not goddamn retarded or lazy. A good GPA is way more important than what your major happened to be.

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Re: ABA actually warns against law school

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:39 pm

johnnyutah wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
mpj_3050 wrote:Make 60k per year if you didn't go to law school? Haha, you are lucky to get a 30k job with a B.A. and no experience. And 30k tuition? It better be an elite for that kind of cash.


Yea but three years of working instead of jerking off in the TTT library gets you that experience.

Funny, my 6 years of experience working entry-level service sector jobs never seemed to get me anywhere.


You have to be smart about it. You don't get any valuable experience being a barista, working at Borders or working in the warehouse.

Work in businesses that have room for internal growth, or advancement.

I think getting a TTT degree for someone with no experience or expertise isn't a terrible idea. But they shouldn't pay a lot for it, and they should graduate with as little debt as possible. But at most TTT's you are talking about graduating with 150K+ debt.




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