lawfreak wrote:I don't understand, why are these law schools even open if virtually everyone that goes there wont get jobs and will basically ruin their lives? Why is the volume of law school applications so freakin high if law school is such a bad idea? I can understand if a 100 people can make such a bad mistake, but thousands upon thousands of people making that mistake just sounds too crazy to me. There must be something good about law schools (especially tier 1 and 2) based on the sheer number of applicants alone. I can't imagine all these people are just blindly going in with false hopes destined for poverty.
In regards to those suggestions, none of them sounds like a better option to me than law school. Anyone can start a business. That has nothing to do with GPA, and yes, law school is really my only option right now. Thanks for trying though.
I've been reading this thread, and while I don't have a dog in this fight, here's my .02.
Judging from your responses, nothing anyone says, good or bad, is going to keep you from choosing Cardozo. Each time someone says anything disparaging, you attack their credibility. Likewise, when someone posts positively, you take their side. My impression is that you want justification for your decision to choose Cardozo. However, you are unlikely to find it on this message board, partly because a lot of TLS people are very caustic, but also because they are trying to inform you about what your expectations should be.
If you absolutely have to go to LS this year, and you're not tied to NYC, then why are you so dead-set on Cardozo? Not all t2s are created equal. Location plays a huge factor. If you can stand to leave NYC, you could try your hand at a similarly ranked school, such as Tulane. In Louisiana, Tulane is the big dog, and while I don't have first-hand knowledge, I would guess that Tulane grads get top New Orleans jobs because it has a significantly better ranking than the No. 2 LS (LSU). These are two schools with similar ranks nationally, but if you break it down to regional reputation, Tulane is better in its region than Cardozo.
FWIW, I don't know anything about the NYC legal market. I'm just an unbiased reader making an observation.