tarp wrote:Don't worry about my business plan, or what language I speak (it's not Spanish), or even where I plan to practice. I will do just fine for myself. The insight I wished to share was that Drexel has an excellent program and someone with numbers like the OP will do just fine attending the school if they get a nice scholarship offer. By the way Drexel is NOT like Widener at all. Drexel does not fail out a large chunk of the 1L class every year, and Drexel has much higher admissions standards. Regardless, anyone who dreams of working for big law firms should NOT attend any of the schools mentioned here, period. It is just too much of a risk. Retake the LSAT and get into Penn or Georgetown or even better, Yale.
First, how does Drexel have much higher admission standards than widener when a 162 and a 3.2 gets one a full ride? Second, you have to look at yourself when you are calling everyone a moron. A dream of biglaw at temple is just as hard, if not much easier, than being able to go solo and be successful right out of school. I agree though, if one wants to immediately go solo and have no debt, pick a school with a full ride and go for it. But I doubt that is the OP's dream. You think that its T14 and biglaw, or go somewhere else and start solo. You think that the hiring model of biglaw is now outdated, when actually, it is your idea to go solo that is outdated. Perhaps, that is what people did forty years ago (although they likely got some real experience first). Now, people think they can go solo on their own, but they second they take a significant case, realize they have no idea what they are doing, they have no manpower nor resources, they lose and are disbarred. Who knows, I hope I am wrong. I hope the law is that easy to master as a paralegal, and school and clinics teach one all they need to know. That would be sweet.