MTal wrote:kwais wrote:formerbiglawpartner wrote:If you are positive you want to practice in New York, then, yes, the median of the NYU or Columbia class would have an edge over, say, law review at Texas or UCLA. However, somebody has to be at the bottom half of the class at NYU and Columbia, and at that point, you are quite likely hosed. (Look at the NLJ250 Survey recently published unless facts get in the way of your delusions. Remember, that's the NLJ250 they are talking about, too--not the Vault top 10 talked about often on TLS!) Think about where you want to practice and live. If you are getting money from the top regional school there, you should go for it by all means. I'm afraid most of the posters here have been living off mommy and daddy all their lives and have absolutely no idea how much debt (non-dischargeable, remember) six figures is and how it will impact every life decision going forward.
I am 27 and have not received a dollar from "mommy and daddy" for almost a decade. I worked to pay tuition, rent and everything else. I may not know what 200k debt feels like, but I know what it is like to be near-unemployable with my lib. arts degree. I also know what its like to get excited by risk, an attribute that is common with most people who achieve what they want in life. Let me translate your post for you: "I'm a cowardly douche, I enter threads that have nothing to do with me and make assumptions about people I don't know, but golly it makes me feel a little better about my life decisions" GTFO
Yes, except there is 1 small problem. Law school doesn't turn losers into winners. If you are an unemployed liberal arts loser working shit jobs for minimum wage, no decent paying law firm will hire you. If you couldn't figure out how to make it in the real world, you don't have a snowball's chance in law which is far FAR more cutthroat and competitive than other industries.
It just hurts my heart to see a sour old woman like you use the flag first flown by the JFO in Warsaw as your avatar.