bearsfan1 wrote:wizard wrote:First of all, I would like to know the qualifications of the people who are advising you against going to law school. Did they hear from a cousin of a friend who read third tier reality that you are going to melt if you go to one of these schools. These people are all negative, pessimistic PUSSIES. They probably go to Touro and have nothing better to do than troll these forums talking shit about law schools outside the T14. These people can talk shit from their keyboard from their mommy's basement but they clearly have no fucking clue what the practice of law is about.
I think that both of these school's place equally well in their respective markets. In Boston you are not going to be competing with Harvard and BU so much because these people are trying to get to NYC. Suffolk will trump New England, Western New England and Maine every day, all day in Boston. BC grads are going for firm jobs for the most part but they as well as Northeastern will be the major competition. Suffolk alums comprise 80% of DA offices and judges in the state of Massachusetts as well as many elected officials on Beacon Hill and other people in government. There are those Suffolk grads who are unemployed and attempting to hang their own shingle etc. But Suffolk has one of the largest classes of all law schools, something like 600 people in each class between day and evening division. Thus, if the 200 people in the bottom of the class are struggling to get that first job there are still 200 people who have legal employment. If you are top 15% at Suffolk biglaw is a real possibility also. I am a former paralegal for a major firm and I know what I'm talking about. I considered WM too but in the end Boston is a much cooler city with a lot more industry and the ocean nearby. I consider everything between Cali and Boston a "fly over" state.
Also, Scholarship money is pointless these days. Lets say you go to Suffolk which costs $40,000 per year and you get a 20,000 per year scholarship. Well, with cost of living you are paying 45,000 per year. At the end of three years the loan payments for 135000 in loans are not going to be any more manageable than those for 195000 per year. Hence, you will be using IBR either way and getting loan forgiveness after 25 years. So, live it up! Start your career like a true lawyer.... Get yours and stick the bill to uncle sam. It's the new American way. The only thing better than this is sticking the bill to uncle sam and then suing the city you live in on a daily basis for MBTA accidents and slip and falls on city sidewalks etc. Then you are fucking the government so that you can make a career of fucking the government.
What the fuck. You think it's bad that there are people on here in their mommy's basement trying to stop a person from making a terrible life choice? But it's so much better that you're in the corner of your trailer/mobile meth lab telling a guy to take out an assload of loans because it's the "American way"? All Harvard and BU grads are trying to get to NYC? If somebody goes to BOSTON University, wouldn't that lead one to believe that they would eventually want to end up in Boston? If somebody got into BU and wants to eventually work in NYC, why not go to St. John's or fucking Fordham? "Suffolk will trump New England and Maine". Get the fuck out of here. I guess we're forgetting about UConn, MAINE, Northeastern, etc, etc, etc, etc, fucking Syracuse grads go to NE for god's sake. "Suffolk will trump New England", lol I still can't believe I read that. You said that if there's "200 people struggling to get that first job, but there are 200 with legal employment". You also said that the class size was 600. Where's the other 200? Oh, let me guess, they dropped out or were kicked out after their 1L? So out of those who go to Suffolk, only 1/3 of them will eventually obtain legal employment. But 15% of that 33% has a good shot at big law. BIGLAW. Laugh you right out of the room wizard. I'm not even gonna comment. But just because a lawfirm office is located in a building larger than your mobile meth lab does not make that law firm apart of BIGLAW. "Boston is a much cooler city with alot more industry and the ocean nearby".- Definitely listen to this advice OP, having an ocean nearby is crucial to obtaining employment with a law firm. With regards to your idea of scholarships, you're actually the reason our country's going to shit. PUSSIES like you would rather live off the government and taxpayer's money than make your own way in life. Let me guess, you're one of those people who goes to WALMART dressed up in a suit only to whip out food stamps to buy your steak, chicken, and lobster?
Bearsfan1, you are a disgrace to the legal community. Grow up. Seriously. Can't believe you're that riled up over a post in a FORUM.