areyouinsane wrote:I have a hard time understanding why so much anger is directed at those who point out what a mistake going to a TTT law school will be. The fact is that even when the economy was good, these schools still had utterly abysmal placement, mostly in small-time gutter firms doing work like landlord tenant or ambulance chasing, etc. If these schools charged reasonable tuition (like 5 K a year), no one would really care, but Brooklyn and the toilet called SH charge the same as Yale for their comical "law degrees," if that's what you want to call them.
Also get ready to lose that $$$, as these schools love to "stack" all the scholly kids together so that most lose the ride after 1st semester. The old bait n' switch.
It isn't "mean" to point out the dismal prosepcts coming out of these schools, it's simply the cold, hard truth. If these were/are the best schools you can get into, you're probably better off just admitting right now that law probably "isn't your thing" and become a hairdresser, truck driver, or some other menial job. Why not just take a 30-40 K job in one of these areas now, rather than wasting 3 years to end up with that salary in 2015 or whatever?
If you're going to claim to be the voice of hard, cynical truth, don't go spreading urban legends about scholarship stacking -- at least at BLS, it's not done. It's a really stupid myth too -- stacking simply isn't necessary because the LSAT and GPA are already such imperfect predictors of law school success, so it's just inevitable that some people will lose scholarships. The myth is mostly the result of (1) bitter people looking for an excuse for why they lost their scholarships and (2) the fact that at many of these schools half or more of all students are on some kind of scholarship, so it can often seem like "almost everyone in my section" has scholarship (not to mention that some people will lie out of embarrassment).