With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

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With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby blair22 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:48 pm

Why are you still applying to go to law school? There is SO much negativity with regard to legal job prospects, and not just on TLS.

I am not trying to be snarky here and this is not a flame, as I myself am applying to law school. But applying and actually matriculating somewhere are two different scenarios, and I am very unsure about the latter.

Thoughts?

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby NZA » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 pm

This is a unique thread.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby minnbills » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 pm

It sucks out there for everybody. I am going to adjust my admisssions strategy by being very careful about debt.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby scammedhard » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:56 pm

Scholarships are covering my tuition in full to a T14. I think that's the only one should go to law school these days; and even so, I am very uncertain about my decision.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Bronx Bum » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:58 pm

WOW WHAT A UNIQUE THREAD. IBTL

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby blair22 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:59 pm

scammedhard wrote:Scholarships are covering my tuition in full to a T14. I think that's the only one should go to law school these days;
and even so, I am very uncertain about my decision.


Wow, that is very impressive - congrats. Scary though that someone even in your position is uncertain.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Gecko of Doom » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:02 pm

blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school?

Because we're lemmings/masochists/whatever term Elie Mystal is using this week.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby scammedhard » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:05 pm

Gecko of Doom wrote:
blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school?

Because we're lemmings/masochists/whatever term Elie Mystal is using this week.

Elie is on vacation this week; but point duly noted.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby monarchylover » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:06 pm

blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school? There is SO much negativity with regard to legal job prospects, and not just on TLS.

I am not trying to be snarky here and this is not a flame, as I myself am applying to law school. But applying and actually matriculating somewhere are two different scenarios, and I am very unsure about the latter.

Thoughts?


a) because I have a long work history in inside/outside sales and would rather eat shit.

b) because I suck horribly at organic so engineering/med/DO/dental/podiatry/chiropractic/vet/pharmD school is out

c) because I have come to understand that though I have wanted to be other things I have always come back to wanting to be a litigator.

d) because I would rather struggle being broke as hell as an attorney than being rich at anything else.

e) because I have made lots and lots of money doing something that ate my soul everyday and now understand that you will never truly be rich unless you do what makes you happy.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby scammedhard » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:11 pm

I think most TLSers are, overall, making an OK decision; most of us are going to Tier 1 schools with at least some money. The problem is those 30000 or so that go to TTs/TTTs/TTTTs year after year at sticker.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby typ3 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:23 pm

Because I will be a 4th generation lawyer with a guaranteed partner position at my family's firm that has been around since the 1930's... hth

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Robespierre » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:24 pm

blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school? There is SO much negativity with regard to legal job prospects, and not just on TLS.


Because I've wanted to be an attorney my whole life, and three years as a biglaw paralegal has confirmed it;
Because my personal situation, thank god, is that I can pay for LS without taking on major debt;
Because the current bad hiring environment won't last forever;
Because I have faith in myself; and
Because Harvard people will tell you non-HYS isn't worth it, GULC people will tell you non-T14 isn't worth it, BU people will tell you non-T25 isn't worth it, Tulane people will tell you non-Tier 1 isn't worth it, St. John's people will tell you TTT isn't worth it. You can't worry about other people's posturing. Do what's right for you.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:05 pm

Because the banks won't loan me 150k to put on black?

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Because the banks won't loan me 150k to put on black?

Nice 8) .

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby monarchylover » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:15 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Because the banks won't loan me 150k to put on black?


then you're doing it all wrong

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:17 pm

FWIW, the OP of this thread is the alt of the OP of this thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=162792 .

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:20 pm

monarchylover wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:Because the banks won't loan me 150k to put on black?


then you're doing it all wrong

Damn my lack of assets.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby monarchylover » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:22 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
monarchylover wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:Because the banks won't loan me 150k to put on black?


then you're doing it all wrong

Damn my lack of (ability to use other people's) assets.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby johnnyutah » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:34 pm

blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school?

It's better than retail.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:38 pm

monarchylover wrote:
blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school? There is SO much negativity with regard to legal job prospects, and not just on TLS.

I am not trying to be snarky here and this is not a flame, as I myself am applying to law school. But applying and actually matriculating somewhere are two different scenarios, and I am very unsure about the latter.

Thoughts?


a) because I have a long work history in inside/outside sales and would rather eat shit.

b) because I suck horribly at organic so engineering/med/DO/dental/podiatry/chiropractic/vet/pharmD school is out

c) because I have come to understand that though I have wanted to be other things I have always come back to wanting to be a litigator.

d) because I would rather struggle being broke as hell as an attorney than being rich at anything else.

e) because I have made lots and lots of money doing something that ate my soul everyday and now understand that you will never truly be rich unless you do what makes you happy.


ugh.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:41 pm

Helmholtz wrote:FWIW, the OP of this thread is the alt of the OP of this thread: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 0&t=162792 .


Lulz.


typ3 wrote:Because I will be a 4th generation lawyer with a guaranteed partner position at my family's firm that has been around since the 1930's... hth


Welp, that's pretty solid.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby booboo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:50 pm

Helmholtz wrote:FWIW, the OP of this thread is the alt of the OP of this thread: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 0&t=162792 .


I like this guy.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby monarchylover » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:50 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
monarchylover wrote:
blair22 wrote:Why are you still applying to go to law school? There is SO much negativity with regard to legal job prospects, and not just on TLS.

I am not trying to be snarky here and this is not a flame, as I myself am applying to law school. But applying and actually matriculating somewhere are two different scenarios, and I am very unsure about the latter.

Thoughts?


a) because I have a long work history in inside/outside sales and would rather eat shit.

b) because I suck horribly at organic so engineering/med/DO/dental/podiatry/chiropractic/vet/pharmD school is out

c) because I have come to understand that though I have wanted to be other things I have always come back to wanting to be a litigator.

d) because I would rather struggle being broke as hell as an attorney than being rich at anything else.

e) because I have made lots and lots of money doing something that ate my soul everyday and now understand that you will never truly be rich unless you do what makes you happy.


ugh.


meh

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby crossarmant » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:52 pm

Because I'm looking for a reason to flee to country in 3 years.

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Re: With the BLEAK outlook of the legal market...

Postby booboo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:53 pm

crossarmant wrote:Because I'm looking for a reason to flee to country in 3 years.


You're not even going to spend a year trying to get a job? Lol.




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