GermX wrote:^ Who said I'm not doing anything or doing part time jobs etc...? I'm so worried I even took a job working for a judge during the winter break instead of going back home.
I know this thread has sidetracked into a "non-t14 =fail" thread. But I just want to say that there's A LOT of schools outside the t-14 which are pretty great. Fordham is definitely one of them. And GW simply put is not. It's a shitty, crappy school, and most of us now in the top 20% are hoping we can get a 65k/yr job if we're lucky. This is not a good school. It's actually amazing how horrifyingly bad it is. Even the atmosphere is just pure shit.
It's not just jobs prospects. Most of their professors are terrible. Here are some examples:
They have a torts professor who spends the entire semester without once explaining what a tort is, and then suddenly in the last 2 classes he releases "videos" explaining intentional torts (which he never did all semester, I mean literally never even talked about it) which incidentally make up 90% of his exam. What does he actually talk about the whole time? Stories of his back in Chicago. A whole lot of products liability, which is 5% of his exam. And when I say products liability, don't mistake it for a discussion on the rules and how to apply them. It's actually more of a "did you guys hear what Ford did? OMG!" discussion.
They have a constitutional law professor who is literally 85 years old. He is so fucking old that he can't even tell when people are in and out of his class. On his exam, he writes a giant hypothetical then asks "what is standing?" and that's it. That's how hilarious his class is. The people who got As in his class figured out where he likes his answers from (he wrote a supplement that's an exact copy of his course).
Their LRW program? Two words: SPOON FEEDING. Last year, I was literally spoon fed all the major cases, everything, and hilariously they said "you need to spend weeks on research!!!" It took me 5 minutes to Shepardize all the cases you gave me and come up with some new ones to make it look like I did work.
They need to stop bringing in people from Harvard who look down at GW students and find some professors who actually care. I'm seriously not kidding, every single professor has made a "joke" about how we will all be jobless and in debt crying, and everyone laughs, nobody realizes how serious these guys are actually being. It's like someone coming up to you and jokingly saying "your mom is going to die tomorrow" and you crack out loud laughing, even though he's totally right.
Maybe you got unlucky on the draw? All my profs are damn good, except one is boring is all.
For LRW, we went over about 6 cases, only three of which were actually important.
Another thing I'm unsure about; are you saying that you can't find a job at all, or that you can't find a biglaw job? If you have a shit ton of debt and can't find that biglaw job, I can appreciate you're being pissed, but I don't think I ever heard that biglaw is guaranteed at GW unless you're on LR and are at least decent at interviews. But if you can't find a decent legal job at all, then that's really crazy.