timbs4339 wrote: Ruxin1 wrote: rad lulz wrote:
GokartMozart315 wrote:i just have trouble believing the evidence presented.
Special-Snowflake/Bergers Disorder most likely
It's a huge leap from the common wisdom to the idea that a top 25 or 30 law school can have such crappy job prospects, especially given all the brainwashing that goes on in this country about how higher education is always the answer and education debt is good debt. This is especially pronounced among the middle and upper-middle classes (I assume OP is the latter). People don't view education as a risky financial investment or law schools as companies trying to market a product.
That may be different in five or ten years, but it's been only a few years since the scamblog movement started to go mainstream.
this is exactly correct. looking at the numbers on law school transparency and the schools themselves, and comparing to the alumni of these schools that i know who are recent grads, the picture isn't rosy but it isn't terrible. on the other hand, i have you guys telling me that if i'm not getting a 3.9 at HYS i'll end up in a soup kitchen, and then calling me crazy for not believing a bunch of keyboard jockeys on a forum. i spend time on ford mustang forums for gods sake and have yet to deal with more hostile and uninformative forum posters.
also debt has little to do with this evaluation: wherever the money's coming from, the education is either worth what it charges or it isn't. it's interesting that people who have to borrow for law school suddenly say the choice of school and scholarships don't matter if i don't have to borrow, like just because my parents aren't broke and/or selfish they're billionaires and this money means nothing? don't understand this. my parents put other things aside to put me through school, and the better i steward those funds the happier everybody is.
let's play a game: every one of you who suggested i'm crazy for having any optimism at these schools, please post where you're attending/attended law school. if you have put your money where your mouth is, or rather not put it where it isn't, i'll take what you say seriously. if not, then just admit you don't really take your own advice.
i'm still going to law school this fall because i don't have a choice, but it's not worth more time trying to drive that point home so i won't. as i've said, i'm choosing among specific options which i've laid out, and sitting on my ass studying for the lsats for another year isn't one of them