sunynp wrote:Jah'rakal wrote:smoothies wrote:Would someone please explain to me why going to either one of these schools is a bad idea IF
1. cost is not an issue for the OP
2. he/she has got a guaranteed job with the family firm
3. all schools teach the same basic law concepts and probably have reasonably competent professors
4. once you get a job and/or reach a certain age, where you went to school becomes a pretty insignificant issue
5. a good deal of what you need to learn (practically-speaking) to be a lawyer doesn't come from law school anyway
I know you want to jump all over this and ridicule it, but I would prefer some sound reasoning instead of clever diatribe.
these are all true, TLS just likes to ridicule and make unwarranted assumptions about OP's circumstance (see post above). the condition given is cost is not an issue, why try to make it one? he got guaranteed job from firm then why assume he will need a different job? plus once he worked so many years, where he graduated hardly matter anymore.
I'm not ridiculing OP, I'm trying to give good advice. Just because you can afford something doesn't mean that the cost isn't an issue. If the money can be better spend on a better school, then OP should do that. Why pay full price for low quality?
OP is trying to set up a career for life. There is no guarantee that the family firm will be around for all of OP's career. I don't think OP should make his career and school decisions based on that assumption. OP will have trouble finding another job if that firm has a problem. People don't last forever at firms.
but that was not even OP's question, why can't we just answer the question asked. sure OP could retake, anyone could, and of course we always want to go to a better school, perhaps UF in Florida for OP or Rutgers in NJ, but given the choices at the moment, it's Barry vs. Ave Maria, and I think instead of dissing OP we should point him to the better choice between the two, and in this case, it's Barry. If OP has the time to wait another year and retake, then by all means, but if OP's set on going to school with no worry about expenses, then Barry 's a better option