timbs4339 wrote:kwais wrote:I agree with Campos on most points and think this book can help people, but I think there is an air of elitism. I have met many students, for whom admission and attendance at any law school is a massive source of pride for them and their families. Many of these people do not have good alternatives (IBRetail). Even if they struggle to find shitlaw for years, this may be a step up from A/C repair. Law school can carry great symbolic weight for some people and to tell them that they are idiots destined for apocalyptic poverty just makes you seem out of touch. Ok, sorry for the interruption, back to the circle jerk.
Campos says that there are only certain schools you should attend at sticker price, not that you couldn't attend those schools at a signifcant discount. The sums that some law students are talking about borrowing are vast- over 230k all in. If the advice sounds elitist, it's only becuase the prices charged are currently viable only for members of the upper class. 230k starts to become an iffy proposition evn if you have a 50%+ shot at biglaw.
Advising pople not to borrow 230k to attend a shitty law school just to be a lawyer (which you won't really be without a job) isn't elitist- it's common sense.
now wait a second. If we take Campos at his word here, the advice extends to not attending UCLA with a 100k scholarship, not attending UF for 10k a year, not attending Penn at sticker and so on. Timbs, I agree with the hypo you put forth, but I think Campos' would go further.