NoleFin wrote: Ludovico Technique wrote:
Lol it does appear weve been on different wave lengths. Thank you for the information, sorry about any hostility I may have brought on to the site. I just have been reading it for weeks now, and Im constantly angered by the amount of elitism and negativity i see on hear, so i just felt like speaking my mind a little.
Well there is no elitism. Elitism would be saying go to Harvard over FSU just because Harvard is more prestigious. The reality is that there are huge differences in job prospects between top law schools and lower ranked law schools. If you think it's elitist to want a job then yeah I guess the site is elitist.
And the negativity is warranted. The legal industry is in the shitter right now. There are too many graduates, not enough jobs, little security, rising tuition costs, etc.
Also part of the frustration with your initial post is that it indicates you've done no research at all. Did you use the search function for "sports agent"? You could have found other threads that already answered your question. There are also a ton of threads that talk about the general shitty state of the legal market
Well I know Harvard obviously is a world away from FSU. Thats not what I meant by elitism. The elitism I see is in the form of "you didnt get into a T14 school? Kill yourself." Thats really not that far off from whats said around here.
You are right, I should have searched the site more comprehensively before posting. I did a little and didnt come up with much, but its definitely possible I missed the info available.
FSU is the only law school you should even consider in Florida, but because they offer almost no scholarship at all beyond "in-state tuition waivers" which you wouldn't qualify for, it's probably unlikely to pay off. And especially because you have an unrealistic pipe-dream about what job you'll get after graduating, you really shouldn't even consider that school.
But given that you're 100% set on going to law school and FSU is going to be a much lower debt load, it's really the only law school you should consider (insofar as you can't be swayed from going to law school). Being in-state and if you can work part-time, you can keep your debt very low ($60k). Having your mom and dad pay for your law school tuition doesn't mean you're rich or that you should burn their money as opposed to your own. But like I said, since you're dead set on going to law school, FSU is your best bet by a lot.
They released a "redacted" NALP report to LST for 2011, but their poor blacking out skills leave open all the sensitive information they tried to cover:
You can also see the official ABA employment statistics for FSU here: http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/
About 65% of the 2011 class had something that wasn't obviously a fake or non-job.
In the blacked out area of their NALP report, you can see that only 59% of the class reported salaries, for which the median was 55,000.
Note that these are bad numbers by any objective measure. HOWEVER, they are much better than most law schools, and especially for the cost of attendance, FSU performs much better than most peer schools, especially when factoring in the in-state tuition. Georgia is perhaps another option and they would be reasonably likely to give you an in-state waiver (they are pretty generous with those).
The sooner you grow up, the better off you'll be, but at least if you go to FSU Law School, you'll be less worse off than going somewhere else. Your numbers will get you in, and having a bachelor's from the school will also give you a boost.
And lastly, just to be clear: DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL. IT IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR YOU AND YOU WILL REGRET THE DECISION.