nick417 wrote:pianoguy7 wrote:This was clearly a mistake, posting on this forum, let's call it a lapse in judgement. With the exception of a handful of posters this was a complete shit-show. I expected some silly responses but in 5 pages perhaps 4 posts were of value. I understand that people are hurting in this economy and in the law field especially, it is not a novel idea. I was looking for opinions between the schools I listed and in pharmaceutical law however, I received the same ineffectual rants found on every hate-law-blogs. The fact that no one who works in pharmaceutical law could post is actually encouraging as they actually likely have jobs and therefore don't need to troll on website to get a sense of fulfillment.
Thanks to tarp especially for giving me some useful info, I'll certainly take it to heart.
Have you ever looked at reviews for products on Amazon.com or hotel reviews on Expedia? All you see is pages of negativity telling you how awful the hotel is or the product. However, if you actually buy the product or stay at the hotel, you realize that it isn't that bad. This web site is the reviews for products and hotels. ONLY people who have negative experiences post reviews. People who have good experiences usually don't post reviews. For some reason these people think they have a duty to inform everyone of their terrible experiences and trash everything. Honestly, don't waste your time responding to these negative, ignorant people. According to their logic, ALL post high school is a waste of time. I have friends who graduated with bachelors degrees who have debt and can't find jobs. You go to law school for the experiences of learning law, which is a skill, that can be used in life. I personally I enjoy law, reading case law, and arguing the merits regarding a piece of law. That is why I am going to law school. I understand you came here looking for advice, and unfortunately I do not know anything about pharmaceutical law (I do work at a Intellectual Property Firm and I know about patents and such, and pharmaceutical companies are loaded with patents). I suggest looking elsewhere for advice, all you are going to get here is angry reviews from ignorant people who think they have a duty to trash on EVERYTHING, like people who write reviews for products on Amazon.com or hotels on expedia.com.
wut? I will admit that what some people said in this thread was rude and not constructive (although that was after OP and tarp kept insisting that it was wise to go to these third-tier schools and rack up a lot of debt when you have an advanced science degree that could net you a lot of $ working right now). But did you actually read the advice from the people who weren't being douches? There might be some tough love in there but only because we see lots of stubborn people coming in here all the time who are unaware of the bait-and-switch game most law schools play and unaware of the realities of legal hiring, and when we point to those things, they refuse to acknowledge the cold hard statistics. Some people are messing around and being douchey (I mean, this is the Internet), but a lot of people are trying to be helpful. I try to be helpful in 99% of my posts even when it is like talking to a brick wall. We have gotten some portion of people to "see the light" over the years. They generally choose to retake the LSAT (best option) or choose the school with the big scholarship in the area where they plan to work (second best).
From my perspective, even if people do rebuff us and refuse to listen, at least they have the information. Maybe it will sink in later. But, unlike the people choosing to go to law school three or more years ago, there is no way people going now can claim they didn't know about the tough odds facing them.