grades?? wrote:rpupkin wrote:grades?? wrote:At best from a school in that range is a 50% of ever getting a job as a lawyer. The private sector for grads from those schools means small firms. Usually 40-50k a year, if you are one of the lucky ones. Good luck making 50k and paying off 200k.
The bolded isn't true, but, yeah, definitely do not take on 200K of debt to go to a school like this.
I mean its kinda true. The 90s of the USNews rankings is Chicago Kent, Texas AM, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Stetson, and WVU.
Lets pick the first, middle, and last of this list:
1- Chicago Kent: 56% legal jobs
2- LSU: 60% legal jobs
3- WVU: 62% legal jobs
I mean this is pretty f^%&ing close to a coins flip chance to ever work as a lawyer. Sure not exactly 50/50, but 60/40 doesn't make me feel that much better.
OP, do not go to any of these schools for anything but free. Even that it is a risky decision.
Most of those people ha father option to be an attorney making 40-50k and went another route. People leave law all the time when the pay is good. They leave exponentially more often when the pay is not good.
As a graduate from a school like this- worst outcome is doing doc review if you want to go the attorney route. Many people don't want to go that route.
60percent working law DOES NOT MEAN 40% couldn't get a law job.