rad law wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:The key is to set yourself apart (get a good GPA, beat that 2.4-2.6 curve, do law review, moot court, etc)
Too bad everyone wants that, but not everyone can achieve that result, thanks to a curve and limited lr and moot court spots. I still maintain that one should not go anywhere where he/she would not be happy at the median.
Well... I was talking about my personal experience. I have worked hard to place myself among those at the top of the class, and really to stay and work in Miami FIU is a great option. I go to school for free, I get good grades and I am happy with not making as much money as most people here want to make. And while I agree the statistics are not extremely telling, the average would not be 75k if that many people worked in MCdonalds making 7.15 an hour, which is minimum wage around here.
There is quite a few people in my class who want to have money to purchase expensive cars (audi, mercedes, bmw), spend money in fancy purses and want to live a luxurious life. I'm happy with a honda, a house in the suburbs where to spend my life with my husband and future kids and a dog, make barbecues on Sundays and have a little bit left to travel every now and then and help my parents when they are older. I have never spent more than 30 dollars in a purse and to me all that junk really doesn't matter. 75 k would go a long way for me.