Well, I can say I have one of the worst cycles this year.

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amputatedbrain
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Re: Well, I can say I have one of the worst cycles this year.

Postby amputatedbrain » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:50 pm

This thread raises an interesting question. Which is worse

A) Apply to a bunch of schools across the spectrum, get into a few shitty ones, some surprise dings, still have option of law school

or

B) Go Big or Go Home attitude, get shut out of T14, do something else with life.

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Re: Well, I can say I have one of the worst cycles this year.

Postby JustDude » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:30 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:This thread raises an interesting question. Which is worse

A) Apply to a bunch of schools across the spectrum, get into a few shitty ones, some surprise dings, still have option of law school

or

B) Go Big or Go Home attitude, get shut out of T14, do something else with life.


B is better. It will save you 200K and 3 years

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Re: Well, I can say I have one of the worst cycles this year.

Postby miamiman » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:40 pm

JustDude wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:This thread raises an interesting question. Which is worse

A) Apply to a bunch of schools across the spectrum, get into a few shitty ones, some surprise dings, still have option of law school

or

B) Go Big or Go Home attitude, get shut out of T14, do something else with life.


B is better. It will save you 200K and 3 years


While I tend to agree with this, there is something to be said for the intangible benefits of having a law career for the rare person willing to labor in the law with little compensatory incentive

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Re: Well, I can say I have one of the worst cycles this year.

Postby honestabe84 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:51 pm

The T14 or bust notion does not go everyone. Obviously, if you want biglaw then you better go to a great school. However, if you have more modest aspirations (i.e. public defense, ADA in small town, or any other PI job), a strong regional school will suffice IMO.




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