Unemployed wrote:But honestly, it is kind of shocking to me that the polls are at 50-50.
Me too. I mean, I guess dreams are worth something...
I find it really interesting as a 1L to re-evaluate people's discussions with respect to law school choices. A lot of things I take for granted - the rough market, the difficulty of predicting performance, the greater than expected portability of T14 degrees, the fact that CCN and even HYS diplomas don't grant the ability to walk on water, the shocking truth that GULC grads get jobs, the fact that for $25,000 I would trade several digits or one appendage, etc. - seem to not factor in at all to discussion here.
It isn't quite the blind leading the blind... but the problem is NOBODY can make a fully informed decision prior to law school because NOBODY knows how well they will do in law school
In my experience, the saddest cases were the professor-meeting, hornbook-guzzling, clerk/professor aspiring students who went in with their hearts in the right place and herculean effort only to have their dreams crushed on the rocks of the realities of law school and the curve. I carry that information with me everywhere these days... real people who tried so fucking hard and came up empty-handed. It colors my perspective on people making choices, but probably too negatively.
Mostly, I just hate the curve. Necessary evil perhaps, but evil.