Leeroy Jenkins wrote:FLINUM2147 wrote:As informative as these forums can be it can be so hard to wade through all the shit sometimes. Everyone on here who got into a top 20 would like to think that their starting salaries out of law school will be twice that of a t4 student. All of their flaming and venting is their way of constantly reminding other posters why they should enjoy a more fulfilling career. I agree that a score in the forties doesn't bode very well for admissions, but none of you on here can say without a doubt that any of these t4'ers will be making crap salaries in the public field. Two of my friends who have graduated from t4 schools from different states are earning very decent starting salaries. I myself am now entering my fourth year in undergrad and my dec. score was a 168 and I plan to retake in the summer. Either way I would like to think that most of the posters on here would actually like to help others with helpful advice , instead of boosting their own egos.
they aren't boosting their own egos as much as they are stating the facts
Yes, there are some people on here that are merely stating the facts. However, there are many people that have taken it upon themselves to denigrate anyone not going to a top school at any chance they get. As if they are doing this because they're legitimately concerned about the career prospects of some random person on the internet. There is a difference from providing advice and trying to belittle others. Most people on here (that get into debates when people say that TTTs and TTTTs can be successful) are just trying to stroke their egos.
If someone was actually trying to give others the facts they would say something like, "The prospects coming from those schools are not good, and I would not advise attending." And if they couldn't convince that person they would leave it alone. But that's not what most people say. It's usually "You're so stupid for even considering going to a school outside of the top 14. How do you not understand that you're going to be a destitute loser by the time you're 50." Even if there is no convincing someone of their position, these people will continue to debate that person for some reason.