eskimo wrote: TT09 wrote:
mpasi wrote:The site isn't just about the best law schools. If it were, it wouldn't include profiles on schools from all tiers. I think it's great when someone gets into law school, regardless of whether the school is prestigious or not. Elitism is for weak-minded people, imho.
FWIW, since you guys probably think I'm a jerk, I'll let you know that I grew up poor and do not attend an elite UG, and I feel like I'm coming off wrong. Not worth an argument, though, so sorry if I've offended.
C'mon guys, let's not jump on Eskimo because she makes a point that we all would agree with if we weren't too busy misinterpreting her remarks. Let's be real here. Law school is an enormous financial investment. At some point, you need to consider whether that is a wise investment or not. There is absolutely nothing wrong or elitist with saying that beyond some cut-off point, which Eskimo didn't even define, it isn't worth the investment. In fact, I think one would be hard pressed to disagree with the statement that there are plenty of law schools that are not worth going to, based on realistic job prospects, especially if one is paying sticker.
Those that know me will know that i'm not elitist in the least. In fact, my dad went to a T2 school that many people here would consider TTT, and he is doing well for himself (albeit this was during a different time and economy), so I like to think I have a solid perspective on this argument, and realize that it is possible to have a strong career in the legal field without a T-14 degree on your resume. However, like Eskimo said, there's a difference between elitism and pragmatism. Let's be real guys, we owe it to ourselves and fellow TLSers and law school applicants.