Nicholasnickynic wrote:OP seems legit.
You guys are all acting like a bunch of T3 0Ls who are told "don't go to law school."
They ignore all the logic/experience/advice/blogs.
They don't even consider for a second that what the person is telling them might be right.
Instead they come up with a predetermined outcome (that law school is the right choice) and then try to come up with arguments that justify the decision.
I always thought that T3 students were being stupid when they were repeatedly warned and still wanted to go. I thought, "their silly, I know its their dream, but clearly this won't work out for them." I couldn't understand how they could ignore the logic.
After seeing all the posts in response to OP, I now understand the T3s. I'm thinking to myself (as I'm sure many of you are) "its okay I'm going to be well above median! I'll do extra good."
Lots of irony and hypocrisy in this thread.
What makes you think we're T3 students? OP says that outside of YALE, few law schools are worth going to. In no way am I justifying going to a T3, or even a T2. But I know plenty of people at T10 (or even T25) that are doing just fine, and I doubt that every single one of them is the exception to the rule.
Furthermore, I HAVE done my research, thank you. I don't expect law school to be a guarantee of employment and money and ~dreams fulfilled~ but honestly, what kind of school is? You always run the risk of not getting where you want to go, of not being able to find a job in this economy. We're not idiots. There's a difference between understanding that gamble and making the decision to pursue what we want and just blindly pursuing an obvious loss.