I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:53 pm

truffleshuffle wrote:It's wrong for the neighborhood drug dealer to give out free samples and get the kids hooked, but it's ok for Disney to air its programming free for a week and get the kids to demand their parents pay for it.

Umm... yes?

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby truffleshuffle » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:53 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
Exactly. Tax the shit out of it. Then there's a chance that more than 1 out of every 10 people you meet on the street will have all of their teeth AND be able to correctly use the language.


How does smoking affect somebody's use of language?


I was speaking to the pathetic state of the state's educational system. And its dire need for additional funding.


Ok, I agree. But politicians are all crooked fucktards, so it will probably never reach the areas where it could be used effectively (like schools).

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:57 pm

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby EnriqueL » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:57 pm

Well, I'm out.

Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets. In three years, 99% of you will remember this and wish you had taken my advice.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Ty Webb » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:58 pm

truffleshuffle wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
Exactly. Tax the shit out of it. Then there's a chance that more than 1 out of every 10 people you meet on the street will have all of their teeth AND be able to correctly use the language.


How does smoking affect somebody's use of language?


I was speaking to the pathetic state of the state's educational system. And its dire need for additional funding.


Ok, I agree. But politicians are all crooked fucktards, so it will probably never reach the areas where it could be used effectively (like schools).


This is correct.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:58 pm

EnriqueL wrote:Well, I'm out.

Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets. In three years, 99% of you will remember this and wish you had taken my advice.


lol Glad I got you back to the right thread, Enriq

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Ty Webb » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:59 pm

EnriqueL wrote:Well, I'm out.

Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets. In three years, 99% of you will remember this and wish you had taken my advice.


You would have done poorly as an actuary.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby KMaine » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:59 pm

EnriqueL wrote:
KMaine wrote:
EnriqueL wrote:but law is in a uniquely terrible situation.


You are stupid.


What was your LSAT score?


Probably higher than yours. In any case, I know that the word "unique" means "only one." Here it modifies "terrible" meaning that law is in a terrible situation different from any other terrible situation that may or may not exist in any othe profession. My terse resposne was meant to refer to the fact that you clearly have no idea what it is like in other professions if you think that law is in a "uniquely terrible" situation. My numbers at my current school mean that, even ITE, I will be able to get a job that pays 160K per year. In my previous profession, I would never have made over 50K/year. Now, I may not get that job, but even my fallback options are likely much better than they would have been pre law school. If not, I have taken a chance, and it did not work out.

I do not think the entire premise of your flame is stupid, although I do not understand why you are spending your Friday doing this. And you may not be stupid. In fact, you are probably rather intelligent. There is enough information to support your contentions without resulting to hyperbole. Stick with that. BTW -- snappy comeback.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:59 pm

truffleshuffle wrote:It's wrong for the neighborhood drug dealer to give out free samples and get the kids hooked, but it's ok for Disney to air its programming free for a week and get the kids to demand their parents pay for it.


lol. Mad Magazine is owned by Time Warner. It's a hit job against Disney :D "Propaganda, all is phony" - Bob Dylan.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby MTal » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:00 pm

EnriqueL wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:
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 well. Getting a job won't be a problem for ME- it will be other peoples problem." Denial is an ugly thing.

Lots of irony and hypocrisy in this thread.


dude, the majority of markets - not just legal - are in a tailspin. What blows my mind is people going $80-$100k in debt for a freaking BA/BS degree.


Says the guy who is about to blow $110,000 for a JD. Nah, that couldn't possibly be a stupid idea.


::snicker::

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Ty Webb » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:01 pm

EnriqueL wrote:
May I ask why you're so angry? If you don't like my arguments, either beat them or go elsewhere.


I'm just trying to provide you with some honest advice. FINE, DON'T LISTEN TO SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCE. YOUR CURRENT BAR STUDY HABITS ARE GOING TO LEAD TO FAILURE. THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS A SCAM DESIGNED TO ROB YOUR TIME.

Any statistics you state to the contrary are bullshit, so don't bother.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:01 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:The people still addressing EnriqueL:

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This is a 180 pic.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:02 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:Ok, I agree. But politicians are all crooked fucktards, so it will probably never reach the areas where it could be used effectively (like schools).


This is correct.

Eh, I think the whole corrupt government thing is overblown. In my city at least, the annual budget is published with revenue, including sources, aligned with spending. You can clearly see that the recent tax increases have indeed gone to education, and the ex-superintendent recently explained to me how the funds were necessary to provide computer software to students that was expensive up front, but will save a lot of money down the line.

Don't most places have publicly available budgets like this?

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:02 pm

MTal wrote:::snicker::


Yeeeeessss! I knew you'd show up eventually. Can a mod change the name of this thread to "Waiting for MTal"?

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Jack Smirks » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:02 pm

EnriqueL wrote:Well, I'm out.

Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets. In three years, 99% of you will remember this and wish you had taken my advice.

omg you're right. Enrique, everyone else ITT might not be convinced, but gosh darnit I am, so your work here is done. You saved a life today. Well done my friend, well done.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby sumus romani » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:03 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
Rock Chalk wrote:The people still addressing EnriqueL:

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This is a 180 pic.



It sure looks to be a college campus. Might it not be Michigan Law? That is the sort of thing someone who goes to M would do.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby truffleshuffle » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:Don't most places have publicly available budgets like this?


USA: http://congress.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/ ... this-year/

California: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6 ... mesticNews

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Ty Webb » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:04 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:Ok, I agree. But politicians are all crooked fucktards, so it will probably never reach the areas where it could be used effectively (like schools).


This is correct.

Eh, I think the whole corrupt government thing is overblown. In my city at least, the annual budget is published with revenue, including sources, aligned with spending. You can clearly see that the recent tax increases have indeed gone to education, and the ex-superintendent recently explained to me how the funds were necessary to provide computer software to students that was expensive up front, but will save a lot of money down the line.

Don't most places have publicly available budgets like this?


You're clearly unfamiliar with the people who run my state government.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06 ... isappears/

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:09 pm

EnriqueL wrote:Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets.


I hope to God this is a euphemism.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:11 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
EnriqueL wrote:Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets.


I hope to God this is a euphemism.


If only Kagan were still Dean of HLS...

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby balzern » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:12 pm

EnriqueL wrote:Well, I'm out.

Hope you all enjoy filling up your Deans' pockets. In three years, 99% of you will remember this and wish you had taken my advice.


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EnriqueL^
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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Unitas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:13 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
Rock Chalk wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
truffleshuffle wrote:Ok, I agree. But politicians are all crooked fucktards, so it will probably never reach the areas where it could be used effectively (like schools).


This is correct.

Eh, I think the whole corrupt government thing is overblown. In my city at least, the annual budget is published with revenue, including sources, aligned with spending. You can clearly see that the recent tax increases have indeed gone to education, and the ex-superintendent recently explained to me how the funds were necessary to provide computer software to students that was expensive up front, but will save a lot of money down the line.

Don't most places have publicly available budgets like this?


You're clearly unfamiliar with the people who run my state government.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06 ... isappears/

--LinkRemoved--



Oh that is the best you come up with for our lovely state:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02499.html

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/10/ ... index.html

http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/03/1315 ... haley.html

http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/06/08/15 ... beach.html

I mean come on and this is just politics.

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:32 pm

Wow, sorry guys. Every state is having trouble actually making a budget, but once they come up with one it'll be there for you to see, right?

Maybe living in the Midwest has made me naive?

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Re: I Definitely Do NOT Recommend Law School

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:36 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:Wow, sorry guys. Every state is having trouble actually making a budget, but once they come up with one it'll be there for you to see, right?

Maybe living in the Midwest has made me naive?


If you don't think government is corrupt, then your Midwestern state is not Illinois.




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