the_wanksta36 wrote:You all can disagree all you want, but holding off on a law school until you get into a top 30 is a dumb risk (especially if standardized testing history is against you), and it shows lack of character.
Just for the record, when I applied, I got interviews from William and Mary, Vanderbilt, Washington and Lee, Northwestern (obviously), and others offered them to me who were T1. They are not an 'official' part of the admission process, but if you have some initiative, they are easy to come by.
There are NUMEROUS reasons to attend a T2 school. They are regional is all. They can get you a well-paying job in that area (or state) but don't travel well. Most states don't have a top 20 school, so if you don't plan on moving away, there is no reason to attend some top school where you'll assume a huge debt when you can get into a lower ranked school, and probably with a scholarship. Some T2 have well-known clinics or programs. Like Southwestern or Chapman are good schools to attend if you want to practice Entertainment Law. Many alumni have scored positions with major studios and production companies. Or, if you want to study Energy and Mineral Law, Wyoming boasts a very successful alumni for that. It just depends on your goals. If your goal is to be a pretentious asshole who thinks they are going to impress people with what school they went to, by all means. To each his own.
Right on man, good luck in entertainment law.
...But in the real world, OP, you should avoid this person's advice like the plague. On the one side, you have some random dude spouting emotional appeals and wild claims based on poor anecdotal evidence, misplaced logic, and what appears to be some type of amphetamine. On the other, you have a group of reasonable, respected TLS regulars (you know, the type of people who research and discuss this type of stuff for fun) making solid claims based on a large sampling of data and evidence. It would be easier for the former to simply admit defeat in the face of overwhelming odds, but for some misguided reason he continues to dish out incorrect and potentially harmful advice. But since this is largely a free and open community, sometimes you have to sift through stuff like that to get to the useful, helpful information (which can largely be found in Romo's posts ITT). Good luck.