RTFM wrote:Aqualibrium wrote:rad law wrote:Aqualibrium wrote:Technically, passing the bar does = being a lawyer.
But it does not guarantee legal employment.
Technically, as soon as you pass the bar, you are "employed" as a lawyer. In some states you don't even need an honest to goodness office.
Seriously?? Clearly the point is that you can graduate from law school, pass the bar, and still not be able to find a salaried position in the profession you just spent 3 years and $150K+ on. This is true whether you graduate from a T1 or a TTT. And while there are many successful lawyers out there who graduated from TTTs, it is a WHOLE LOT harder.
We aren't arguing here. I agree on the point about paying legal jobs. This all started with the statement
"I'll give you a hint: one of the two [graduates, one from a t14 one from a ttt] is going to be a lawyer."
That statement was followed by the statement that both could pass the bar. What I said is true; technically, passing the bar is all you need to be employed as a lawyer. I made no reference to quality.
Also, I think the responses in this thread would be different if the op had the opportunity to go to a t30 range school. Free tuition at UNC, UGA, Bama, Fordham, W & L, etc... is a good, or at least better, investment of time and money.