Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

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Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby taxguy » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:41 am

I know there have been all kinds of warnings about going to lower tiered schools. In fact, there have been a lot of warnings about attending even a moderately tiered school. However, this NY Times article is very disturbing. I encourage all of you to read it and to read over the blog cited in the article. It might be a little more doomsday than I would have liked, but it does make some very valid points.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/busin ... &src=busln
This is a seven page article entitled, "Is Law School a Losing Game."

See also the following blog that was mentioned in the article:http://T14 Paradise.blogspot.com/ and http://subprimejd.blogspot.com/

I am sure many of you think that you are that special flower that will outshine the statistics. My son certainly feels this way despite my arguments.
Forewarned is forearmed.
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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby akili » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:45 am

taxguy wrote:I know there have been all kinds of warnings about going to lower tiered schools. In fact, there have been a lot of warnings about attending even a moderately tiered school. However, this NY Times article is very disturbing. I encourage all of you to read it and to read over the blog cited in the article. It might be a little more doomsday than I would have liked, but it does make some very valid points.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/busin ... &src=busln

See also the following blog that was mentioned in the article:http://T14 Paradise.blogspot.com/

I am sure many of you think that you are that special flower that will outshine the statistics. My son certainly feels this way despite my arguments.
Forewarned is forearmed.


Just a heads up...the link requires you to log in.

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby niederbomb » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:47 am

Also one of the guys in that article went to Columbia.

So it's not just about lower ranked schools.

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby taxguy » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:48 am

I just clicked on the link and wasn't required to log in. Who knows? Maybe I have a free account that I got many years ago.

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akili
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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby akili » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:52 am

Is the article called "Is Law School a Losing Game?" If it is, it's already been posted and here's a link to the current discussion: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143622

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby AP-375 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:27 pm

I read this article this morning in the paper. It is a very comprehensive article, covering just about all of the major gripes that we hear about on TLS regarding the law school scam. Really liked it.

EDIT: Its a super quick, free sign up. I'm not print journalist or anything, so I don't have a reason to promote this, but I thought it summed up all of the negativity on TLS perfectly.
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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby re-applicant » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:28 pm

niederbomb wrote:Also one of the guys in that article went to Columbia.

So it's not just about lower ranked schools.


1. this article is being discussed in another larger thread
2. the thread has discovered that the nyt got it wrong; he went to columbia for ugrad, then University of Florida for law school.

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby AP-375 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:37 pm

re-applicant wrote:
niederbomb wrote:Also one of the guys in that article went to Columbia.

So it's not just about lower ranked schools.


1. this article is being discussed in another larger thread
2. the thread has discovered that the nyt got it wrong; he went to columbia for ugrad, then University of Florida for law school.


Link please??

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby akili » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:06 pm

The link is four posts above yours.

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Re: Really think hard about attending a lower ranked school.

Postby AP-375 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:08 pm

Thanks




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