Craplicant150 wrote:To the OP
Don't listen to these pretentious idiots. They are just annoyed that there are law schools out there that allow "non harvard types" to attend.
There are plenty of successful lawyers from Cooley, TJ, Cal Western etc. Graduates who pass the bar from those schools are lawyers and often have successful careers.
And there are plenty of people who play slots and win. Doesn't mean it is a wise investment. I'd like to introduce you to something called "probability." The vast majority of TJLS students will graduate without a job or with a job that barely can make ends meet. I don't think any of us plan to take out six figures of law school debt so we can work as temporary contract attorneys for $25 an hour in the basement of some biglaw firm. Graduating law school doesn't make you a lawyer; practicing law does.
Also, I don't think anyone in this thread goes to Harvard or anything close to it. So GTFO of here with your faux outrage at our non-existent pretentiousness. I wouldn't even tell OP (or anyone else) to go to MY law school at sticker price, so you can damn well better believe that I won't be telling OP to go to one of the absolute worst law schools in the country (and one that barely gives out financial aid). Also, no one said a word about rankings, so WTF is that all about? It's all about jobs. I couldn't care less where TJLS is ranked.
You're right about one thing. I am annoyed that schools like TJLS exist. I am actually appalled that they exist and continue to sucker in naive students and take their money. There are TENS OF THOUSANDS more graduates every year than there are legal jobs that require a J.D., and the majority of these jobs pay shitty salaries that will make your loans cripple your financial freedom for the next 25 years. With this oversupply of lawyers, guess who is on the outside looking in? Usually the people who go to shitty law schools like Thomas Jefferson, Cooley, John Marshall, etc. How can anyone possibly justify these schools existing, or worse, how can anyone justify adding MORE law schools? You could actually close all but the top 100-150 schools and STILL have an oversupply of lawyers in this country.
Before you come babbling some ignorant nonsense, do a little homework and a little thinking.