"People who go to law school don't get a job"

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:12 pm

flem wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:That's my point. It has a monopoly on this niche and it could be a better outlet.


And my point is the anonymity of the internet means the good will always come with the bad in a place like this.


But my point that is when bad dominates the good, that's not good. I think it depends on what people want from this site. If people want an avenue to vent, then ok. If people want supplemental advice, then ok. If people want general job advice, ok but nothing that would surprise you. But c'mon, there is a ridiculously long thread about what to wear. Seriously.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:15 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:That's my point. It has a monopoly on this niche and it could be a better outlet.


And my point is the anonymity of the internet means the good will always come with the bad in a place like this.


But my point that is when bad dominates the good, that's not good. I think it depends on what people want from this site. If people want an avenue to vent, then ok. If people want supplemental advice, then ok. If people want general job advice, ok but nothing that would surprise you. But c'mon, there is a ridiculously long thread about what to wear. Seriously.


ITT: 0L complains that site run by law students isn't indicative of what a site run by law students should be.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:17 pm

flem wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:But my point that is when bad dominates the good, that's not good. I think it depends on what people want from this site. If people want an avenue to vent, then ok. If people want supplemental advice, then ok. If people want general job advice, ok but nothing that would surprise you. But c'mon, there is a ridiculously long thread about what to wear. Seriously.


There's a very meta-joke in here somewhere about you and how you ironically underestimate aspie-ness of law students but I'm too lazy


Because using the mentally challenged as a scapegoat is a cool thing to do?

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:18 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:That's my point. It has a monopoly on this niche and it could be a better outlet.


And my point is the anonymity of the internet means the good will always come with the bad in a place like this.


But my point that is when bad dominates the good, that's not good. I think it depends on what people want from this site. If people want an avenue to vent, then ok. If people want supplemental advice, then ok. If people want general job advice, ok but nothing that would surprise you. But c'mon, there is a ridiculously long thread about what to wear. Seriously.


ITT: 0L complains that site run by law students isn't indicative of what a site run by law students should be.


Non 0Ls should be working right now. Not sure why they're hanging out on a TLS forum.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:18 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:But my point that is when bad dominates the good, that's not good. I think it depends on what people want from this site. If people want an avenue to vent, then ok. If people want supplemental advice, then ok. If people want general job advice, ok but nothing that would surprise you. But c'mon, there is a ridiculously long thread about what to wear. Seriously.


There's a very meta-joke in here somewhere about you and how you ironically underestimate aspie-ness of law students but I'm too lazy


Because using the mentally challenged as a scapegoat is a cool thing to do?

Have to say I might agree with you there.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Nova » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:19 pm

BearsGrl wrote: If by biggest, you mean no one knows about it, then ok. I love what the site was supposed to represent. I randomly came across it months ago, but I know of no one except maybe one other person that knew about this site.


If you search "law school" on google, TLS is on the first page.... Its really not that random for anyone actually looking.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby dowu » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:21 pm

paratactical wrote:Hey BearsGrl, in what context have you worked with attorneys or how do you know them or whatever? Just wondering!


+1

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:22 pm

Nova wrote:
BearsGrl wrote: If by biggest, you mean no one knows about it, then ok. I love what the site was supposed to represent. I randomly came across it months ago, but I know of no one except maybe one other person that knew about this site.


If you search "law school" on google, TLS is on the first page.... Its really not that random for anyone actually looking.


I don't disagree with that. I never said that it wasn't searchable. I just said that it wasn't a go-to site for folks when conversing with them. That's how I randomly found this site, but I know many, many people who did not.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:22 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
Nova wrote:
BearsGrl wrote: If by biggest, you mean no one knows about it, then ok. I love what the site was supposed to represent. I randomly came across it months ago, but I know of no one except maybe one other person that knew about this site.


If you search "law school" on google, TLS is on the first page.... Its really not that random for anyone actually looking.


I don't disagree with that. I never said that it wasn't searchable. I just said that it wasn't a go-to site for folks when conversing with them. That's how I randomly found this site, but I know many, many people who did not.

Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:23 pm

Nova wrote:
BearsGrl wrote: If by biggest, you mean no one knows about it, then ok. I love what the site was supposed to represent. I randomly came across it months ago, but I know of no one except maybe one other person that knew about this site.


If you search "law school" on google, TLS is on the first page.... Its really not that random for anyone actually looking.

Google ranks based on your history brah

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:25 pm

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:25 pm

flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


She may not need to care if she has boobs

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:26 pm

flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


I told a UMiami law student I would be overjoyed if I got into UVA, and he said "Really? Just go to UM. They're, like, peer schools." That's when I decided to stop telling people IRL that I'm applying to law school.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:26 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:
Nova wrote:
BearsGrl wrote: If by biggest, you mean no one knows about it, then ok. I love what the site was supposed to represent. I randomly came across it months ago, but I know of no one except maybe one other person that knew about this site.


If you search "law school" on google, TLS is on the first page.... Its really not that random for anyone actually looking.


I don't disagree with that. I never said that it wasn't searchable. I just said that it wasn't a go-to site for folks when conversing with them. That's how I randomly found this site, but I know many, many people who did not.

Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


The most recent person that I know, earned a 3.8 at a decent school and had a couple of job offers. She turned it down to take classes. Not knowing about this site doesn't mean you make wrong decisions.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:27 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
The most recent person that I know, earned a 3.8 at a decent school and had a couple of job offers. She turned it down to take classes. Not knowing about this site doesn't mean you make wrong decisions.

wut

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:27 pm

BearsGrl wrote:The most recent person that I know, earned a 3.8 at a decent school and had a couple of job offers. She turned it down to take classes. Not knowing about this site doesn't mean you make wrong decisions.

What do you mean "take classes"?

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:28 pm

flem wrote:
polkij333 wrote:She may not need to care if she has boobs


516 at BEST, broheim


you know me, I always give the "at BEST"

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:28 pm

flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


Who cares. State law schools are cheap.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:29 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


Who cares. State law schools are cheap.


Opportunity Cost

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:29 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


I told a UMiami law student I would be overjoyed if I got into UVA, and he said "Really? Just go to UM. They're, like, peer schools." That's when I decided to stop telling people IRL that I'm applying to law school.


Didn't you say that you lived in SF? Why would you be applying to UM anyways? Do you not live in SF now?

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:30 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


Who cares. State law schools are cheap.

Not true. Evidence: entire UC system.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:31 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:The most recent person that I know, earned a 3.8 at a decent school and had a couple of job offers. She turned it down to take classes. Not knowing about this site doesn't mean you make wrong decisions.

What do you mean "take classes"?


There are multiple definitions of taking classes? Uh, ok.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:31 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


Who cares. State law schools are cheap.


if only :cry:

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:32 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
Didn't you say that you lived in SF? Why would you be applying to UM anyways? Do you not live in SF now?


No, I moved back to Florida once I realized that community college in California is four times the price of a university in Florida. Even living in Miami, I wouldn't apply to UM. The stories those 3Ls tell are terrifying.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby spleenworship » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:32 pm

flem wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Anyone who applies to law school without googling "law school" gets what they deserve.


Yup

Relevant: I was talking to a girl I work with who is about to start in the fall at UGA. Making small talk, I said the new employment stats looked good. She replies with "Really? That's good, I haven't done much research regarding employment".

She's loan-financing everything.

People underestimate how willfully uninformed many law students are, especially those that are at the state schools and below.


Seriously, like half my classmates at my T2 have no idea what the state of legal employment is after 1L. A year they've been doing this and they all are like "stop worrying, we'll all get jobs! as long as you graduate you can get a job! C's get JDs!" Most of the rising 3Ls don't either. Only the ones graduating seem to realize that we only have a 75% full time JD required placement. And none seem to realize that for a school in our rank that's actually quite good.


ETA: and my state T2 is only cheap in comparison to the private schools charging $45K a year...




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