romothesavior wrote:1. Just because someone goes to law school doesn't mean they can't discourage other people from making the same mistake.
2. What is right for some people is not right for everyone. There may be valid reasons for one TLS poster to go to law school, or go to a particular law school, and yet those reasons may not apply to OP or to other TLS posters with different circumstances. For example, my college buddy just got into UVA Law with a full ride, and has also been considering Wash U. If I told him, "Go to UVA, don't go to Wash U," would you say, "But you go to Wash U! What a hyprocrite!" Of course not, because the situations are completely different. What we're trying to discern right now is why OP is so set on law school, why they want the degree in the first place, what they plan to use it for, etc. Circumstances matter.
3. And on a similar note... there is a world of difference between going to a lower tier school vs. going to a T15-20ish school with a massive scholarship.
TL;DR: Sorry, but your position is really ridiculous.
It's not the same logic as picking law schools. I only see law students discouraging the Know-It-All 0Ls to not go to law school. I get it. I don't understand why the OP wants to go to law school either, but how can anyone try to discourage her when we don't know what her reasons are. When did you all become experts on what is mistake for someone. A JD doesn't make a career coach out of someone. "You'll never get a job" "You're going to hate it" "You'll be in so much debt that you'll be on food stamps"... It's all absurd. The job markets are different geographically as well.
If someone can explain to me why current law students discourage anyone else from attending law school then I will stand corrected. Advice is great, but no one really seems to give it unless it's "Don't go to Law School".