goldeneye wrote: WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
Sheffield wrote:Go as big as you can.
Many businesses never get started because of the lack of lender money. That is clearly not the case with Law School, lender money is available if you are entrepreneur minded and willing to put yourself out there. If so, secure the best law school you can and let the chips fall.
Note, TLS has a multitude of horror story threads but rarely (if ever) do I see threads highlighting the thousands (or tens of thousands) who are delighted with their law school decision and successful outcome. I guess there is a perfectly good rationale for that, but admittedly, I'm not certain why.
The fact that you can assume $300K of debt and not be virtually guaranteed a job on the other side is why there is this sentiment on TLS. And understandably.
I'm with you though. I'm going to take the gamble. If I put everything I have into it I figure there is only a very, very small chance I don't land a good job right out of graduation. Even if I do have trouble finding a job, it's not like the world will end; there will always be a way forward.
got damn people like you are the worst. You're so happy to be in debt that others foot the bill for. You realize you have a 50% chance that you won't land a good job. Not a "very, very small chance". EDUCATE YOURSELF.
Sheffield and I are referring to the T14. I'm not "the worst" because it is not my responsibility to clarify this in my post. Readers can look at Sheffield's TLS profile and my LSN profile. People can see we're not talking about paying sticker at William & Mary.
Maybe the extra "very" was excessive, but "very small chance" is accurate. It's not a coin flip whether I get a good job. Clerkships and biglaw alone at T14 normally exceeds 50%.
And what the hell is this "EDUCATION YOURSELF" business? I tend to fall on the gambling side of the T-14 at sticker debate, but I am constantly here on TLS talking about this. Many of you here can attest to this. More, I have looked at every LST stat and read I think every anti-LS article ever written.
Don't be a bigot and accuse me of being stupid or misleading because I disagree. I'm not telling people to pay sticker at any TT without hesitation. Paying sticker at T14, or T10 for that matter, is a totally different issue. Most of TLS would pay T14 sticker (not most of the Ivy League-educated, 3.8x+ TLS community though, mind you, as their opportunity cost is too high). And almost all of TLS would advise T14 at sticker if the circumstances are right (i.e. UG degree in classics). So, just because I disagree with you doesn't make me wrong, doesn't mean I'm the worst.
Now, if you want to have a substantive debate, if you want to offer another angle as to why no one should ever pay sticker, that no one should ever make another foot their LS debt, by all means. That's why I'm here. Why the hell else would I spend so much time on this site?