The Dark Kite wrote:californiauser wrote:OP should literally do the opposite of this post.
Recommending a school that gives one a 40% chance of becoming a lawyer is dangerous and irresponsible.
Oh. Lol. Take it easy, chief. I'm just saying... if the guy has made his decision and doesn't want to retake, going to USD isn't much better, is it? Nor is Pepperdine for that matter. I'm just working with what he said. And I amended my original post. BUT, that being said, for people who are applying outside the T50, it will take networking, talent, and luck and location plays a big role in advancing that. Places like NYLS (Unranked, T3/4) are still better than places like Syracuse. So it's not all about rankings and employment percentages. But whatever.
And the VAST majority of people attending schools outside of the top 50 (which is an arbitrary distinction, it's really more like the top 20 or so and maybe even the top 13) should not be going to law school. If law school wasn't so expensive and the job prospects so dismal that wouldn't be the case. But it is what it is and so most people shouldn't be going.