To people who say it's worthwhile to do non T-14

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby redsox » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:07 pm

HYSenberg wrote:Hit her.


Fuck you.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby whereskyle » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:19 pm

I chose lesser T14 with $$$, which shares the employment prospects of some of the T15-20, but is older and slightly more prestigious. I want to see my family, and, T14 or not, if you go 200k in debt, you're going to have to work all of the time. Just a little bit of my perspective on relenting on the top school or bust mentality. With living expenses debt at the most, I almost feel that this whole law school thing is not entirely insane.

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Re: To people who say it's worthwhile to do non T-14

Postby BillsFan9907 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:20 pm

Wow. I really did not see what they are thinking.
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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby 20141023 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby whereskyle » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:43 pm

Seoulless wrote:This isn't the appropriate forum, but the people responding here are by far the most helpful people I've met here. Would any of you guys be willing to look over my personal statement? I figure if I posted this request in the personal statement forum, probably none of you would see it.


Sure, Seoulless. I don't think that my PS was necessarily phenomenal, but it definitely didn't screw the pooch. PM me or link me to another thread, and I'll tell you what I think.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby Young Marino » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:15 am

HYSenberg wrote:Hit her.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby jingosaur » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:28 am

Seoulless wrote:This isn't the appropriate forum, but the people responding here are kappycaft1 is by far the most helpful people person I've met here. Would any of you guys be willing to look over my personal statement? I figure if I posted this request in the personal statement forum, probably none of you would see it.


Fixed that for you.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby stillwater » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:28 am

bee wrote:
HYSenberg wrote:Hit her.

:|


totoro would NOT endorse such inappropriate action

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Re: To people who say it's worthwhile to do non T-14

Postby BillsFan9907 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:58 am

How is it that for all these schools, the 50% percentile is 160,000? Wouldn't we expect to find variance, if only by 1,000 or so?
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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby 20141023 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:28 am

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Re: To people who say it's worthwhile to do non T-14

Postby BillsFan9907 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:32 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Seoulless wrote:How is it that for all these schools, the 50% percentile is 160,000? Wouldn't we expect to find variance, if only by 1,000 or so?

Because market biglaw salary is $160,000.

Even if there is some variance in reality, you must keep in mind that these are numbers that are self-reported by schools, which in turn get these number through self-reporting from their graduates, so if a student is making $160,932 they might just say that they make $160,000 to make things easier.


Gotcha. So let me know if I've got this right - while the average Penn grad makes the same as the average Columbia Grad, the later has more interesting positions available for that salary than does the former.
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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby 20141023 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:58 am

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby Lincoln » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:00 am

I was c/o 2013 at Cornell. Feel free to PM for Cornell-specific questions. Otherwise, just listen to kappycaft1.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:06 am

She's right and your wrong. Going to a school outside of T10 for the right price can be a great decision.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby PalmBay » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:21 pm

There are tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 and end up having successful and "worthwhile" careers.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby drevo » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:29 pm

PalmBay wrote:There are tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 and end up having successful and "worthwhile" careers.


While I agree with what you're getting at this isn't exactly a great way to state it. Because there are also tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 who end up having shitty careers (if they even get to be a lawyer) and debt they can't service. "Tons" isn't exactly a great measuring stick to use.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby PalmBay » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:55 pm

drevo wrote:
PalmBay wrote:There are tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 and end up having successful and "worthwhile" careers.


While I agree with what you're getting at this isn't exactly a great way to state it. Because there are also tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 who end up having shitty careers (if they even get to be a lawyer) and debt they can't service. "Tons" isn't exactly a great measuring stick to use.

I never commented on those who don't attain satisfactory careers. Stating that tons of people outside the t-10/14 are able to doesn't imply that there are tons who do not. If that's what you extrapolated, it's not my fault.

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Re: My wife doesn't buy that not doing top 10 isn't worthwhile

Postby Lincoln » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:31 am

PalmBay wrote:There are tons of people who don't go to t-10 or t-14 and end up having successful and "worthwhile" careers.


There are also "tons" of people who dropped out of college who ended up successful with "worthwhile" careers. That doesn't mean it's advisable.




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