Serett wrote:The prudent time to cut your losses really would have been prior to this post.
Explain what I am "losing" here?
Respectfully, everything under contention. First, you attempted to draw a suspect ranking distinction of T10. When someone disagreed, you responded by attributing it to presumed T14-11 self-interest, and that's when you were caught by the left hook TKO of a Yalegerbomb. Then, the ref counted to 10, the match ended, and the audience went home, following which, you metaphorically held a press conference smack-talking your opponent and challenging him to an ill-advised rematch.
That's about as far as I can take the metaphor, but suffice it to say, the distinction of T10 is pretty meaningless. T14, T6, and T3 are the widely agreed-upon breaks, and those breaks are by and large what the data supports. You've allowed for a Michigan-Duke trade-off, but #13 Cornell's LST employment score for 2012 beats that of Michigan (and is extremely comparable to Berkeley, with Cornell likely boasting lower COA for most people), and if we're going to pretend that only Biglaw is a satisfactory outcome, its large firm employment significantly
so. Is the 5% unemployment difference really sufficient to discard the lower T14 as not worth it for a cent of debt? If TLS had a "C'mon, Man!" segment, that'd be a lock. You could point to UVA being an exception with Penn, but there's a debate there over UVA's rankings gaming and school-employed graduates that it's not worth hashing out in this topic. In the end, T14, not T10, is the historical distinction supported by employment outcome data. Also, see:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=213
Lots of movement outside of that T6 over time. Just admit that T10 isn't a meaningful divide, and move on. If your first post read:
daryldixon wrote:You are looking at a T20 on the high side. You should retake but also consider if you really want to go to law school. ITE I wouldn't be taking on debt at any school (even for cost of living) at any law school less than a T14.
You'd be in a stronger position, and no one would've taken any issue with your advice. I get that you probably took some offense at Malice taking a shot at how recently you joined the forums in his response, but it's really not worth going this far down the rabbit hole for an unsustainable position.