Bane75 wrote:First off you sound like and by all accounts are, a pretentious douchebag. I posted this question to see which option people would pick. I thought it would be assumed that i intend on going to law school. The people i was trying to reach were ones who would tell me which option was better. I received one response answering my question. The only answer i took issue with was the one that suggested if BC and BU were my best options, then i shouldn't go to law school. I think that's ridiculous. If the fact that i refuse to enter law school believing I'm going to fail means i'm arrogant and childish then so be it. I have looked at all the job prospects. If you go by statistics of getting a Big Law job, then law school is not a good idea outside of the T14. That's the bottom line. Has it ever occurred to you that some people enjoy the topic of law and want to go to law school even if the chances at a top job are low? I asked which you guys would pick of the two options. Some answers i received were oozing with arrogance and shock at how i could even consider attending a law school that is outside of the Top 14. I was polite and observant to all the people who responded. I never said i was going to "outwork" everyone nor did i claim to expect a 4.0. All i said was that i think it's wrong to enter into such a big commitment expecting failure. I'm an adult making an informed decision about my future. The fact that you need to take time out of your day to hide behind a keyboard and denigrate someone interested in accepting a full scholarship to a law school is pathetic. I'll be in touch in four years. To the reasonable people who chimed in like gentlemen i appreciate your tips and concern.
If you have looked at all of the job prospects, you would know that even at the T14 a large amount of people find themselves unemployed/underemployed. This has nothing to do with elitism, this has to do with getting you a job that can pay back whatever debt that you take on. Even with a full-ride you still have significant COL and 60k will take a long time to service if you are jobless (the more likely option) or working a "good" job from these schools (which pay 40k).
There are a lot of things that I enjoy, but I don't pursue them as a career because it is simply unreasonable both monetarily and chance-wise. People aren't telling you not to go because you won't get a firm job, they're telling you because getting shitlaw isn't even likely.
Good luck with your informed decision. While LSAT scores aren't necessarily strongly correlated with law school performance, you will be taking exams in law school that determine your future. What if you don't do well on law school exams, just like with the LSAT? You'd be better served studying better, even if it takes you a year, because that one test can be more important than every law school test you take if it gets you into a good enough school.