mike0331 wrote:Classic TLS... advice should be taken with a grain of salt. If you go to a school like Suffolk you'll have to bust your ass... but you can get a job. Both people I know from the last graduating class are employed in JD required jobs... both busted there ass as well. Suffolk is under represented but the whole "fuck law if its your dream and thats all you can get" stuff isnt the full story. Just be aware you'll need to work stupid hard and youll be at a disadvantage compared to grads of other schools.
So, 1) what did the mess of above-median grads who are unemployed and have essentially no hope of becoming lawyers do wrong, relative to middle of class at almost any other school in the country? 2) You say "work hard/bust ass" a lot, are you insinuating that grades are the reason people get hired at a place like Suffolk? 3) The standard advice we give to 0Ls is to expect median grades, because 1L grading is notoriously and extremely unpredictable. Are you saying that for a place like Suffolk, any random person on the internet, so long as they "bust ass," is going to be in the 30% whose life doesn't completely go in the shitter?
OP, again, this is not good advice. Suffolk is literally one of the worst schools in the country -- just because this dude knows two people who got a job does not mean that it is not the case that there are six people for every two of them who are in serious debt and are straight unemployable. Suffolk is fine if and only if you are paying no money for it and have a legitimate contract for employment upon bar passage.
A school where almost 70% of all graduates never become attorneys is simply not worth three years of your life unless there is some bona fide guarantee at the end.
I can't believe there are people (who are not suffolk adcomms) arguing this point. OP is a fucking single mother. If there is ever a time to give tempered, safe advice, this is it.