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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby CE2JD » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:04 pm

solo_lawyer wrote:http://lawschoolscam.blogspot.com/


Wow... solo_lawyer hasn't been banned by TLS mods yet. I'd have lost that bet.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby solo_lawyer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:06 am

CE2JD wrote:
solo_lawyer wrote:http://lawschoolscam.blogspot.com/


Wow... solo_lawyer hasn't been banned by TLS mods yet. I'd have lost that bet.


That old cognitive dissonance, she do sting a mite, don't she, son?

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby M51 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:54 am

CE2JD wrote:Proof that everyone going to law school paying full freight is retarded: --LinkRemoved--


This whole OCI Fail thing is getting way overhyped at this point.
Back in August it was "Holy Shit, we all thought we were gonna be okay, but apparently not." People start crying because they expected 10+ callbacks w/ their median grades, and only got 1-3. Understandable, it was a lot worse than anyone was really predicting.

Now that callbacks are mostly over, people who struck out are trying to find other ways to fill that summer and making alt career plans... But it seems that everyone forgot that even if 1/3 people who wanted biglaw aren't getting it, 2/3 people still got in, ITE. I don't know what people's opportunity costs are, but a healthy shot at 160k a year starting career is pretty good regardless, especially ITE. There are very very very few professions where you'd have a shot at making anywhere near the $ or lay prestige that law school still offers, much less both. That's not to mention the large # of people who would value a top notch legal education and a career in law in and of itself regardless.

Everyone is retarded? Really? A small minority of people at these schools who didn't fully think through the whole "why law" question, didn't do well academically in LS, and didn't interview well... perhaps. Everyone else is still relatively okay even ITE. Besides, remember how 80% of your classmates walked in saying they wanted PI? Well, now they have no choice other than to follow their dreams to LRAP land. ITE ftw.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby Mark71121 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:19 am

M51 wrote:
CE2JD wrote:Proof that everyone going to law school paying full freight is retarded: --LinkRemoved--


This whole OCI Fail thing is getting way overhyped at this point.
Back in August it was "Holy Shit, we all thought we were gonna be okay, but apparently not." People start crying because they expected 10+ callbacks w/ their median grades, and only got 1-3. Understandable, it was a lot worse than anyone was really predicting.

Now that callbacks are mostly over, people who struck out are trying to find other ways to fill that summer and making alt career plans... But it seems that everyone forgot that even if 1/3 people who wanted biglaw aren't getting it, 2/3 people still got in, ITE. I don't know what people's opportunity costs are, but a healthy shot at 160k a year starting career is pretty good regardless, especially ITE. There are very very very few professions where you'd have a shot at making anywhere near the $ or lay prestige that law school still offers, much less both. That's not to mention the large # of people who would value a top notch legal education and a career in law in and of itself regardless.

Everyone is retarded? Really? A small minority of people at these schools who didn't fully think through the whole "why law" question, didn't do well academically in LS, and didn't interview well... perhaps. Everyone else is still relatively okay even ITE. Besides, remember how 80% of your classmates walked in saying they wanted PI? Well, now they have no choice other than to follow their dreams to LRAP land. ITE ftw.


i tend to agree with this. granted, many t14ers were blindsided by ITE and didn't get what they signed up for -- a biglaw job. the ONLY people who should be complaining are those @ t14 median (and maybe lesser schools like vandy/ucla/texas). nobody else should have gone to law school expecting anything other than an outside chance at 160k.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby CE2JD » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:41 am

Proof that everyone who doesn't think lawyers and the rest of the economy are totally fucked is retarded:

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

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Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby cla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:48 pm

Did you know that "Below school No. 26 (Emory), a graduate has a less than one in five probability of starting his or her career at a large law firm"?

Everyone who is thinking of applying should read this article:

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter/lawArticleCareerCenter.jsp?id=1208256428026

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby Z3RO » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:53 pm

<20% is actually higher than what I thought...

EDIT

Oh, this was written in April of 2008. Nevermind.
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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby Mr. Matlock » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:53 pm

cla wrote:Did you know that "Below school No. 26 (Emory), a graduate has a less than one in five probability of starting his or her career at a large law firm"?

Everyone who is thinking of applying should read this article:

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter/lawArticleCareerCenter.jsp?id=1208256428026

:shock:

I had no idea. MAN... 1 in 5 shot. And that article's over a year old! WOWZERS!!

Hey, thanks. That really puts things into perspective for me.

Cheers.

Edit: Shameless Emory trolling BTW.

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby uknowme » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:56 pm

Attending Emory gives you a 20% chance of being sodomized by chocolate.

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby charlesjd » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:59 pm

???????????

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby Matthies » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:02 pm

uknowme wrote:Attending Emory gives you a 20% chance of being sodomized by chocolate.


I'd gladly give up $160k job to have a 20% chance of getting sodomized by anything at this point. I’m so lonely :cry:

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:07 pm

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Postby TTH » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:10 pm

Slow day over at JDU?

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:11 pm

Kidding aside...the sad thing is that things are worse than that now. Blargh.

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby hmar78 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:15 pm

In all fairness to the poster, the current economic crises has only served to exacerbate what was an already dismal legal market. So I would be a little more concerned now than I was in April of 08', just my two cents.

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby cla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:33 pm

Agreed hmar78.

Hopefully this article helps potential applicants realize that even in a good economy it's a tough market, and there are no guarantees. That debt is a monster.

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Re: Don't be a law school lemming...

Postby Robert398 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:05 pm

Very informative, thank you

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:11 pm

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby scott82 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:47 pm

That's me on the right:

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby CE2JD » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:01 pm

national unemployment rate possibly up to 15% in 2010!!!

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby bumblebeetoona » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:18 pm

Watched Capitalism: A Love Story last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby thecanadianlawpost » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:01 am

thcanadianlawpost.com site offers good info for people researching the canadian judicial system i used it on a paper for my law and society class says theyre still buliding but i like it so far

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby faceman9000 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:11 am

I'm just here to point out that the economy is bad.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby charlesjd » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:27 am

This is one giant troll job. peace.

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Re: RECESSION PANIC MEGAPOST: Bad economy threads go here!

Postby rayiner » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:23 am

charlesjd wrote:This is one giant troll job. peace.


You wish.




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