rayiner wrote:Olto wrote:Again, only people who live on TLS know the ins-and-outs of the process. Most people who apply to law school don't make the admissions process their #1 most-visited website.
You would think, that before investing $40k/year on a law school, that people would do some research. The first time I bought a nice pair of shoes, I hit up the Ask Andy forum to do some research on brands. I found some nice brands and saved myself from a $400 mistake. If someone is too stupid to do that sort of research for something that costs 100 times more PER YEAR, then they deserve to be ridiculed.
They do conduct research, not in the way that users of this site do (ie: asking the same questions over and over again but with slight variations, expecting to hear different responses). They field the offers from other schools, as OP did, looked at money options. They look at the literature provided by the schools. Talk to admissions consultants at their undergrad or to other lawyers they know. There's a lot of self re-assurance in the process - in other words, a Vermont grad would tell OP - yeah, go to Vermont, it worked out well for me! This follows in the materials received by each school. Not every person thinks to scour the Internet and invoke the opinions of anonymous people who are, in many instances, driven merely by rankings or their own personal preferences.