unknownscholar wrote:jcl2 wrote:
That is silly, you should still try to make choices based on reasonable risk assessment. Choosing to walk outside every morning is not at all analogous to choosing to invest significant money and time in attending a law school.
Sorry. I don't make my choices based on probability. I make my choices based on possibility. In that vein, these two scenarios are quite analagous. I cannot, in good conscience, presume that folks who decide to go to a T4 don't have what it takes to be successful in their goals. because it's their goals. I would prefer not to dumb down someone's legal career to the statistics of the people who attended the school before him. I like to allow people to have some agency in their future. that's just me though, apparently. You've got me at a disadvantage here.
The lottery would love people like you. You should spend your 100k+ for law school on lotto tickets instead. Sure the probability of a return on your investment sucks, but with the "possibility" of you winning, the return on your investment would be a hell of a lot greater.