60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

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random5483
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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby random5483 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:02 pm

firemed wrote:
$1.99 wrote:yeah anyone who attended or attends a TTT tends to believe that



Dude, he is at Berkeley... your posts are just looking like the "Attack of the Sore Loser" show at this point.


The pertinent question I'd not whether TTT students are dumber than T14 students. Rather, one should ask whether TTT students have a reasonable shot at decent job prospects.

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby scrowell » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:08 pm

$1.99 wrote:yeah anyone who attended or attends a TTT tends to believe that


I'd say the only one who CAN believe something like this is someone like him.

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:21 pm

random5483 wrote:
The pertinent question I'd not whether TTT students are dumber than T14 students. Rather, one should ask whether TTT students have a reasonable shot at decent job prospects.


Again, nobody is arguing with the fact that there is a disparity in job prospects between the schools. That is the reason I transfered. However, it is not as bleak as the posts in this thread make it seem. I personally know people at a couple different TTTs who are working in / had offers from biglaw firms.

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby boilerplated » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:46 pm

OP: My honest, well-intentioned advice is that you transfer. It's true that with initiative and networking savvy you can still make a solid career for yourself after attending a lower-ranked school, and there are a lot of assholes on this board who put way too much stock in tiers and prestige as determined by a decaying newsweekly. But in this particular case, I think you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thomas Jefferson has gotten some very, very bad press lately, and it's entirely realistic to suppose that might hurt your employment prospects. It's one of a few schools that's been selected (fairly or not, I really have no idea) as a poster child for the law school scam movement. Whether they should or not, people do pay attention to that sort of thing, and it can hold you back. You sound hardworking and genuinely dedicated to a career in law. You don't want your school's poor reputation to overshadow that.

P.S. I say this as someone who's transferring from a T1 to a TTTT, so I'm not just being a snob.

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby 071816 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:49 pm

boilerplated wrote:I say this as someone who's transferring from a T1 to a TTTT, so I'm not just being a snob.


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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:51 pm

Lawl Shcool wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:
LOL.


Look man, I would bet good money you don't know anyone who goes or went to TJ and have never been to the school. I bet it feels great to go to a quasi-good school and bash people at lower ranked schools anonymously on the internet. It makes you feel special right?


He may not, but I do. I have two friends from here in Kansas City that went out there to attend. Neither of them can find jobs. One of them failed the bar. And they're both mired in debt... I believe TJ is the school where the students have the highest debt load... correct me where I'm wrong.

It is a shitty law school.

OP, transfer.

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby firemed » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:58 pm

chimp wrote:
boilerplated wrote:I say this as someone who's transferring from a T1 to a TTTT, so I'm not just being a snob.


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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby missmae3 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:03 pm

Thank you all for the healthy debate and interesting insights. I am choosing to ignore the offensive comments previously posted, although that has given me some interesting insight as well. I have to say that it does seem like the right move to transfer. Today I got accepted to Pepperdine as well. This is even closer to where I live now, only 15 minutes away. I am really excited about both prospects. There were more factors at work in my choice, including that my boyfriend got a great job in LA and we have been living in LA all summer. I want to repeat that I feel TJ has a bad rep for no good reason, they provide a great education and have some wonderful professors there. I really hope that some day the school can rise past all the undeserved bad rap and rise in ranking.

Any thoughts on Loyola vs. Pepperdine? Both cost about the same, allow write on to LR, and will transfer all my classes.

Thank you for your thoughts!

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Re: 60K more in debt and go to a T2 or stay at T4?

Postby boilerplated » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:15 pm

missmae3 wrote:Any thoughts on Loyola vs. Pepperdine? Both cost about the same, allow write on to LR, and will transfer all my classes.

Thank you for your thoughts!


Don't know much about the latter, but I have a good friend who graduated from Loyola and loved it. He's now a staff attorney with the L.A. County Superior Court. I believe he did well.




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