BackToTheOldHouse wrote:While I agree in general that there is a lot of Boalt hate on TLS, r6_philly and powerlawyer06, do you see any boalt hate ITT? It seems that boalt2L is speaking from experience as a boalt student, not necessarily as a boalt hater. That doesn't mean that his anecdotal evidence should have people withdrawing their applications from Berkeley, but I don't think his input is meaningless or even harmful.
I could be way off here . . .
First of all there is no way to verify that Boalt2l is even a 2L at Boalt….(or for that matter that any of us are even prospective students)
I appreciate objective opinions that tell a personal story or offer some other kind of wisdom. I don’t appreciate needless and unsubstantiated conjectures about the future that are either negative or positive. I would have reacted the same way if Boalt2L had posted “Everyone at Berkeley is guaranteed Big Law or a cushy PI job!” I took issue with statements in which he tried to predict the future of big law hiring. Since he has made it clear that he is neither an economist nor a hiring partner at a law firm, I think his authority in this field is near zero.
boalt2l wrote: Anyways, I just find it shocking how people are willing to leave awesome jobs for an education which may land you begging a prosecutor to clean his toilet for free, I just don't get it.
This comment was an uncalled for hyperbole of the worst case scenario.
I know we are adults who can look up the post graduation statistics for Boalt in order to make an objective decision but it is not us I am worried about. Misinformation spreads extremely fast on the internet and I suspect twice as fast on this forum. If you google “Boalt Class of 2014” this site is the number one result. I don’t want people that come here for information to be scared away from law school by negative posters like Boalt2L.
Once again, objective posts that cite relevant data or tell a personal story are fine by me.