lawhopeful10 wrote:pkuorz wrote:Geez the negativity in this thread. Seriously I've never seen anything so sad to the extent that I feel the impulse to log on and say things.
To the OP, it's been three years already. Get over it. If I had a basket of eggs that had gone rotten, I'd throw them away instead of putting them in the fridge and coming back every year to retaste them and condescendingly persuade others to throw away their eggs which might actually be normal. That's just pathetic, stupid and a waste of time.
And someone is actually going to drop out to get an accounting degree coz it might turn out magic this time? Grow up pls. You don't have a decent-paying job because you are you, and you are guaranteed to fail in every endeavor and it's just a matter of time. It has nothing to do with law school or accounting. It's just you, neither smart nor hardworking. Remember that.
And if you want to be competitive in the market, get your CPA and CFA (which, believe me, actually doesn't help much) and whatever qualifications at your spare time if that solves your insecurity issues. If there is a 80% chance for a top 20% student at your school to secure one job offer at one interview, then be the f**king 20% and then go to 10 interviews and do the math. Have you learned basic probability theory? I guess not. Then learn it. You are already in a third tier school. You have spare time.
All in all, what I'm saying is, if law school is good enough for the President, the Chief Justice, and the CEO of Goldman Sachs, it is good enough for you.
Of course that's when you go to Harvard. Judging from the conspicuous absence of logic reasoning capacity that you guys just showed, I guess you don't.
I'll response substantively to this even though it's likely a waste of my time. First, this board discourages students from entering law school when their debt totals will be really high or the job prospects at their school are poor. In your post you seem to believe the people that fail are the ones that aren't "smart or hardworking." What you don't understand is that even at T25 or T30 schools maybe only 60-70% of the class ends up with a legal job at all. You scorn those who don't understand numbers but those numbers the ones worth paying attention to. Everyone in your class is likely fairly smart and by default someone must fall into the bottom third of the class, that is how the curve works. Even at top schools that you mentioned, such as Harvard, student debt is a real concern. Just the interest alone on 250k is significant. Also, some students eligible for admission to top schools have other strong options which is why aw school might not make sense. Further, your final line about law school being good enough for the President, Chief Justice, and CEO of Goldman Sachs does nothing to combat the real problem which is more people graduate law school than there are law jobs and of the jobs people do get out of law school, most do not receive a salary for which they can service the insurmountable debt they acquire by going to school. To the poster I'm quoting, you seem as if none of this will reach you anyway which is fine but I just hope that others reading will at least do their research before committing three years and thousands of dollars to law school.
Also fucking LOL at "then be the fucking 20%." Yea, because it's not like other people don't have that same goal or something.
You are correct. I actually didn't know that even at T25 or T30 schools maybe only 60-70% of the class ends up with a legal job at all.
Geez. 60% at a T30 school. I never thought the chances are that good. Honestly. Go out and find out the chances for a T30 college student to get into investment banks or whatever jobs you believe pay as well as biglaw. Do you actually believe that the job market is only difficult for lawyers, or that you are so talented and hardworking that as soon as you got out of the stupid law school which you obliviously went into in the first place, everything will automatically change for the better?
And, I was going to say fucking 5% or so. You can't even be the 20% and then you come here and whine about job prospects. I don't know what utopia you live in where people all get the best jobs and live happily ever after.