shawty18ga wrote:Jessuf wrote:shawty18ga wrote:
Holy hell. I'm a 2L at your school. I knew that this 1L class seemed like a bunch of fuck ups, but the bolded is pretty hard to believe.
I think a lot of the people in my class think that the recession does not exist for lawyers. My friend, who is jobless for the summer and doesn't have a very good ranking, is convinced his starting salary is going to be $100k.
A lot of people have also decided not to do the write-on competition for LR because they want to travel for the summer or don't want to subtract from beach/tanning time.
When I talk to people like that I feel bad for them for a moment, and then I thank God for them.
Don't underestimate the connections these students have. A buddy of mine goes to a TTT in the Northeast and a good chunk of the class are spoiled and out of touch sons/daughters of rich and well-connected parents who will make sure they have solid jobs at graduation. Now I do not think most TTTs are like this, and knowing the region that this certain TTT is located, I would say the demographics create a unique occurrence at the school.
The one thing that I think many on TLS disregard is the power of a strong network for a student. Yes, school reputation and grades matter when you are counting on that to get you ahead in your career. But for quite a few students, their family is well-connected enough that they can get by with going to a TTT.