Attorney Mav wrote:How rude. I am tired of reading pessimistic comments from people in this forum. Not everyone gets in to a top 50 school or whatever. and not everyone is looking to work big law. Some just love the law and want to pursue a gratifying career in law. Last time I checked Cooley had a 66 percent employment rate not 0 percent. So clearly it is not a waste! You should be ashamed of yourself advising someone to drop out. Anyways Arianna, just keep pushing and do everything in your power to make it easier on yourself in the foreseeable future.
0L, you need to leave. You have no business posting here. I'm not one of the more pessimistic people on this site, but I still am not going to hold back from someone who needs to hear it. She's putting an insane amount of work into something that likely won't end up benefiting her and could seriously harm her financially.
If you love the law and want to pursue a gratifying career in the law, don't attend a school like Cooley. You should be ashamed of yourself for giving out such bad advice. Try working in a market where schools like Cooley are located. Then, you can come back and tell me what law firms and judges think of Cooley.
The best thing OP could do is find a law school closer to her that she can attend around her job that actually is respected.
ariannagriffinrin wrote: rcharter1978 wrote: ariannagriffinrin wrote:
rcharter1978 wrote:This isn't real, right?
I mean, this can't possibly be real, right?
It's definitely real. I attend on the weekends and work in construction management during the week. In Illinois.
So wait, why do you want a JD?
If it's to simply further your current career, why not go to a cheap online unaccredited law school. If it's to get into a totally new field -- it's a bad idea.
If only 30% of students get employment as attorneys you need to be in the top 30% of the class. Given your posts, you are not headed to the top 30% of the class.
Hey there! Thank you for the stats
I am trying to further my current career. Maybe burnout is not the way to do it though lol... I was hoping to continue to move up in construction and then utilize my law degree to work solely on the contractual aspect. Thanks again
Has your construction job or others indicated that this Cooley degree will get you where you want to go?
I'm not trying to be a jerk here. I don't know what sort of scholarship you have, but Cooley charges a lot of money for a degree that doesn't do much for 50+% of its graduates.
If you want to save time, don't brief cases. It's a waste of time. Look for the rule of law in the case and note a few key facts that could be useful for drawing an analogy on the exam.