Neal Patrick Harris wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:I actually kind of liked the optimism in the proposed rule, though: If your LSAT/GPA are low enough that you barely make it into a school (and thus receive $0 scholarship), you should assume that your law-school grades will be in the top 10% of your class.
This is uncalled for, kappycaft1.
I kind of don't want to further contribute to the devolution of this whole thing, so I'll just make two quick points:
1. Orbotop, I think we all get that BigLaw shouldn't be the be-all, end-all of law student aspirations. Kind of interested in it myself. At the same time, you seem to seriously discount how much $150,000 is, and what that kind of wager implies. Everything else equal, absolutely give yourself the best shot at it. But to not make your choices bearing in mind the possibility of a clerkship not happening is pretty reckless.
2. I personally know someone who picked U Chicago precisely because it places relatively well into clerkships and academia. This person came in highly confident that it was almost a foregone conclusion that this dream would become a reality. Two quarters into 1L, and it's clearly not going to happen. I have no idea what this student's other options were to begin with, in terms of scholarship, but I'd love to hear you make the argument to this individual that the dream was worth $150k.