Law school or not? Is it that bad? T2

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adespair
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Law school or not? Is it that bad? T2

Postby adespair » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:09 pm

I'm sort of new on this forum but I've decided to attend Florida State law school, I volunteered at a few firms and got a little grasp at how lawyers do their job. I also will have no debt throughout law school because my parents urged that they will pay off any expenses. I'm still worried about the job outcomes as all I see on this forum is basically the statement that if your'e not in a top 15 school, to not bother. I find this is something I really want to do, but am really second guessing myself, as I do not want to come out of law school and sit for years without any prospects for a job. Are all the negativity about job prospects really that bad that one in a T2 should not even consider law school? Sorry for spelling errors, I'm on my phone.

Please do not sugarcoat your answer, be as real as you can with me.
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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Law school or not? Is it that bad? T2

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:47 pm

There's a decent chance you'll graduate without a full time legal job from Florida State. Check out the numbers here:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/fsu/ABA/2013/

You can also find more detailed salary information here (scroll to the bottom):

http://archive.law.fsu.edu/placement/em ... _data.html

Even 9 months after graduation, only about 70% of the class of 2013 had a full time, JD-required position. There's a real chance you could fall in to that 30%. If that's too much for you to handle, retake the LSAT and go somewhere better, especially if your parents are paying regardless.

If being in Florida and making 40-50k working for a local government office or a small firm with fewer than 10 attorneys is your goal, FSU is a reasonable choice, especially if you'll graduate with no debt. But, again, there is a real chance you won't ever use your law degree. That's just the risk that unfortunately exists from most law schools.

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Re: Law school or not? Is it that bad? T2

Postby PublicInterest2018 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:04 pm

Regardless of what you decide, I suggest mastering the difference between there and their before you go.

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Re: Law school or not? Is it that bad? T2

Postby adespair » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:07 pm

1.Thanks for the advice Tiago

2. It was my phone public




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