jawsthegreat wrote: Doritos wrote:
In the link Anna Ivey links to an article of a BU grad who says her JD is worthless. She also says top 15 is where the job security is at. So it seems it's T15 or you need to be top of the class to keep fromworking for peanuts chasing ambulances. Over 90% of law schools are a bad investment unless you are at the top? Is she right? You be the judge my friend
Wait are you arguing that T15 is the only good investment or that Anna Ivey is wrong?
I am stating that is what Anna Ivey is saying. Directly from her blog...
"The top fifteen [law schools] also offer a level of job security that other law schools can't. People at the top schools who find themselves in the middle of the pack or even below still do just fine on the job market, even at the highest levels of the job market. The further down the food chain you go, though, the less of a safety net you have. Once you get to the second tier and below, you need to be at or near the top of your class to end up at a top firm in your region or with a top judge in your region (the national market is a much more difficult proposition), and people in the bottom half of the class often face grim hiring prospects.
Law school applicants fight me on this all the time, but I stick to my guns. Most ABA-approved law schools are not worth the investment. It's painful for people to hear, and most insist on learning this truth the hard way."
She then links to the BU grad story about how her JD is worthless. BU is ranked 20. So these two things together seem to say that its T15 or you better be top of the class to make LS worth it. Seems kinda extreme to me. Is Notre Dame, Ohio State, Boston College, Fordham, Illinois, etc. all bad ideas unless you can get to the top of the class? Depends what your goals are methinks. Then again I'm just an internet trolling 0L so I can't speak w/ authority but it just seems a wee bit sensationalistic.