matthewsean85 wrote:I think most people pre-TLS and other research are likely very uninformed about the realities of the legal market (myself very much included), and while they don't deserve needlessly mean responses to their innocent questions regarding their options or insights into what their chances are at getting into a school, they do deserve to hear the harsh realities of what people are up against. Giving a no BS answer to the question seems fair, even if it's something the person doesn't want to hear. And quite often the responses to these harsh realities are what people get riled up about. I definitely comment with a good amount of snark at times, but very, very rarely (can't remember ever, but can't say with 100% confidence on this) are these comments made at the original post.
The major difficulty is breaking through people's preconceived notions of what law school and practicing the law means (fully willing to admit I don't know anything about this either and avoid making comments about how it all works) and getting them to do the research themselves. What makes me nervous about people spouting off their anecdotal evidence of people succeeding in law is that it's just that: anecdotal. One person's successes should not influence you in any major way about your chances of similar success. Don't expect to be the exception.
I apologize if any of my first post came off as rude, but that post seemed to downplay the actual risk associated with the law school investment and I wanted it to be clear just what people should be doing in considering law school, and that is figuring it out for themselves. Figure out what your options are, list the relative pros and cons of those options and make a wise, informed decision about what will be best for them. No message board can give them that, but pushing them to the data will hopefully get them started.
What the F*ck is happening here? You made a snarky remark, I countered with an equally snarky remark where I also made an unsubstantiated generalizied statement about the behavior of TLSers at large, A third party who had no dog in the fight intervened disagreeing with my premise and then you come back with this apologetic post????? What is wrong with you? You're supposed to make a derogatory remark about my intellect or at least make a degrading statement about my mother. Jeez!