Alexandros wrote:Platopus wrote:0 sympathy for students at TTT's. There are so many resources available for free, that it completely blows my mind that some people don't even put in the slightest effort to verify facts and interpret data, or worse: willfully ignore data and assume they will be special. I don't even want to get started about the LSAT. I tried relentlessly to talk an ex-girlfriend from attending Depaul at sticker, but she refused to even hear what the bar passage rate was, and she be came infuriated when I asked her how she planned on servicing $200K in debt.
Also, I am very skeptical of the claim that law schools are predatory. Unless, like U of Illinois, they are blatantly falsifying data and misrepresenting facts, then it falls on the student for either 1) not checking the data or 2) falling to accurately make sense of the data. Bar passage rates are a required disclosure. Scholarship stipulations are given to you clearly before you attend. Employment statistics are only misleading if you fail to do your due diligence in actually interpreting the data. Skittles aren't predatory for claiming they are "Fat Free", because they are, you're an idiot if you fail to consider that 50 grams of sugar may also make you fat. Same goes for law schools. A 68% employment rate is a factual statement if 68% of students are employed, even if only 5% have actual legal jobs; it's your fault if you fail to make that distinction, and these distinctions are widely available through the internet.
Sure, I was a bit lucky finding TLS my senior year in high school. But before TLS I read Richard Montauk's "How to get into Top Law Schools", and then I went online to actually verify that this guy was telling the truth, and he was. So I got my act together and studied my ass off in college because I read a book I independently verified to have factual information, and then applied myself. The moment my pre-law advisor mentioned Princeton Law, I was skeptical because I hadn't ever heard of Princeton law. After spending .02 seconds googling Princeton Law, I realized this guy was an idiot and subsequently discarded the rest of his advice.
Law schools are educational institutions, not skittles. There are, and will always be, people who fall for traps. Law schools should provide education, not take advantage of those least able to make informed decisions.
tbh, if you're not doing research and making logical decisions when choosing a school, you'll probably have a tricky time being a lawyer. just my two cents.