They can do fine as solo practitioners. Those schools are avoided because people want good job prospects. But if you're aiming at working for yourself, it doesn't matter.
Why should a person go to a school with underwhelming job prospects? An individual may as well use any degrees that they already possess instead of going to a TTT while possibly incurring a lot of debt just to have poor job prospects. There is a reason TTT stands for third tier toilet.
Why do you need job prospects when you plan on working for yourself? If you are solo, a lot of clients don't care where you went to school. Most non-lawyers aren't familiar with rankings anyways.
Not to mention public defender work, or even local prosecutor positions are good options for strong regional tier 3, tier 4 schools. You're an idiot and spreading vile nonsense, like usual.
Those are not exactly high paying positions. Law school is way too expensive and time consuming to not maximize the potential profit from all the money and 3 years worth of work. Most people begin their post undergraduate life with some debt, whether it is credit card or undergrad loan debt is irrelevant. Very few people graduate from law school without debt, so why let the loan linger and grow due to having a JD from a school that isn't as marketable as a T14 or Tier 1 school?
Whether anyone likes it or not, T14 and some Tier 1 schools basically print money and money is one of the most important things in life. If you want to make your points more convincing, then name calling won't make your arguments any more convincing, all name calling does is make you look a lot more childish than you should be at your age and education level.[/quote]
How much do they make if you are so familiar? I didn't think they made much either, but someone posted the website for Riverside DAs and they make 60K their first year. 70K after that. Plus government jobs are sweet.
This guy is at a different point in his life. He probably has a home, nice car, credit and other things we who went straight through don't have. Maybe he's not looking to maximize profit and just wants to do something he enjoys. Law can be extremely enjoyable even if you aren't pulling 160K.
I went to T14 because I wanted BIGLAW. If I were going to work for myself, I'd have gone to UH or STCL. I know grads from both of those schools who, after a decade, make really good money. It's not impossible.