climbintolaw wrote:Hilarious. This web sites has the biggest collection of douche bags I've ever seen in my life. I don't really care what anyone thinks of Elon, but I come to this thread to be a part of a community of peers; people I may be in class with in the Fall. Instead of discussing any pertinent issues or emotions involving Elon for a prospective student, all of the relevant community members are run away by douche bags who have no interest in the school other than to denigrate it. Get a life people. You suck.
Actually, a lot of people are making points that are very relevant for prospective Elon students. Regardless of which side you choose to take, people discussing your prospective school is a positive thing (regardless of whether their opinions are positive or negative). Mr. McAllister is writing about all of the things he perceives to be positive about the school. I noted both positive and negative aspects, and the other other person wrote about many of the negatives of the school. If you don't like people arguing about things, then you've picked the wrong profession. If arguing makes people "douche bags," so be it. Either way, I have no intentions of "denigrating" the school. In fact, I love the school. Almost went there for undergrad. However, people should not be so quick to assume that it is wrong to question a poster's claims about a school. Elon is still a provisionally-accredited law school. It does have a very good chance to be a decent law school, and, I believe that it will one day compete with Campbell and Central. However, it is NOT equal to either Campbell or Central at the moment. The entrance GPAs and LSAT scores may be similar, but that does not make them equal. Elon still has to develop a reputation among in the legal field in NC. Campbell, and to some extent Central, already have that. Employers know they can get good lawyers from those schools. Elon has not had the opportunity to demonstrate that. Over time, I'm sure the school will probably compete with those two as it puts out more and more employees. Until then, it isn't on par with them. Even when it develops a reputation among employers, it still will not be comparable to UNC and WFU. These schools have been established for over one hundred years. They will always have that hundred years of reputation over Elon. Elon can and should develop a good reputation in the state, but it is very unlikely that it will ever have much reach outside the borders of NC (much like Campbell). UNC and WFU have that reach. It isn't the reach of Duke, but it's significantly more than Campbell. In any case, you should understand that arguing/discussing a matter does not a "douche bag" make. Getting on here to complain about such posters without making any meaningful contribution to either side of the argument other than to say that one side is full of "douche bags," however, can certainly make you seem like one.