HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:No I won't. Who says I will be a lawyer? I may be a lawyer or I may be something that utilizes my JD degree and is not actually a lawyer...assuming I get in. I don't think you're correct about there not being upward mobility, but whatever, perhaps you're an expert on legal jobs. By the way, we're no longer considered to be in recession anyway - people just aren't hiring too much yet. How do you know anyway that I don't already have experience in the legal field and am already moving up? No, you don't.
Well, no wonder people can't get jobs when they sit around and whine about starting out too low and expect everything to be handed to them because they worked so hard to get all those A's in law school. Learn the game and if you can't get a job and sit around in a "shit law job" forever, perhaps you're not a good lawyer anyway because you're not convincing. I am done with this argument though.
Also, this is the rule for this forum:
"This forum is called "Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists". It is clearly for people who wish to discuss acceptances, denials, and waitlists. If you're sharing news or looking for news on an acceptance, denial, or waitlist, then this forum is for you.
If you've already been accepted and shared the details of that, and want to discuss or weigh your options, you should try to have those discussions in the "Choosing a Law School" forum or threads dedicated to already-admitted students. You will probably get much better responses there.
Discussion between applicants is fine, but this forum is NOT the place to argue or debate which law schools are worth attending and under what circumstances. The threads here typically involve people who have already decided to apply and are seeking or sharing news on the state of their applications. You and them and everyone else are all free to discuss whether or not attending is a good idea in the appropriate forum, not here.
Starting or perpetuating arguments here about whether a school is worth attending may be deemed trolling and get you banned."
So, not that I didn't contribute to this argument in the first place, but if we could please just discuss getting into/rejected from Duquesne, etc. that'd be good.
I <3 the fact that your post consists of this:
1. "Off topic stuff"
2. Rules of board stating that the conversation should not be "off topic stuff."
I think I will get into ducain. Better?
Now lets do a blow by blow:
No I won't. Who says I will be a lawyer? I may be a lawyer or I may be something that utilizes my JD degree and is not actually a lawyer...assuming I get in.
The idea that a J.D. can get you a non-lawyer job is for, the most part, a myth. I don't think you're correct about there not being upward mobility, but whatever, perhaps you're an expert on legal jobs.
I'm some one in law school, looking at the job market. You are not. I have a mentor who works at a biglaw law firm. You do not. I regularily interact with practicing attorneys. You do not. So, for all intents and purpose, I am an expert on legal jobs, compared to you anyway.
By the way, we're no longer considered to be in recession anyway - people just aren't hiring too much yet.
Oh, so technically, we are not in a recession, but people are not hiring. So... we're being lied to? Not sure what your point is. How do you know anyway that I don't already have experience in the legal field...
Because everything you said has been objectively false
..and am already moving up?
Because you can't move up. Big Firms hire two ways: Summer Associates from law school, and laterals. There is no moving up. You think that if you slave away chasing ambulances, a firm that works with multi-million dollar clients is going to head hunt you? They won't even accept your application.No, you don't.
What? I'm not sure that was the correct way to answer your hypothetical question.