ha-ri wrote:What I don't really get is why you are posting on a thread for people considering SMU, on TLS telling people to look at LawSchoolTransparency and slamming a school you aren't considering. Its fucking insulting to be honest that you think people haven't done their basic homework. Who would be reading about SMU, posting on this thread on this SITE, and not aware of resources like LST?
First off, it's not "slamming" a school to post links to videos that students of the school have created regarding their experiences. I've already indicated how I found the videos, and my motivation for posting them here.
There are many people applying to, or considering, many schools that haven't done their due diligence. I myself did not know about LST until reading about it on insidethelawschoolscam. Regardless, the personal experiences of individuals also add to the information that people are considering when they are picking a school.
For example, I know of only two people who have graduated from school X(ranked in the 40's/50's in NYC), one was unemployed for a year before going to work as a patent troll for 35k while the other, more recent grad is "volunteering" at a non-profit. The point here isn't that this personal anecdote about some attendees of School X is helpful to those considering another school located halfway across the country, but that as a prospective student, I would have liked to know of the career outcomes that are possible or likely.
When I stumbled upon this example, of this clearly well talented student who did academically well at this school, I thought prospective students would find this information helpful - I have nothing against that graduate or of the school in question.
Finally, the humor may be self-deprecating, but prospective students may find it interesting to see why these specific themes are so often the subject of the videos(is it because the principals believe in the veracity of overall point?). If you click through to the follies link, you'll see other similar videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ExEe9nJhEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaRCrYtCLbA