taxguy wrote:Resolutepear notes,"I want to say that ITE, anybody under a 3.5GPA/165 should skip law school *UNLESSSSSSSS* they are being paid by their employer to go.
Otherwise, wait the market out. Law school will always be there.
That's my take on it, at least."
Response: I love when folks give opinions without knowing you or your goals or your connections.
When I graduated from a NON T 15 law school, getting a job even then was tough. Yet, I know many successful lawyers who did NOT go to a top 20 law school. In fact, if you get a list of the top 100 super lawyers, check out where they want to law school. Many did NOT attend a top 15 law school.
I have been in law for over 30 years and did not go to a T15 law school.
Again, a lot depends on your goals. If you don't want to attend big law firm there are other opportunities;however, you will need to be agressive and smart about your job search. I would NOT automatically asssume that earning less than a 165 on the LSAT will doom your career unless your sole goal is to work for a top 20 law firm. Even then it would be possible with top grades and some moxy.
Bottom line: Do some research and judge for yourself. Just make sure that you aren't going to law school for no reason. You should have a good plan as to what you will do with your legal education and have a good reason other than you have a major that isn't vocationally oriented.
I am sure I will get flamed for this,but I do know what I am talking about.
So, you are in law, and you don't realize that the past success of some lawyers is completely unrepresentative of the possibilities for current law school grads?