James Bond wrote:irenic wrote:Agreed, which is why I find it frustrating to see people taking advice from some at TLS who assume everybody and their dog can get a 170.
That's not why people say "retake" and that's not why people say "170+ or bust" or that sort of thing. The perception isn't that everyone can get a 165 or a 170, but that if you can't, you really need to reexamine your career plans. A law degree is ridiculously expensive to obtain, law itself is a merciless career path, and the over-saturation in the job market is a very real problem that people in the T14 are facing (including T14 people on this site, sadly). How do you think someone will fare in a TTT when T14 people can't even get jobs?
The best thing TLS ever did for me was help convince me not to go to law school. It's not rude. It's not overly pessimistic. It's a reality check that breaks down this idea of everyone being a "special snowflake." They'll take your money. They'll print you a degree. Does that mean you're going to find a job or be successful or not drown in debt? Hell no.
I don't disagree with your assessment of the legal job market right now, but I think some at TLS decide not to look at how shitty the job market is in general. FWIW, there are plenty of public schools whose tuition is fairly low. Sure, taking out $150,000 in loans for a T2 or TTT private school is a bad idea. However, if you have the opportunity to go to law school taking out minimal loans (<$50,000) and it is the profession you vehemently want to do as your career, then I don't see how you can argue against that pursuit.