YourCaptain wrote:It is REALLY pissing my off haha. I am glad someone else noticed it. They argue that because I am 0L, I don't know what law school is like. But then on the same token they tell me that I have no chance on getting money to the schools I applied to..yet they are not on the admissions board. In fact, you can go look at some of the statistics for acceptance and scholarship figures and see that some with LSAT and GPA worse then mine have received a great amount of money.
Okay, as much as I find it funny how dramatic some of these TLSers are, what they are saying isn't unreasonable: Ideally, you should go either to a 1)T-14, 2) a non-T14 with a full scholarship without grade stipulations, or 3)regional school at in-state with ties. If you choose a different option, there is a relevant risk that you will end up with a large amount of debt and, at least initially, some bad job prospects, unless you are extremely fortunate to have a well-paying job lined up guaranteed regardless of your grades. If you have said job, then that risk is less relevant and the default TLS advice is also less relevant.
As a matter of fact, you did not even ask for the default TLS advice. You asked what your chances were for admission to a set of schools. Instead, you get a non-sequitur response. It's like asking your friend if you should buy a honda civic or a toyota camry, and he responds by saying "save up more money and buy a benz or don't buy a car." Perhaps, your friend is right, but he still has failed to answer your question. At the same time, you have posted in a public forum where people will post fuck-all and derail threads at will. Don't take it personally.
Also, most lawyers and would-be lawyers are extremely risk-averse and neurotic. Most law students are scared shitless given the uncertainty of the market, regardless of what school they are attending. So, say, your HYS TLSer or T14er is scared shitless of his/her job prospects. Obviously, they will shit all over your prospects with a sweaty-palmed fury as a form of catharsis. Just pat them on the head gently and say "everything is going to be okay." There is also your law student who, at some point during law school, decides its not for them. Obviously, these are the people who would scoff at "law school is what you make of it" because they, as it turns out, did not get much out of it. So, if you were unable to get anything out of law school, wouldn't you prefer to graduate without any debt or at least get a job that will pay off that debt quickly so you can get the fuck out of the legal industry? Certainly.
So, that's where, I assume, these guys are coming from, so it may help to keep that in mind when reading these responses.