romothesavior wrote:bigvinny wrote:mavshoosiers4life wrote:i am retaking, but am still considering the school as a possibility.
I think that is a good choice. However, I do know people that went to this school and came out with successful careers and a wealth of knowledge. It seems that many people on TLS feed off of each other with the elitist advice.
It is not elitist advice to tell someone to avoid massive debt for a 41% chance at a full-time, real legal job, you dumbass. Less than HALF of the students at this school got true lawyering jobs. And I'd bet you my left nut that most of these jobs are simply terrible jobs. JMLS is probably a fine school with nice professors and a nice building, but it has objectively terrible job prospects, and that's the bottom line.
Also, if you want to play the anecdote game, I also know of one guy who went to JMLS who got great grades (like top of the class kind of grades). The dude is a buddy of mine and is a really great guy. I figured with his grades as good as they were and his great personality, he'd be able to find something good for his 2L job. Nope. As far as I know, he was doing like insurance defense work at a smaller firm this summer, and I don't know what his offer situation is. I'm sure he'll get something and wind up employed, and thankfully he had a great scholarship so his debt will be somewhat manageable, but it was hard for me to see him struggle to find a good summer job. He should have done better.
But that's neither here nor there, as I'm not big on anecdotal stories when there is good data to be had. All you need to know is:
There's no reason to be nasty. We have a difference in opinion. The decision is up to the op. I also happen to know attorneys that graduated from this school and have great jobs. It is a nice campus with good faculty members. It is widely considered to be an up-and-coming school. Is it Harvard? No it's not, but that doesn't mean we should discourage people from going there.
Members of this forum are so quick to judge.
And don't forget, Romo, you're using anecdotal evidence too. You know one guy that failed to get a job coming out of the school. I know 4 people that graduated from the school with jobs.
Just my 2 cents....