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post #181 of 418
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

clients ... fortune 500 go to the best firms. even amongst the top firms, certain ones are known for particular fields
for example - hostile takeovers, m&a, leveraged buyouts of large global comps typically go for skadden and wachtell

So you consider working on a leveraged buyout to be a "high quality" case? You are in for some nice surprises...
post #182 of 418
lol no i was only making the point that the bigger clients go to the biggest firms. esp. now that most corps are sitting on cash, only the biggest ones are doing M&A activity

but yeah believe me i know that closings suck balls ...
post #183 of 418
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Originally Posted by marg View Post

death nail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggcorn
post #184 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

From my research, the law market is bleak but not as terrible as most make it out to be. IE not only top 5% get good jobs from T50 schools.
Before the crash, about 1/3 of the students at Hastings were getting good jobs via OCI. It certainly has dropped but down to about 15. (Those numbers could be wrong, I got them from other Hastings students.)

When you're paying 150K for a degree, these are terrible statistics.

This is the point, people: Paying a king's ransom for a 15% shot at a salary good enough to pay it off is unbelievably foolish.
post #185 of 418
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

When you're paying 150K for a degree, these are terrible statistics.
This is the point, people: Paying a king's ransom for a 15% shot at a salary good enough to pay it off is unbelievably foolish.

No doubt. I'm hoping for a decent scholarship unless I sneak into the T14. The problem is... my alternatives aren't looking very bright.
post #186 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

No doubt. I'm hoping for a decent scholarship unless I sneak into the T14. The problem is... my alternatives aren't looking very bright.

If you can't get into the T14 and you can't score good scholarship money elsewhere, don't do it.
post #187 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

No doubt. I'm hoping for a decent scholarship unless I sneak into the T14. The problem is... my alternatives aren't looking very bright.

Humanities degree eh.
post #188 of 418
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post

Humanities degree eh.

How'd you guess? baldy[1].gif
Current scholarship offers have not been promising... I'll have a better idea in another month.
post #189 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

How'd you guess? baldy[1].gif

I am you.
post #190 of 418
polisci & soci double major here lol
post #191 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

How'd you guess? baldy[1].gif
Current scholarship offers have not been promising... I'll have a better idea in another month.

Poli sci and I had a job before I even graduated.

It's all about the legwork, friends. There's almost nothing in life you can't land with a little hustle, but if you think your fucked just because you have a social science or humanities degree, you're not going to go far in anything you do.
post #192 of 418
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

Poli sci and I had a job before I even graduated.
It's all about the legwork, friends. There's almost nothing in life you can't land with a little hustle, but if you think your fucked just because you have a social science or humanities degree, you're not going to go far in anything you do.

I've been working in a field I have no desire of being in. I'm ready for a change, whether that change be a new career path or law school. I'm not putting all my eggs in one expensive, debt-laden basket.
post #193 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

I've been working in a field I have no desire of being in. I'm ready for a change, whether that change be a new career path or law school. I'm not putting all my eggs in one expensive, debt-laden basket.

Words of wisdom.
post #194 of 418
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

No doubt. I'm hoping for a decent scholarship unless I sneak into the T14. The problem is... my alternatives aren't looking very bright.

Have you thought about switching gears altogether and pursuing a medical or pharmacy degree? You could get your undergrad biology, organic chemistry, etc. pre-reqs out of the way while you work and then be in position get into a program that would guarantee you a job upon graduation. Don't confine your options to law school just because that's most compatible with your worthless undergrad degree. That's throwing good money after bad. Accept that you've been duped like the majority of college-goers in this country, accept that your undergrad is a sunk cost that isn't likely to ever provide an acceptable ROI, and just hit reset. If I was in your position again, I'd have just started all over at age 22 and become a dentist or something. I know guys who graduated from D.O. programs that start out making nearly as much as a big law pays Ivy League grads.
post #195 of 418
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

Poli sci and I had a job before I even graduated.
It's all about the legwork, friends. There's almost nothing in life you can't land with a little hustle, but if you think your fucked just because you have a social science or humanities degree, you're not going to go far in anything you do.

From what I've observed, it's not that a humanities degree precludes you from getting a decent job, it's that those degrees simply do not open any doors for you. It's great that you found a good job based on your hustle and other personal traits, but that's not an endorsement of your degree so much as it reflects on you as a person. I'd speculate that pairing your personal virtues with a useful degree, like engineering or computer science degree, would have raised your ceiling immensley. When you spend 4 years and tens of thousands, I think you should expect to be learning a skill set that will make you a desired commodity upon graduation.
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