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There have been studies that have been shown that consumers who apply for credit cards and such are HUGELY and DISPROPORTIONATELY optimistic about being able to pay off what they owe. My consumer law professor says this all the time (because it is his life work) and then throws in that law school is the same thing.
90% of your class goes in thinking they will be in the top 10%. 10% of the class goes in just happy to be there. 90% of the class will not be in the top 10%.
GL all. Take the most money at the best regional school you can get into. I have a full scholarship at a strong regional school and still might drop out next winter if I strike out at OCIs.

That has to be one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.
post #362 of 418
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That has to be one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.

Really? This actually seems very reasonable to me. What's the problem?
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Originally Posted by godofcoffee View Post

Really? This actually seems very reasonable to me. What's the problem?

Dropping out of law school half way just because OCI did not produce a job (which they do not for most people). Especially dumb when you have a full tuition scholarship and can get a degree for the cost of living. Then again, the original could be stupid and have a bad GPA (below 3.5)
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I also want to add: be wary of scholarships that require some sort of GPA to maintain. I've heard of schools with scholarships that require 3.5 GPA to maintain them after the first semester. Little do the students know, that you have to be in the top 20% of the class to get a 3.5, and on top of that, they give the scholarship to 30% of the class. And then further making it harder to keep the scholarship, they put all the scholarship kids in the same small section (and in the same classes) so they are competing against each other to keep their scholarship.

 

This  is true. Fortunately, I really vetted those aspects of the scholarships I received, one was for like over $40k/yr but had that 3.5 GPA floor. I was like, no way. One school was really transparent about it and gave the scholarship ranges I could keep if my GPA was at different levels. That was honest, and I appreciated it -- might even been what made me look into the GPA floors on the other scholarships.

 

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There have been studies that have been shown that consumers who apply for credit cards and such are HUGELY and DISPROPORTIONATELY optimistic about being able to pay off what they owe. My consumer law professor says this all the time (because it is his life work) and then throws in that law school is the same thing.
90% of your class goes in thinking they will be in the top 10%. 10% of the class goes in just happy to be there. 90% of the class will not be in the top 10%.
GL all.
 
Take the most money at the best regional school you can get into. I have a full scholarship at a strong regional school and still might drop out next winter if I strike out at OCIs.

That has to be one of the stupidest things i have ever heard.


Yeah, the first part realy describes law students well -- vainer of their luck than of their merits.

 

But the second only makes sense if the OP went to law school for the wrong reasons, in which case more power to him. Applicant pool smaller by one.

 

~ H

 

post #365 of 418
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Dropping out of law school half way just because OCI did not produce a job (which they do not for most people). Especially dumb when you have a full tuition scholarship and can get a degree for the cost of living. Then again, the original could be stupid and have a bad GPA (below 3.5)

I wouldn't have gone to law school if biglaw were unlikely; and, as far as I know, biglaw is virtually impossible except through OCI. If he doesn't want to be a small-town lawyer, what's wrong with getting out early and saving himself the opportunity cost/pain of law school? That's assuming that he can't get a clerkship (which he probably can't if he can't get a biglaw job) and he doesn't want to do something lower key; also assuming that he doesn't love law school.

In other news, I just finished the bluebook test at my school and have never been less optimistic about the structure of the profession.
post #366 of 418
Yep. I'm still pretty young so I don't need to do it for 1.5 more years if I'm not going to get paid well enough. People who are not in law school really do not understand how rough the legal market is. I love law school but I think practicing is reaaaalllyyyy different from reading cases.
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I just got an e-mail from the new president of our LS alumni association. One of the things she did (naturally) was hit us up for donations. She mentioned this sobering statistic: in the decade since she (and I) graduated from law school, the tuition has more than quadrupled (from $11K per year to $46K per year).

I was stunned. I always thought that my school was a relative bargain in the law school world. Not any more.
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I just got an e-mail from the new president of our LS alumni association. One of the things she did (naturally) was hit us up for donations. She mentioned this sobering statistic: in the decade since she (and I) graduated from law school, the tuition has more than quadrupled (from $11K per year to $46K per year).
I was stunned. I always thought that my school was a relative bargain in the law school world. Not any more.

PM if necessary - where'd you go?
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

PM if necessary - where'd you go?

Every school has gone up like crazy.
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Every school has gone up like crazy.

facepalm.gif ughhh.. don't remind me.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

PM if necessary - where'd you go?

UC Davis.
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Anybody have advice on prepping for the LSAT? I have 4 months to go and just started studying. Took 3 practice tests already, went -0-2 on RC, -1-3 on LR and.... -6-10 on LG shog[1].gif (never finish...).
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I absolutely sucked at logic games. With enough practice, you can get to -0 or -1 consistently. Do you have any prep material? The Logic Game Bible is pretty solid.
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I was a beast at logic games but awful at everything else. Just keep practicing them. However, I do feel you either get them or dont.
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