Law Schools - Where and Why?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by El Argentino, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    So you consider working on a leveraged buyout to be a "high quality" case? You are in for some nice surprises...
     


  2. randomkoreandude

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    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 ...
     


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  4. Lord-Barrington

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  6. Lord-Barrington

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    If you can't get into the T14 and you can't score good scholarship money elsewhere, don't do it.
     


  7. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Humanities degree eh.
     


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    skitlets Senior member

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    How'd you guess? :brick:
    Current scholarship offers have not been promising... I'll have a better idea in another month.
     


  9. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    I am you.
     


  10. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    polisci & soci double major here lol
     


  11. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    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.
     


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    skitlets Senior member

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    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.
     


  13. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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    Words of wisdom.
     


  14. reidrothchild

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    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.
     


  15. reidrothchild

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    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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