Sunday, July 24, 2016

Open Letter to the Incoming JD Class of 2019

Recent Warning: On July 19, 2016, the Boston Globe published correspondent Isvari Mohan’s piece, which was entitled “Put down that law school application before it’s too late.” Take a look at this opening:

“I’m going to bet that many of you have considered going to law school. Whether you’re a scientist, a doctor, an engineer, a businesswoman, or a stereotypical liberal arts grad, you might have thought that law school would help you with something. 

Most of the time, it won’t. 

Here’s why law school is a terrible idea for most people: 

It’s super expensive. At Georgetown, where I am a third-year law student, tuition runs about $56,000 a year. You’re almost certainly going to take out loans. They are going to be massive, probably around $100,000. And if you don’t have to take out loans, there are better ways to spend $200,000. Invest in a house, for example.

You won’t make as much money as you think. Many law schools have now been sued for fudging employment numbers, including top-tier law schools. The market for lawyers is just that much worse than what you’re made to think. Even if you land one of the highest-paying corporate law jobs at $180,000 a year in starting salary, at the hours you’d be working, that’s about $50 an hour. There are tons of other careers that will pay you $50 an hour and not require three years of education, never seeing your friends, and $100,000 in debt.” [Emphasis mine]

After listing several other valid reasons for eschewing law school, Mohan points out the following:

“Law is boring. It’s nothing like what you see on TV. You’re not going to be sitting at a carved wooden table, questioning the applicability of Citizens United to a new Supreme Court case. You’re also not going to be tearing down a witness on a stand. You’re going to be sitting in a cubicle and cranking out memos. 

Law is not going to help you save the world. In fact, you’re probably going to have to do the opposite – work for a corporate law firm and watch your billable hours – just to pay back your loans. Most nonprofits don’t even hire straight out of law school… 

Law is not going to make your parents/friends/significant other happy or proud of you. Or even if it does now, it’s not going to 10 years down the road when you’re miserable, never keep in touch with them, and are still paying off your debt.” [Emphasis in original]

If you are attending a non-elite law school, and your father is not a federal judge/pig, then you essentially have no shot in hell of landing a Biglaw position anyway. So that option is not available to THE VAST MAJORITY of law students or graduates. Get the picture yet, moron?!?! Is this starting to penetrate your little gray matter?

Prior Alarms: Back on October 13, 2015, the Hustle featured a Tucker Max piece labeled “Why You Shouldn’t Go to Law School.” Enjoy this meaty portion:

“Let me repeat myself: YOU SHOULD NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL.

If you’re still thinking about law school start by asking yourself one simple question: 

“Why do I want to go to law school?” 

It’s an obvious question, but almost everyone overlooks or avoids it. So answer it, right now, to yourself. Then compare this reason to the list below. 

These are the six wrong reasons I hear most often. See if your answer is in this list.”

Here is his line item inventory:

I like arguing and everyone says I’m good at it.
I want to be like Jack McCoy from Law & Order [or insert your favorite legal TV show character].
It’s the only way I can think of to use my humanities degree.
I want to change the world/help homeless people/rescue stray kittens/do something noble.
I don’t know what else to do.
I want to make a lot of money.

If you are a pussy, you will be offended by Tucker Max. However, he went to Duke Law School. When it comes to “legal education,” he knows what the hell he is talking about, lemming. YOU, on the other hand, only have your “dreams” or feelings as a reference point.

On July 11, 2016, the Huffington Post featured an entry from Ishan Puri, under the headline “Should I Go To Law School?” After prefacing his article with the fact that law school is often a $200K+ decision, the author delineates the following moronic reasons for attending:

My parents want me to go
I want to make a difference/change the world
I want to make a lot of money
I don’t know what else to do
I want to be a lawyer

See a pattern, Dumbass?!?!  By the way, Puri is a Stanford graduate – as well as an entrepreneur and investor. This means that he too is significantly smarter than you, Bitch.

Conclusion: I and dozens of other people have provided enough facts, charts, graphs, and industry pig statements about the law school scam, for several damn years now. In fact, here is a free compendium of resources, lazy bastard. If you choose to overlook those figures – including average law student indebtedness – then you are WILLFULLY IGNORANT. How in the hell can you expect to competently represent clients on things such as deeds, covenants, property line disputes, contractual obligations, wills, estate planning, divorces, criminal matters, etc.?!?! You cannot even look out for your own financial well-being, fool!


  1. Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance KingJuly 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Nando is wrong. Go to law school if you graduated from Central Baptist Torah Tech or even a compass point State school and earned a 2.345 GPA in Humanities. What have you got to loose? You work in a cube in an office park taking orders for diabetes supplies at 32K or work at DSW as an assistant zone manager earning 42K for 60 hours a week and limited holidays off. You are a retail monkey. Go to law school and be a law trained man like me. I only have 200K in student loan debt and a 28K Schedule C. I am a Heavy Hitter Solo renting a one room office in a decrepit suburban 50s faux Colonial style "professional building" with giant weeds, scuffed walls, torn carpets, and a wheezing AC. I do have an advantage over you, retail monkey. With only a few clients and cases, mostly retail thefts, I work 30 hours per week. You will earn a lower middle income, roughly where you are now, but work less hours. Advantage lawyer!!!!

  2. A great summary, but the scam is never going to die. As of today, zero ABA approved schools have closed, and the scammers make way too much money-and don't have to actually practice law-so they will fight ceaselessly to keep the scam going.
    It's important to remember that as loathsome as law professors are, the scam is preserved and protected by the deans and the ABA, which they control. Local politics also plays a large role, and the deans control that, too. I point this out, b/c when things get tough, the deans will sacrifice the profs(see the Valpo post-or the many others-where schools "downsized" to adjust to the drop in applicants). The deans will also sacrifice staff(even janitors!) to save their jobs and their salaries. The deans will never give up their great jobs, so they will fight, fight, fight to keep the scam going.
    The second part of the equation is that while applications have dropped off, especially at the TTTs, there are still thousands of applicants. Nando's post above show the many resources which counsel, basically: don't apply, ever. And the evidence is irrefutable-but they still apply.
    Well, it's clear that the smart kids and those who can be reasoned with have stopped applying. But there is still a large pool of applicants, which come in three categories, and none of whom are going to stop applying:
    1. The naive: I actually feel sorry for these applicants. They are the ones who listen to the lazy college counselors or uninformed but opinionated adults that being a lawyer is great or you can do anything with a law degree, including saving the whales AND reforming the criminal justice system-at the same time! Often these kids are the first in their families to attend, and believe the lies told to them by authority figures such as LS deans/profs.
    2. The genuine Special Snowflakes. Yes, they know all about the information Nando and others have provided, but they are special, and they will make it, even if they attend a TTTT. They'll be the one person in the class to get the high paying job or work for Common Cause or whatever. And it has always been their "dream" to be a lawyer and/or it is their "passion" to be a lawyer. And if you try to convince them otherwise, well you are just bitter or a hater. Nothing-nothing will convince them not to attend.
    3. The got nothing better to do. These folks know all about the scam, the debt bomb, the poor job prospects-but they've got a worthless BA and are currently working at The GAP. When you parents' friends ask what you're doing and you tell them you are working retail, the next question always hurts: "Didn't you go to college?" So telling people you are in LS, even a TTTT, sounds better than saying I'm selling clothes at Macys. Besides, most of these applicants have UG debt they'll never repay-so what's another 200K?
    And there is nothing that can convince 2 & 3 not to attend, and 1 is mesmerized by the magical prospect of being a lawyer, the magic supported by a tissue of lies from the LS industry.
    Objective information is easily available, and this information clearly indicates that attending LS is a massive mistake for the huge majority of applicants. But apply-and attend-they still do.
    With so many motivated scammers and so many potential marks, the scam will never die.

    1. You nailed it perfectly to a fucking T. Just nailed it.

      1. The law skools are run by selfish, highly educated, and highly connected scum. They own the ABA. Hence no enforcement of ABA guidelines.

      2. The Dept of Ed is aware of the crisis and (you guessed it) they don't give a shit. Guess they figure it's better to let losers dream and make them debt serfs for life. How many dummies in this country have PhDs in worthless shit? They're not turning off the student loan spigot. Last time I checked the country had a $19 trillion national debt. You think these assholes care about unpaid student loans?

      3. Functional retards (and that's what we're dealing with now) will continue to take the LSAT. Or the GRE. (And the law skools can lower standards further whenever the fuck they want.) Anyway the skools will keep enrolling the stupid cocksuckers and take their student loan dollars. It's a real nice scam they got going.

    2. Awesome assessment. And, sadly, 100% TRUE.

  3. Even more amazing than the fact that so many people continue to enroll in law school after nearly ten years of media reports decrying the gross oversupply of law graduates for available jobs, is the continued flood of Federal loan money that makes the problem ever so much worse!! Why can't the Department of Education take the cue from the Labor Department's reports of the shrinking market for lawyers, or the cue from Justice which now hires prosecutors at no salary because so many lawyers are willing to work for free to get experience they cannot get from paid work because there is no paid work?!!
    If the easy Federal loan money stopped today, most of the diploma mills would be gone tomorrow.

    1. Requiring a 148 or higher on the LSAT to get a federal loan for law school would be enough to put an end to this.... That shouldn't even be politically impossible.

    2. Stonemason, Esq.July 26, 2016 at 6:37 AM

      1. Without Federal bucks either directly or indirectly going to law schools, the current law school system would have to contract rapidly. That results in a lot of connected, upper-middle-class people losing their jobs, so they scream at their representatives if there's any hint of shutting the money spigot.

      2. The government knows that just printing up dumpsters full of cash and hurling them onto the streets would cause inflation. So it instead prints up dumpsters full of money, gives them to law schools under the guise that the schools are creating future value for the country, and hopes that the eventual problems develop after current politicians are retired.

  4. What's up haters. I got a 147 on the lsat. And I got into law school this fall. Even got a partial scholarship. How do you like that mothafucka?

    It just shows that if you don't let anything hold you bak you can do anything you want. My crispy black ass is gonna go places. And fuck all you who say otherwise.

    1. LOL - troll harder, bro.

    2. Which law school would that be, 4:51?

    3. Stonemason, Esq.July 26, 2016 at 6:51 PM

      Gonna be the most credentialed short-order cook at IHOP. Movin' on up!

    4. Keep drinking that Hatorade. Seriously man. Just wait til I'm a legal counsel for the NAACP or the United negro college fund. Fuck all y'all.

  5. I know this is a troll post, but just for completeness, in case it isn't, your "crispy black ass" isn't gonna go anywhere. Your professors hold you with a high degree of contempt because you are going to a TTTT. The privileged individuals currently working at big law firms will also hold you in a high degree of contempt because you are attending a TTTT.

    You would have been better served taking every single municipal test in major cities. If you did that, then you would be going places: a position involving 1) six figure salary , 2) political protection, 3) with serious retirement options, 4) that can't be outsourced or insourced or otherwise displaced. Did I mention that said position would allow you to go to school for free and then when you retire, at around age 45, you could practice shitlaw because the six figure pension would enable you to make shit law wages without consequence?

    I find it amusing that the true colors of the liberal left are really emerging: use minorities and other disenfranchised individuals to steal money and institute a new age of opression by deceit; andthis student loan business is really going to demonstrate the true nature of liberalism.

    If this isn't a troll post, good luck, you are going to need it.

  6. Damn, that is a short bus. Do they really make them that small, or is this just Photoshop magic? Honest question.

    Otherwise, great post as usual, Nando!

    1. That's the special ed bus bringing students to class at TTTTouro! Haaaaaaa!

  7. Nando, my fear is that you will get frustrated at the slow pace of change and quit posting. Your contribution to this movement is critical and does make a difference. Using your posts, research, other bloggers research (thank you LST) one of my buddies in the Tennessee legislature has at least started a discussion as to whether funding its two state supported law schools is good policy. Yes, this seems like a small step, but that is how change occurs. You are a pioneer. Thank you.

  8. Nando, thanks for all your time and effort in keeping after the law $kule scamsters. Your persistence will eventually pay off, even if the ABA pigs don’t care.

    Had I read one tenth of this blog before wasting 3 years of my life, I would not have quit my Federal civil service job in DC. After graduating form a 2nd tier law $kule, I started an entry level real estate management job making 35% less than my pre law school salary. Great Investment.

    At least back 25 years ago there was the excuse that no reliable post law school career information existed. No excuses now. Don’t do it unless your 170+ LSAT score gets you admitted to Harvard, Yale, or Stanford!

  9. There is a lot of information out there about the declining legal market. BEA statistics and law firm surveys have shown that demand for legal services has fallen dramatically. Law firms are reporting that attorneys are not sufficiently busy. The income of solos has declined to about $49,000 per year.

    But more information is coming out about where the legal profession is heading. Legal startups are bringing about the "Uberization" of the legal profession. Lawyers work in settings more similar to a call center, where they take half hour calls from clients they may have never talked to before, and may never hear from again. Or lawyers can agree to contract with companies like legal zoom, where they take phone calls from clients and answer basic legal questions. If the lawyer receives bad reviews, their contract can be terminated. Lawyers can also offer to provide additional services at a low cost fixed rate.

    Good luck repaying your +$100k in student loans, making a lot of money, changing the world, living the life of your favorite TV show legal character, working as an independent contractor for the next Uber of legal services. Don't expect the work to be as easy as driving drunk college kids back to their dorms on a Saturday night. These clients are paying for a 30 minute phone call and will expect you to have answers to their questions. Rehashing Pierson vs. Post, the rule against perpetuities, and other worthless doctrine taught at law schools will not cut it. It's not too late to enter a real profession.


    Back on August 6, 2015, Elie Mystal posted an entry labeled "Quinn Emanuel Partner Warns: ‘Don’t Go To Law School.’" Here is the full text below:

    "At this point, telling people not to go to law school — unless they really want to be a lawyer — is a little bit like telling children that they can’t fly. Most kids intuitively understand the reality, others will at least Google it, but there will always be a few kids who will tie beach towels around their necks and take a header off of something. All you can do is hope they’re jumping off their couches and not their garages.

    That said, it’s rare that people tell children that flying itself is bad. But that is precisely what Susan Estrich is doing. Estrich is a partner at Quinn Emanuel, a law professor, and has an ex-spouse who is famous. In her piece on Creators Syndicate, Estrich argues that even if you go to law school and magically end up in Biglaw, it’s still not worth it:

    But even if you go Big Law, you’ll likely make less than your pals who go the finance route, and aren’t billing by the hours worked. Law just isn’t a very good way to get rich, unless you were a charter member of the team that took on tobacco, or you spend all of your time doing “bad baby” cases, which takes a kind of John Edwards capacity to compartmentalize… and make your fortune off the worst tragedies. To each his own. Everybody needs a lawyer, but they don’t necessarily need you.

    Truth. It’s a damn near under-reported part of the law school trap: the elite who really can get the test scores and eat the hours and make it to Biglaw could have made much more money doing other elite-ass things. Becoming a lawyer is a great way to improve your standard of living if you come from a family of poors who thinks rich people “worked for every penny they had.” But if you are a lawyer, your income is pretty much restricted to how many hours you can work in a day. That’s no way to live.

    Take it from the Quinn Emanuel lady. Look at the Quinn Emanuel bonus structure. A senior associate who billed 3,000 hours received a whopping $20,000 more than a senior person who billed 2,101. Is that worth it? Estrich is telling you that the people who are rich are the ones who can afford to pay her fees.

    Estrich saves her harshest words for the dumbest people:

    But if you want to practice law, no matter what, do not go to an unaccredited law school. I’m going to anger some people in my home state for saying this, but California is allowing shysters and fly-by-night operators to lure vulnerable folks who don’t know better with the promise that they can be “lawyers” in just four short years. Or at least that’s what the matchbook says. I call them matchbook law schools, although technically they are unaccredited law schools, and they suck up money and produce almost no lawyers.

    Again, she’s not wrong.

    But you know how kids are. Superman could come down and say “you know, I don’t think this flying thing is for you,” and a kid would say, “you’re just jealous that I’ve figured out how to steal your power,” tugging on his cape all the while."

    Did that penetrate the atrophied gray matter in between your ears, moron?!?! Or do you need Big Bird and Elmo to explain it to your sorry ass?

  11. An accountant friend and I, nearing the end of our nightmares, plan to "carry each other over the finish line."

    Hopefully, our comments and support of Nando will get him to the end of the scam.

    "It is not the end, it is not the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning." Churchill.

    We only need to get the bucket to tip, and much will flow thereafter.

    I check this site several times a day.


    39 year solo

  12. A young person was referred to me by young person's accounting professor. The young person drove an hour to meet with me. I explained my 39 year effort to make a living. The young person did very well in accounting. Needed another 30 credit hours over a Bachelor's to sit for the CPA exam, be licensed to work in a field IN WHICH THERE IS DEMAND.

    I advised: Get the 30 additional hours of credit, sit for the CPA exam, get chartered, get a job with a CPA firm, work 2 or 3 years, THEN, AND ONLY THEN, ask your CPA employer to fund your law degree, AND SEE WHAT THOSE FOLKS SAY!

    If they pay for your legal education, well, maybe OK, though you lose 3 years of salary, or suffer some reduction, and loss of seniority, but depending on the employer, perhaps it works out. If they keep you on as a CPA and lawyer, fine.

    Young person drank in my pearls of wisdom. Did NOT get the 30 additional credit hours, did enroll in a 4th tier trash pit, and posts on social media, young person's status as a 1L. (Proudly, I think.)

    A relative, NON-LAWYER, thinks a law degree is good, and is funding the young person's legal education. Might as well just shot the young person-same result.

    At the end of the day, the young person will NOT be a CPA, and will NOT earn a living as a lawyer.

    "It is hard to win an argument with a really smart person and darn near impossible to win an argument with an idiot."

    Scams are persistent things. I have seen small corporations, in my practice, which ceased to sustain themselves financially, yet continue in business for 3 to 5 years. And these were "Ma and Pa Kettle" corporations.

    We cannot expect law schools with their tremendous resources of an affiliated university, alumni support, ever-hopeful administrator mindset, and such, to collapse in a 3 to 5 year time frame. It will take longer.

    It is a Marathon. It can be run, and endured.

    39 year solo.

    (For the doubtful, why would I have any reason to lie to you. Haul your brain to a landfill and rot, I will not even know.)

    (This is typical of the law, a lawyer giving $100,000 of advice who is ignored. Well, and I've said it before, and was criticized for saying it so often, but my 3 sons are NOT lawyers. And I could not be happier.)

    1. 39 year old solo,

      I got to know a lot of people when I was in the Army. In addition to meeting several people who were law school grads that had enlisted in the Army like I did, I had several people ask me if they should go to law school. The people interested in law school already knew all of the facts about law school and the legal market. But a big advantage they had going for them was that the GI bill would cover tuition and their expenses. One person already had taken the LSAT and scored in the 160s. Law school would have been free. They knew that the legal market was terrible, but they weren't concerned about money and thought they could just do public interest law. I advised that person to be careful, the market for all jobs is very competitive. There are plenty of unemployed lawyers who would gladly do public interest law. That person was receptive to my advice and did not go to law school. A good friend of mine who serves in an elite unit also knew all of the facts. They were interested in using the GI bill to go to law school and they were not concerned about a job because they wanted to become a JAG. The problem with becoming an officer in the Army, especially now that the Army is shrinking, is that you are in an up or out system like a big law firm. Promotion rates have been falling, and if you do not get promoted, you are kicked to the curb. You don't get a retirement if you are passed over for promotion before reaching 20 years (there are exceptions if you are close to retirement). It is much easier to get promoted and make it to retirement if you are enlisted. If this person did not get promoted as a JAG and was forced out, they would be entering a saturated job market. They were very receptive to my advice and have stayed in the great job they have now. There were also other people I spoke with who chose not to go to law school after talking to me.

      When I returned to undergrad to get a STEM degree and overcome the stench of my old liberal arts degree, I found that the undergrad students knew the pitfalls of law school. The information is out there. I talked to smart students that considered law school, did the research, and realized that would have been a terrible decision. I have a friend who said, "hell no, I'm not going to law school," after researching the legal field. They are in med school now. I did meet one person who was going to go to law school despite all of the risks. But they had a family connection to a job. So law school was not as risky.

      My experience over the last few years has been that people are very knowledgeable about the law school scam, and they are very receptive to advice. I've told many people to read this blog, Campos' blog, and many other sources. People have come back to me and thanked me for providing the info. Also, I would add that my peers in med school are very aware of the law school scam. A lot of my peers pursued advanced degrees before medical school to help them in their medical careers. Many of them got an MBA to help them with the business aspects of medicine. And we have been advised about the benefits of having a MD/MBA by the faculty. Nobody has a JD. Nobody has recommended a JD. It is an overpriced garbage degree.

      E-4 Mafia

    2. People are more knowledgeable now, anyone that is white and middle class or above understands now. Even lower class whites have a bit of understanding.

      That's why these pigs are suddenly preaching diversity. When they could just funnel the white middle class money they took only that. But as that started drying up, they expertly changed gears.

      And you are a racist for pointing that out. If they were so diverse, they would have done something many years ago, and law firms would have way more minority and women partners. They don't, instead at most they fill their ranks of doc reviewers and staff attorneys with minorities, then point to that as diversity, insisting there is no difference between partner track and a doc reviewer. And most people again will not call them out on that.

      So what can you do? Minorities insist on being exploited, to the point that it's easier to get in on that. The only thing that would stop someone from that is morals, of which these law school pigs and big law firms completely lack.

      What a doomed profession.

  13. And one more observation before I quit for the night.

    It is important.

    My state, or some governmental entity, has created the concept of "Pillars Of The Bar." I could be totally wrong, might be a bar association, but it does not matter. I only focus on the significance of the concept. (And if you become a lawyer, that is what you should focus on also.)

    One becomes a "prestigious" Pillar of the Bar by having practiced law for 50 years.

    Now, think of that. Wow, what a trooper. What dedication! Inspiring. Heroic, even.

    No, not really.

    I have known a number of these folks. They never made enough money in their simple and honest practices to be able to retire. They had to keep working to eat. Or, I suspect, a day of idle with the spouse was worse than practicing law. Sad situation, but I think more frequent than I have actual knowledge. (You will find many disparaging comments in the world of merely "anecdotal" evidence, but I had found that anecdotal is generally the truth.)

    So, who works 50 years at any job? Doctors don't. Insurance agents don't (sorry agents-do you work?), firemen, police officers (there are good reasons they do not given the physical requirements of their jobs, and they are my friends), teachers, politicians, government administrators, and so on. No, they don't work 50 years plus. They retire, generally with a pension. At 20, 30 or 40 years of service. And generally by age 65 or 67.

    The 50 year lawyers are in their late 70's or 80's and still going to the office every day. At 64, I am EXHAUSTED. My dad retired at 64 and died at 66. He had 2 years of retirement.

    Just yesterday I got married to the love of my life, tomorrow, I grow nearer to age 65.

    Though I made a huge mistake going to law school, I will QUIT practicing law at 66. I don't think I can retire as I have no pension. (My neighbor, a retiree from a Fortune 50 company, has a $7,000 a month pension and Social Security of about $2,500. That is more than my current income.)

    By God! I love the law. (A line from a cartoon published during my law school time-the Dean commented positively on it.)

    (0L's, can you hear me shout?)

    39 year solo.

  14. Thank you Nando for providing a forum for simple folks like me.

    38 year solo.


  15. All due respect, but why did you do this for 38 years if you hated it so much. Why did you not find a new career after five years? I know lawyers who continue working well past retirement age and they do so because they enjoy what they do, are good at it, and make good money doing it. Not everybody wants to lie on a beach all day or play golf.

    1. Perhaps I can explain, but you should already know this. The scarlet JD makes you unwanted by non-law employers. Non-law employers hate JD's, and good luck trying to explain that three-year resume gap (typically) if you try to leave the dreaded JD off your resume. That's why so many get typecast, and stuck, in this miserable "profession."

  16. Vermont Law is trying to scam itself a low-interest loan from a USDA Rural Development program:


    Perhaps, you have heard of Paul Campos, lemmings. He teaches law at the University of Colorado. The man authored an excellent blog entitled "Inside the Law School Scam." He occasionally writes on the scheme at Lawyers, Guns & Money. Campos wrote a book entitled Don't Go to Law School (Unless). The book is 120 pages in length. If you want to attend law school, you will read all the damn time.

    Why incur an additional $165K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, and end up reading hundreds of thousands of pages of worthless junk in three years, without at least first reading that thin book? If you have not done so, then you truly are a fool. In the event that you have read the work by Campos - and you are still applying to law school - then you are patently stupid.

    Anyway, here is a flow chart for your lazy ass either way. Blog write Matt Leichter provided the following intro:

    "(Connecticut attorney Samuel Browning obtained permission from Paul Campos to create a flow chart version of the book Don’t Go to Law School (Unless). Mr. Browning’s herculean effort is displayed here as a single graphic taken from his spreadsheet with only some proofreading on my part. I have not read the book, so any unclear points and errors are the author’s own.)"

    If you are too busy to read 120 pages of straight talk - in relatively large print - maybe you can follow a simple flow chart, moron. Then again, based on your idiotic decision, I would not bet on that either.

  18. For those of you thickheaded clowns who believe that you will attend a TTT and end up working in a good non-law position, back on November 3, 2010, former Biglaw associate and current psychotherapist Will Meyerhofer drove a stake through the following law school mantra: “A law degree will open up a world possibilities for you.” His piece was entitled "Extremely Versatile Crockery." Enjoy the following portion, dumbass:

    “But there’s a bigger, broader problem with switching careers when you have the letters JD after your name: people hate lawyers.

    Why do they hate lawyers? A bunch of reasons.

    If you are a real person in the outside world, the word “lawyer” means obstruction. The phrase “run it past Legal” means you might as well give up, ’cause it’s never gonna happen. Exciting business ventures ooze to a standstill like a sabre-toothed tiger in the La Brea Tar Pits. Some risk-adverse dweeb in a suit will spout dire warnings to you about unlikely contingencies until nothing seems like it’s any fun anymore.

    Lawyer means pretentious – socially awkward losers with fancy degrees telling you what to do when they’ve never run a business in their lives.

    Lawyer means threats. “You’ll hear from my lawyer” is the worst thing you can say to another person. And lawyers love to write threatening letters – it’s what they do best. That’s why lawyer is synonymous with wasted time and wasted money.

    Lawyer means annoyance. Lawyer means hassles. Lawyer means a total void of common sense. Lawyer means expensive, with little to show for it.

    Now mail someone in the real world a resume that says “lawyer” all over it and ask yourself why you never got called in for an interview.”

    Meyerhofer also notes that it is difficult to switch careers as an attorney. Imagine the odds facing a recent law grad. Non-legal employers will view you as a loser who couldn’t crack into the legal field. In the alternative, they will wonder why you are turning down a chance at “the big bucks” to work for them.

    By the way, lemming: Will Meyerhofer earned degrees from Harvard and NYU School of Law. He was successful in the legal field, before getting additional schooling and then pursuing other lines of work. The man seems to have a successful practice now. He is a hell of a lot smarter than YOU, puto - and he is telling you to avoid law school hell. You might want to listen. Then again, you feel that you have all the answers, right?!?!


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