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Websites used to find out about law schools???

This site is marketed more towards those who are already in jdcumlaude01/31/17
Word to the wise. TLS is an awful site for trying to determi mtobeinf01/31/17
That is my story too. I am trying to find a better site to jdcumlaude01/31/17
Good call. Yea I've tried to find stuff as well. I'm on the mtobeinf01/31/17
Law school transparency project is very objective. Tls is mo trollfeeder01/31/17
OP, I frequented this site, Top Law Schools, and Law School bucwild01/31/17
Dude worst student. I'm the shyte. Come on buddy. Despising mtobeinf01/31/17
Ahem... worst students...under 160... not to be a jerk, but wolfman01/31/17
Precisely. mtobeinf01/31/17
If you scored over 170 and went to a T25 (which I'm assuming bucwild01/31/17
Not reality bud. You have no idea what it's like to be broke mtobeinf01/31/17
I actually know exactly what it's like to live on student lo bucwild02/01/17
Ain't a sob story bro. Im living the dream. It's those that mtobeinf02/01/17
http://jdemployed.com Plenty of articles for those thinki jdemployed02/01/17
Is TLS as bad as used to be? I know at one point they banned 6figuremistake02/01/17
I was looking at TLS in 2009 while applying to law schools a bucwild02/01/17
So law is only meant for the privileged few? Makes sense. Fu mtobeinf02/01/17
Hey, Saint Campos says that Top Law Schools is "pretty good" massivemissive02/01/17
I would tell anybody expressing interest in low-level school anothernjlawyer02/01/17
jdcumlaude (Jan 31, 2017 - 3:09 pm)

This site is marketed more towards those who are already in the profession or at least attended some law school. Top law schools has more of an applicant base.

My question is. What discussion boards to prospective law students utilize to gather information?

Any links would be appreciated.

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mtobeinf (Jan 31, 2017 - 3:14 pm)

Word to the wise. TLS is an awful site for trying to determine ones LS future. Those kids are delusional. Its a bubble prior to the burst. Take it with a grain of salt. Here, little different beast but it's a more honest assessment of what it's actually like. Even for those that are successful. In re ur direct question not too sure. Everything I read prior to LS is really misinformation and moot by this point.

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jdcumlaude (Jan 31, 2017 - 3:19 pm)

That is my story too. I am trying to find a better site to point people to. People recognize my bias to law school and I was hoping to find some neutral..ish site to send 18-20 year olds who ask me questions.

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mtobeinf (Jan 31, 2017 - 3:22 pm)

Good call. Yea I've tried to find stuff as well. I'm on the opposite spectrum. Wealthy or rich, family of attys, lucking into the Ivy League, have work experience that can be readily leveraged with a JD, and no or minimal UG debt with full boat who I recommend going nowadays. I feel bad when I see their bubble burst. I worked my ass off but got lucky. Not everyone is me. And I don't even practice anymore. Way I say it for bett r or worse.

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trollfeeder (Jan 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm)

Law school transparency project is very objective. Tls is mostly aspie kids who can't put one foot in front of another, but are good test takers.

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bucwild (Jan 31, 2017 - 4:31 pm)

OP, I frequented this site, Top Law Schools, and Law School Transparency prior to attending law school. Of the three, LST was by far the most useful and least biased. TLS and JDU, while clearly biased towards the top and worst students respectively, do give somewhat accurate portrayals of your chances of success in school, depending on the caliber of student and the type of school you go to. If you are consistently scoring over 170 on your LSATs, you can disregard many of the horror stories here and go to TLS. If you're under 160, you better browse the forums here.

Of course, both sites have a lot of white noise, so you have to filter through the nonsense to find the useful tidbits. It's worth checking out all three.

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mtobeinf (Jan 31, 2017 - 9:18 pm)

Dude worst student. I'm the shyte. Come on buddy. Despising practice and not being talented enough to excel at it are two separate and distinct concepts.

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wolfman (Jan 31, 2017 - 8:37 pm)

Ahem... worst students...under 160... not to be a jerk, but I scored over 170 and did ok (albeit not spectacularly well) in a T25 LS. There are people on here with similar records as well. I suggest, respectfully, that people check their assumptions.

Although I do agree that LST is good, and TLS is an echo chamber full of gunners that is best avoided.

But this site is good too. If you are deciding whether to join the army, talk to vets who've been through a few wars, not fellow new recruits, aka cannon fodder.

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mtobeinf (Jan 31, 2017 - 9:20 pm)

Precisely.

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bucwild (Jan 31, 2017 - 9:30 pm)

If you scored over 170 and went to a T25 (which I'm assuming means something between 20-25), you likely had significant scholarship money, and that's great. However, that's not the typical gloom and doom JDU story. That's my point. Those who are scoring top notch LSAT scores are unlikely to end up at the bottom of the legal pecking order in terms of debt:salary ratio.

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mtobeinf (Jan 31, 2017 - 9:50 pm)

Not reality bud. You have no idea what it's like to be broke even with a scholarship. You understand cost of living. Full ride plus ur estimated col of 13-15 per year x 3. Undergrad private college (to get a real education) when tuition doubles over 4 yrs plus COL even with 50 percent scholarship you're still at 90-100. 70-80 min. Principal....plus the bush interest rates. Barking up the wrong tree here son. May get bit.

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bucwild (Feb 1, 2017 - 4:50 am)

I actually know exactly what it's like to live on student loans. I also know what it means to be truly poor. But if your sob story is including your undergrad private loans, you're not getting sympathy from me.

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mtobeinf (Feb 1, 2017 - 6:22 am)

Ain't a sob story bro. Im living the dream. It's those that have parents paying for their education that don't have to worry about loans. Or bills for that matter. look around the law schools. Whos struggling? Don't u get law is not meant for the poor and down trodden. The whole point is to reinforce the system. It's self perpetuating. Even if law school helps socio Econ which will not happen, firm life is still for those with the money and the right gender and skin color. Unless you're a token. Whole game is fixed. And it's conspicuous. Golden rule. He who has the gold. Makes the rules. Then reinforces them generationally.

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jdemployed (Feb 1, 2017 - 8:39 am)

http://jdemployed.com

Plenty of articles for those thinking about law school and the legal market. A few highlights:

http://jdemployed.com/jd-degree-disadvantage

http://jdemployed.com/law-school-student-loan-warning

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6figuremistake (Feb 1, 2017 - 8:48 am)

Is TLS as bad as used to be? I know at one point they banned Law is 4 Losers because he was preaching some inconvenient truths. Nevertheless, as class after class has faced the cold reality of the legal market in this post-recession and social media saturated age, it seems like they have become less sanguine about LS. I don't spend much time there, but from what I've seen they appear to caution people against attending all but the better schools - particularly if the debt load is high.

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bucwild (Feb 1, 2017 - 10:03 am)

I was looking at TLS in 2009 while applying to law schools and most people were saying T-14 or bust.

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mtobeinf (Feb 1, 2017 - 10:15 am)

So law is only meant for the privileged few? Makes sense. Funny thing is when you go up against these large firms or BigLaw the work product wasn't that impressive nor the W/L column either. Good ol boys club. Hip hip (monacle pop). Gotta keep it exclusive to justify the bs fees. Otherwise clients will wise up. Best outside counsel here no shyte is the solo that charges a little more than my billable rate back in the day. These big law guys go um um um. Yes? I believe that's right. 14k for that research and writing please.

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massivemissive (Feb 1, 2017 - 4:54 pm)

Hey, Saint Campos says that Top Law Schools is "pretty good" so have at it.

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/02/law-is-politics-part-infinity (see comments).

In my mind there's only one website you need: Law School Transparency.

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anothernjlawyer (Feb 1, 2017 - 5:22 pm)

I would tell anybody expressing interest in low-level schools to read Third Tier Reality, poop photos and all.

If you're a 170 and 3.5+, go have a blast at TLS. Have to make sure you know the right knot to use on your shoelaces when you go in for that big interview!

Everybody should read Inside the Law School Scam (Campos).

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