People Who Never Pass the Bar Exam

I'd love to see a study as to where these people go and whatgregorystevens05/25/12
they work in white collar positions mostly or work in low skschopenhauerx9905/25/12
They float around in doc review and take the low paying gigskeithd05/25/12
Go search up someone called "JD Painter". He was a Touro grwily05/25/12
OMG, brutal.gregorystevens05/25/12
Keep in mind, his 300,000 debt was initially 72,000. Whenwhatwhut05/25/12
"Ask John Koch, a law graduate from Touro University. Koch wgregorystevens05/25/12
this is terrifying stuffdayman71305/25/12



gregorystevens (May 25, 2012 - 10:09 am)

I'd love to see a study as to where these people go and what they end up doing. There's got to be plenty in California.

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schopenhauerx99 (May 25, 2012 - 10:57 am)

they work in white collar positions mostly or work in low skilled jobs as they contemplate going back to school.

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keithd (May 25, 2012 - 11:58 am)

They float around in doc review and take the low paying gigs while the rest of us take the higher paying ones.

They get embarrassing business cards made up that replace the word "attorney" with "JD."

They become school teachers.

They look for non-legal jobs where a JD is required.

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wily (May 25, 2012 - 12:06 pm)

Go search up someone called "JD Painter". He was a Touro grad who failed the bar exam 3 times. He works as a housepainter and has $300,000 of debt which he'll never pay back, and which ruined his marriage. Quite a sad story.

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gregorystevens (May 25, 2012 - 12:22 pm)

OMG, brutal.

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whatwhut (May 25, 2012 - 12:26 pm)

Keep in mind, his 300,000 debt was initially 72,000.

When he defaulted, "Aunt" Sallie Mae sold his loan to private creditors, tacking on 40,000 in fees.

The loan has ballooned to the current amount because he's been paying his min payment.

As a word of caution, even sub 100k loan amounts aren't "safe"

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gregorystevens (May 25, 2012 - 12:27 pm)

"Ask John Koch, a law graduate from Touro University. Koch was recently interviewed by a reporter at the ABA. When he “retires,” Koch will owe, due to penalties after defaulting, close to $1.5 million. At one point, Koch was married and lived in a home with his wife. His debt led them to get divorced. When he graduated in 1996, he had $69,000 in loans."

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dayman713 (May 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm)

this is terrifying stuff

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