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Old 05-09-2018, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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It is an accomplishment in itself, but I hope she did not borrow for this or she will likely end up worse off financially for having gotten the degree. The market is flooded with lawyers from mediocre law schools and Texas Southern apparently does not even qualify as mediocre. It is a tier 4 school with terrible bar passage rates, and employment prospects. It is nearly impossible to get a decent job as a lawyer from anything but a top quarterly of the top tier school. Maybe the media attention will land her a job, I hope so. Otherwise she is in for some serious disappointment. A tier 4 law degree today will barely land someone a job selliung shoes at footlocker.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It is an accomplishment in itself, but I hope she did not borrow for this or she will likely end up worse off financially for having gotten the degree. The market is flooded with lawyers from mediocre law schools and Texas Southern apparently does not even qualify as mediocre. It is a tier 4 school with terrible bar passage rates, and employment prospects. It is nearly impossible to get a decent job as a lawyer from anything but a top quarterly of the top tier school. Maybe the media attention will land her a job, I hope so. Otherwise she is in for some serious disappointment. A tier 4 law degree today will barely land someone a job selliung shoes at footlocker.
I wonder how much she paid for that law degree and if she took out loans? If she has debt along with limited job prospects it's going to be a tough road.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It is an accomplishment in itself, but I hope she did not borrow for this or she will likely end up worse off financially for having gotten the degree. The market is flooded with lawyers from mediocre law schools and Texas Southern apparently does not even qualify as mediocre. It is a tier 4 school with terrible bar passage rates, and employment prospects. It is nearly impossible to get a decent job as a lawyer from anything but a top quarterly of the top tier school. Maybe the media attention will land her a job, I hope so. Otherwise she is in for some serious disappointment. A tier 4 law degree today will barely land someone a job selliung shoes at footlocker.
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I wonder how much she paid for that law degree and if she took out loans? If she has debt along with limited job prospects it's going to be a tough road.
She wants to do family law and maybe eventually become a judge.

Tuition and fees for the law school were $20,418.30 last year. Typically law school is three years. I suspect she qualified for some financial aid.

About half the students are African American.

Texas Southern University Law School | Law School Numbers

About two-thirds pass the bar on the first attempt.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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A single mom with 5 kids, I am guessing she received grants so there is probably little loans if any.


Good for her, she put in the work to make life better for her and her family. I hope she can find something out there
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