First of all, I’m not sure if this is one of those ‘I am a Prince in Ethiopia and all I need is your bank account number and I will wire you my family fortune that I am trying to get out of my war torn country’ type e-mails, but I received this in my inbox today. I am going to treat it as legit:
Hello, first off thank you for taking the time to read my email. I have recently applied to several local law schools and so far been accepted to hamline. I have read a lot of conflicting information about fourth tier law schools. Can you clear this up for me: will it be harder to get a job or result in less opportunities by attending a fourth tier? Or is it what the student makes of it (like getting published and top ten percent of class) that matters? Any response you can give is genuinely appreciated. Thanks, Sincerely,
This is exactly how the email appeared. I have made one edit in that I removed a space in front of the word “like” in the second to last line.
I don’t know what to tell this person, and frankly feel a little under qualified to offer any advice. So I leave it up to you guys to discuss. I don’t want to offer any advice that could wind up having some kind of butterfly effect and send him or her down a terrible path in life, i.e going to law school, hating it and not being able to find a job, or not going and regretting it for the rest of his or her life. My gut reaction is this is a choice our e-mailer has to make on his or her own, but feel free to chime in.