Archive for February 9, 2012

More on Accountability: ‘Law School Transparency Weighs in on Reform’

Waiting for the Anvil to Fall

Law School Transparency Weighs in on Reform (02/08/2012):

“We founded LST because we saw how difficult it is for prospective students to compare employment outcomes at various schools. This has grown to us advocating for all sorts of consumer-oriented policies to combat significant problems in legal education. One method is producing reports that highlight the misinformation law schools provide about post-graduation outcomes; our latest is the Transparency Index Report.”

LST puts the burden on current students to make their law school administrations to tell the truth, for many though it is too late. What would be the effect on their grades, their chances of being black-listed for clerkships, summer apprenticeships should they “rock the boat.” No easy answer. Law schools do attract bright, inquisitive minds but many attract the sheister stereotypes–the back stabbers, the what ifs brown-nosers who will do anything to get to the top of his class. All this to confront while Sallie Mae is waiting for you at the end of the law school tunnel with a bill in one hand and a financial anvil in another ready to crush your future should you be unable to pay.

Simpler language, we are well aware that law schools have deceived 0Ls and those who underwent the lawschool scheme. We are exposing the false information law schools provide which lures the reader into thinking law school is a viable investment in their futures. Fraud by inducement.

And You Thought Shakespeare was the Only Artist Who Despised Lawyers

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I will not say that only harm or bad derives from established law or practicing attorneys. Law has produced much good such as the protection of rights. But let us be honest, just on personality and office demeanor, think of what you have thought of lawyers. Although many tout the law as a noble profession many stereotypes are true about many attorneys: money-hungry, do anything to get to the top, back-stabbers, foul-mouth, uncouthe, racists, sexist. Of course this is a reflection of the human condition but when many of these types revel in the power through the courts, politics, et cetera to promote an unhealthy agenda well, let’s take a quote from the Devil’s Advocate starring Al Pacino.  This movie premiered over 10 years ago but I don’t remember seeing it until years later. Wish I saw this before law school.

Why lawyers?

Why the law?

Because the law, my boy,

puts us into everything.

It's the ultimate backstage pass.

It's the new priesthood, baby.

Did you know there are more students in law school..
than lawyers walking the Earth?

We're coming out...guns blazing!   

The two of you...all of us,
acquittal after acquittal after acquittal...

...until the stench of it reaches

so high and far into Heaven...

And scene.