The Law School Scam: More Law Schools Sued!

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I double-checked and did notice this news article Former Law Students Sue Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Others Over Grade (02/08/2012) reported law students who have sued two law schools. The law schools-Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law  appears to be separate from the other lawsuits against 12 law schools 12 Law Schools Sued Over Misleading Jobs Data (02/12/2012) sued for misleading students with skewed employment statistics and fudging their rankings.

These law students sued over the grading system. I will be the first to agree. Should you be the son or daughter of a local judge, know that your grade will automatically be above the middle or top.  Should you be a minority–good luck. Some of these professors will treat you like sh** more than the other law students and will abuse the socratic method to the point where you’re awaiting Strom Thurman to break out his overseer whip. Or arrange the pecking order a different way if you’re not only a person of color but a woman, another level of being a minority. The truth is it doesn’t matter how good you are. The bias exists one way or another, race, gender, personality  differences…. Do not think you have to know someone is for the getting a job only, it applies in law school as well. The law school classroom is their stage and you, dear student are the marionette.  Why put yourself through that abuse, while indebting yourself to a system that could care less that you live or die. Some of us did not know in advance what we would endure. But you do, it is your choice.

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5 Comments »

  1. MGibb Said:

    Its very easy to research job opportunities in a particular career field. All you have to do is go online. There was no internet service “back in my day” when I was researching colleges and career fields. You had to go by word of mouth, whatever people told you. Having the internet now is a HUGE advantage that can not be discounted. There is no excuse for not researching a particular career field. Don’t listen to a school admissions office because they lie. Anyone who has taken a basic college statistics course, should know that employment statistics can be distorted. The first thing my college statistics professor told me was “statistics lie”. Everyone should find out how much it will cost to attend law school for three years, and calculate how much their student loan payments will be once they graduate. They also need to factor in their lost income for three years (whatever yearly salary they would have earned if they had not quit their job to attend school). Even twenty years ago, it was a well known fact that there were too many lawyers and not enough jobs to go around. In 1990, I went to employment agencies looking for a legal secretary position, and they all told me they were hiring J.D.s for those jobs. I knew then that something stank pretty bad. Its only worse now. I do agree that law schools are vehicles of victimization. That is exactly how they operate. They don’t care about students, whether you get a job, live or die or anything else. Half of them should be closed down.

  2. Mary Dean Said:

    I agree that law schools should not misrepresent employment prospects after graduation, because this is actionable fraud.

    However, if a student isn’t bright enough to thoroughly research job opportunities on their own, should they even be practicing law?

    The recession is only part of the problem – a very small part. The legal profession is crowded, we don’t need this many lawyers in America. They are dead weight and not contributing to society at all. They have nothing of any value to offer.

    • A Law School Victim Said:

      Each one of your statements need to be qualified. Your opinion is wrought with bias of blame the victim without considering, when and if stats were available to what generation of applicants, when and how they were skewed, technology and college advisement available at the time, accountability of ABA, private corporations, AALS and US Department of Education. It’s one thing to have a comment, at least provide facts to support them

  3. Nando Said:

    “Should you be the son or daughter of a local judge, know that your grade will automatically be above the middle or top. Should you be a minority–good luck. Some of these professors will treat you like sh** more than the other law students and will abuse the socratic method to the point where you’re awaiting Strom Thurman to break out his overseer whip.”

    I remember seeing people in my graduating class whom I had NEVER seen before. Typically, those students had judge father or federal magistrate mothers. Think they had a tough time getting a job, after receiving their JD?!

    When ignorant, moronic lemmings tell us that the key is to “work hard,” it shows that they have no damn clue about the nature of work. Hell, the guy working the drive through window at McDonald’s – or the guy pouring cement for the base of a house – is working a HELL of a lot harder than the management or ownership classes. For $ome rea$on, the compensation does not reflect this reality.

    In the final analysis, CONNECTIONS matter much more than “hard work” or networking – or even law review.

    • A Law School Victim Said:

      Lol, you quoted me. I stated this because I witnessed it myself. Even the guest speaker at commencement who was well-established in the legal field said well at least my son knows he has a job after graduation. His son was a part of my graduation class. Mocked until the very end.


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