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Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2010 | Deborah Lambert

Posted on 09/20/2010 5:48:38 AM PDT by AccuracyAcademia

A USA Today piece by Mary Beth Marklein recently noted that a new category of campus protest is making the rounds of schools these days, according to Donald Downs in

Apparently “a new generation of law students and graduates is rising in protest over the failure of law schools to give them honest accountings of the job market and their professional prospects.”

Marklein wrote: “Law schools, once viewed as a guaranteed path to a high-paying career, are coming under fire as disillusioned graduates find a tighter job market than they say they were led to expect . . . A small but crowing coalition of graduates, on blogs with names like ‘Scammed Hard’ and ‘Shilling Me Softly,’ blame their alma maters for luring them into expensive programs by overstating their employment prospects.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Society
KEYWORDS: jobs; lawschool; unemployment

1 posted on 09/20/2010 5:48:42 AM PDT by AccuracyAcademia
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To: AccuracyAcademia

We need to make things more illegal so these kids can have work.

2 posted on 09/20/2010 5:58:07 AM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: AccuracyAcademia
According to Marklein, one recent grad has even gone on a hunger strike to protest his predicament and the situation.

And if that doesn't get him a good job, he's going to hold his breath until he passes out.

3 posted on 09/20/2010 6:04:16 AM PDT by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: AccuracyAcademia

They need to graduate, pass the bar and then sue the schools!

4 posted on 09/20/2010 6:04:51 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: AccuracyAcademia
these spalpeens were not the ones sucked in.

it was their parents who will face the prospect of paying the bill over the rest of their lives.

the one will soon ride to the rescue, as demand for lawyers skyrockets; it will take a decade to untangle the mess wrought on this republic, and only lawyers can do such.

5 posted on 09/20/2010 6:08:57 AM PDT by mmercier (watch and wait)
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To: AccuracyAcademia; All

Law schools lie. no surprise.

Law Deans keeps saying there is always room for good lawyers.

so they expand their classes.


ANYONE can go to an accredited law school.

6 posted on 09/20/2010 6:09:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: longtermmemmory

True, but have you ever met any good lawyers?

8 posted on 09/20/2010 6:13:44 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: AccuracyAcademia

IMHO..what’s going on in general at the College/University level concerning student loans.....has the same Federal fingerprints of the clowns that foisted the housing scam onto the back of the taxpayer.

There is no way an 18yr hold has informed consent of the financial consequences of their signing loan papers for college, or for graduate school. Each institution should be required to provide documentation of the financial prospects of purchasing their education to EVERY student signing loan papers.

9 posted on 09/20/2010 6:15:43 AM PDT by mo
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To: Huntress

Perhaps they are in this predicament because they do not have a MATH requirement.

10 posted on 09/20/2010 6:16:05 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Roccus

My son was talking about being a dr or a lawyer.

I sat him down with the phone book.

Page after page of dr. Page after page of lawyer. Pages of real estate agents. It was the same for plumbers and A/C repair.

Welders: two columns
Accountants: two columns

Welder and accountant was better, but still a bit glutted. I told him to forget about stereotypical fields such as dr, lawyer, accountant, etc. Use his imagination. Ask himself where things come from, then look at what it takes to produce that item. Then see what it takes to get into that field and ask himself if he could/would do that.

He’s decided to go for a BS in Geology with a secondary degree in Mechanical Engineering and to get into oil. (he wants to travel.)

Kids don’t seem to have any imagination when it comes to career choices. I remember being asked for my major when I was 18 and feeling frustrated. I didn’t have enough experience to even know what was out there and I knew it!

I have a hard time feeling sorry for these “kids”. It takes about eight years to get through college to become a lawyer. We’re not talking about naive 18 year-olds. We’re talking about 23, 25, 26 year-olds. Are they telling me that these bright, young adults couldn’t take one hour out of eight years to look into the job prospectus of their chosen profession on their own?? And now they want to blame the university for the lack of opportunity?

11 posted on 09/20/2010 6:24:49 AM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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To: AccuracyAcademia
And this from one of the most protected and best jobs ever devised.

Protected - as in there are laws made by lawyers for the benefit of lawyers. Only peopled who have been to lawyer training schools can become lawyers - what do you think the “bar” is all about? It used to be you went to school and “read the law” now lawyers are there to teach you the most current “theory” behind the newest laws (million dollar awards for spilling hot coffee on yourself while driving a car).

Best possible job - a lawyer has an air conditioned office where people come to him and pay him to wander through the books looking for a prior case which supports their claim. Not hot sun (except for vacations) and no hard work lifting heavy objects, overtime is the exception and then it is well paid.

Am I down on lawyers - you betcha. Why? Because they, as a group, are unwilling to police themselves. It has been this way for decades. See Godfather I for proof of this.

12 posted on 09/20/2010 6:37:42 AM PDT by Nip ("Much less than expected" the new synonym for Obamanomics)
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To: Nip

They don’t even have to get out the books, just use the internet.

13 posted on 09/20/2010 7:09:32 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Marie

You should publish something on that phone book concept. All those career choice tests and such would have no competition.

Really glad about the geology choice. Those little hammers are cool. All those grid measurements. And, there is nothing cooler that being smart, educated and able to get in mud and pound on stuff.

14 posted on 09/20/2010 7:18:06 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Marie

I’m impressed!

15 posted on 09/21/2010 12:03:34 AM PDT by vmpolesov
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