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17 Jul, 2012

The New York Times Skewers Law Schools, Again!

2019-03-18T18:47:44-05:00July 17th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

After the ABA published employment statistics for new law school graduates that were the worst since 1994, the media has started to take notice. On Sunday, the New York Times wrote yet again about the struggling state of law school education. But what about law schools? Not so much. For the most part, law schools are [...]

20 Nov, 2011

Law Schools Are Teaching What They Can

2019-03-18T18:47:50-05:00November 20th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

David Segal’s piece in the New York Times yesterday raised serious questions about whether law schools are really teaching students to become practicing attorneys rather than, say, just good law students. The piece also addressed such things as clinical work, legal scholarship, and the cost of law school. My perspective on these [...]

9 Jan, 2011

More Scary News for those Applying to Law Schools

2019-03-18T18:48:07-05:00January 9th, 2011|Tags: , , |

David Segal published a piece at the New York Times today that started with this sentence: "IF there is ever a class in how to remain calm while trapped beneath $250,000 in loans, Michael Wallerstein ought to teach it." Guess how this Mr. Wallerstein ended up in such financial woes: bad stock investments, subprime housing, or toxic mutual funds? No. He went to three years of law school and now has no employment prospects.