Hunger Striking New Lawyer Says, “A Law Degree Does Not Guarantee Employment”

August 9, 2010 by  
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Dissafected, unemployed law school grads are raising a huge stink about about being misled by law schools. One blogger, Ethan Haines, is going on a hunger strike to bring attention to the situation. Today's Inside Higer Ed has the scoop on all the controversy. The abridged version is thus: Law degrees are expensive and law schools are not being honest about the putrid job market for new lawyers. Be very careful before investing $50-200,000 on a law... Read More »

Things Are Tough All Over, Part 1,998,753

June 22, 2010 by  
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Two articles of note this morning from NY Times and the Houston Press: In response to tough job market, law schools are inflating grades.  Law students are seeing their grades rise by as much as one grade point as schools adjust their grading systems to make graduates more attractive to hiring managers.  This seems like an awfully crass method of responding to the Great Recession. The odds of this making any difference in potential hires is low and the cost to law school reputations are high.  So why would schools such as UT-Austin and Georgetown play such a devious game? In the Houston Press, Rice University's Shannon Franklin, assistant director of the Jones Graduate School of Business, talks about the... Read More »