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October 30, 2013

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cas127

"free live sex" Person -

Still far less pornographic than law school placement "stats"...

cas127

"Misery of Others"

"Energetically brought to you by law schools since 1985"(TM)

Your alumni drink your tears.

Paula Marie Young

Thanks for the kind feedback. I asked the Dean for a copy of his speech so I could accurately summarize it for a broader audience. I will blog more about the MAPLA programming, which covered in part:

- Employment Trends (by the Executive Director of NALP);
- A presentation on Helping Students Understand the Financial Aspects of Law School, which also included statistics on conditional (or competitive) scholarships and the "bait and switch" tactics of some schools; and
- The LSAC Update on law school application trends.

I have started blogging about it here: http://the-red-velvet-lawyer.blogspot.com/2013/10/mapla-conference-in-st-louis-missouri.html

Based on this new information, I will likely update some of my earlier postings, especially about the value of a law degree.

Also, the Dean mentioned this most recent (quiet) effort to reduce faculty: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2013/10/29/new-england-law-dean-pay-buyout.html

TaxProf blog has posted some additional information. http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/10/new-england-dean.html

E

Paula, is there a link to the LSAC graph of cycles since the mid 60s, or are you aware of its (or a similar) visual anywhere? It would be interesting to see that.

heh

Dapper Dan made the big time:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/education/drop-in-lsat-takers-shows-legal-fields-slump.html

Barry

"Paula, is there a link to the LSAC graph of cycles since the mid 60s, or are you aware of its (or a similar) visual anywhere? It would be interesting to see that."

Posted by: E

Seconding this request - I've seen the claim made quite a bit, but nobody making it has *ever* posted data showing that the present crisis has any historical parallel (short of the Great Depression).

And by parallel I mean jobs:grads ratio *and* salaries:tuition ratio (with the salaries data including all salaries, not just the better ones which the law schools are willing to declare).

Paula Marie Young

My next summary and analysis of the LSAC data presented at the MAPLA conference. http://the-red-velvet-lawyer.blogspot.com/2013/11/mapla-conference-lsac.html

By geographic region.

ATLprof

Wow. Part of me hopes that all these comments by spambots just keep attracting more and more spam comments until the whole thing becomes a self-sustaining process.

anon

ATL: ALmost better than the real comments, no?

Paula Marie Young

We are not alone. http://the-red-velvet-lawyer.blogspot.com/2013/11/graduate-school-bubbles-bursting-across.html

Graduate school bubbles may be bursting across professions.

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With blogs like this around I don't even need website anymore. I can just visit here and see all the latest happenings in the world.

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