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February 07, 2015

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anon

Will you count students in the incubator as employed full time in a job requiring a jd for the purpose of your employment statistics? If so, are you concerned this could be misleading? Won't you be classifying students who could be earning no money in the incubator in the same category as students employed in law firms? Won't this give the misleading impression that students in the incubator actually were hired into paying jobs requiring a jd?

Derek Tokaz

Anon,

Touro's employment outcomes link goes to a copy of their ABA report, and the ABA does count solo practitioners as employed in BPR jobs. (Solo practitioners are excluded from the LST Employment Score.)

anon

Derek, how do we know the school won't count these people as solo practitioners. They could count the number of people in the incubator, lets says its 20, and then report that they all have a jd required job in a firm with 20 lawyers. That's strictly true if we view the incubator as a law firm. If they do that, won't you be counting students in the incubator in your LST employment score? And won't the employment numbers look better than they really are?

Derek Tokaz

"they all have a jd required job in a firm with 20 lawyers. That's strictly true if we view the incubator as a law firm."

If we viewed it as a law firm, we'd be wrong. As described, the incubator is no more a law firm than Morgan Lewis and Kelley Drye have merged because they rent space in the same building.

However, I would be interested in learning what implications there are for conflicts among lawyers sharing space so closely, sharing some physical resources, and perhaps more importantly, sharing the same mentors.

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