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June 06, 2016

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Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

Every new kid you Deans admit to a law school into this market, hurts everybody who graduated previously. Even attorneys 30-40 years out are being killed by this. A lot of law schools need to close, especially the "Rank not Published Schools." They are in it to get into the MONEY GAME.

anon

The comments on this blog are beneath is intended audience. Can there please be some moderation of that commentary.

Trump4Prez

Anon, if you disagree with him state your reason rather than insult.

anon

After 25 posts this season on the same issue, and approximately the same number of posts last year, and the year before, and so on, what is there to say?

Bottom line: status quo. No real increase or decrease in applicants.

Significance: basically, none.

Random

"Bottom line: status quo. No real increase or decrease in applicants.

Significance: basically, none."

Except that the market for lawyers was supposed to have come roaring back by this point, and with it, the demand for spaces in law school.

It is interesting that there have been so few closures or mergers up to this point - a lot of law schools have to be bleeding money, and with a market that is basically flat and seems to continue flat for the indefinite future, you'd think that at least a few of them would be thinking of throwing in the towel.

anon

Random

One thinks there are some real shenanigans going on behind the scenes ... remember, legal academia has no shame, refuses to recognize any authority and is governed by egomaniacs, averse to real work, with a greed that knows no limits.

An enterprising journalist would start with the bottom feeders, in California especially. There is likely pay dirt there.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

I have a new program idea to increase law school enrollment. I am announcing it here first and sharing it with my legions of fans...particularly on this post in its two thousandths iteration. Drum Roll Please: a Joint GED-JD program. You law deans can partner with Junior Colleges, It rhymes with alliteration. Rolls of one's tongue. GED-JD. Happy Days are Here Again!!!!

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

Deans,

I just had a brain storm. With every new PAID law school enrollment, why not offer an Amway gift card? Gulf and A & P used to offer S & H Green Stamps----just reach back in history for marketing ideas. They will honor your brilliance with a plaque---maybe even spring for a bronze one from Things Remembered.

Anonymous

And of course BigLaw salaries are now as high as 180000 because demand for lawyers is down.

Random

"And of course BigLaw salaries are now as high as 180000 because demand for lawyers is down."

LOL. And what percentage of graduating attorneys get jobs with BigLaw? And what law schools do they graduate from?

Good one, though - I'm sure your average run-of-the-mill law school will be able to use that in their marketing materials.

twbb

"And of course BigLaw salaries are now as high as 180000 because demand for lawyers is down."

Biglaw salaries are not driven by general demand, they're driven by marketing. They've knocked salaries up to 180,000 to give the illusion that they only hire the best.

PaulB

Anonymous, a 12% raise after nine years is not exactly setting the world on fire. Perhaps we should set law school faculty salaries and tuition at 12% above 2007 levels. Do you think I can be chosen as a dean on that platform?

anon

Salaries not driven by demand but instead marketing! And only to give the illusion of quality hiring! This is too much. I understand that legal education still needs improvement but the conspiracy theories are laughable.

twbb

"Conspiracy"? To invoke a well-used movie quote, I do not think it means what you think it means.

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