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January 28, 2019


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Everyone knows that law schools don’t exist to teach students to practice law or to train students to serve future clients. They exist to serve as social justice incubators and to transfer wealth from the federal government to the law faculty via fungible loan conduits aka students.

anon 2

The law school deans arguing against this proposal sound like the son on trial for killing his parents who asks for mercy because he is an orphan.


It might make calculations more difficult, but instead of the 3 ABA law school requirement in your proposal, you could use the average first time bar pass rate *excluding* the target school's own students. This would prevent swamping in situations where one school has a huge class compared to other schools in the jurisdiction [thinking of the 1,000+ classes from Cooley in years past, which made it virtually impossible for Cooley to miss the 15% below average test].

Christopher Jennison

While I like the proposal, one of the arguments that came up repeatedly at this past midyear meeting was for a bright line rule. I don't think that we need to simplify matters quite that much at all, but still, this proposal introduces an element that could (though shouldn't) cause confusion.


Here's a novel thought:

Enforce the existing rules.

WHen a law school is not in compliance, instead of writing a letter informing the law school it is not in compliance, immediately put the law school on probation, require it to post a letter so stating on its web site, and allow it two years to come into compliance or lose its accreditation.

A law school that has been on probation within the past fifteen years should lose its accreditation immediately if it again falls out of compliance.

Two strikes is enough when the financial futures of so many young people are being sacrificed to stuff the pockets of lazy, overpaid professors and to supply greedy operators with endless profit fleeced from the naïve victims of their pernicious sham and foul scheme.

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