Thursday, March 21, 2013

News Flash: Campos "Bearish" on Law School


“Make an informed decision when considering law school,” by Michael Morella (US News)

US News interviews Paul Campos who it describes as “surprisingly bearish” on law school. Campos warns “And at the vast majority of law schools right now for the vast majority of students, it doesn't make sense to spend that kind of money. That's a hard truth, but that's the way it is.” [Insert sound of OLs quickly flipping past Campos article to get to the law school rankings.]


Money Quote: Asked who should go to law school, Campos replied: “Somebody who should go to law school for sure? Let's say somebody who wants to be a district attorney and who has a 3.9 GPA and a 173 LSAT and gets a free ride to [the University of] Minnesota and whose mother is the DA in Rochester. That person? Great idea.


http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/articles/2013/03/19/make-an-informed-decision-when-considering-law-school




8 comments:

  1. Insolent!

    If you go to law school, you may not have a job after graduation, but at least you will have had the satisfaction of contributing to the greatest system of legal education that the world has ever seen.

    P.S. Have I mentioned that Campos is mentally ill?

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    1. PPS - Forgot to mention that I'm trading in my BMW for a Mercedes G550 SUV.

      Take that you Saturn-driving scambloggers!!

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  2. Those who are married to the very idea of attending law school - perhaps for the "prestige" - do not want to hear the truth. Honestly, these kids would be better off paying someone $10,000 to kick them square in the balls. At least, the pain would be temporary, the cost would be MUCH lower, and they would not have pissed away three years of their lives on this ill-conceived venture.

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  3. The very short Campos nod in USNWR supports my theory that they want to be viewed us uncovering the scam even though they continue to be complicit in promoting it.

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    1. They see the writing on the wall.

      If they were truly serious about helping the would drop the 40% weight they place in their rankings on surveys sent to law deans/new professors and judges/big-shot lawyers.

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    2. Once the scam is widely known, sales will drop for US News (and the rankings are propping that entire company up, right?) They have no choice but to jump on the next generation of legal education (which is caution) and try to become the go-to publication for that.

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  4. How are Campo's comment construed as bearish. There full of shit.

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