Monday, April 22, 2013

Today's News Round Up

"State bar panel calls for law school reforms," by Chris Dettro (State Journal-Register)

Another article about the Illinois Bar Association Report. It contains many practical suggestions so likely nothing will become of it.

"People are paying way too much to go to mediocre NYC law schools," by Business Insider

Bottom line is that lemmings will pay a premium just to go to a NYC law school.

"Colleges struggling to stay afloat," by Jeffrey L. Salingo (New York Times)

Colleges have been on a spending spree and now their bond ratings are on the decline. A warning to check out a prospective college's financial health before enrolling.

"Northwestern School of Law Dean comes out in support of admitting undocumented immigrants,"  by Cat Zakrzewski (The Daily Northwestern)

Most deans would probably support admitting anyone with a pulse right about now.

"Baltimore shows off its new law school buildings," by Karen Sloan (National Law Journal)

A new $112M law school building!

"WMU's Board of Trustees votes to pursue formal alliance with Cooley Law School," by Yvonne Zipp (MLive)

I think we all knew how this vote would come down. This should be really interesting to watch develop.

"Students foresee promising legal futures,"  by The Knox Student

Yes, those challenging liberal arts degrees foretell promising legal futures.

"Burger King Resignation Letter: How not to announce you're going to law school," by Mitch Kowalski (Financial Post)

Probably should have kept the day job....

"Blair Foulkes, a recovering lawyer, is taking a minimalist approach in his quest for contentment," by Daphne Bramham (Vancouver Sun)

Another cautionary tale -- practicing law can make you sick and flee to Canada. How many practicing lawyers have dreamed of doing this?

"The entire legal profession is on the verge of imploding,"  by Steven Harper (Business Insider)

Harper continues to promote his book.





5 comments:

  1. "Colleges have been on a spending spree and now their bond ratings are on the decline. A warning to check out a prospective college's financial health before enrolling."

    Thank god no one's going to be truly on the hook personally for those, unlike, you know, the debts their students took out.

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  2. "Northwestern School of Law Dean comes out in support of admitting undocumented immigrants"

    Not only are illegal immigrants "doing the jobs Americans won't do," now they're taking on the non-dischargeable debts that Americans will no longer take on.

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    1. The main "job that Americans won't do" is voting for the fucking DEMOCRATS. Thus, the "dire" need to give amnesty to illegal immigrants.

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    2. Maybe the law school scam can be harnessed to finally deport illegal immigrants? Like the other story about the lawyer who fled to Canada.

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    3. @ 9:18 P.M.

      After the uprising of the 17th June
      The Secretary of the Writers Union
      Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
      Stating that the people
      Had forfeited the confidence of the government
      And could win it back only
      By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
      In that case for the government
      To dissolve the people
      And elect another?

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