Friday, September 6, 2013

Indiana Tech Law Prof. Adam Lamparello writes snotty poor-little-me memoir about his disillusionment with practicing law, hookers, cocaine, his church, his frat, his girlfriends, and his alleged eating disorder.

I hesitated before writing a post about Indiana Tech Law Professor Adam Lamparello's confessional memoir, Ten Mile Morning: My Journey Through Anorexia Nervosa. In the book, Lamparello describes the serious eating disorder he developed in his early 30s, a few years after his beautiful married lover, "Amy," told him that he needed to lose weight, a blow to his ego that he recalled in anger. ("Maybe she was acting out of concern. Maybe I was way too sensitive. It doesn’t matter. It was wrong. Let me take care of myself. I’m not going to criticize you for fucking around on your husband, so let’s leave our little weaknesses out of the conversation" [1]).

I like criticizing arrogant big-shots. I do not like criticizing people who are vulnerable, or who at least perceive themselves that way. I appreciate that Prof. Lamparello has struggled with low self-esteem, and it is refreshing that there are law professors out there who are not vying for mayor of Ego City. But I am afraid that overall I found his memoir to be an exercise in self-indulgence, as well as an admission to some remarkably disgraceful and callous behavior. He rationalizes this behavior with psychobabble about having failed to assert his "authentic self," as opposed to his inauthentic people-pleasing persona, and frequently references his low self-esteem. In fact, some passages make me wonder whether he truly does have low self-esteem--or whether, perhaps, he is an exhibitionist and a manipulator.

Consider the following passages, all describing his life during the period after he graduated from law school at Ohio State-- when he was either working in Big Law or, later, going to school at NYU for his LLM.
1. "Some of the best times were when I would start partying on a Friday afternoon and go all the way through Sunday — strip clubs, hookers, anything I wanted. See, the thing I liked about the hookers and the strip joints is that, especially with the hookers, I had some type of control over another person." [2]
2. [upon finding out that his married lover Amy was pregnant by her husband]: "Now, this hit me like a bolt of electricity from the electric chair. . . . If I thought my life was out of control and full of disappointment before, this was definitely superior to anything I’d ever experienced . My first feelings were anger, betrayal, and downright disgust. I wanted to scream, jump out of the car, and never see her again. How could this bitch do this to me? I mean, one day she’s on top of me and the next day he’s on top of her." [3]
3. "I never let anyone — especially Amy — know how I was feeling. I was very good at hiding my emotional turmoil and, by all outside appearances, appearing perfectly normal. I was a master of lies and deception. It was very easy for me to convince people that I was "ok" on the outside. However, I could not hide the truth. I could support and love her, but she lied. She betrayed me. She was disloyal. I hated her."  [4]
4. "Meaningless pleasures can no longer serve as the band-aid for the pain that we feel when nothingness pays a visit to our life and makes its permanent residence in our hearts. I remember that night. I was drinking a lot of beer, but I couldn’t get drunk. I was snorting a lot of coke, but it didn’t have the same effect and, whatever effect it did have, it made me feel more depressed than ever. And when my hooker came, it wasn’t a pleasurable experience. I felt very scared on that night. I hated my reality with a passion, and my coping mechanisms — the drugs, the alcohol, and the hookers — weren’t taking the pain away anymore. . . . I needed more of something. So I did something I had never done. I wrote a poem." [5]
5. "For me, being a lawyer was such a terrible experience that I was unable to fake it anymore. I got fired from my first job. I got a second job and got fired from that one, too. I went to a third law firm and, after a few months, simply walked away. It was over. I was just as disillusioned with the law as I was with Catholicism." [6]
6. "I also did something else — for myself and own well-being. Since my passion was to someday become a law professor, I decided to send my resume to every law school that was hiring and looking for candidates for the fall of 2007. Well, I got so many rejection letters that I felt academically raped (I say this in a half-joking way)." [7]

From his memoir, at least, it does not appear that anything bad ever really happened to Lamparello to trigger his intense need to self-medicate-- with the single major exception of a serious car accident that he himself caused by driving while overdosed on Valium, even though he was begged not to get behind the wheel. 

Lamparello has loving, supportive, and highly indulgent parents. He strongly rejected their Catholic faith, but that seemed to have caused no conflicts. A natural charmer, Lamparello seduced a 22-year old woman when he was a fifteen-year old kid on a trip to Belgium with his high school baseball team (he met her in a bar, and lied about his age). She subsequently came to the U.S. as a student, and Lamparello's parents let her move in with them, even though Lamparello just wanted her around for sex. ("I would realize later how selfish and hurtful that was because she was hoping that we would have a relationship. I was just interested in the physical intimacy" [8]).

Lamparello went away to college, where he joined a fraternity, but was disillusioned because he felt that he could not show his frat brothers his "authentic self," and instead sought their approval by "portray[ing] myself as an outgoing, "cool" person that loved to party." [9] Even his romantic affairs could not fill his emotional void. He did well in law school, and aspired to a career as a public defender or public interest lawyer. However, he opted for Big Law instead. ("Then there was me, hoping to be a public defender or a lawyer serving the public interest. I buckled under the pressure of being alone. So I betrayed everything that I stood for and agreed to work at one of these big firms"[10]). After five years of disenchantment in Big Law, he got an LLM at NYU, and then became a law professor. 

As noted, Lamparello felt that his girlfriends and others failed to support or elicit his authentic self. Therefore, he tried to fill the void with cocaine, Vicodin, Valium, alcohol, porn, phone sex, expensive prostitutes--and, when that did not work, with exercise and dieting. He spent two years exercising obsessively,  "like an Olympic athlete," running ten miles each morning. [11]

Lamparello's anorexia seems to have been a comparatively mild case, fortunately. He used laxatives and enemas after interludes of binge eating, but did not puke. He did not go days without eating, though he based his diet on fruits and vegetables that a "pro-Ana" website promised would boost his metabolism. He seemed to enjoy the consternation that his weight loss caused his mother. "In a worrisome tone, she said things like, "you look thin" or "don’t lose any more weight." I loved every word. It made me want to jump right back on the elliptical. Guess what? Who was in control now? Me." [12] His disorder ultimately landed him in a psychiatrist's office and a support group, not in intensive care.

In fact, and I do not know whether this is common among people afflicted with this disorder, he states that he was intent on becoming anorexic, an official member of the club.  At 5'8", his goal was to reach a weight of exactly 123.25 pounds. Why 123.25--calculated to the quarter-pound--but no lower?  As he puts it: "I needed to reach the "golden" weight that defines you as officially anorexic. I would earn the "anorexic" label if my weight fell fifteen percent below the lowest point of the normal range for my size. In doing the calculation, I had to reach a weight of 123.25 pounds." [13] And reach it he did, though very briefly.
"I looked at the number: 123 pounds!! 0.25 under what I needed to achieve! I had done it!! I was now a member of the exclusive club! I no longer had a bullshit, minor-league "eating disorder." Now I officially had anorexia. I was so thrilled and excited. It was over. Victory was mine. . . . I fucking loved it." [14]
A "day or two" later he went on an eating binge and  "never saw 123.25 pounds again. Not for a day, not for an hour, not for a minute, not for a second." [15]

While Lamparello states that he "had always felt controlled, taken advantage of, and abused," there is very little in his memoir to validate those feelings, and much to support the contention that that is how he treated others-- for instance, his mention, in passing, that he stole money from his father to buy crack cocaine. [16]

I do not think this dude earned the right to be so (allegedly) unhappy, and so angry at the world.  Had he become a public defender, as he originally planned, the vast majority of his clients would have been able to tell harrowing stories of hardship, cruelty, poverty, and abuse. Lamparello, by contrast, seems to have gone through his life untouched by the death of loved ones, by disease, by serious financial problems (though he does mention one period where he had "[n]o money because I had blown it all on alcohol, drugs, and women" [17]) or even by unpopularity (though he worried about being liked by the "wrong people for the wrong reasons" [18]) Just some angst, based on his disillusionment with his church, his fraternity, and the practice of law. And with people in general, but particularly women.

Frankly, I do not think this dude has any business training lawyers, especially at a law school that purports to place such unusually strong emphasis on professionalism and ethics. Lamparello states that he did not find practicing law "meaningful, purposeful, or fulfilling." [19] He had a very low opinion of his law firm supervisors, whose power to inflict "bullshit assignments" he resented. [20] He had a similarly low opinion of his colleagues, stating that a "good number" were "complete assholes" and "gossipy, backstabbing pricks." [21] He states that he was fired by two law firm employers, and walked out on the third. He states that he is amazed that he managed to practice law for five years. [22] He states that the LLM from NYU that he obtained after leaving the practice of law, "meant nothing to me." [23]

And something else: Indiana Tech Law's viewbook promises-- and this is a good thing, if true-- that "faculty members will not only serve as instructors, but will become life-long mentors and colleagues." Exactly what sort of life-long mentoring can Lamparello provide? How to screw up time and again, and dodge the consequences? Somehow, I suspect that ability is unteachable--rooted in family money, connections, charisma, and luck. A law student or newbie lawyer who does a fraction of what Lamparello has done may well find him or herself in trouble with the bar disciplinary committee, unemployable, or in prison. Well, actually Lamparello does have a grim insight here, though one he seemingly fails to realize is also a picture perfect self-description:
"To me, the world rewarded shallow, materialistic, selfish, and phony people who didn’t have any sense of morals or values. . . . The "haves" don’t really help the "have-nots." Instead, the "haves" want more and more." [24]
Again, I feel sorry for this guy's unhappiness. But his history of deplorable judgment, his callous treatment of others, his disgust with legal practice, plus the drugs and the "hookers,"  make me wonder why he is a law professor.  On the other hand, perhaps I have got it wrong. As a pampered control-freak who can't stand practicing law, he should fit right in. [25]

1. Lamparello, Adam (2012-06-07). Ten-Mile Morning: My Journey through Anorexia Nervosa (Kindle Locations 609-611). Hamilton Books. Kindle Edition.
2. Id. at Kindle Locations 770-772.
3. Id. at Kindle Locations 796-797.
4. Id. at Kindle Locations 818-821.
5. Id. at Kindle Locations 1108-1112.
6. Id. at Kindle Locations 498-500.
7. Id. at Kindle Locations 1120-1123.
8. Id. at Kindle Locations 189-190.
9. Id. at Kindle Locations 295, 367.
10. Id. at Kindle Locations 432-433.
11. Id. at Kindle Locations 1867.
12. Id. at Kindle Locations 1261-1262.
13. Id. at Kindle Locations 1494-1496.
14. Id. at Kindle Locations 1825-1828.
15. Id. at Kindle Locations 1865-1866.
16. Id. at Kindle Locations 1189, 2052.
17. Id. at Kindle Locations 1206.
18. Id. at Kindle Location 453.
19. Id. at Kindle Location 488.
20. Id. at Kindle Location 485.
21. Id. at Kindle Locations 420-421.
22. Id. at Kindle Location 499.
23. Id. at Kindle Locations 931.
24. Id. at Kindle Locations 1520.
25. Lamparello uses the word "control" 204 times in the book.


  1. Seeing that law school pigs are sociopaths, I wouldn't be surprised if this ass-hat ended up teaching "ethics" in law school.

    1. And don't forget that the visionary dean of Indiana Tech accused his critics of having no ethics...

  2. Lamparello sounds like an amalgam of Holden Caulfield and Charlie Sheen.

    What an arrogant, pampered, self-absorbed prick. It's all about "!"

  3. I'm just stunned by this one. I hope this guy spends years in thought (and deep and serious therapy) before he tries again to write about his strange and empty being.

    Where did Peter find these freaks? Did he use any search process other than his own random emotions?

  4. "I got fired from my first job. I got a second job and got fired from that one, too. I went to a third law firm and, after a few months, simply walked away. It was over."

    wow - just the person to help start a new law school. Really??

    1. They must have been scraping the bottom of the barrel (which was full of shit) for people like him - losers.

      His prior job was teaching criminal law at a shitty community college.

      Great professor! Well worth the tuition to be taught by amazing minds like him.

    2. What a great mentor he will be.

      He can tell his students, "if something doesn't immediately gratify and fascinate you, just throw a tantrum about 'BS assignments' and get on the student loan gravy train. Don't bother giving notice to your employer -- if they can't thrill you every day, they are not worthy of your consideration"

      His attitude can be summed up in one word -- Entitled.

      This guy does have serious issues. I grew up poor and my mother was involuntarily committed to an institution when I was a kid, among other hardships including living with an actively psychotic mother. I have struggled in my life, and had issues with immaturity but thank God and everything else I am not like this Lamparello character.

      I am sure the poor hookers he "controlled" have also faced hardship and some surely have mental illnesses and/or eating disorders as well. I feel sorry for them. If one of those hookers writes a memoir, I might very well buy it, but no way would I read anything tis Lamparello character writes. I am dubious I could learn anything worthwhile from him.

      Indiana Tech is doomed. I give it 2 years. Lamparello better change his name after that; who's going to hire him with his attitude?

  5. Yeah, wow. I feel for this guy's pain on a human level, but after awhile it sounds like his pain morphs into an excuse/justification/rationalization to inflict pain and controlling behavior on others.

    It sounds like that through his trials he's discovered the heart of the scamblog movement, though - "...the world rewarded shallow, materialistic, selfish, and phony people who didn’t have any sense of morals or values. . . The 'haves' don’t really help the 'have-nots'..."

    Looks like Lamparello took the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" path.

  6. Wow! They made this guy a professor. Hates the practice of law (sounds like he hates humanity generally), but made him a professor. This is a perfect metaphor for "the academy".

    1. In academia, the job search is everything.

      It's a bizarre, roundabout, winner-takes-everything game in which the professor is now an unquestioned expert because he got hired. And what justified hiring him? Why, the fact that he's now a professor.

      Thank God that Indiana garbage scow is going under within two years, putting an end to the pretense.

  7. He should be fired. He has no place teaching law with a background like that. Write books? Cool. Use your story to help others? Cooler. Teach law? What a bad idea.

    He has probably used the "I used to be a criminal so I'll be really in tune with criminal law" bullshit. But that is like saying "I used to be a pedophile so I am really in tune with young kids, and that is why I would make a great elementary school teacher."

  8. Whaaaaaaa!!! I get hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal student loans to teach useless meaningless material that destroys young student's lives based on false promises. Whaaaaa!!

    And btw, being angry at his married gf for banging her HUSBAND? What a moron.

    I feel no empathy for this man. I hope his book is an abject failure, he goes back to drugs and alcohol, and his story ends like all addict's stories.

    1. Lets see, he admits to using controlled substances, stealing, and soliciting prostitutes. He also brags about adultery, vanity, sloth, gluttony and heresy. I like how he treated becoming an anorexic as a competition. His excuse for being an extreme d-bag is low self-esteem? Double d-bag.

      If he had been truthful on his application to the bar, he would have failed the moral character requirement to become a practicing attorney. These people are teaching the next generation?

  9. You have to be a world-class narcissist to think those kinds of typical, boring upper middle class problems justify a memoir. I know jokers like James Frey and Elizabeth Wurtzel have made money with garbage like this, and I was equally as perplexed that people gave a shit about those books. Some readers like to wallow in others' misery, I guess, even when the misery is fake and self-created.
    Anyway, this "professor" definitely doesn't have any business training lawyers, but at Indiana Tech he won't be training anyone who ever practices, so in a way it works out.

  10. If I ran this "law school" I would fire this guy today. Just think of the liability - having this creep around young female students.

    1. They can't fire him. His background--Ohio State, big NYC firm, advanced NYU degree--is the most "prestige" they've ever seen.

      Hard to get good prospects to pack up and move to Fort Wayne, you know.

  11. I'm sorry, but he is a disgusting human being. Perhaps he is better now, but reading about how he was, even at 15 (!!!), made my skin crawl.

  12. Self-indulgent memoir about a wealthy, educated, white American male's self-inflicted problems. Despite all his good fortune, he has killed a lifetime without feeling anything but skin and worthlessness. He needs a wake up call.

  13. What a disgusting law school for hiring a proud drug addict and adulterer.

    The guy won't show any anorexia when he stuffs himself on the student loan dollars that will weigh his pupils down for the rest of their lives.

  14. Not even close to memoir-worthy. Dybbuk and others, we should make a parody memoir for a fake law professor, where full-time work is like surviving Auschwitz and it's always an appropriate time to opine on the plight of underrepresented populations while having no ability or desire to actually serve them.

  15. Law Professor Logic:

    Woman getting pregnant by husband: HOW COULD SHE?!

    Law schools lying to students to take loan money and saturate the legal services market: NO PROBLEM

  16. I'm pretty sure this is not the only mentally ill law Prof out there. And there are surely lots of mentally ill lawyers. But you have to wonder how anybody could go public with these kind of thoughts and issues. Pretty amazing.

  17. Robert McCall, a.k.a "The Equalizer" meets Adam Lamparello and McCall tells Adam what he thinks of him.

  18. "So I did something I had never done. I wrote a poem."

    Thank you for your painstaking research, Dybbuk. It appears that Maurice has now been outed.

  19. He wrote that his passion was "to become a law professor."

    People always tell on themselves. Note that his passion wasn't to engage students in the study of law, something about which he admits he is disillusioned. His passion isn't to guide law students in their legal careers, something that he seems to be ill-equipped to do at best. His passion is to be a law professor. In the case of a narcissist, this career goal primarily would be about the control a law professor can exert over his/her students. He states that his inclination for prostitutes was all about control. In fact, a narcissist can only ruin a prostitute's night but with a failing grade or two, or a reference written in a particular way, a narcissistic law professor has the potential to ruin a law student's entire career.

    As dybbuk notes, he uses the word "control" 204 times in his book. While I will wait to read the book to make a complete assessment, from the excerpts presented it seems like the desire to control other people is a key component of his character. This bodes ill for his students.

    1. A fine comment, showing great humanity and insight.

      I hope this becomes one of the standard arguments against the scam. You know the professors don't care that you're in crushing debt forever...what other things don't they care about? You know they have no standards when it comes to scamming what other areas are their standards deficient? They judge you in a very harsh way who gets to judge them? Are they even fit for the bar?

    2. "This bodes ill for his students."

      Of whom he has very, very few. And of whom he will probably soon have none.

      God works in strange and mysterious ways.

  20. Scott Neal (law graduate, holding down 3 jobs including at YMCA and landscaping, living at home with his parents) on NBC Nightly News:

    1. Thanks, this is the same young man featured in the first article in yesterday's news round up. Good for him to be brave enough to tell his story.

  21. I think our present 'system' weeds out anyone with those qualities that are considered traditionally virtuous, and that actually are virtuous. We demand that only shit float.

    Anyone who is attracted to the law for a reason other than money is weeded out by the astronomically high price of law school. You *must* be greedy to survive and thrive in this environment; at minimum, you must actually believe and affirm in yourself that your time is worth $500.00 an hour -despite in no way contributing to a productive industry.

    Anyone who prefers a cooperative and supportive approach to dealing with/ interacting with others in a work environment is weeded out by the need to compete, to see others primarily as competition, and to 'win.' You must be deeply anti-social to survive and thrive, despite this really not being good for collective thought, or happiness, or really...anything.

    Anyone who prefers to treat others with respect, honesty, as an equal, is weeded out by the necessity of treating your clients as marks, prey. You must objectify others in the pursuit of money in order to survive and thrive. You must become a liar; at least a mild one. You must over-charge, etc.

    It goes on and on. Pick a good quality, and ask yourself whether it's a boon or a disqualifying characteristic to be a lawyer at this time in history.

    1. Amen, brother!

      Well-said. I love that phrase: "We demand that only shit float." That sums up neatly my brief foray into the legal field, which thankfully, was brief. I will use that phrase when people ask me why I left the legal field.

    2. It's very discouraging. It's really easy to take a positive quality and deride it as 'weak.' But, 'weak' is relative term/ judgment. We decide collectively what's rewarded and what's discouraged. We built this culture. Until such time as one can make money AND not act like a sociopath the whole industry will be filled up with sociopaths.

    3. Your comment seems fixated on law firm life, though. Why is that? There are lawyers working for city, state and federal agencies to whom your remarks have no bearing at all.

  22. Sure, it takes courage to open up about a negative experience. Some sneering sadist often shows up to make the standard arguments:

    You have emotions, which makes you a wimp;
    You were a sucker, so you don't deserve a good job;
    Wanting a good job is just so demanding of you;
    You didn't work hard enough;
    You didn't network enough...

  23. This guy makes Patrick Bateman look like a sane, well-adjusted pillar of the community.

  24. Well, Mr. Lamparello is right about one thing. To quote him:

    "To me, the world rewarded shallow, materialistic, selfish, and phony people who didn’t have any sense of morals or values. . ."

    And thus is the reason why Mr. Lamparello is employed as a professor making more than $50,000 a year while so many hardworking, trustworthy individuals can't get a job in the legal field and never will.

    1. More than $50,000 a year? That's not much money for a professor. Maybe inadequate pay is the reason for the sheer weirdness of their teaching staff.

  25. I think it's interesting that you preface this piece with the following caveat: "I like criticizing arrogant big-shots. I do not like criticizing people who are vulnerable, or who at least perceive themselves that way." I know Mr. Lamparello personally, and this is a hard critique to read. He was my professor at a different law school. I am sorry that you found his memoir so distasteful, but I can tell you that it was very hard for him to write, and it was published for the sole purpose of helping other people who have struggled with eating disorders. He hasn't made any money off of it, but has been able to positively affect the lives of many people through this book. For all of you so eager to point fingers, I wonder whether your own "problems" would withstand the critical eye?

    As for Indiana Tech, I find refreshing its unique position and approach to legal education. From where does this acrid cynicism originate? I suppose time will tell whether it's successful, but I hope its approach is rewarded.

    1. From where does this cynicism originate? Read the blog, but clearly one reason is the proliferation of diploma mills such as this one. And please tell me, by some other means than repeating their progandistic selling points, how this school will better prepare lawyers than any one of the other unaccredited law schools. And please rely on something other than an increased focus on "ethics" or I will puke. And please tell me how this school will help their students when they are excreted with degrees from a 10th tier (made up tier) yet unaccredited law school with no alumni base and in an already terribly oversaturated market. Some support would be nice, be even halfway credible sounding allegations will be considered.

    2. I have no affiliation with Indiana Tech, so I'm not familiar with "[its] progandistic selling points." I do happen to know a bit about what it is attempting, which is why I can say that I like the school's approach to legal education. There is an increased focus on producing lawyers who can write well, immediately upon graduation. There is also a strong, concerted effort at providing students with real-world experience while they are still law students, overseen by the faculty (who also act as a buffer). I think more law schools should do this, no matter what happens at Indiana Tech. It makes law school a more practical endeavor, from which a greater portion of knowledge can be gleaned and used immediately when the students begin to practice. Also, Indiana Tech has a fast-track on its accreditation with the ABA, meaning that (if things go as planned) it should be fully accredited by the time the first class graduates. I don't really see what the problem is.

    3. It was an extremely scammy move to open up a new law school in a State where IU Bloomington, the well-regarded flagship school, can barely achieve a 50% bar-required full-time employment rate nine months after graduation. Moreover, the fact that Indiana Tech has no real admissions standards almost guarantees that nobody will seriously consider Tech grads for the few highly competitive entry level law jobs that are still around.

      I support practical skills training. But there are far greater imperatives right now and for the foreseeable future-- namely reducing the number of law grads and reducing their debt loads.

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    5. Krogger:

      First, you seem to have a pretty good grasp of the ITLS approach, but putting aside my suspicion for a moment, please go ahead and look at the following:

      This looks an awful lot like the curriculum for every other first year schedule at every other law school. This, I suppose, is not a surprise, given that they are trying to get accredited and this is required for the same. But the point is that there will be little if any difference in coursework, just more lawyers in saturated market.

      And with regards to the rest of how they believe they are different (and of course by different they mean superior):

      "Our Law School curriculum provides students with not only an opportunity to take traditional courses in innovative ways, but it offers students the opportunity to experience the law in a very real and practical way. Traditional first year legal courses will provide theoretical training infused with experiential exercises and real-life exposure to lawyers, judges and collaborative opportunities."

      All law schools have externships and internships, many require them, so I am not sure why ITLS is so much "different" (i.e. better).

      And how this school will better teach them "Ethics" is a fucking mystery to me. If someone can please explain this to me I would appreciate it. Looking at their website and some other promotional materials, I am unable to glean any information about how they actually intend to do this, and why it matters anyway, because ethics have almost nothing to do with practicing law accept for the following: don't lie to the court, don't lie to your clients. I am even more skeptical of their "ethics" now that I know the scumbag subject of this article is a "professor" there.

    6. Anon^ is right. Ethics is considered a joke class at almost every law school because the MPRE is a joke. All law schools say that they are practice oriented, all law schools have clinics and externships, and all law schools have a large variety of courses. Those are buzzwords used to lure in students.

      Again, we have someone who knoweth not about what he speak trying to defend an institution that is the fifth law school in an already saturated market, and actually costs MORE than existing, established Indiana schools.

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  27. Some need only a mirror to know true "adolescence." Oh, and to make my comment relevant, law students that don't have jobs post-graduation network poorly, and have little excuse. If I could find a job immediately after school, anyone can.

  28. Indiana Tech has zero ethics to employ someone who does the things this professor has. Even worse, they retain someone who proudly admits to this litany of immorality and law-breaking.

    The ABA has zero ethics for doing nothing about this law professor working for a school they accredit. As the theoretical regulator of legal education, the ABA is doing worse than nothing - they are blessing the hiring of shockingly unethical law-breakers as professors.

    The ABA and Indiana tech are liars for pretending to uphold any ethical standard whatsoever.

  29. I am interested to know if any of you have ever met him. I have. He is one of the few law professors I have had that was willing to meet and assist students at anytime, for whatever reason, so most of his students got to know him well. Look, I share your distaste and disillusionment with law school, having spent more money and time then any sane person would have to achieve a degree that basically has counted for nothing. I don't agree, however, with your decision to tear down a man. If your goal is to go after the system, go after the system. If you don't like who they hire, go after their hiring process. I think it's sad and wrong to belittle a man's struggles under the guise of attacking the system. Also, I think perhaps you should stay away from diagnosing how "mild" people's disorders are. I can assure you, having been there, his was anything but mild. Again, say what you want about law school, but Lamparello and his quick teaching style were one of the only highlights of my law school experience. Funnily enough, if you chose to speak with most of his students, I think you would get a similar response. Seeing as your attack is based on the idea that he couldn't possibly be a good law professor (which is clearly the actual basis of this article; it's not a book review) I figured perhaps you would want to know that. I used to really enjoy this blog, but now I am honestly questioning the research you actually do before writing. I would hope that before you decide to write something so arbitrarily hurtful and cruel about a person (not a book, not a system- a person) that you research. He taught me that.

  30. It's obvious what this website is really about. A handful of disgruntled students who failed at making it in the legal profession decide to go after someone who actually made a name for himself in that world. If you took out huge loans and afterwards, felt that you were lied to, welcome to the real world. That's your problem. Attacking a man personally after he writes a book in which he has the guts to admit to his personal struggles is pathetic, and everyone here knows it. Someone here said that in the legal profession, the shit rises to the top. Maybe, but it's clear from this site that it also sinks to the bottom.

  31. In case you're wondering who oversaw this clown at Loyola when he was first becoming a professor, you could contact Mary Algero: