Erwin Chemerinsky, the "constitutional scholar" who recently argued a First Amendment case before the Supreme Court -- well, he tried to turn a non-First Amendment matter into one without success -- has been give access to a prominently placed long column in the New York Times. He is pleading, groveling, for your money. Without any evidence whatsoever, he tries to counterattack many of the suggestions for reform, including Obama's suggestion of killing the third year of law school (which Chemerinsky thinks should be devoted to even more "interdisciplinary" classes).
UC Irvine's law school must be doing poorly indeed if he is resorting to this level of shilling. Read all about it:
Update: Campos attacks this column on LGM.
Update 2: During the short period of open comments after this op-ed, the majority of people left negative remarks, discussed the fake employment statistics that the authors cited without a source, and drew attention to the financially self-serving shilling of the authors (and significant others). It is refreshing to see the tide continue to turn. The more we make our voices heard, the lower those application numbers will drop.
Update 3: Fun day today! Oregon Law Professor Robert Illig complains about the consipracy to use his raise for hiring recent graduates to game the USNWR rankings -- not because it is unethical but because it deprives him of money!
AND the good lawprof is reading and answering some comments here if you'd like to give him a piece of your mind...since he seems to have no clue: