I have an easy suggestion for anyone that wants to take two minutes to "do something." I know this is anathema to the general tone of this blog and the law school scam movement, such as it is. I know that most people feel that the moneyed interests are too powerful to oppose, and so we should just keep the word alive about the law school scam through comments and blogs. Fair enough.
I have a suggestion that is pretty much in line with that stated purpose.
As someone who works on search engine optimization in other contexts, I have noticed that if you enter certain phrases relating to deans or law schools, a scamblog will appear as a top result along with its takedown of whatever bullshit that dean, professor, administrator, or institution might be trying to advance. It is the long-term benefit of writing these blogs and having regular internet traffic and comments. It drives the non-T14 law schools crazy.
How do I know? I decided over the past few months to try to insert a standardized paragraph into the Wikipedia articles of a few of the law schools involved in the scam-suits. The template paragraph merely notes that X number of students sued the law school because of misrepresentations over employment and salary data. I noted that other lower-ranked law schools defended against similar lawsuits. I noted the law school's pre-lawsuit employment/salary claims, the current employment/salary claims, and the fate of the lawsuit if known. Very straightforward reporting.
My small experiment proved that these law schools have media lackeys that try to screen for these types of things, and most of these paragraphs on websites like Wikipedia ended up deleted within a few weeks! Of course, I would just repost, which has worked so far. But a few schools deleted the information repeatedly.
In my experience, this is unusual. If a person inserts a fact or a series of facts with reasonable citations, it is unusual for someone to come along rather quickly and just hit the delete button (usually, if a disagreement arises about a controversial topic, the writers will edit one another's information until a happy medium is reached or a "moderator" may help to sort things out). In posts about lawsuits, political issues, and media stories, I have never seen a serial deletion of information -- usually, the Wiki-Peer-Editing works well. The implication is obvious: the law schools know that their reputations on the internet are shot, and they put regular effort into damage control.
If the law schools are paying media lackeys to help mitigate their declining reputations, we should make them earn their living. Whether the law school lied about median LSAT numbers, lied about employment statistics, or ended up in a lawsuit relating to fraudulent data, this information should be up for all to see! Our blog gets a lot of traffic compared to many other websites dealing with the scam-schools, giving us a good spot in search engines. So does Wikipedia! Take a few minutes to post information about your law school on another website (even TLS if you dare). If you post on Wikipedia, cite your sources, whether it be Law School Transparency or news articles, and your information can help to expose these scams to the uninitiated.
Right now, most Wikipedia pages about law schools function as mirror images of the law school marketing materials! Fortunately, the scamdeans do not control Wikipedia or any other popular website with information about the law schools. They cannot control the realm of online information...and deep down they know it.