|Sigh. Some people never learn.|
Hot off the presses, friends-of-the-scam-movement. Given the latest issuance of emboldened malarkey from LSAC that more-or-less seems to argue that "LSAT scores don't matter," I figured that they had to have some "good news" up their sleeve that they were eagerly awaiting to trumpet - otherwise, they would not make such outlandish claims (or, at least I think they wouldn't).
Overall, I suppose this was bound to happen, even given LSAC's inability to accurately chart their own data at times. The decline had been slowing rather than accelerating, and this result, while not great for the scam-blog movement, is not terrible either. Given past history, one can anticipate that there will be approximately 56,000 applicants this year as last year. Hardly a "bumper crop" of student loan conduits compared to prior years in any event.
Get ready for the Dean Allards of the world, however, and prepare yourself now, mentally, for the victory lap from the Law School Cartel. Things are on the upswing! Happy days are here again! Just look at that million-dollar degree! Being a lawyer is a sound choice for "defending liberty" and "pursuing justice," and don't forget all the lucrative JD-Advantage opportunities! Woo hoo!
We however, know the truth - the market is still glutted, multi-decade practitioners warn against entering the field, and law schools are buying-out law prof faculty. The price for a JD is still outrageous. Bar passage rates still decline due to loosening standards. The NCBE continues to decry the situation, and the ABA continues to say nothing.
Stand firm this cycle, friends. While we graduates and practitioners don't have any legal duty to warn, we are here precisely because of the fact that if we don't, who will? Certainly not the Cartel. And while we can't convince everyone to look at other alternatives, there have been those who listen and those who continue to listen. Let's do our part to prevent as many students as possible from making a mistake that will affect them for decades to come, despite the rosy prognostications of people who aren't, well, y'know, actual practicing lawyers.