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11/01/2011

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Desert Rat

Indio, California. Not Indio Springs. Indio is outside of Palm Springs, CA.

Jon

The problem with this is that it doesn't deal with the massive oversupply of JDs relative to the entry-level job markets. What kind of job prospects will these lawyers have from unaccredited schools with no reputation? Will they be able to find jobs in a profession that places a high value on a school's reputation and ranking as a metric for how intelligent it's graduates are? Let's be real here, employers do not hire recent graduates for their ability to practice law, number of clients, or their knowledge of the law. They hire them because they think they are a smart cookie based on their law school ranking and grades. Then they teach them these skills on the job.

We need fewer law schools and fewer law students being educated at lower cost, not more law students.

Roman

Such a school would have been hell for me. I was beaetn for having a tremor ... encouraging more violence would have been too much to take.All that needs to be done is to remove the worst of the educational fads, remove the misandry (preferably at the point of a Police Officer's gun) and encourage knowledge itself (as opposed to simply passing tests & assignments).

Krasimir

Thank you for sharing this. Our pulibc schools will really benefit from such an initiative. I have already forwarded the details on to my daughters school and another school in the local are where I have previously worked and know they need extra funds urgently. I am in my final semester of a primary teaching degree after a long 5 years of worthwhile study and cannot wait to begin teaching next year. I would spend my $100 voucher at Identitydirect on teachers personalised stickers and at QBD on educational activity books to give me inspiration in the classroom! I will be teaching casually at first at local school until my youngest starts school so need lots of resources and ideas!!

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  • Rising tuition. Misleading employment statistics. Inadequate skills training. Law schools have faced plenty of criticism for their role in the struggles of young lawyers today. The National Law Journal has assembled a panel of legal educators and law graduates to discuss whether law schools are facing a crisis, and how they should respond to their mounting problems.

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  • Brian Tamanaha
    A professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law who writes about law schools on the blog Balkinization
  • Erwin Chemerinsky
    Founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • John F. O’Brien
    Dean of the New England Law, Boston and chairman of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Kyle McEntee
    A 2011 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and the executive director of Law School Transparency, a nonprofit group advocating for legal education reform
  • Lucille Jewel
    Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School who has written about the problems faced by recent law school graduates
  • Michael A. Olivas
    A professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the current president of the Association of American Law Schools
  • William Henderson
    Professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington who studies the legal profession

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