Lawyers, lawyers everywhere

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Four years ago or so I attended the graduation ceremony of Arizona State University’s law school. I remember thinking to myself that there were a rather large number of new attorneys walking across the stage. Later I was told that ASU is not considered a large law school,  and this was during the bubble years.

Now law students who went in hoping to wait the recession out are graduating heavily in debt and underemployed.

From the Slate article:

One Boston College Law School third-year—miraculously, still anonymous—begged for his tuition back in exchange for a promise to drop out without a degree, in an open letter to his dean published earlier this month. “This will benefit both of us,” he argues. “On the one hand, I will be free to return to the teaching career I left to come here. I’ll be able to provide for my family without the crushing weight of my law school loans. On the other hand, this will help BC Law go up in the rankings, since you will not have to report my unemployment at graduation to US News. This will present no loss to me, only gain: in today’s job market, a J.D. seems to be more of a liability than an asset.”

Hooo boy.

One Response to Lawyers, lawyers everywhere

  1. […] Should Boston College Law School refund tuition to this desperate third-year law school student, and many others like him? (Jay P. Greene’s Blog) […]

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