Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Classic – Man Puts His DePaul Law Degree Up For Sale on Ebay

I will let David Wold express his reasons for selling his law degree online:

Why am I selling this great item? Because it has been nothing but a curse and aggrevation in my life. Going to school for this degree has been a joke, and has only brought me stress and misery. This degree has been a great invitation to work at least 60 hours a week at a place where I don't want to be for people that I don't care about. It has helped me develop great relationships with bill collectors as I can't afford the cost this great privilege has afforded me.[emphasis mine].


Please note that I am in no way claiming that by purchasing this degree you will be given credit for having attended an accredited law school and completing its course of study nor will it give you the necessary credentials to take the bar exam. You will not be able to become a lawyer by purchasing this degree.

The law schools, if they had a conscience and ANY ethics, would state right upfront: “Please be aware that you may wind up with six figure student loan debt and no job offers. ____ Law School does not claim that your having attended an accredited law school and completing its course of study will give you the necessary credentials to pass the bar exam. If you do not graduate in the top ten percent of your law school class, you may not be able to become a lawyer despite your investment in time, energy and money. You may also find it very difficult to find employment in other sectors, as your degree may make you “overqualified” for many non-law positions.” I give David Wold credit for his brutal honesty.

Let’s take a look at this lower-second tier law school for a moment. Tuition at DePaul University’s law school is $37,525 per year!! This is not a joke. You read that figure right – more than $37K per year for a Juris Doctorate from this second tier law school. (It is ranked #87 by USN&WR with seven other schools.) Does anyone really think DePaul law graduates can compete for Biglaw jobs with their counterparts from the University of Chicago or Northwestern? Also, don’t forget that Chicago is an expensive city.


  1. Since the interview I have also managed to get our MFL department blog off the ground at Weald of Kent Grammar School: www.wok20mfl.blogspot.com

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  2. A law degree is an expensive commodity to come by, well it was anyway - instead of studying law i'm just going to purchase this trinket off of eBay and legally change my name to match. If Lionel Hutz, the 'lawyer' from the simpsons, can get by then surely I can?

  3. Most incoming law students have no idea what they are getting into and find the results of all of their hard work and skills stretched to the breaking point during their first year of law school.

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  4. Wow this is awful... It's a wonderful thing to inform others, concerning your experience. I pray that God, will open a door for you and many others; after receiving this degree. Blessing to you all!!

  5. The evolution of the internet is eclipsing the traditional classroom-based law schools for the more modern and sophisticated Internet-based systems that make up an online learning environment.

  6. Doesnt look like he was a top of his class type of student.... no wonder he can't find a job

  7. To the piece of trash who posted on February 23, 2012 7:54 am,

    Learn how to read, bitch. David Wold mentioned that he worked at least 60 hours per week, at a job he detests, cockroach.

    "This degree has been a great invitation to work at least 60 hours a week at a place where I don't want to be for people that I don't care about. It has helped me develop great relationships with bill collectors as I can't afford the cost this great privilege has afforded me."

    If you are referring to the author of this blog as the one without a job, then you need to develop some basic reading comprehension skills, ass-wipe. I found a full-time, non-legal job about two months after graduating from law school. The job has good benefits and nice perks. Don't let your hurt vagina cloud your judgment about law school, mental midget.

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  8. Nando- were you at the top of your class? Most top student get law jobs...... So I ask the question to you, Were you at the top of your class rank and involved in journals?

  9. How are you doing in Evanston, Illinois, bitch?!?! Could you imagine if someone argued “Most top students at medical school get jobs. Were you at the top of the class?” Now, get back to cleaning toilets at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine!


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    To the sensitive vagina who posted on June 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm,

    You are upset because intelligent, experienced people have the balls to call out the fraudulent law school. Grow up, bitch. By the way, Seattle is a fun city. If your choices for law school are limited to Willamette University COL and Depaul University Commode of Law, mental midget, then you should choose the cesspool based in your area.

    Why would a Chicago law firm want to hire some loser cockroach from Seattle?!?! If you plan to return to the Northwest, do you honestly believe that the firms or agencies up there will take you over someone who went to a local school? I don't care how many law firm managers and hiring partners your mother consistently blows during her lunch breaks.

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    You are a pathetic piece of trash. Good luck finding a job that will pay you enough for you to knock down your massive student debt, waterhead! You are dismissed.


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