Listen, kid: you can blow your nose with the school’s precious honor code. (In two and a half years, you can do the same with your third tier law degree.) That is what it is good for. It is there to give you the idea – the false impression - that law is an honorable, ethical profession.
I guess you did make a poor choice in deciding to attend a third tier law school. And you WILL pay the consequences, i.e. large student loan payments, landing a low-paying job after school, and - very likely - the inability to find work as an actual attorney. If you go solo, you may pay dearly if a client files a formal complaint alleging incompetence with the State Bar. You will pay – NOT the ABA-approved school that trained you and let you loose on the unsuspecting public.
Drake 1L Adam Kaduce concludes with: “It was a great seminar to continue to remind students of the high standard that we as law students and soon to be lawyers are held to.”
Yes, the “profession” of law is so ethical that the ABA allows U.S. law firms to offshore American legal work to foreign lawyers AND non-lawyers. See ABA “Ethics” Opinion 08-451. The ABA is fully aware that there is a gross oversupply of lawyers in the U.S. market, yet they continue to allow more law schools to be built. The bar associations and law schools KNOW that there are nowhere near enough lawyer jobs to satisfy 45,000 fresh JDs every year.
The law schools continue to perpetuate the lie that “A law degree will open up many doors to you, in industries other than law. One can do anything with a law degree.” The harsh reality is that a law degree will limit your job prospects, as non-law employers will wonder why someone is willing to pass up a large salary in the legal field to work for them.