“At a time when many worry that American influence around the world is declining in everything from finance to manufacturing, this is a development to be celebrated, said Lehman, who was previously president of Cornell University and the dean of the University of Michigan Law School.”
Ass-Clown drones on:
“[Accreditation] tells a student from Oklahoma that it is not a waste to spend $40,000 a year to attend law school in Arkansas.”
"Like many that support this ABA effort, Lehman believes this move would only improve legal education – and the practice of law – significantly."
Big $urpri$e, huh?!?! As the self-interested dean of a Chinese law school, I am sure Jeffrey is very absorbed in seeing how the ABA decides this issue. We all KNOW the pigs and cockroaches at the ABA have already made up their minds, so there is no need to pretend that there is any suspense.
“Initially, [accreditation of overseas law schools] will produce a glut of U.S.-trained lawyers, making it harder for lawyers to make a living as a private practitioner, particularly in larger cities, which is where most law graduates prefer to live,” [William] Henderson said.” [Emphasis mine]
From May 29, 2008:
“The School of Transnational Law at Peking University's campus in the mainland city of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong, will enroll its first class of 55 students this fall. According to Lehman the new law school plans to seek accreditation from the American Bar Association so that graduates can take the New York state bar exam.” [Emphasis mine]
“The new law school will offer all its courses in English, teach cases from the United States and use professors from American law schools to teach most of its courses.”
No wonder American “law professors” love the idea!! They want job security. They don’t want to work in the “honorable, esteemed profession of law.”
Jeffrey, talk to William Henderson, and see how well “law professors” are training future legal practitioners. Read that piece and see the effects of globalization on the American legal job market. How do you think flooding the U.S. market with LEGIONS of foreign law school grads might impact it further? Can you figure that out with your mathematics degree from Cornell, and MPP/JD from the University of Michigan?!?! Or do you need me to draw it out for you in Crayola?!
Check out your future competition and weep. When you re-pay your student loans while working at State Farm Insurance, make sure to keep your depression meds handy.
You can also see that this pig serves on the Board of Infosys Technologies, based out of Bangalore. He is an “independent” Director. By the way, Infosys is a leader in “applications outsourcing” and “business practices outsourcing.”
“In 2005, Peking University awarded Mr. Lehman an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his service as a bridge between scholars in the United States and China.”
The ABA considers accrediting overseas law schools. Yes, that is a splendid idea, huh?!
In the last analysis, Jeffrey Lehman knows all about return on investment. He wants to make his investors and Board members happy, i.e. put more money into these pigs’ pockets. He does not care that his decisions have resulted in major job losses in the U.S. In fact, the swine wants to remove more jobs from our shores. In sum, the man has no integrity. This is how he plans to put more money in his bank account. Keep this in mind, if you are still considering law school. Why spend $120K in non-dischargeable loans, when you will soon be facing even more competition? Remember, these foreign law schools are offering all their courses in English.
Don’t forget that the ABA Standing Committee on “Ethics and Professional Responsibility” issued ABA “Ethics” Opinion 08-451 on August 5, 2008. This allows foreign lawyers AND non-lawyers to engage in American legal discovery. This has already had a major impact on the shrinking American legal job market.