Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Profiles in Deliberate Misinformation and Blatant Dishonesty: Aaron Nathaniel Taylor, “Law Professor” at St. Louis University

Some Background

This academic posted a patently dishonest article, which appeared in the TTThe NaTTTional Juri$TTT on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:46 am. Then again, what do you expect from a $elf-intere$ted academic?!?! As you can see, Aaron Nathaniel Taylor is a “professor” at Saint Louis University Sewer of Law. Taylor put together a string of lies, and published his piece in a magazine that is filled with advertisements from various fifth-rate law schools. He then entitled his piece, “Why law school is still worth it.”

http://law.slu.edu/faculty/faculty_profile.asp?username=ataylo65

“Professor Aaron Taylor joins SLU LAW after a career as a law school administrator. Most recently, he served as associate dean for admissions and scholarships at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He joined Bowen from Harvard University, where he directed admissions for five master’s degree programs in the Graduate School of Education. Prior to that, he practiced ethics law in Washington, D.C.” [Emphasis mine]

His faculty bio continues:

“He has been very active with the Law School Admission Council, serving on its Finance and Legal Affairs Committee (2009-2011); its Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Planning Committee (2010-2011); and its Misconduct and Irregularities Subcommittee (2007-2009).” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, we all know that this PAID MOUTHPIECE has the students’ best interests at heart, right?!?! You should notice that this paid misinformation agent is well-trained in his task: ensuring that the law school diploma mills continue to feed off the federal teat, by selling “legal education” to uninformed lemmings.

Aaron Nathaniel Taylor's Deceptive Article

http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/why-law-school-still-worth-it

“Salary data show that the vast majority of lawyers earn relatively high salaries. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, lawyers boast the fourth highest median salary behind medical doctors, dentists and CEOs (some of whom have law degrees). While the majority of occupations have median salaries between $20,000 and $49,999, the median for lawyers in 2010 was almost $113,000.”

That figure is counting the salaries of older lawyers, as well, dishonest rat. Isn’t is disgusting that U.S. law schools can include JDs and licensed attorneys working at Starbucks in their employment rate - but yet exclude them from the median salary for lawyers?!?! Take a look at this chart below, to see the extent of the GROSSLY-OVERSATURATED lawyer job market.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm#projections_data

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 98,500 employed lawyers, from 2008-2018. Yet, law schools annually pump out more than 44,000 grads each year. Do the math, prospective law students.

Taylor continues:

“But it’s also true that there are many well-paying, stable, even prestigious jobs for which the law degree is not required, but for which a law degree can provide a useful advantage in the hiring process. Lawyers have always inhabited non-legal career fields, where employers value the skills and dispositions nurtured in law school. As such, most law schools provide specific career planning services to students pursuing non-legal jobs.” [Emphasis mine]

This is a lie, potential law students. Many JDs simply return to their old line or work, after completing law school. Thousands more scramble to take any non-legal job - because they simply cannot land anything in law. On November 3, 2010, former Biglaw associate William Meyerhofer laid this “versatility” myth to rest.

http://thepeoplestherapist.com/2010/11/03/extremely-versatile-crockery/

“Why is a law degree not versatile?

Let me count the ways.

For one thing, it costs about $180k. Anything that leaves you two hundred grand in a hole is not increasing your “versatility” – it’s trapping you in hell.

For another thing, studying arcane legal doctrine for three years (a purely arbitrary number) leaves you with no translatable skills. The arcane legal doctrine you learn in law school isn’t even useful at a law firm, let alone anywhere else.”
[Emphasis mine]

Keep in mind that Ass-Clown Aaron N. Taylor is paid to keep the gravy train rolling along, while Meyerhofer is not affected personally or financially whether ignorant students continue to enroll in law school, in large numbers. Which of these men is trying to sell you something?!

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/NationalSummaryChartforSchools2010.pdf

According to NALP, the JD Class of 2010 had 44,258 members. However, only 28,167 jobs required bar passage. For further illustration of how the law schools are continuing to produce FAR TOO MANY graduates, head down to the bottom of page two, of this PDF. There, you will note that 26.9% of all reported jobs are SHORT-TERM, while 10.9 percent are PART-TIME. Sure there is some overlap in those two categories. However, could you imagine this being the case for U.S. medical and dental school grads?!?!

More misinformation from Taylor:

Applicant environment is favorable

The bad publicity about legal education contributed to a historic decrease in applications for admission during the 2010-2011 cycle. Applications fell 11 percent — the largest one-year decrease on record. When applications fall, law schools tend to admit a higher percentage of their applicants. And if applications fall again during the 2011-2012 cycle, as predicted, applicants will find themselves in a very favorable environment for gaining admission. At some schools, applicants who would have been considered “borderline” just two years ago might be shoo-ins for admission this year. So the strategic benefit of applying during a string of down years is worth ample consideration.”
[Emphasis mine]

What a disgusting, vile and pathetic sales pitch, i.e. “Since law school applications dropped significantly, this helps your chances of gaining admission, even if you are a borderline applicant." Enjoy your thirty pieces of silver, Aaron.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Law School Indebtedness for SLU’s JD Class of 2010: US “News” lists that the average student indebtedness - for those members of the $ainTTT Loui$ Univer$iTTTy JD Class of 2010 who incurred law school debt – as $120,000. (Last year’s edition published a figure of $99,000, for this toilet’s Class of 2009.) Fully 81 percent of this unfortunate graduating class took on additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for their TTT law degree.

Conclusion: It is CLEAR that Aaron Nathaniel Taylor simply wants to get as many asses in law school seats, as he possibly can. He is a salesman for the law school industrial complex. At one point in his idiotic editorial, Taylor states “Student loans aren’t all bad.” The debt is NON-DISCHARGEABLE, Aaron. If you truly believe that drivel, then go up to each member of the 2011 SLU Law graduating class, and tell them this to their face, you deceptive rat. By the way, his SLU faculty page lists "Legal Ethics" as one of Taylor's supposed areas of "expertise."

41 comments:

  1. Good post, Nando. What a disingenuous piece of dreck National Jurist is!

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  2. "But it’s also true that there are many well-paying, stable, even prestigious jobs for which the law degree is not required, but for which a law degree can provide a useful advantage in the hiring process."

    Why do the people who make this claim never provide examples of the "many well-paying, stable, even prestigious jobs for which the law degree is not required, but for which a law degree can provide a useful advantage in the hiring process"? Why no examples of current job openings where this is the case (i.e., "law degree not required, but would be a plus")? Fields outside of law where numerous J.D.s are employed, thus providing an evidentiary basis for this claim?

    What nonsense.

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  3. Total bullshit written by this professor. He also said unemployment for lawyers is less than 2 percent. When you get to count lawyers working as bank tellers and yoga instructors as employed you can wittle the unemployment rate down pretty fast. Maybe he jst wanted nando to rip him a new one so he can be on a fast track to tenure.

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  4. Hah! I bet "ripped a new one by Nando" is now a must have on the "curriculum vitae" for aspiring legal academicians. It's the equivalent of swearing an oath of loyalty.

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  5. "Moreover, the loan forgiveness aspects of these plans are essentially back-end scholarships. "

    Fuck you, liar.

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  6. Nando:

    Thanks for writing this article. When I first read this idiot's piece yesterday, I thought it was satire. I checked to see if The Onion was in the URL. When I discovered that it was not, I did not know whether to laugh or cry at this profs stupidity.

    "Profs" like this guy epitomize the real problem-lack of an ability to see the obvious reality that law school is a losing game. I think they all know the truth, they are just denying it for as long as they can until the whole system collapses.

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  7. Not just a law prof. An admissions guy too. Oh shit. He worked for LSAC too? When Aaron sees this response he'll probably be surprised.

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  8. Wow, this guy is so full of shit. He should be selling used cars. That was one of the most idiotic articles that I have read in a long time.

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  9. Nando, Nando, Nando, where do I begin... You drop a bomb on this guy. It is a thing of beauty. Thank you for posting this.

    “Why is a law degree not versatile?

    Let me count the ways.

    For one thing, it costs about $180k. Anything that leaves you two hundred grand in a hole is not increasing your “versatility” – it’s trapping you in hell."

    Epic, epic quote. And it's true - being overeducated can be a huge disadvantage. It's a painful moment when you have a JD and you find yourself NOT mentioning it on your resume in order to maximize the likelihood of landing a job. Too many people are going to experience this in the future... Great post, man.

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  10. Off topic but worth posting:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Harrisburg-asks-bankruptcy-apf-671002049.html

    So the city that houses AES can file BK citing overwhelming debt but the debtors who owe overwhelming $$$$ to AES cannot?

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  11. Here is a further look at the numbers:

    http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+5

    Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, this trash heap is the 104th greatest, most fantastic and mesmerizing law school in the United States.

    http://law.slu.edu/careers/opportunities/statistics.html

    Employment Placement Rate: The commode asserts that “92 percent of School of Law alumni are employed within six months of graduation over the past five years.” Yeah, sure they were - and I am starting at second base tonight for the Detroit Tigers, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

    Yet, in his article, Moron claimed the following:

    “Since 2009, while the overall unemployment rate has remained above 9 percent, the rate for lawyers has exceeded 2 percent only once.”

    http://law.slu.edu/finances/tuition.html

    Tuition and Fees: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time students at the dung pit known as St. Louis University School of Law amounts to $35,730. It is easy to see how 2010 grads - from this third tier pile of gorilla dung - incurred an additional $120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for their law degree.

    Apparently, Aaron Nathaniel Taylor, a.k.a. Paid Stooge, does not understand that students who take on $120K in law school debt are also relying on private student loans!! There are limits to federal Stafford loans, Ass-Hat! If you feel that IBR serves as “a back-end scholarship,” then YOU should go out and take a $40K per year job. If you are not willing to do that, then you should keep your mouth shut, Aaron!

    “Through IBR, debtors with low income, relative to federal student loan debt, are allowed to make reduced payments of no more than 15 percent of their disposable income (defined as the difference between Adjusted Gross Income and 150 percent of the poverty guideline). After 25 years, any remaining loan balance is forgiven. If the debtor is working in a public service job, as a prosecutor, for example, balances are forgiven after just 10 years. IBR and other repayment options help ensure that debtors don’t have to choose between basic necessities and paying their federal student loans. Moreover, the loan forgiveness aspects of these plans are essentially back-end scholarships.”

    By the way, landing a paying job in the DA’s office - upon graduation from law school - is increasingly difficult, you bag of ass. This situation is exacerbated when the states are cutting back on public spending. This affects the courts, as well. State legislatures are trying to cut the fat, and they are not partial to the judicial branch. Elected fools simply do not care about the impact of furlough days on courthouse employees. Then again, who can expect an academic to have a firm grasp on reality?

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  12. Way to give this asshole a tenured spot.

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  13. It appears that this guy never actually practiced law. Which means he possesses at least one universal attribute of the legal professoriat.

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  14. 'There has been a lot of negative talk about law school lately, but the facts belie the hype. The legal profession has low unemployment rates, lawyers earn high salaries and loans are manageable.'

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    Sit on it and rotate it motherfucker.

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  15. Thanks for posting on this douche. I am in six figure debt. While I make a decent amount of money (not practicing law...my job doesn't even require a JD), my loans are a huge burden. I live in a funky apartment and drive an old funky station wagon so I can hopefully get out of this debt mess one day. It truly is a slap in the face when he says that student loans aren't all that bad. THEY ARE TERRIBLE. I am accountable for my loans and no one forced me to go to law school and take out the loans. However, the entire system is nothing but a scam.

    I was a dumbass for not paying attention. I thought I was special and went on to a TTT thinking I would be the one to make it. Only about 3 people from my class of 2004 "made it." Most are making 40-60K. One of my friends is still stuck in document review hell.

    Law school is a bad idea. Most of my professional friends have homes, families, and seemingly happy lives. I am stuck with this goddamn loan and have little to show for it.

    I think Taylor may be worse than Leiter. FUCK OFF!

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  16. I have to give Aaron Taylor credit. In one short article written for a crappy magazine, he has proven everything that the scambloggers say about law school. Looking at the facts, Taylor is a professor at a TTT that charges obscene amounts of tuition. He appears to have never practiced law in his life. Were it not for academia, Taylor would probably be doing shitlaw or living in someone's basement with his high powered degrees from those well known academic citadels NC A&T and Howard. He spouts the entire company line about how great law school is - the jobs are plentiful, the debt is manageable, and the naysayers are wrong because they aren't right. And to make everything better, he cites statistics we all know were procured from the depths of some law school dean's bowels.

    In short, this guy is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with law school. TTT prof with a less-than-stellar educational background, no experience outside academia, writing an article in the Pravda of law school magazines telling lemmings that it all really is worth it.

    Take away the deluded lemmings who take out the student loans that pay his salary, and this scumbag is out trying to find doc review work, or hustling change outside the train station somewhere. It makes me sick to my stomach that an asshole like this is allowed to call himself "professor" and get paid for it. It wouldn't be so bad if he just sat in his office and did his 6 hours a week of teaching. Writing an article full of lies encouraging more 0Ls to make the law school mistake is below disgusting. If there is justice in this world, one day Aaron Taylor will end up in a doc review boiler room somewhere wondering where it all went wrong.

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  17. What a load of shit. ANother lying professor.

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  18. This professor of law has never practiced law a day in his life. He has spent the last 11 years, since getting his law degree, as the admissions director of various Universities. His specialty is boosting minority enrollment.

    What he is doing is called "affinity fraud." He is luring fellow African-Americans, among others, into a racket: mammoth debt in exchange for a probably useless fourth tier law degree. The professorship is his Judas pay.

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  19. This "professor" perpetuates the falsehood that attorneys have a better employment rate than laypeople. However, he does conveniently fails to address whether these law grads are working in the legal profession. As we know, law schools shit out 45K grads for 28K legal positions requiring a JD. That leaves out 17K that won't be practicing law. This professor resembles a Nigerian prince who is trying to advance a 419 scam. In this case, he is trying too hard to promote the law school scam.

    BTW, I have been to St. Louis, particularly the red district. I swear I saw someone who resembled this guy at a gogo joint. He was not acting "professorial" if you know what I mean.

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  20. t money, great post. But actually the good professor seems unqualified even for a decent doc review gig, having not practiced law in any real form for 11 years!

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  21. Here is Aaron Nathaniel Taylor’s CV:

    http://law.slu.edu/faculty/profiles/pdfs/ataylo65.pdf

    “EDUCATION

    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy May 2010
    Capstone: Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? A Study of the Effects of High Commitment Group Membership on Student Departure from College (co-authored with T. Adams and D. Ashford)
    Directed by John Braxton, Ph.D. and Claire Smrekar, Ph.D.

    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    Administrative Fellowship July 2006
    • Undertook a 10-month case-based and practice-based study of leadership theory

    Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC
    Juris Doctor May 2000

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science August 1997

    ACADEMIC AWARDS
    • Vanderbilt University Peabody College Dean’s Scholar May 2007-May 2010
    • The Honorable Levan A. Gordon Bar Exam Scholarship May 2000
    • Howard University Merit Scholar September 1997-May 2000”

    “SCHOLARSHIP

    • Review: The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America by Peter Smith, 8 INT’L J. EDUC. ADVANCEMENT 252 (2009)”

    Yet, in his piece for TTThe NaTTTional Juri$TTT, Taylor contends that “law school is still worth it.” He clearly does not think that American “higher education” has failed.

    “WORKS IN PROGRESS

    • Undo Undue Hardship: Using Debt Service Thresholds to Determine the Propriety of Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy
    • What’s the Difference between an Admissions Rep and a Used Car Salesman? Tort Law Tells Us “Not Much”

    At least, Taylor understands that there is not much difference between an admissions rep and a used car salesman. Being an academic, he relies on tort law for this common knowledge.

    “SKILLS

    Proficient in Lexis-Nexis legal research software, SPSS data analysis software, Windows-based applications, and various other PC and web-based applications”

    Why aren't law firms climbing over each other, in order to hire this guy?!?!

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  22. “Since law school applications dropped significantly, this helps your chances of gaining admission, even if you are a borderline applicant."

    wow. what a real piece of shit.

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  23. ^No joke. If this doesn't tell you the mentality of the law school pigs nothing will.

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  24. "Proficient in Lexis-Nexis legal research software, SPSS data analysis software, Windows-based applications, and various other PC and web-based applications”


    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH.

    Holy shit! Is that all I need to be an "admissions director" making upwards of 250k+ per year?

    WINDOWS BASED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS???

    Who does this fucking idiot think he is?

    And people wonder why I advocate Kil...errr I mean....uh.......

    Oh what the heck

    OFF WITH THEIR CRIMINAL HEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. If these negative blogs keep pointing out that law school is a shitty decision, it'll decrease admissions applications some more. If that happens you borderline retards will have a better chance to get in somewhere. You'll take out student loans which is good debt. And if you don't find a law job, you can do something else. Because a law degree is so versatile. Trust me.

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  26. Back end scholarships? Get the fuck outta here, asshole.

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  27. Aaron Taylor is an Obama wannabe corporate whore/sellout. This guy is hired by law schools to improve diversity recruitment (read: go into the ghetto and bring Leroy and Tayquan to law school). Does Aaron care that Leroy and Tayquan won't be admitted to the bar because of prior felony convictions? No. He is serving his massers and bringing in a fresh infusion of cash into the law schools by filling up seats with marginal candidates. This guy is the worse of the law school scammers lot. He uses his race to betray his own people just like Obama. In fact, he sounds like Obama especially given the president's empty platitude speeches about how "the key to our youth is education."

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  28. I will further 1153s comments..how dumb is a black man who cannot get in to a tier one law school or go to a decent undergrad school. Affirmative Action has destroyed this country and put bumbling idiots in to positions they have no business being in because of their race. His words only affirm this belief. Atleast Obama used his race to attend(allegedly) a top law school even if he is clearly an idiot and his wife should be at A and T with her writing skills not Princeton or whatever Ivy League school she race baited herself into. Obama is the king of affirmative action and lying to gain advantage over others.

    Aaron Taylor goes to NC A and T for undergrad and Howard for law? With the system set up where a white guy and a black guy with similar grades and test scores apply to law school and the black guy has 10x better chance getting in, then how do you not end up at a top school.

    I am guessing that the guy probably couldnt qualify for law school on any level if not for his race or else he is making up for lost time when it comes to using race to make the system as easy on him as possible. After he graduates he no doubt uses race to obtain easy non law jobs while padding his resume attending seminars sponsored by fancy schools like Vandy essentially paid by the kids who pay the grossly inflated cost of law school at St Louis which gives him the sense of entitlement to write about legal education? What is sad he is that he does it with a straight face.

    Those of us in the trenches practicing year in and year out have no respect for academics. We tolerated them in school because we wanted to graduate without incident, but if these idiots think they are respected by law students, they have their head up their ass. We know the teach because they do not have the people skills to practice in a job where the abilty to look up case law and analyze it means very little day to day. They loathe the people they want us to represent while they lecture to kids pursuing too often an unrealistic dream.

    This guy can write all he wants like he knows something, but we all know what he is, a beneficiary of a system that puts unqualified people in positions based soley on white liberal guilt. Like Obama, hes laughing at all of us while he pulls of this charade which he calls a career.

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  29. Used car salesman have more integrity and morals. Everyone expects to get fucked by a used car salesman so they come prepared for his tricks. 22 year olds are supposed to expect the same shit? And we all know that isn't how it goes. They've been raised to believe in the systme. They have faith higher ed. In some ways you can forgive these students their naivety. Its snakeoil salesmen like this ass that make me want to vomit.

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  30. The fact that we have an an inept Black man as a president means we should finally end AA. I would be in favor of an admissions program that slightly favors candidates that came from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of your race. Yet AA has been abused by many who clearly don't deserve it. Take Elie Mystal from Above the Law. He came from a family that is politically connected. He went to a good high school, was raised in Long Island and used AA to get into Harvard, not once but twice. He then used AA to work for Debevoise and for some reason is not admitted to the bar. Today he blogs for a living about how life is unfair for the Black man and how he was "forced" to take out loans he refuses to repay for the endeavor. And let's not start with that Soro's operative that currently occupies the White House.

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  31. Student loans are good debt. Everyone chant! Repeat after me.

    Student loans are good debt
    War is peace
    Slavery is freedom
    Ignorance is strength.

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  32. The prof doesn't believe the shit that comes out of his mouth. Either that or he's dumber than shit.

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  33. This gentleman has an Ed.D from Vanderbilt. There is some debate in academia if an Ed.D entitles you to call yourself "Dr. XYZ", or if it only entitles you to call yourself "Dr." XYZ.
    There's some debate amongst scambloggers if a doctoral degree from somewhere with prestige cancels out a J.D. from somewhere with no prestige. (Although I think the consensus developing is 'No').

    Unlike our pal Brian Leiter, he is still a member of the Florida bar and thus actually licensed to practice law somewhere. His C.V. carries no evidence of having practiced law somewhere however. Whether it would be smart to retain him as council I'll leave as an exercise for the reader.

    Proficiency in Lexis-Nexis legal research software and SPSS data analysis software are real skills. Proficiency in "Windows applications and various other PC and web applications" is not a real skill. That boiler plate appears to pad out every overly short resume, along with "Excellent written and verbal communication skills."

    His publications seem good, judging by their titles alone. He should read them before commenting about higher education and the value of law school.

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  34. http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/why-law-school-still-worth-it

    “It’s open season on legal education — falling applications, lawsuits by former students and dooms day warnings about the legal job market. The rampant bad publicity has taken on a sensational flair. Popular blogs and even established news forums are peppered with anecdotes about law school graduates drowning in debt with no good options for the future.”

    It’s been open season on unsuspecting students for decades, bitch. We have been documenting the law school cartel with valid charts, graphs, industry statements, statistics, etc. Do you feel that these are simple anecdotes, cockroach?!?!

    “But as is often the case with anecdotes, these compelling tales of woe represent exceptions.”

    Take a look at this chart, liar:

    http://www.nalp.org/uploads/NationalSummaryChartforSchools2010.pdf

    NALP shows that the JD Class of 2010 had 44,258 members – competing for 28,167 jobs requiring bar passage. Keep in mind that many of the connected/wealthy law students had jobs lined up – regardless of their performance in law school, moron.

    In the end, Aaron Nathaniel Taylor is paid – by the law school industry - to lie to prospective students, about the supposed benefits of a “legal education.” He KNOWS the score on the shrinking legal job market, outsourcing, etc. (If he is not aware of this situation, then he is too damn dumb to be giving career advice to anyone.)

    “Worse yet, criticisms of the wisdom of attending law school are often based on flawed premises and faulty logic. You’ve likely heard many reasons why you shouldn’t go to law school. I’m going to give you a few reasons why you should.”

    Read this October 12, 2011 article from Brian Tamanaha, tenured law professor at Washington University in St. Louis:

    http://balkin.blogspot.com/2011/10/depth-and-breadth-of-misleading.html\

    “It is by now well known that law schools have been posting misleading employment numbers. We get it. Additional reminders of this verge on tiresome redundancy.

    But we don't get it. Law professors have no idea how deep and pervasive this practice is (top to bottom). It is still continuing. And the extent of the deception is shocking.”

    You desperately need to grow a pair of balls and a conscience, Aaron. At a minimum, you should at least ask Tamanaha about his research into this problem.

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  35. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/law_school_grads_take_this_six-question_survey_on_finding_that_first_job

    Above is a link to a survey posted at the ABA's website. The survey asks six questions -

    1) How long did it take you to get a job in the legal field?
    2) Did you get the position you wanted, or did you compromise?
    3) How many interviews did you go on?
    4) What was your salary range for that first job?
    5) Would you recommend attending law school to a recent graduate?
    6) What year did you graduate from law school?

    The responses to question 5 were overwhelmingly negative. I will point out that this is a survey on the ABA's website - not a scamblog.

    So the question is - if the scambloggers are saying law school is not worth it, and the people answering an ABA poll say its not worth it, who the fuck exactly is it who says that law school is worth it? 10,000 bonus points for you if you said "Law Schools."

    If you are inclined to dismiss this blog and scamblogs in general as the rantings of malcontents who didn't network enough, or didn't work hard enough in law school, read the answers to the ABA poll. Read all of them carefully. That is an accurate reflection of what is going on right now for law school grads. It sucks, and no amount of positive thinking or believing in yourself will make it any different.

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  36. Too bad this piece of shit will never ask Tamanaha about his research.

    He doesn't give a fuck. And if he does, it's only so he can continue spinning this bullshit into "law school is a good investment!"

    What a crock of shit. Fuck these law school criminals.

    They need to be taken out and hung.

    And P.S. fuck this shitty country. And fuck our shitty government.

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  37. ^People that use the word nigga are stupid. Just cause you drop the -er and add an -a doesn't really change the meaning of the word. Plenty of white folks in the south like calling black people niggas too. They probably laugh when they see stupid blacks use the word to describe themselves. Get fucking real. And go fuck yourself.

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  38. I had my one of my professors read the article by this SLU guy, and he said there is so much BS in it that he stopped reading the artilce halfway. He said law cost too much in time, money, and potential lost income. he was a lawyer and judge. bottom line DON'T DO IT!

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  40. great job as always, is UMKC or Missouri currently in your sights? its time to give MO law schools some love or a good flushing. heh.

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