Friday, April 27, 2012
Who to Believe Regarding the Legal Job Market: Selfish, Fundamentally Dishonest Law School Pigs or Social Commentators?!
On April 21, 2012, some shill named David Ranii wrote an article for the Charlotte Observer under the headline “N.C. law school graduates face tough job market.” Overall, the tone is irrationally optimistic and simple-minded. Here is an excerpt:
“Barry Porter, 26, who is about to graduate from N.C. Central and has two job offers on the table, said his debt of approximately $100,000 weighs on him even though he has no regrets about going to law school.
“I feel like it was the right decision,” said Porter, who grew up in Atlanta. “I have a passion for law.”
The new reality facing graduates means simply having a stellar resume and academic record is no longer a guarantee that you’ll land a job with your desired firm or in your desired field.”
David, it is okay to be critical, i.e. YOU don’t need to lick the pigs’ genitals, when reporting on their industry. This “journalist” apparently believes the law school cockroaches’ lie, i.e. “Students are upset because they are not guaranteed a dream job, in their field.” By the way, Barry Porter cannot really be that dense, right?!?! The article went on:
“Although it may be hard for some frustrated third-year students to believe, law school officials say that the market for new lawyers does seem to be improving.
“There seem to be more opportunities; there seem to be more interviews,” NCCU’s [Linda] Wendling said. “There are (fewer students) coming in and crying. I haven’t had a crier yet, which I have had in the past.”
Hello, you red-headed butter cow. Don’t break down in tears because I posted a link to your faculty page.
On April 25, 2012, Baltimore Sun reporter Jenn Ladd authored a cover story labeled “Law School Letdown.” Here is a telling portion:
“Combined, UB Law and UMd Law graduated just under 600 J.D. candidates in 2011, the schools reported. [assistant dean at UB Law's Career Development Office Jill] Green, contends that the legal market nationally and in Maryland is not over-saturated. "The problem is not too many lawyers, the problem is the inability to provide low-cost or moderate-cost legal services to those who need it the most," she said.” [Emphasis mine]
Why would a $elf-intere$ted law school employee make such a claim?!?! This is a blatant lie, Jill. After all, Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. found Maryland to have the NINTH MOST GLUTTED LEGAL JOB MARKET, in the nation.
The Critical View:
On April 10, 2012, Jordan Weissmann wrote a piece for The Atlantic entitled “The Wrong People Have Stopped Applying to Law School.” He notes that, for 2012, those with higher LSAT scores are declining to apply to law school at a much higher rate than the waterheads who scored below a 145. Here is an excerpt:
“Among the many unfortunate developments in higher education over the past decade, one of the most talked about has been the law school bubble. In the heat of the recession, a record number of students decided that it would be a good idea to dive six-figures into debt for a shot at a legal career. Many were lured with utterly misleading job placement stats, as well as a stubborn misperception that law was still a safe career choice, that a J.D. even guaranteed a living wage. Once they graduated, many realized otherwise.
Last month, the Law School Admissions Council (a.k.a., LSAC) published data indicating that the bubble finally seemed to have popped -- a merciful development, as I put it at the time. The number of LSAT tests administered has plummeted over the past two years, and fewer students are accepting admission. This is a happy turn of events. The fewer grads being funneled into an super-saturated industry, the better. (Full disclosure: I used to work for a law firm.)” [Emphasis mine]
Isn’t it nice to see such a critical article appearing in The Atlantic, with regards to the law school scam? Weissmann concludes his ass-kicking piece, with the following:
“So the smart kids got the memo. Law school is largely a losing game, and they're not going to play, even though they can probably count on a better hand than most. Meanwhile, the number of laggards applying has barely budged.
Maybe that's just what makes the smart kids the smart kids.” [Emphasis mine]
Let’s see how these numbers affect the lower-ranked commodes. Expect to see an increase in the numbers of borderline students enrolled as first year law students, in the near future.
Elie Mystal churned out an ATL entry titled “If You Are Still Applying to Law School, You Might Be an Idiot.” He does not feel that these numbers will have much impact on ABA-accredited sewage pits and trash heaps.
“Evidently, the decline in LSAT takers will not hurt the bottom-feeding law schools that much. That’s because the low-hanging fruit that they pick off are still out there in abundance. I don’t think that the LSAT is a particularly good measure of anything, but not being able to break 140 on it is probably a decent indication that you can barely read (and even when you sound out the words you don’t learn anything from them).
Which is probably why those people are still eager to apply to law school. When they read a blog post saying, “LAW SCHOOL WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY,” they understand, “School will turn you money into steel, which is even more valuable than paper.”
Conclusion: Seeing that law school swine have a tendency to lie, why should anyone believe their claims about the job market? Keep in mind that these bitches and hags were claiming that the recession should end around 2012. Self interest clouds judgment. When the people involved have no moral compass or integrity - and are part of a fundamentally corrupt system - then they will do and say whatever they can, in order to cover their asses.
Posted by Nando at 7:47 AM