Saturday, June 9, 2012
Profiles in Academic Delusional Psychosis: Harvard “Law Professor” Lawrence Lessig Lectures TTTT Grads on Where to Work
Egghead Exhorts TTTT Grads to Work for “The People”:
On May 31, 2012, Lawrence Lessig published an article for the Atlantic. The post was entitled “A Message to Law Grads: Instead of Corporations, Help Ordinary People.” Apparently, he was so proud of his commencement address to Atlanta's John Marshall Law School’s Class of 2012, he needed to print the talk to a wider audience.
“My point is not to criticize Inc. Law. It helps create wealth; it helps protect wealth. It gives great innovators a chance to bring their innovations to market.
Instead my point is to emphasize the importance of the other part of law. Not the "Inc." part, but the part that touches real people with real problems. It's the part that keeps a family in their home against an unjust demand for eviction. Or enforces a simple contract with a bank, to supply the credit for a coffee shop. Or protects a woman against her abusive husband. Or forces an insurance company to pay on a claim it rightly owes. Or defends a child in a foster home against the neglect of a distracted state.” [Emphasis mine]
Try representing the downtrodden, when you owe - on average - $138,819 in additional NON-DISCHARGEABLE student debt – after graduating from this fourth tier dung pit, Ass-Clown!! When you owe a mortgage that you cannot walk away from, bitch, you cannot afford to help abused housewives with $40.16 in the bank.
Later on, this cretin continued:
“When you practice this law of real people, when you experience the way the law fails real people, when you see that the only medicine that you have to prescribe -- bloodletting -- helps no one except the vampires, recognize this:
There is no one who could justify the system we've allowed to evolve. There is no one who could defend its failures.”
I’ll bet that this cockroach can contrive a defense of the indefensible law school scam. But the “professors” should not be held accountable for not teaching their students how to practice law – even after charging them artificially high prices – right?!?!
The Pig’s Backround:
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for JudgeRichard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.”
After reading this bio, you may be wondering, “Where is Le$$ig’s extensive experience in working in real law, as it affects average people?” After all, the academic hustler lists In$titutional Ethic$ among his “research interests.” Since this data was a little vague, I decided to look up the rodent’s curriculum vitae.
In fact, this academic leech has precious little legal experience. Lessig graduated from Yale Law School in 1989 – after earning an MA in Philosophy from Trinity College at Cambridge University in 1986 and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Scroll down and you will see that this pinhead then clerked for Richard “the Pig” Posner from 1989-1990 before wiping Antonin Scalia’s rotund ass from 1990-1991.
At this point, Lawrence Lessig immediately returned to the womb, i.e. the safe confines of academia. The scaly bastard couldn’t wait to return. As such, he became an “assistant professor of law” at the University of Chicago - in 1991. He has been a columnist, academic “fellow” and “professor” since that time.
Lessig’s “Work for the Little Guy" – Harvard University’s Net Assets Exceed $30 Billion:
President and Fellows of Harvard College, i.e. Taxpayer ID No. 04-2103580, is a powerful and large corporation. On page 1 of this 2010 Form 990, line 22, you will notice that the school had $30,748,869,000 in end of year net assets – as of June 30, 2010. The “non-profit” held an estimated $47,086,364,000 in total assets, but that figure was countered by $16,337,495,000 in total liabilities. Lawrence, what the hell were you talking about, when you lectured those poor, debt-strapped TTTT students to help ordinary people?!?!
If you want to listen to the beady-eyed snake with the bulbous forehead, then click on the link above. In this clip, Douche-bag Lawrence Lessig blathers/pontificates on copyright law's impact on creativity.
Conclusion: In the end, Lawrence Lessig is simply another academic pig who does not appreciate the extent of the damage that his industry has inflicted on legions of young Americans. Then again, he has taught at elite law schools. While HLS students have the choice whether to work in corporate law or family matters, this DOES NOT APPLY to TTTT law schools. Pull your massive head out of your ass for one second, and take a look at the world from the perspective of recent graduates, Lawrence.
Posted by Nando at 7:42 AM