Sunday, June 8, 2014
Academic Cockroaches Chirping: UC Irvine School of Law’s Erwin Chemerinky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow Discuss the “Need” for More Legal Training
The Bastards' Opinion Piece: On April 14, 2014, the New York Times published a $elf-$erving op-ed co-written by UC Irvine Sewer of Law dean Erwin Chemerinky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow, who also teaches at his trash pit. The piece was entitled “Don’t Skimp on Legal Training.” Take a look at this opening:
“Legal education, like all education, can certainly be improved, but the widely made claims of a “crisis” are exaggerated and do not reflect the contributions legal education makes to achieving justice and well-being for many in the world. In January, an American Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education declared that it had rushed to release its report because “the urgency of the problem and the serious threats to public confidence demanded rapid action.” This crisis mentality is not only unfounded, but is also creating pressure for reforms that would make legal education worse, not better.
The claims of imminent catastrophe always focus on three things: the problematic job market for law graduates, the increased cost of legal education and the decrease in applications for law schools.
According to the Association for Legal Career Professionals, as recently as 2007, close to 92 percent of law-school graduates reported being employed in a paid, full-time position nine months after graduation. True, the employment figures had dropped by 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, but only to 84.7 percent.
The number of graduates who are employed is higher if the measure is over a longer interval than just the nine months after graduation. And with the economy improving and law-school enrollments shrinking, there will be more jobs available for new law graduates.
As with any other field of study, the ability to get a job out of law school obviously depends on where a person went to school and how he or she performed.” [Emphasis mine]
Do you understand that, Lemming?!?! Everyone’s favorite con$titutional law casebook author is putting the blame on YOU for not being able to land a good job. The onus is on you, i.e. if you were smarter or harder working, then you would have attended a better school – and if you go to a low-ranked toilet and can’t find a job, that is on your shoulders. For $ome rea$on, these sewer rats have failed to ask why third and fourth tier schools should even exist.
By the way, Erwin: do you think that medical school students are screwed if they attend institutions such as Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine or Baylor College of Medicine?!?! In your mind, must those students earn stellar grades, in order to land decent employment?
Try not to laugh too hard when you see this portion of Chemerinsky’s idiotic conclusion:
“Law school faculties, in their teaching and their scholarship, must deal with the emerging problems of the 21st century. Law schools need to develop new courses to provide students with the expertise to deal with the crucial problems of our time in fields like banking law, national security, conflict resolution, food safety, Internet law and migration policy. There should be “problem-based” seminars in fields such as public health, homelessness, environmental habitat regulation and world peace." [Emphasis mine]
You can’t make this up, people. These two academic thieves believe that the U.S. taxpayer – the guarantor of those student loans – should foot the bill for such nonsense. I wonder why they feel that way. How many desperate solo practitioners are dealing with migration policy or national security?!?! Will clients benefit from having a lawyer who sat through a stupid-ass seminar on environmental habitat regulation? How will the general public be aided by having JDs, working at State Farm, who have academic knowledge of homelessness and world peace?!
Other Coverage: After this pile of garbage was published in the New York Times, Law School Lemmings authored an entry labeled “Erwin Chemerinsky - April’s Most Repugnant Law Professor/Dean/Grifter.” Check out this biting commentary:
“On April 16, 2014, the NYT disgraced itself by publishing free advertising for the law school business by Chemerinsky (he shared his byline with fellow law school grifter Carrie Menkel-Meadow). He conceded that the legal education grifting model can “be improved” but he offered no solutions to solve the central problems of the law school industry: (1) law schools charging and receiving outrageous tuition rates because government-backed lenders are providing the money, not students; (2) law schools lying and misleading about the job opportunities that await grads; and (3) non-dischargeability of student loan debt.
Chemerinsky, who pulls down more than half a million dollars per year from UC-Irvine Law School with his wife, wants to keep the sweet, sweet cash flowing. Selfless public servant that he is, Chemerinsky says two years of law school just isn’t enough. How are our nation’s indebted, jobless law students going to learn about the “crucial problems of our time” in just two years?! Preposterous! We can rest assured the problem of saddling a new generation with unpayable debt, leaving them unable to afford a home or car and completely lacking purchasing power, is not among the problems Chemerinsky believes are “crucial.” [Emphasis mine]
When you are pulling down that type of cash, you will do and say anything in order to keep the scam going, folks. These two pigs do not give one damn about YOU, the typical law student or graduate. They simply want to keep raking in big salaries for their minimal "work."
Conclusion: The University of California, Irvine Sewer of Law is a rotten cesspool that hired these academic swindlers. Erwin Chemerinsky, from the onset, has sought to game the rating system – by limiting the number of first year slots, giving them free admission for three years, and ensuring that this cohort had legal employment. We’ll see if it pays off when US “News” & World Report prints its next ream of toilet paper, known as its annual rankings of ABA-accredited law school diploma mills.
Lastly, I love how the pile of chemical waste currently “serving” as dean of this commode stated that the timeline after graduation should be lengthened – so that the trash pits can attain higher “placement” figures. Apparently, the rodent fails to understand that MANY law grads who land attorney positions are out of work within 1-3 years. Then again, we know that the $chool$ and state bar association hags will not bother to track the job status of these men and woman, after a certain time period.
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