Friday, December 11, 2015

Increase in Minority Enrollment in Law School Resulted in Less Than One Percent Gain in the Number of Minority Lawyers, from 2000-2010

Still Want to Sign on the Dotted Line?: On December 4, 2015, ATL posted an entry from second year law student Renwei Chung. His contribution was labeled “Minorities In The Legal Profession Have Increased By Less Than One Percent Since 2000.” From his opening:

“In 2010, 88.1 percent of lawyers were white. In 2000, 88.8 percent of lawyers were white. These percentages were taken from the U.S. Census Bureau reports for 2010 and 2000, respectively. In other words, minorities in the legal profession have increased by less than 1 percent since 2000. 

Over this same time period, minority enrollment in the J.D. programs of ABA-approved law schools increased by 6,752 students, or 1.8 percent (from 20.6 percent in 2000-2001 to 22.4 percent in 2009-2010). What do you predict the percentages of white and minority lawyers will be in 2020?

As I have previously noted, according to the National Jurist, overall law school enrollment dropped 15 percent from 2011 to 2013, but it has not been consistent among races. Asian students had the largest drop in law school enrollment – 16 percent. White enrollment dropped 14.8 percent, black law students fell 1.6 percent, and Hispanic enrollment held steady. It would be interesting to discover why there is such a large variance in the change in enrollment.

For a better diagnosis of future diversity in legal areas such as Biglaw, it may be practical to track the shifting demographics among the top 14 law schools and other traditional Biglaw feeder schools. The specific change in demographics among these top-tier schools is likely to be the biggest indicator of potential diversity in Biglaw. 

How will the change in the law school population affect the legal industry? I have already noted how diversity among Biglaw partners doesn’t reflect law school diversity. Since the late 1980s, the percentage of minority law school graduates has more than doubled (going from 10 percent to 23 percent), yet 92 to 94 percent of current Biglaw partners are white.” [Emphasis mine]

Attending ABA-accredited dung heaps such as Villanova, the University of Mississippi, CreighTTTon, New Mexico, or Seattle certainly is not going to help you land Biglaw. Yet, you will still be charged ridiculous sums of tuition – in your pursuit of joining the GLUTTED “legal profession.” Why take the plunge?

Other Coverage: On December 8, 2015, JD Journal published an Amanda Griffin article that was entitled “How Minorities Can Select the Best Law School for Their Future.” Check out the following portion:

"The reports and studies are not new. Even though the legal market is improving, finding jobs can still be challenging. This rings especially true for minorities. The National Association for Law Placement reported in November that the number of African-American associates at major law firms has declined every year since 2009. 

African Americans now make up only 3.95 percent of the number of associates at major U.S. law firms. Minority women are especially rare, making up only 2.6 percent of associates in 2015. Hispanic associates have increased slightly to comprise 4.3 percent and Asians make up 11 percent. 

With numbers as small as these, minorities considering law school need to make sure they are selecting a school that gives them the best chances of success after law school. Minority students should look for a law school with an infrastructure that supports students such as with mentoring. Law schools that offer more practical courses in the areas of compliance, intellectual property, transactional, and litigation have the students’ best interests at heart." [Emphasis mine]

The author is correct in noting that minority law students should focus on practical courses. However, the suggestion regarding mentoring is a sad joke. Do you think these money pits will invest any meaningful time, energy or money into helping out their also-ran pupils?!?! As those who have gone through this waste of three years can attest, the pigs devote their energy to helping those in the top ten percent of the class find employment. At best, the commodes will offer a TTT program to assist students with legal writing and how to answer exam essay questions.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, Biglaw wants associates who reflect their wealthy clients’ backgrounds and views. They are not going to start actively recruiting minority law grads from weak-ass schools – with the exception of Howard University Sewer of Law. If you are attending a stink pit, with the hope of landing a good paying legal job after law school, then you are sadly mistaken.

With regard to the “profession” overall, if you are a minority or someone of modest means – and you did not graduate from a top 10 law school – then you are realistically looking at the following options: selling insurance premiums; working in toiletlaw, where you will make peanuts while working long hours representing scum; or going back to your previous employment or industry. Hell, you may even have the “opportunity” of returning to your childhood bedroom – as a broke-ass, debt-riddled 31 year old attorney. Who wouldn’t want to take this terrible bet?


  1. Nando, you are absolutely correct. I know a young minority who graduated from the University of Virginia Law School, and now has a great job in the office of general counsel at a Fortune 500 firm. This guy is very bright, and graduated from a T-14 elite school. Bottom line, is that everyone, minority or not, is rolling the dice at any other school, especially Tier one trap schools.

    Hell, I know a kid who is top quarter of his class at a mid range tier one school (US News Rank 25-30) who is struggling to find a public interest job, let alone get into Big law. The kid’s dad is a doctor, who probably assumed that like Med school, law school guaranteed a legal practice job.

    If this guy is struggling, anyone but an absolute moron should know enough to forget it unless you are top 10%. At Tier One Trap schools and even solid 2nd tier regional schools, you can work like a dog, be very bright, and still miss the top 10%. What rational person would gamble with 10% odds, especially when even a tenured law professor like Paul Campos, admits how arbitrary the grading is on issue spotting exams?

    The taxpayer funded loan program funding this outrageous scam needs to be radically cut back. No Federal loans to anyone with an LSAT score below 160. Period.

  2. "Do you think these money pits will invest any meaningful time, energy or money into helping out their also-ran pupils?!?!"

    Of course not. The TTTTs that bitch about how "enforcing admissions standards pushes away minorities" couldn't give two shits about minorities when it really matters—when the minority candidates need jobs as lawyers upon graduation.

    And, thus, the problem: the Legal Education Industrial Complex pretending like they give a damn about diversity, but ostensibly their concern applies only insofar as they can portray the proponents of admissions standards as being against the minority enrolment.

    Should Cooley, which has an LST score of 25.9%, be celebrated for being so "diverse"? (see, e.g., If Cooley can't place 74% of graduates into full-time lawyer jobs - presumably no better for the minorities - the answer can only be "absolutely f**king not."

    But let be guess, some TTTT law $chool employee will respond to this objective analysis with "the scamblogs are racist and hate diversity" or some such bullshit, right?

  3. Most of the "DIVERSITY" law schools are expensive and have very bad employment outcomes. It is a sneaky way to get away with low standards. Is a minority better off being six figures in debt, maybe can't pass the bar exam, with a degree from a bottom law school? The people that win in this situation are the law faculty. Everyone else loses. It is exploitation under the guise of doing something good.

  4. Minorities and women do not do well in terms of having a successful career in the legal profession, with few notable exceptions, even if they attend a T10 law school. The legal profession is up or out. Most partners are white male. Partners come and go. How many minorities and how many women get to stay a career? Not many.

    Problem is that EEOC does not enforce disparate impact discrimination in hiring. Associates in big law are allowed to be under 10 years experience. You have minorities hired, but few are allowed to stay. Same with women.

    This is the bona fide seniority exception to the age discrimination law. It allows the legal profession to decimate women and minorities and continue as a very white male club at the older ages in large law firms. Of the women and minority partners, few are older women and minorities. There are younger minority and women showpieces in most large law firms, but not a lot of older ones.

    There are not a lot of other jobs in law outside law firms and not a lot of mid-sized law firm jobs for lawyers. It is a brutal trip to unemployment and underemployment for most women and minorities, even from a T10 law school.

  5. "As those who have gone through this waste of three years can attest, the pigs devote their energy to helping those in the top ten percent of the class find employment."
    Once again Nando you are dead-on-and it's been this way for years.
    Thirty years ago, before the internet and email, etc etc at my state law school jobs were posted on a bulletin board. The jobs were very specific: only students in the top 10%-sometimes top 10% and law review-would be interviewed. If you met this standard, you would then place your resume in a folder in a file cabinet, and the law firm would review the resumes and the names of those selected for interviews would be placed on the same bulletin board. As I was what would be most politely called an indifferent student, I was neither top 10% nor law review. After seeing this was the rule for a couple of weeks, and after seeing there were never any jobs posted for the rest of us unwashed masses, I decided that I paid tuition, so I'd put my resume wherever I wanted.
    So I started applying for every job posted. I didn't get many interviews, as most employers noticed the lack of class rank/GPA, etc. A couple failed to notice, however, and during the interview were aghast that I somehow slipped through boarder control. This went on for weeks.
    Then one day I'm walking down the hall and the Dean of Placement Services-no service for the 90%, thank you-literally grabbed me by the arm and sternly informed my that I was "forbidden" from applying for any more jobs, as I had violated the upper 10% sanctum of the file folders of the elect.
    After that, it became a contest of wills; for about a week I stopped dropping my resume; then I said to myself-can they expel me for this? and began applying for every job posted. The Dean and I spent the next several months glaring at each other, but no other words were spoken.
    And this isn't a Horatio Alger story of perseverance winning out or the BigLaw firms admiring my tenacity. I had exactly zero job offers on graduation day.
    When you're at a bottom school and aren't top 10, it's always been a scam.

    1. My law school, an élite institution, didn't do a goddamn thing to help me to find work—and I was among the top few in the class (certainly well within the top 10%), with law review and everything else. I was also in my forties and plainly didn't come from money.

      The dean advised me to give up on becoming a lawyer, as he didn't think that anyone would hire me at my age. I finally found a job, even a good one. But I still warn people past their twenties to stay the hell away from law school and the legal "profession".

    2. Like you, I thought law school was kinda bullshit. I played a lot of Road Blasters, dated cute locals and went to 4 dollar week day movie nights with my buddies. (Ironically, we are the best lawyers today for getting a mope out of jail.) I had three job offers because I focused and ultimately took a Gub'mint job at a low starting salary that nobody else applied for except this middle aged lady. These jobs today are the golden ticket and are foreclosed to anybody but the top students.

    3. "The dean advised me to give up on becoming a lawyer, as he didn't think that anyone would hire me at my age."

      Of course they only told you this after you'd paid 3 years tuition, all the while feeding you bullshit about what a golden future you had.

    4. I went to a private law school in the very deep south. The assistant dean of placement who was hired went to law school in Europe followed by a graduate law degree at NYU and then worked in New York. Why doesn't it ever occur to these law schools to hire someone with local experience who might would have a closer (real) connection to the local and regional law firms where the vast majority of students will attempt to find jobs? NYU and NYC doesn't impress anyone at the small and mid-size firms that will hire the majority of the students fortunate enough to get placed.

    5. Yes. He told me that in the middle of my sixth semester.

    6. Man, 5.00 PM you have some gumption. Cause I wasn't top 10 at a TT at the end of first year, I just gave up even looking for a legal job before I even graduated. Kid you not, finally went to work in an entry level property management job that didn't even require college. A lot of good law school did me.

    7. I graduated from a second tier slag heap in 1993 (pre internet) and 5:00 pm's description of career services/OCI from that era is dead on the money. Back then, OCI took place during first semester of second year. Even after all these years, I can still remember coming to the unsettling realization that there were two very different types of 2Ls: (1) those in the top 10%/on law review and (2) everybody else. It was very easy to determine which group a person fell into. Interview clothes, or lack thereof, were a dead giveaway.

    8. Old Guy, you were obviously misled regarding the "elite" status of your institution. Faux prestige abounds among the law professors. I'm surprised you fell for their posturing and preening, thinking it would help you find a job.

    9. I choose my words carefully. Note that I say "élite" rather than "excellent". The emphasis is on prestige, not quality, for I don't think much of the quality of the very "best" institutions (such as the one that I attended).

      Going to a different law school wouldn't have helped: I was damned from the beginning, because of my age (and its implications for class background).

    10. @ Anon at 5:00- Wow, what a story. Glad you didn't let the dean stop you from doing it. (And he actually physically touched you like that? Seriously, would that count as physical assault?)
      I wonder what would have happened if you had asked him, "Well, what are the other 90% of us supposed to do?"

  6. Racialized people, don't fall for Mr. Charley's jive-ass flim-flam about "opportunity". Whitey is offering you only the "opportunity" to be exploited. Stay the hell away from law school.

  7. The law schools claim to love diversity. What they mean by that is that they love taking (borrowed) money from brown and black people who are never gonna practice law. Fucking pigs.

  8. As I've posted on other scamblogs, if law schools wanted to support their minority students, they would make available to them the placement stats pertaining solely to minority students. Only the African American placement stats are relevant to African American students. Where their white privileged elite colleagues land family-connected jobs has absolutely no bearing on their professional prospects. But law schools are deeply afraid of publishing minority placement stats. They never will because no one in the right mind would then fork over a fortune to attend these shitholes and the fact that they are parading their diversity while scamming minority students would be all to evident.

  9. Again Nando-thanks.
    And even with these numbers, well known to the TTTs, it never stops:

    And it will never stop until the money stops.

  10. To its credit, Bloomberg News has been paying attention, but nobody else seems to be, least of all Congress.
    As Nando and other posters have pointed out, the law school scam as part of the education industrial complex is now practically a separate economy:
    Lots of people are getting rich off government loans and gullible students. And it won't stop unless Congress acts, which does not appear likely.

    1. Why would the same people that created this bubble and benefit from it want to stop it? That doesn't make any sense to me.

      One of the major issues America has now is that the citizens look to the very people that exploit them to protect the citizenry from that exploitation.

      Nothing will change until the citizens educate themselves, and by that I don't mean just going with the propaganda and brainwashing, but an actual real effort in gaining wisdom and knowledge. After that, they'd need to start attacking the corrupt government.

      Fat chance of that happening. Throughout human history the people did overthrow oligarchs and tyrants, but the difference now is mass media and streamlined bread and circuses keep it from happening.

      As others have posted, we have six figure earning sanitation workers with felonies on their records that are sucking the public teat. The wealthy won't change anything, the toughest members of society are already all getting paid off too, and all we have in the middle are a bunch of "educated" pansies that will debate your ear off on how nobody should ever take any physical action whatsoever no matter what, all the while getting bullied around.

      I suppose if the government keeps insisting on flooding the country with immigrants, those immigrants eventually will get fed up and overthrow them. But that will be awhile and probably won't help any of us over-educated morons.


    Back on March 13, 2015, Sheryl Axelrod’s piece, “Challenging the Myths About Women and Minority Lawyers,” appeared in Law Practice Today. Read the portion below:

    “Some myths about why women and minority lawyers are underrepresented in the top ranks of Big Law continue to endure, despite serious research challenging these myths.

    For example, many people assume that women are promoted and paid less in the profession because they work fewer hours. That is a myth, as shown by an excellent study on the subject, “Compensation in Law Firms: Why Women Equity Partners Are Compensated Less for the Same Billable Hours and Business Origination as Male Equity Partners” by Harry Keshet, PhD. & Angela A. Meyer, PhD., PE. Keshet and Meyer are top-notch researchers who performed a large and comprehensive study of 915 male respondents and 814 female respondents. Of those participants, 1,269 were white, 420 were non-white, 856 were equity partners, 342 were non-equity partners, and 463 were associates. The study showed that “compensation is gender-based, with male equity partners receiving more compensation than women equity partners do. This fact is true when women and male equity partners bill the same number of hours, generate the same levels of origination, have the same level of law firm tenure and work in the same size of law firms.”

    The fact that women in the profession are not being paid the same as men—and are not being equally credited for the business they generate, and as a corollary to that, are not being promoted equally to equity partnership—isn’t because they’re not putting in as many hours.”

    Still want to enroll in law school, Dumbass? Two paragraphs later, the article continued:

    “The reason we see so few women and minority lawyers in power is because women and minorities in law firms, and in the workplace in general, face largely unfettered unconscious bias at every rung of the workplace ladder. The overwhelming majority of those running American companies and law firms are white, non-diverse (not disabled, not openly LGBT+, born in this country, Christian, etc.) men.

    To give you a striking example of the results of our unconscious bias, as Malcolm Gladwell notes in his book Blink, 58 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are not just white and male, but white, male, and six feet tall or more. In the U.S., only about 14.5 percent of men are that tall. The notion that white, tall men are more capable than other people is obviously absurd. However, women and minorities, and even white men under six feet tall, are largely shut out of the top management spot of our largest companies due to an unconscious bias favoring tall, white, male leaders.

    In other words, people have unconscious preconceptions about what leaders look like, so far more tall white men are made CEOs than women, men of color, and shorter white men. To see even more unconscious bias, factor in that in the U.S., only 3.9 percent of adult men are 6’2” or taller, but according to Gladwell, 30 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are.”

    This also explains why Biglaw does not want to hire people from non-elite law schools. Certainly, the top students at even second tier sewage pits are capable of working on transactional matters. However, the rich corporate criminal clients and hiring managers cannot look past the stench of a TT law degree.

  12. Minority law students think they'll change the world. Instead they end up in shitlaw. Or working at Kinkos.

  13. I posted before as a supporter of "The Old Guy." (I apologize for the grammar mistakes' working long hours affects the quality of your work.)

    At any rate, most law schools are charging over $40,000 a year for tuition. Moreover, the additional costs add up quickly (books, parking, lunches, lost revenue from not working). That type of debt makes it hard to succeed.

    I would like to hear from The Old Guy about how to "right the ship," (how to salvage one's life).

    I would like to hear from anyone who is willing to share their experiences and insights.

    A few weeks ago, I saw an older Le Sabre with a plate of LAW **. On this blog, there have been several mentions of starving lawyers driving Le Sabres.

    1. Glad to oblige, but I'm not quite sure of the question. Are you asking how to rescue yourself after taking on six figures of non-dischargeable debt and finding yourself unemployable in law?

      I don't really know how to answer that. Almost certainly the debt will never be paid, but it will hang around the neck like a millstone. I suppose that a person in that position should leave the debt unpaid—of necessity—and take the best job that can be had.

      Sorry that I can't help much with a problem that the state and its hackademic industrial complex render intractable. My best advice is to stay the hell out of law school, but that doesn't help those who have already taken the plunge.

      I didn't graduate from law school deep in debt (the experience of my first degree turned me away from debt forever), but I so despaired of finding work as a lawyer that I was thinking of becoming a truck driver.

  14. The people who run and teach at law schools have never really spent much time outside of the ivory tower. That's proof enough that the scam is alive and well.


    On December 6, 2015, US “News” & World Report published a piece from Delese Smith-Barrow, under the headline “Diversity Expert Talks Career, Law School Considerations for Minorities.” Check out the segment below:

    “The law market isn't an easy one to break into. In the last few years, it's been especially challenging to get a job at a well-paying firm as a new J.D. grad, and minority lawyers often struggle more than others to do this.

    The percentage of African-American associates at major U.S. law firms has declined each year since 2009, according to a November report from the National Association for Law Placement. It now sits at 3.95 percent.

    Minority women are the most underrepresented group at the partner level – just 2.6 percent in 2015. Hispanic law associates have slightly increased from 4 percent in 2013 to 4.3 percent in 2015. Asians represent nearly 11 percent of associates at major U.S. firms.

    "We kid ourselves if we don't understand that the implicit and unconscious biases have an impact on peoples' lives and careers. They do," says Joseph K. West, president and CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The association advocates for lawyers who are women, minorities or disabled, and lawyers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It also provides diversity training to all.

    "We have funded research that shows that the work product, for example, of minority lawyers tends to be graded more harshly than the identical work product of Caucasian lawyers," says West, a graduate of the Tulane University Law School. "And that bias exists even when the grader happens to be a minority."

    Since this is US “News,” the subsequent interview and recommendations are garbage. For instance, the following response from Joseph K. WesTTT:

    “One of the really, sort of, fundamental changes in our profession over the last two years is that, whether it's real or perceived, there is the notion out there that there are far more lawyers than there are jobs available.”

    THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY GRADUATES for the available number of available attorney positions each year, bitch. That is a statement of fact, on par with someone observing that the earth revolves around the sun. Another example of West’s idiocy is on page 2, where he stated that he doesn’t know if it matters where a minority student attends law school.

    It clearly matters, cockroach. If you want a chance at landing decent legal employment upon graduation, then you – especially as a person with a dark complexion – need to attend the highest ranked institution available to you. A top 10 law school should increase your odds. However, it doesn’t make much difference if you are deciding between the 53rd “best” law school or the 72nd greatest. Either way, you are looking at toiletlaw as your best possible outcome.

    1. Mentioning any of this is "playing the race card" and "whining" so the scam just kept going.

      Caucasians were always quick to shout these realities down, because nobody wants to admit their own privilege. Other minorities are shamed into silence or going along with the majority narrative, and so also attack their fellow minorities.

      The US is built on lies upon lies, scams upon scams. The truth is always hidden and anyone speaking it is always harshly attacked.

      Now some statistics are slowly being placed into the mainstream, but what does it matter now? If anything, the most capable minorities (along with the most capable, unconnected Caucasians) have stopped going to law school.

      How many lives have been ruined these past decades, minority, women and otherwise? Where were these people all these decades?

      Nowhere. Silent. Or attacking anybody that would bring these points up.

      I remember back in 2009 Nando's blog would get attacked all the time on the law school scam. Same tactics as they use against race as well. Shame, lies, deceit.

      There were other blogs then, mainstream coverages had begun a few years ago, but now only Nando remains. Old Guy is also around but who knows if he will beat the drum the way Nando has, and even Nando wrote that he was going to write less and could leave.

      Problem is they have all the tools in their favor and have brainwashed the general public to carry on in their favor. Those that spurn the narrative are rare and few, and get little to no incentive to continue on.

      No unconnected people should be going to law school, that means minority or unconnected Caucasian. The unconnected Caucasian, especially if they are a tall male, might have a better shot, but it's still a stupid risk, especially outside HYS. Go do something else instead, anything else.

    2. The drum will beat on and on. Not necessarily on line. It happens when a practicing lawyer discourages law school to a kid. It happens frequently. I did it once this past summer and had a lump in my throat. At a National Park, one of the Rangers wanted to go to law school. I have been beaten and throttled as a solo over lack of work, fees and no JOBS, that I had to tell her the truth. It was almost like crushing a dream. I told her that it was not the practice nor the difficult clients. That comes with the territory. What I didn't bargain for is that the law schools would dump tons of attorneys onto the market and devalue my degree like a cheap Walmart trinket. I told her that attorneys real are a dime a dozen, but if you lower your expectations, then go.

    3. Old Guy will go on beating the drum. He deplores the state of the legal "profession", including without limitation all aspects of legal hackademia, and he has never been shy about saying so.


    On December 11, 2014 Renwei Chung followed up his earlier ATL post, with an entry labeled “Without Significant Changes, Diversity In The Legal Profession Will Remain On Life Support.” He seems pretty naïve, but here is his take:

    “In 2010, 88.1 percent of lawyers were white. In 2000, 88.8 percent of lawyers were white. These percentages were taken from the U.S. Census Bureau reports for 2010 and 2000, respectively. In other words, since 2000, minorities in the legal profession have increased by less than 1 percent of the total attorney population. When it comes to diversity in the legal profession, the status quo is the reigning champion.

    Of the 223 firms The American Lawyer surveyed, minorities account for just 14.1 percent of all attorneys. Among partners, only 7.6 percent are minorities. According to NALP, only 5.4 percent of partners at the 200 largest firms are minorities. In other words, 92 to 94 percent of Biglaw partners are white. The status quo is in need of more formidable challengers.

    Diversity is not self-executing. It never has been, it never will be. As agents of change, our success is incumbent upon those willing to go toe-to-toe with the status quo.

    We must fight for what we believe in and get up one more time than we fall down. Furthermore, we should help others when they fall down. We should seek promising talents in search of some guidance and look to mentor them. For diversity in our profession to have a fighting chance, it needs more advocates and mentors in its corner.

    All else being equal, the next three graduating classes of law students will only contribute about 1 percent more diversity to our profession. If after twenty years, diversity in the legal profession rose a mere 2 percent and Biglaw partners remained over 92 percent white, then would we begin to truly hold each other and ourselves accountable?”

    The fact remains that Biglaw wants graduates of the best law schools – and we are talking about the top 6-10 in$titution$, people. How many black or brown students have the LSAT scores to get into those programs? Furthermore, corporate criminals want those who look, act, speak, and believe the way they do, to represent them and their interests. Good luck trying to get in with this crowd, when you’re wearing Beats headphones and sporting FUBU gear. The hiring managers and their big dollar clients don’t want your ass in their building - unless you are dropping off their lunch order or sweeping their floors.

    1. There are plenty of brown people that can get those states, South and East Asians have some of the highest IQs out there.

      But the schools generally will only let a few in, and the law firms are even cooler on the idea of hiring them.

      I've met a bunch of these types, it's almost like a white collar slave system, except they get booted out after a few years. Specifically in Big Law right now, there is a movement towards hiring Asian females as associates. The partners don't do this out of humanitarian reasons, they seem to have a fetish for these women, and I've seen plenty get married or otherwise used sexually.

      An inconvenient truth that I'm sure will get covered up or denied.

      I know there was one particularly brilliant South Asian female some years ago. After awhile she sort of realized she would never get anywhere, seemed to give up and became a prostitute. I don't know what happened after that. But I'd met a few of these types some years ago, and I sincerely doubt any of them made partner or are still in Big Law.

      What a system. If someone were to tell me law is run by the Devil, I would not even be too shocked.

    2. The South Asians hired by white-shoe law firms tend to be the pampered children of robber-baron immigrants. Like other aristocrats, they are hired not for their ability but for their pedigree.

  17. Hey Nando. I invite you to apply for the job of Dean of Syracuse Law School. It'll make their day.
    Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to our search committee chair, LaVonda N. Reed, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law c/o Korn Ferry, our search consultants, at


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