The National Law Journal
August 21, 2012
1. August 22, 2012 02:28 PM
The employment statistics provided by the law schools doubtless were deceptive, and most likely intentionally so. That said, any individual with the thought of perusing a career in the law, might reasonably be expected not to rely exclusively on such self-serving school-provided information in determining whether to enroll in the particular institution. A more thorough inquiry by way of satisfying one 's due diligence obligation would have readily detected the deception. In the circumstances, I have little sympathy for the plaintiffs' cause.
— Old timer
2. August 22, 2012 04:02 PM
The reasoning of the law schools has a flaw in some huge ways. The first being the school's word is what most students take as the highest regard. The fact that students actually took the school's word for it instead of other sources should not be held against them. The law schools know these cases are potential bell weather cases. If even one of these gets validated then there is going to be a massive push to settle and avoid what is going to be enforced lawsuits.
3. August 23, 2012 05:47 AM
The real beef is against the company asking for and disseminating the data. Brooklyn and Albany did not choose not to disclose certain data. The entity gathering the data either failed to ask the right questions or did not disclose the information they received. Not everyone who goes to law school intends to practice law. Law school training equips you for a host of professions. Logical reasoning, analytic skills ad the ability to communicate form a solid foundation for success. These kids should stop whining and find work. Stop blaming others for the failure to turn your degree into dollars.
4. August 24, 2012 10:17 AM
A review of some of the personal statements on law school applications would reveal the real reasons for wanting to get a law degree. Did any of them say they wanted to attend that particular law school because of the statistics or because they wanted to learn the law.
As others have said, these graduates need to take responsibility for their financial situation. Would they be complaining abou the statistics if they had found jobs right out of law school. It's the economy that tanked, not the law schools.
5. August 24, 2012 10:20 AM
A review of some of the personal statements on law school applications would reveal the real reasons for wanting to get a law degree. Did any of them say they wanted to attend their particular law school because of the statistics or because they wanted to learn the law and that happened to be the school to which they were admitted based on LSAT scores.
As others have said, these graduates need to take responsibility for their financial situation. Would they be complaining about the statistics, if they had found jobs right out of law school.They are in this situation because the economy has tanked. There are others to blame for this situation.