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(TaxProf)   New Indiana law school's inaugural class of 24 students is 76% below target. On plus side, that means 76% less new lawyers in Indiana   (taxprof.typepad.com) divider line 35
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2013-07-29 10:13:01 AM  
So, this is like the homeschooled version of law school?
 
2013-07-29 10:19:46 AM  
Indiana lawyers are the lawyers all the other state's lawyers tell jokes about.
 
2013-07-29 10:34:52 AM  
It means that five of the new lawyers will advertise their services on billboards and the other 19 will all work for those 5.
 
2013-07-29 10:49:48 AM  

unlikely: It means that five of the new lawyers will advertise their services on billboards and the other 19 will all work for those 5  McDonalds.


FTFY
 
2013-07-29 11:08:03 AM  

I_C_Weener: So, this is like the homeschooled version of law school?


You went to a non-ABA accredited law school. What is it like?  :-|

:D
 
2013-07-29 11:19:09 AM  

gameshowhost: I_C_Weener: So, this is like the homeschooled version of law school?

You went to a non-ABA accredited law school. What is it like?  :-|

:D


I WENT TO AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL WHERE I LEARNED TO THINK LIKE A DIC...er...a lawyer.
 
2013-07-29 11:22:12 AM  
Happy days are here again
The skies above are clear again
So let's sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again
 
2013-07-29 11:27:54 AM  
Law school enrollments are down pretty much everywhere, the market for new grads is abysmal, and these clowns spend millions opening a new law school?

I'm not sure who is dumber, the 24 students that enrolled or the administration who thought this was a good idea.
 
2013-07-29 11:29:18 AM  
i44.tinypic.com

Damn you Sharknado!!!
 
2013-07-29 11:32:24 AM  

tin_man: Indiana lawyers are the lawyers all the other state's lawyers tell jokes about.


My sister just graduated from IU's Kelley School of Business, so I'm getting a real kick out of this and TFA.
 
2013-07-29 11:34:13 AM  
Indiana Tech. Go Fighting Kalbfleisch!
 
2013-07-29 11:38:31 AM  
Good, less competition than anticipated for the rest of us.
 
2013-07-29 11:39:52 AM  
New Indiana law school's inaugural class of 24 students is 76% below target. On plus side, that means 76%  less fewer new lawyers in Indiana

Subby, I hope you're not one of those 24.
 
2013-07-29 11:45:12 AM  
... "I really do think 30 is a more reasonable number and I think we are going to hit 30," she said. According to Anderson, the law school will employee about 25 people. Eleven of those employees are professors, which makes for a near 3-to-1 professor to student ratio this fall. "I think that's more beneficial to the students," David Felts, an incoming law student at the university, said. "I'm sure as the time goes by, more students will come."

I'm betting a decease in math majors this year also...

/ratios... How do they work???
 
2013-07-29 11:46:37 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

There must be exactly 100.
 
2013-07-29 11:47:09 AM  

DemDave: New Indiana law school's inaugural class of 24 students is 76% below target. On plus side, that means 76%  less fewer new lawyers in Indiana

Subby, I hope you're your not one of those 24.


FTFY.

/no, I came to say the same thing, honestly.
 
2013-07-29 11:54:19 AM  
I'm ok with it, already enough dic....


I_C_Weener:

....Um very awesome people taking up the amazing trade that is law and we sure could use some more!

;)
 
2013-07-29 11:54:47 AM  
Good, old Indiana. This year the legislature is voting on a new state motto:

"We're not worse than Mississippi, yet, but we're trying awful goddamn hard."
 
2013-07-29 11:55:47 AM  

Diagonal: Good, old Indiana. This year the legislature is voting on a new state motto:

"We're not worse than Mississippi yet, but we're trying awful goddamn hard."


FTFM
 
2013-07-29 11:59:19 AM  
TheThirdViceRoy:
Good, less competition than anticipated for the rest of us.


This.  Getting rid of all non-ABA accredited law schools would be a good improvement to the market. There are roughly 150 to 200 ranked schools by US News and World Report.  If you can't even get into one of them - and some of them will pretty much admit anyone (whether you will stay in is another question), then really you have no business going to law school.  And your chances of work is pretty low.
 
2013-07-29 12:01:33 PM  
There's lots of unemployed lawyers out there. Law school is pretty much "came to be a barrister, ended up a  barista."  It's just not a good field to get into at the moment
 
2013-07-29 12:23:24 PM  

Diagonal: Good, old Indiana. This year the legislature is voting on a new state motto:

"We're not worse than Mississippi, yet, but we're trying awful goddamn hard."


Old Indiana closed down years ago after that girl got killed by the ill-maintained miniature train ride.
 
wee
2013-07-29 01:04:32 PM  
Unless you're talking about removing body parts or something, it's 76% fewer lawyers.

/peeve
 
2013-07-29 01:13:49 PM  
Everybody is commenting on the grammar of the headline.  No one wants to mention that the number won't be 76% unless this one school is providing the lawyers for all of Indiana?
 
2013-07-29 01:18:15 PM  

TheMephis: Everybody is commenting on the grammar of the headline.  No one wants to mention that the number won't be 76% unless this one school is providing the lawyers for all of Indiana?


I thought about it but decided the headline was beyond saving.
 
2013-07-29 01:25:52 PM  

DemDave: New Indiana law school's inaugural class of 24 students is 76% below target. On plus side, that means 76%  less fewer new lawyers in Indiana

Subby, I hope you're not one of those 24.


Came for this, although I'm also happy to contemplate the removal of just over three-quarters of the average lawyer.
 
2013-07-29 01:57:51 PM  

ChuckRoddy: There's lots of unemployed lawyers out there. Law school is pretty much "came to be a barrister, ended up a  barista."  It's just not a good field to get into at the moment


For quite a while now, only about 1/2 of law school grads become attorneys... it's not just a glut of attorneys -- most fields that they'd normally go into (banking, finance, NGOs, etc) are crowded with old farts who can't/won't retire because of Le Crash.  We really need to give those farts an incentive to retire.
 
2013-07-29 02:04:04 PM  

SirEattonHogg: TheThirdViceRoy:
Good, less competition than anticipated for the rest of us.


This.  Getting rid of all non-ABA accredited law schools would be a good improvement to the market. There are roughly 150 to 200 ranked schools by US News and World Report.  If you can't even get into one of them - and some of them will pretty much admit anyone (whether you will stay in is another question), then really you have no business going to law school.  And your chances of work is pretty low.


What, and deny those tards the liberty (and STATES' RIGHTS!) of hanging up their own shingle in Southern California, chasing ambulances for the lowest rates?  YOU SIR ARE NO AMERICAN SHAME SHAME ON YOU
 
2013-07-29 02:53:24 PM  
gameshowhost:
What, and deny those tards the liberty (and STATES' RIGHTS!) of hanging up their own shingle in Southern California, chasing ambulances for the lowest rates?  YOU SIR ARE NO AMERICAN SHAME SHAME ON YOU


It's worse in California.  We actually have over 50 law schools just in our state alone.

/Better call Saul!
 
2013-07-29 02:55:22 PM  

wee: Unless you're talking about removing body parts or something, it's 76% fewer lawyers.

/peeve


Why do you think we will need lawyers

/sharpens knife
 
2013-07-29 03:24:38 PM  

SirEattonHogg: gameshowhost:
What, and deny those tards the liberty (and STATES' RIGHTS!) of hanging up their own shingle in Southern California, chasing ambulances for the lowest rates?  YOU SIR ARE NO AMERICAN SHAME SHAME ON YOU


It's worse in California.  We actually have over 50 law schools just in our state alone.

/Better call Saul!


Saul isn't licensed in Cali.
 
2013-07-29 03:41:38 PM  
FEWER.
 
2013-07-29 03:54:01 PM  

SirEattonHogg: TheThirdViceRoy:
Good, less competition than anticipated for the rest of us.


This.  Getting rid of all non-ABA accredited law schools would be a good improvement to the market. There are roughly 150 to 200 ranked schools by US News and World Report.  If you can't even get into one of them - and some of them will pretty much admit anyone (whether you will stay in is another question), then really you have no business going to law school.  And your chances of work is pretty low.


Are the non-ABA grads really competing in the job market?
 
2013-07-29 04:03:17 PM  
With all the crime in NW Indiana, especially Gary, you'd think the school would be 76% OVER target.
 
2013-07-29 04:23:57 PM  
bacongood:   This.  Getting rid of all non-ABA accredited law schools would be a good improvement to the market. There are roughly 150 to 200 ranked schools by US News and World Report.  If you can't even get into one of them - and some of them will pretty much admit anyone (whether you will stay in is another question), then really you have no business going to law school.  And your chances of work is pretty low.

Are the non-ABA grads really competing in the job market?


At biglaw or also including medium size firms - probably not. They wont even look at your application for attending such a school. Depending on the area, certainly a number of them from what I've heard end up in public sector.  Otherwise, more realistically, they hang up their own shingle.  So, they're not competing for the same jobs, but possibly the same clients.

More lawyers just isn't a good thing for the industry, whether from approved schools or non-approved.  But the low hanging fruit is non-approved.
 
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