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(Salon)   This just in: Law schools are greedy, useless, and toxic, especially since the legal profession is in disarray   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Chicago School, value proposition, neoliberals, efficient markets, law schools, rational choice theory, rule of law, torts  
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6118 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Nov 2013 at 5:15 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-24 05:33:46 PM  
4 votes:

hervatski: And this is why batman has to fight Two face

And why a rich 1%er devotes large sums of the wealth he inherited into building gadgets to beat the shiat out of the mentally ill and poor lower-class citizens who turn to desperation and commit crimes due to the economic disparity and increasing non-existance of a strong middle-class. All based on psychological trauma that doesn't allow him to get over his parents' deaths while at the same time adopting young, athletic men as his 'wards'.

And why Harvey Dent agrees with his crusade... half of the time.
2013-11-24 09:44:09 PM  
2 votes:

bunner: Attention.

The justice system is an industry.

Cops, criminals, thugs, lawyers, judges, bureaucrats - sometimes interchangeable - all make coffee, put on their respective uniforms and go and clock in at the same factory.

Avoid interacting with any of these motherf*ckers as if your life depended on it.  You're welcome.
2013-11-24 04:37:01 PM  
2 votes:
And this is why batman has to fight Two face
2013-11-24 10:56:40 PM  
1 vote:
Law school is my biggest regret.  Had I known then what I know now, I never would have attended.
2013-11-24 09:44:32 PM  
1 vote:

Chach: All my friends making $160K at IP firms at age 26 are going to be surprised to hear this.

As are we that you have friends.
2013-11-24 09:23:13 PM  
1 vote:

Bandito King: I didn't get a harrumph out of you.

Do I normally make you harrumph?

Sure, say something funny then poop all over my Blazing Saddles reference.  I see how it is.  Maybe I need a lawyer.
2013-11-24 09:05:29 PM  
1 vote:

corn-bread: I went back to law school at 30 after doing IT for 12+ years.  I did a night program and continued to work during the day.  Over time I gradually transitioned from IT to law full time.  As a result I suffered no decrease in income and am actually making more now than my last years in IT.

The law profession is changing.  Lawyers today have to be agile, they have to roll with the punches and always be hustling business.  The days of lawyer incubating in large firms until they can learn the profession are over.  These days you're expected to hit the ground running and start producing from day 1.  If you're able to do that, then you'll do fine in law.  If not, perhaps you can land a nice general counsel gig or work at a government agency.  Baring that, you're screwed.

Do you have to be able to break through the clutter and re-orient to new paradigms? I think that moving forward, robust synergy with organic growth is going to be the win-win strategy for spin-up to renewed sustainability.
2013-11-24 08:33:28 PM  
1 vote:

BravadoGT: I hated law school.   Too many arrogant, hyper-competitive and treacherous people all concentrated in the same place.

So, lawyers.
2013-11-24 08:30:45 PM  
1 vote:

Rik01: They invented the 'nuisance suit' a lawsuit slapped against someone just to drain his funds, with the plaintiff knowing they would loose.

AUGH!  God   DAMNIT... look, sorry, but this is rampant and it makes me cringe

This is loose

This is lose

Somebody please put up a note about this sh*t.  Please.  English.  It's important.
2013-11-24 06:45:44 PM  
1 vote:

Zeb Hesselgresser: ladyfortuna:  . . . not the ones who need to learn it. The rest of us are, because we keep GIVING them our money.

/slowly cashing out stocks

And moving into what? Seriously,  WHERE is there to go?

Under the mattress, duh ^_~
2013-11-24 05:46:29 PM  
1 vote:

dj_bigbird: It's so cute how the author completely avoids the main point of universities (of any sort) these days. It's a make-work program that is administration/staff heavy, making tons of $$. The problem in law school is the same as it is in any university.

You. On to my greenlist. I first came to the conclusion that university is a cult-like machine used to control access to jobs about 13 years ago when I was working for a then-existing big electronics company. When I spoke to the engineers there about this theory I was black-listed almost immediately.

Engineers don't question systems, and for all their educations about systems theory, are remarkably incurious about systems outside of their little boxes.

That said, I quite enjoyed auditing university-level courses and taking exams and stuff, but demanding bachelor's degrees for any even remotely desirable job is criminal.
2013-11-24 05:26:08 PM  
1 vote:

desertfool: Now we need the followup: Why MBA's are useless and their graduates are ruining America.

I think the 2008 recession covered that one.
2013-11-24 05:19:40 PM  
1 vote:

FishyFred: whistleridge: 3. This is because law school is the only way out for entitled upper middle class kids who think they're rare and special and who were stupid enough to get dead-end liberal arts degrees. Besides, they just think that makes it more of a challenge

They should try business school.

I'm not sure if you're advocating going evil, or going evil here.
2013-11-24 04:22:19 PM  
1 vote:
I am totally shocked.
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