Always Credited wrote:The problem is that the minimum requirement has not been updated to match current trends - this affects law more than medicine because law (ironically) took advantage of this situation to open a multitude of schools for pure profit, whereas medicine strictly regulated itself (again, ironic) to retain the value of the MD. No one can possibly argue that an MD is not worth more than a JD, and these differing tactics played a big role in that.
dude, stop conflating the worth of a JD to the lawyer (investment) with the worth of the lawyer's JD to society (whether they meet minimum reqs to be a competent lawyer).
That's not what this argument is about. At all.
Now, our issue is whether or not the "minimum requirements" are good enough. Most on TLS seem to feel they are not, and that's why TTT's serving only to profit from tuition dollars should be shut down by the ABA.
yes, this is the issue,
However, you make some serious errors.
First of all Most of TLS is made of 0L's, there are a few upper level law students, and VERY FEW actual lawyers.
The scope of TLS' conventional wisdom:
1. which law schools are prestigious
2. how to game admissions
3. what are the employment prospects of these law schools
4. how to do well on law school
5. how to get jobs from law school
none of that includes anything about what it takes to actually practice law. you will see info on how to be a competent applicant, and sometimes, very rarely you will see information on how to be a competent student... Even more rarely you'll see info about how to get a certain job. But almost nobody here talks about actually practicing law... because there are VERY FEW practicing attorneys here.
What does this all mean? Conventional wisdom may say that the low ranked schools will have bad employment prospects, but it won't say that graduates from those schools are too incompetent to practice law, it says that there are just not enough law jobs to go around.
Those are two very different ideas.
Their operation devalues the JD's from legitimate schools. And yes, I'll go so far as to call many of those shitholes illegitimate. To the bleeding hearts of TTT's, I don't care. If a student is intelligent enough to succeed at a TTT, that student is intelligent enough to attend a better school and therefore should do so.
Preemptive argument against the anecdote of Little Lucy, the wondergirl with a 2.5GPA and 154 LSAT who was just bad at tests but WTFROCKED law school somehow, and she wouldn't have had a chance but for TTT's - life isn't fair, sorry. Little Lucy can go to hell. Think of the T14 grads who worked their ass off for 3 years and are now unemployed...that isn't ever cited as being "unfair".
now you are just rambling