Poke Holes in a Dean's Argument

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Poke Holes in a Dean's Argument

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:57 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/opini ... l?hp&_r=0&

I'll start:
1. Debt, too, is a problem. The average student at a private law school graduates with $125,000 in debt.
2. But the average lawyer’s annual salary exceeds that number. The mean salary for all practicing lawyers was $130,490.
3. But, in 1998, (only) 55 percent of law graduates started in law firms. In 2011, that number was 50 percent. A 9 percent decline from a previous low during the worst economic conditions in decades hardly seems catastrophic.

So, law school's cost is not a recent, catastrophic problem, its a long-term, systemic problem, because half of the people who go to law school won't get the kind of jobs that give them a fighting chance to repay their debt.

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Re: Poke Holes in a Dean's Argument

Postby Chaucer1343 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:10 pm

"I’M a law dean, and I’m proud. And I think it’s time to stop the nonsense. After two years of almost relentless attacks on law schools, a bit of perspective would be nice."

The proud law dean assumes that the prior "relentless attacks" on law schools were without perspective.

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Re: Poke Holes in a Dean's Argument

Postby dowu » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:10 pm

The salary number doesn't differentiate between lawlyers who started in 1975 and those who are recent grads.

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Re: Poke Holes in a Dean's Argument

Postby bk1 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:12 pm

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