"The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

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Re: "The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:53 pm

Samara wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
MRavvel wrote: What I don't understand is why someone that didn't do well in college would even want to go to graduate school.

lols egregious anti DF trolling.

also, it's not "graduate school," it's professional school. or at least, it's supposed to be. a JD has more in common with a mechanics associates than a liberal arts PhD.


Only lawyers could take an undergraduate degree turn it into a masters and call it a doctorate.

Yeah! Except that law degrees were the original doctorates... Oops...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Doctor


That's nice and everything, but it doesn't change the fact that in the here and now, the fact that a JD is a "doctorate" is lulzy.

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Re: "The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:56 pm

Samara wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:
MRavvel wrote: What I don't understand is why someone that didn't do well in college would even want to go to graduate school.

lols egregious anti DF trolling.

also, it's not "graduate school," it's professional school. or at least, it's supposed to be. a JD has more in common with a mechanics associates than a liberal arts PhD.


Only lawyers could take an undergraduate degree turn it into a masters and call it a doctorate.

Yeah! Except that law degrees were the original doctorates... Oops...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Doctor


The JD, not some weird middle ages law doctorate, wasn't created until the late 19th century.

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Re: "The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

Postby Samara » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:12 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Samara wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
IAFG wrote:lols egregious anti DF trolling.

also, it's not "graduate school," it's professional school. or at least, it's supposed to be. a JD has more in common with a mechanics associates than a liberal arts PhD.


Only lawyers could take an undergraduate degree turn it into a masters and call it a doctorate.

Yeah! Except that law degrees were the original doctorates... Oops...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Doctor


The JD, not some weird middle ages law doctorate, wasn't created until the late 19th century.

So? That doesn't change the fact that academia is rooted in the study of the law. You can't say a JD is silly just because other doctorate degrees are different. Most PhDs look a lot more lulzy to me than a JD, so it's the liberal arts programs that are poisoning the "doctor" term.

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Re: "The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

Postby bjsesq » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:15 pm

Samara wrote:So? That doesn't change the fact that academia is rooted in the study of the law. You can't say a JD is silly just because other doctorate degrees are different. Most PhDs look a lot more lulzy to me than a JD, so it's the liberal arts programs that are poisoning the "doctor" term.


Fine. You win. Now let's drop it.

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Re: "The Coming Crunch for Law Schools" by a WUSTL Law Professor

Postby swc65 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:50 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Agree with javancho that that law school is just milking the easy money student loan system. If subject to discharge in bankruptcy, lenders would demand more assurance of liklihood of repayment before lending. This would lead to fewer law schools, fewer law students & lower tuition more in line with a law school graduate's ability to repay. Apparently lenders & the US government learned little from the recent real estate bust fueled by easy money.



The only lender left is the federal government and one or two banks that no one uses. All schools are now required to offer direct lending.




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