MumofCad wrote:I've avoided posting in this thread like the plague until the full story came out.
I don't know enough about legal hiring or the Chicago market or UNSWR rankings to really recommend a punishment/pontificate about what the future will hold for Illinois students. However, I think it is clear from this thread that the vast majority of those who do can easily separate the guiltless student body from the culpable school. It seems that most (maybe all) agree that the school should pay its due, but in a way that doesn't hurt the student body. One can only hope that employers will take the same stand on the issue. They are hopefully not too removed from the law school experience to understand the position this places the students in. The numbers are not hugely fudged except for this incoming class, which would have found themselves in a less desirable position even without the incorrect reporting given the fact that it was clearly just a bad recruiting year.
Could the ABA possibly not allow them to take in a class for a year, following the already admitted students? Seems like that would punish them financially and hinder their employment prospects without punishing the current students, who are really victims of the scandal. Maybe hiring then would even bump a little for them since they would be the last Illinois class for a year or two for alum to rally around at their firms?
The death penalty for law schools. It took SMU 20 years to recover, how long for UIUC?