A'nold wrote:crazycanuck wrote:Having lots of schools with lots of students who have to work hard and compete for jobs isn't the problem, I would even go so far as to say it's healthy for the legal profession. What IS the problem is charging 50k+ per year in tuition alone.
Graduates should have to do extremely well to get the good jobs, but limiting legal education is not the answer.
Compare two other schools though: MBA schools and MD. People can get an MBA from like University of Phoenix online and an MBA outside of top schools impresses nobody. An MD impresses regardless of where it is earned and there is a high demand for medical doctors.
An MD is also far more concrete a practicum degree. It is a pretty base practitioner's degree, like an engineering or nursing or to be honest, HVAC certification
MBA, Master's, JD, and PhD's are at least theoretically, research or academic degrees (I know the MBA is not supposed to be, but let's be honest, it is effectively an amalgamation of relatively straightforward concepts from other fields seen through the lens of business.