franklin14 wrote:I don't think any deli owners are offended... It is probably harder to start a deli. Deli loans require the ability to show that you can pay them back and basic a understanding of finance and accounting. You also have to know how to make a sandwhich, whereas a lawyer doesn't actually have to know how to practice law before beginning.
This is just dumb even beyond Arejay's valid point of the differences between getting a crappy sandwich and a crappy attorney. The guvmnet gives you a blank check to pursue a certification to practice law (which I don't like, but that's another issue). You don't get a blank check to advertise, hire administrative staff, rent office space, etc.
Outside of Health Inspector stuff, which isn't close to the same level as getting a law degree and passing the bar, there is no certification necessary to sell sandwiches. You just need the capital to get it started.
Now, I think it is beyond stupid that the US government will hand anyone a 250k blank check to attend Cooley, but won't do the same for someone smart to open up a Subway. But again, that's another issue.