kapachino wrote:kalvano wrote:Legacy Rabbit wrote:SMU also pays employers to hire their graduates.
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairp ... loyers.php
So does Duke.
I'm not short on criticism about SMU, obviously. But since when does trying to get people a job qualify as something bad about a school?
It doesn't seem screamingly unethical on its face, but considering that this practice is aimed at artificially inflating the percentage of hired graduates, it ain't good. Wouldn't it be more honest for Dedman (and the other schools that do this) to keep things organic and let its graduates get hired on the school's reputation ? I don't think Legacy Rabbit has a legitimate argument, and I don't think Test Drive is anywhere near controversial as the Observer tried to make it. Still, it should raise a couple of questions for applicants.
I guess I look at it as an effort to get people employed. Regardless of the benefit to the law school, if you were unemployed and someone offered you a paying job, would you say "no thanks"?
Besides, the program is dying out. Most people I know who graduated in May have something lined up. May not be what they wanted when they went to law school, but a job's a job.