Book gives law schools failing grade

Professor writes that they are choking on their own success.

, The National Law Journal


Brian Tamanaha's Failing Law Schools argues that going to law school is a raw deal for most students. He and other law professors and administrators who have watched graduates struggle with debt, declining career prospects and stagnant salaries hope the book's dissection of the problem will jolt colleagues out of complacency.

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  • Publicus

    No sympathy here for all those unemployed and underemployed young lawyers. There has been a glut of minted attorneys since the 1980's. These youngsters failed to do the most basic due diligence examination - they gambled they would be the exception. They lost the gamble. Adult decisions have adult consequences. Go back to a trade school and become a plumber.

  • Lulaine

    The law school problems affecting the students and the system are greatly illustrated in this book. With the law school lawsuits growing and the issue starting to have resonance in the mainstream consciousness, more people will come to understand why the students are suing.

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