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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

More on Subjecting Law School Officials to Professional Discipline for Deceitful Marketing

Following up on my prior post, Ben Trachtenberg (Missouri-Columbia), Law School Marketing and Legal Ethics, 91 Neb. l. Rev. 866 (2013) (more here):

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Professor Trachtenberg makes a huge leap from this Illiinois case of intentionally falsely misrepresenting objective admissions data which clearly violated ABA/NALP reporting rules, and employment data at virtually all schools which was reported in accordance with then-existing ABA/NALP rules.

Posted by: Jorge | Aug 21, 2013 3:49:40 AM

"Then-existing" rules were vague and unenforceable ABA guidelines that allowed dishonest law schools to fleece another generation of law school applicants and not be held accountable. The ironic outcome of the school deans' embarrassing charade is that all the plaintiffs in the law school fraud cases never recovered a dollar, but they changed the entire future of the law school industry.

Posted by: Reader | Aug 21, 2013 6:30:45 AM

"then-existing ABA/NALP rules"

Yes, and the "integrity" of the law schools "following" them has made an obscene mockery of the concept of "legal/professional ethics" for a couple of decades now.

The courts are hesitant to impose liability (but it will be years before the last word is written on *that*) but perhaps the legislatures (with huge demands on limited resources) will simply defund - in whole or in part - many public law schools.

Now that the law school filth is ever more public, it will become ever easier to do so.

Deans in jail or deans on the street.

It is all one.

Posted by: cas127 | Aug 21, 2013 9:40:08 AM