Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Above the Law, Arizona Law School Preying On Low-Information Prospective Law Students:
Take a look at this ad that Arizona placed in the Prelaw Advisors National Conference Program held last week:
Notice that last little bullet point? 2.8% unemployment nine months post-graduation? The hell? Where’d that come from? ... If you’ve researched law school employment data ..., just a glance at the number should give you an inkling that something is amiss. But by targeting students that have only taken the GRE, Arizona is trying to get students who are not as well-versed in law school realities. It also perpetuates the unrealistic expectation that going to law school is your ticket to a secure career, which too many recent grads know is a lie. ... A J.D. isn’t some magical degree that will solve all your career worries — you may wind up with a pile full of debt and no $180,000 job waiting for you.