Yes... Binghamton is planning on opening up a law school. They don't even lie and say that New York or that Binghamton (in upstate New York) is in dire need of a law school. It's pretty daggone obvious that New York is drowning in law schools. Besides the obvious motivation ($$$$$) what could they be thinking? Especially with the legal industry producing a ton o'grads a year. 43,587 graduates to be exact. So, what's another 160 or so????
Here is one of their reasons:
Based on statistics from 2007-08, out of all the then-seniors that applied to attend law schools across the country, 76 percent were accepted to one or more American Bar Association-accredited law schools after graduation. Of those applicants who were seniors at BU, 86 percent have been accepted to one or more law schools.
"We are 10 percent above the national rate," Appelbaum said. "Binghamton does a wonderful job in preparing students for law school. I think it would do equally well in providing a legal education."
What an achievement! With over 200 law schools in America, the Correspondence College for Monkey Science can produce graduates that get into law school... somewhere. Is that really an achievement?
Once again, the total disregard for the future of students after they get out of the law school is shocking to me. I can open a law school in my living room, but I wouldn't. I could just teach them a Barbri Course and they will be better prepared for the Bar then if they went to law school. But I won't. Why not? Because I can't tell these kids that they will have a future in the field. What Binghamton and other law schools are doing is fraud. Why isn't the State Attorney General of New York prosecuting these hacks. I really think that law schools are the biggest Ponzi Scheme of all. Deans everywhere should have to pay their unemployed graduates back the money they stole. That would be justice.
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