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Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

23 January 2014
Sale on Law Degrees

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2014/01/philadelphia-law-school-tuition-price-war-escalates-prices-drop.html

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

23 January 2014
I've been thinking of getting a law degree for, oh, about 60 years. Villanova is around the corner. Is it my time?

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

24 January 2014
It would be a great time to get a law degree in your situation Len, since you are already comfortably retired; and I would definitely bargain over the tuition.

Most lawyers serve the middle class, and all the middle class can afford right now is what I call "emergency law". I mean by this domestic relations (divorce and such), bankruptcy and PI (I include PI because the chance for most people to recoup some money from an injury is hard to resist). The defense of most crimes that would warrant jail time are picked up by the respective states...and most of them pay practically nothing for public defense.

All preventive, bread-and-butter law is pretty much off the table and has been taken over by NOLO press and diy computer software. This is generally a mistake and there will be many errors made for lawyers to correct in the future, but if people don't have the money, they don't have the money.

I would do everything I could to dissuade a young person from going to law school today unless they planned to go to one of the top 10 schools in the country, and if they knew ahead of time they would graduate in the top 20% of their class plus law review membership.

Gazoo (talk|edits) said:

24 January 2014
I will mention that Georgia State Law School in Atlanta (a public university law school) has or had plans on the board for a brand new fancy building. I saw a model of it the last time I was at their law library. I could only shake my head and wonder how they were going to fill the seats. I have no idea if plans for this new building are still on the table or not.

I fully expect many young law graduates to band together sometime in the future and file a class action lawsuit against many law schools for fraud and deception regarding their job placement claims.

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