Created by attorney Samuel Browning, based on Paul Campos’s book Don’t Go to Law School (Unless) (Amazon), and published initially on Matt Leichter’s Law School Tuition Bubble blog–this flowchart is the best one-stop presentation I’ve seen on the topic. It is must reading for every student considering whether to attend law school, and more efficient than locating and digesting my many blog posts over the years on the same topic. A discussion yesterday with a current student with a recent interest in law prompted me to break my half-year blog-posting sabbatical.
I promise this will be the last post today about law school.
Inside the Law School Scam is written by “a tenured mid-career faculty member at a Tier One school.” The blog is written “anonymously”–in quotes because he revealed his identity after starting the blog to stem distracting speculation and ad hominem attacks. The blog has been described as unsparing, provocative, and lively, thoughtful, and well-written, and its author has been targeted with scathing criticism (“ScamProf is the failed academic who has done almost no scholarly work in the last decade, teaches the same courses and seminars year in and year out, and spends his time trying to attract public attention, sometimes under his own name, this time anonymously”). The WSJ Law Blog yesterday posted a brief Q & A with “ScamProf” Paul Campos of Colorado Law School.
Add the blog and the responses it generated, pro and con, to your law school due diligence reading.