I have often been critical (not necessarily always in writing) of the manner in which entrenched interests put forth conventional “wisdom” with the express purpose of keeping said interest thriving, often at the expense of someone else. I recently wrote about my beef with the ABA’s Young Lawyer’s division statement here. And perhaps this post is a bit meandering and ranting. So be it.
I received the following in my inbox today, which I read with curiosity. The ABA, whose grip on the legal profession and legal education has been challenged of late from criticisms ranging from the irrelevancy of law curriculum to lack of job prospects for grads, felt compelled to reach out to young lawyers and offer reassurance. Reassurance that the economy is showing signs of economic recovery, that there are brighter days ahead. Reassurance that law schools will no longer be able to fudge job placement data, and that the ABA’s call for a resolution is the key to this happening. Reassurance that the ABA is committed to the out of control costs of legal education and advocating for debt relief. All major problems which need addressed sooner rather than later.
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