"To help prospective students make a fully informed decision, Professor Johnson demonstrates how to find available data about the law schools they are interested in attending and do a comprehensive analysis of that data. Professor Johnson's mission is to help prospective law students avoid getting 'vanity' degrees--the diplomas that look lovely in a picture frame but that may not make you employable as an attorney."-- Back cover.
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The legal academy is in trouble The judges' message is "let the buyer beware," instead of "let the liar beware" "S" is for sophisticated, not special A lot of wiggle room remains in the ABA's new disclosure standards Negligent enrollment claim : a segue to the risks in attending unaccredited schools Unlawful dismissal claim : "weeding out" vs. retention and academic support Reliance on US News rankings is not justified and may be harmful The ABA leaves much to be desired Do we have too many lawyers? Post-recession rise in déclassé legal jobs It's a small world after all : a big firm job is a mirage for most law grads Narratives of recent graduates In limited circumstances, bankruptcy is an option for eliminating student loan debt IBR, PSLF, LRAP, and other acronyms that can save you thousands Can student loan debt get between you and a license to practice law? "Am I stupid if I still want to go to law school?"
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