September 21, 2012
WHEN LAW SCHOOLS WIN LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY FORMER STUDENTS, THEY LOSE: “These three law schools, and others facing similar suits, undoubtedly count these decisions as victories. But I cannot shake the sense that they mark a deep wound to the standing of law schools. The students we welcome in our doors are being warned by state and federal judges that they cannot take at face value the employment information we supply. For law schools, which have always held themselves out as honorable institutions of learning and professionalism, this is crushing.”
Students, remember this when lawprofs — and other academics — get on their moral high horses about “greedy businessmen.” These are the people now offering the “you fucked up, you trusted us” defense.