January 20, 2016

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ‘There’s Something Deeply Sad’ About The AALS Hiring Unpaid Law Student Interns.

The Association of American Law Schools wants to employ several law students, who will “work on research and writing projects related to [the Association’s] mission of improving legal education.” In particular, students will have the opportunity to work on projects related to “the value of a U.S. legal education” and “financial aid for law students.” There’s just one catch: These are unpaid internships.

There’s something deeply sad about unpaid student interns working to showcase the value of their education. Even law schools pay their research assistants.

Ouch.

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