Monday, June 21, 2010

"Law School Scam Blogs" wikipedia page deleted within 1 hr of its creation

Here is what the page said before it was taken down.

'''Introduction'''

The Law School Scam Blogs are blogs written by law school graduates that believe that attending law school is a horrible investment. They argue that law schools manipulate their graduates employment data so that prospective students will be more willing to attend. In addition, they warn prospective applicants that the legal job market is horrible with many new lawyers unable to find any legal employment.

'''About the Blogs'''

The movement has grown in the past year as more law graduates are unable to find any legal employment. ''Thirdtierreality'' is written by a Seton Hall graduate. ''JDunderdog'' is written by a 2005 law graduate that was unable to find a fulltime legal job and ended up finding employment in a field where his law degree was not necessary. ''Temporary Attorney'' discusses the "document review" world where lawyers are treated like third class citizens where they review documents for big firms in windowless basements. ''Exposing the Law School Scam'' is written by a coalition of lawyers dedicated to exposing the "law school scam." In particular, they are interested in exposing the dramatic oversupply of lawyers, and how that oversupply has been caused by bogus employment and income/salary statistics used by most law schools to induce applicants to apply to law school. ''But I did everything right'' by "Nando" is another popular scam blog.

''SubprimeJD'' is a 2009 law school graduate that has been unable to find any legal employment since graduating. ''Firsttiertoilet'' has also not been able to find a legal job despite graduating from a top law school and as a result has been forced to open his own solo practice.

''Jobless Juris Doctor'',''Esq. Never'', ''Shilling Me Softly'', and ''Scammed Hard'' are other bloggers that rail against the law school industry.

'''Popularity and Exposure'''

The blogs have received increasing exposure as the economic fundamentals of the JD continue to deteriorate. For example, JDunderdog and Nando have received 35,000 and 45,000 page views, respectively. Temporary Attorney receives thousands of hits per day. In addition, the Wall Street Journal in a March 29, 2010 article referenced the scam blogs in a article titled ''Thinking About Law School? These Blogs tell you why you shouldn't.'' Moreover, on June 13, 2010, Law professor Brian Tamanaha from Washington University wrote on his blog that ''"Their complaint is that non-elite law schools are selling a fraudulent bill of goods. Law schools advertise deceptively high rates of employment and misleading income figures. Many graduates can’t get jobs. Many graduates end up as temp attorneys working for $15 to $20 dollars an hour on two week gigs, with no benefits. The luckier graduates land jobs in government or small firms for maybe $45,000, with limited prospects for improvement. A handful of lottery winners score big firm jobs."''

'''Critics'''

The majority of opposition that the Law School Scam Blogs face comes from law school applicants. These critics assert that the scam bloggers failed to succeed in their legal careers because they either didn't get good enough grades and/or because they failed to adequately network. The bloggers respond to these criticisms by asserting that networking is a myth propounded by law schools and that in reality no amount of networking will assist in finding employment. Only strong familial connections will assist law grads in gaining legal employment. In addition, the bloggers counter that since it is statistically impossible for the entire class to be in the top 10%, non top students should not be punished for life by receiving average grades.

11 comments:

  1. I'm not seeing it, Subprime; but it would be a great idea.

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  2. Check out the link to see why the wiki page was deleted. Fuckers.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Alexf/CSD

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  3. I suppose I understand their rationale. We have influenced the press, but we have not received specific mention yet. Give it a few months. Also, all of us have a duty to propagate our ideas so that they reach the broadest possible audience.

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  4. Knut,

    I posted a draft of the wiki page.

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  5. Subprime,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog, and just launched a blog of my own about the law school scam. Take a look, if you are so inclined.

    http://legalnihilist.wordpress.com/

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  6. I know a little bit about Wikipedia, having been involved in a number of edit wars with various Wikinazis. You might consider rewriting your entry and then trying to specifically include references to any journalistic sources that make mention of the scamblogs, such as the articles referencing Tamanaha's post in the legal journals.

    You could also attempt to include references to the scamblogs on the law school pages (while being sure to drop a reference to a mention of the scamblogs in one of the legal journals).

    What I find irritating about your entry's deletion is that it was never put up for a deletion vote or for discussion.

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  7. I have enjoyed reading your blog, and just launched a blog of my own about the law school scam. Take a look, if you are so inclined.

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  8. It is really good post about scam, I also have a blog to highlight various type of scam over the world….All Scammers should be punished.

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  9. They pulled it because you suck. Wikipedia will post ANYTHING!(BUT NOT YOU).............huh..............huh.............huh.............. :(

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  11. Law School Scam Blogs by law school graduates can help all law school students in many ways. They can easily follow these blogs for their curriculum activities and researches.

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