45,000 new lawyers per year, so from 2009 to 2013 we get a grand total of 180,000. As we have seen from the latest data, many of these new grads have tons of debt and are either not getting jobs or are getting very low paying jobs. Thus, the pool of disillusioned attorneys grows larger and larger.
The larger the pool of unemployed and angry attorneys, even greater the backlash will be against the law school scam. Think about it everyone. Possibly up to 100,000 debt slaved unemployed LAWYERS! L A W Y E R S! And what is it that lawyers do? They sue people, they sue institutions, government agencies, businesses, and of course, they also sue LAW SCHOOLS!I see the law schools digging their own graves. Just imagine the horrible and negative press the law schools will receive when the news gets out that there are class actions suits against the law schools for FRAUD, SELLING A BILL OF GOODS, and MISREPRESENTATION ON EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS THAT INDUCE LAW SCHOOL APPLICANTS TO ENTER. Sure, there aren't many suits right now, but as faith and hope dissipates in the unemployed lawyer's mind, I see law suits galore.
For example, what if I were to grab 30 unemployed fellow alum and told them "lets sue our alma mater for our tuition, plus punitive damages. Some may be hesitant, but surely some will have nothing to lose and say "why the fuck not". A team of 30 lawyers working together on a class action against the law school is a formidable opponent. In addition, this class of 30 attorneys have something in common: they have all been scammed by the law school cartel. This suit is personal.
Right now it is too soon. Many of these 08,09 grads still have some hope that they will find legal work. Some will, many will not. By the time the student loans grow higher and its been 20-30 months with no legal job, by the time they find themselves working in retail, realizing that the "lawyer dream" is over, what do they have to lose by bringing a nasty class action against the school? Not much, maybe a few hours a week doing some research and helping the "lead" attorney on the case.
I just realized today that the law schools are fucking with the wrong group of people, LAWYERS! And by passing that fucking bar exam and getting the degree, that’s what we are, a bunch of lawyers! We have the power to subpoena documents, phone records, depose people, draft and file complaints, cross examine, etc.
I one day to intend to bring a class action against my law school on behalf of the hundreds of alumni that are dying out there. I have already spoken to several grads and they are down with this.
A little refresher on class actions:
In federal civil procedure law, which has also been accepted by approximately 35 states (through adoption of state civil procedure rules similar to the federal rules), the class action must have certain definite characteristics: (1) the class must be so large as to make individual suits impractical, (2) there must be legal or factual claims in common (3) the claims or defenses must be typical of the plaintiffs or defendants, and (4) the representative parties must adequately protect the interests of the class. These four requirements are often summarized as numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy. In many cases, the party seeking certification must also show (5) that common issues between the class and the defendants will predominate the proceedings, as opposed to individual fact-specific conflicts between class members and the defendants and (6) that the class action, instead of individual litigation, is a superior vehicle for resolution of the disputes at hand.
Because these fuckers were so quick to allow us to mortgage our futures in order to obtain law licenses, then perhaps it is time for us to show them just how much we have learned about Tort (FRAUD) and Civil Procedure (CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST THEIR ASS).