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    :: Saturday, August 21, 2010 ::
    Debating the value-of-law-school debate

    There's been a lot of journalism lately about -- oh btw, journalism, you know? the profession I left in favor of law b/c I wanted more honesty and integrity in my work? Nothing has occurred in those 22 years to make me think I chose wrong -- about how law school supposedly "ain't worth it."

    Seeing attacks like this on my profession, and having always found cheerfulness and optimism to be the Christian virtues that cause me the greatest ascetical struggle, my inclination would have been merely to put up one of my favorite Demotivator posters: the one that says "Customer Disservice: Because We're Not Satisfied Until You're Not Satisfied."

    Providentially, though, I have a colleague who's a much better Christian -- well, a lot of those, but I'm thinking today of Prof. Michael Schutt, who blogs at Redeeming Law. He has a post responding in detail to the above-cited attacks (with links to them, which is more than you'll get from me), and I commend it to all, especially in-coming students (an expression too laden with irony, in this context, to need further comment).

    :: David M. Wagner 10:59 PM [+] ::

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