Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fine Journalism from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Did you know that it's never too late to send your favorite law dean a tuition check? I don't mean late in the year. Okay, maybe I do - Fall 2013 spots still available! BUT, I also mean later in life, 40, 50, 60, 70 - it's never ever ever too late to grab a seat and learn the nuances of Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, S. A. v. Hall (spoiler: Hall need a translator).

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, America's finest newspaper south of the Mason-Dixon line, is more than happy to spread this message on behalf of the John Marshall Law School (Atlanta) in a fairly early front-runner for mainstream media propaganda piece of the year.

Some of this you can't even get away with in a brochure:

Happy endings aren’t always the most interesting part of a story. 

They are when I get a massage. Oh, wait, the propaganda. Scam on!

Fowler graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State, with a 3.9 grade point average...The future couldn’t have looked brighter until Fowler applied to Georgia State University’s School of Law and was rejected — twice.

An implied barb at the elitist exclusivity of Georgia State? Nice.

'You know what? That LSAT score tells you nothing about me, my tenacity or my dedication. ...

A direct barb on the irrelevance of the LSAT? Nice.

“You are never too old to go back to school to learn,” Fowler said. “There are so many things you can do with a law degree."

Versatility? Nice.

Admissions Director Rebecca Stafford believes there are many reasons why nontraditional students like Fowler thrive at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
“We take a very holistic approach, taking into account the applicant’s experience and ability to overcome life’s obstacles,” Stafford said. 

Quote that has nothing to do with previous introductory sentence? Nice.

“We only have 650 students across our entire program; it is a small community."

Making a thoroughly-average-sized law school sound small and homey? Nice.

It's one thing to prime the lemmings in school-produced literature. To get a piece on the AJC's website to fight back against all that garbage in the leftist media about law school being a scam? That's...well...nice.

To whomever at JMLS-ATL has been working behind the scenes to get this fluff into the AJC, I salute you!

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