You have won a skirmish, you oafs. You will not win the war.
Mitchell, who had been dean since 2011, said in a letter to the university that "Upon thorough reflection, I have concluded that I cannot return to my job as dean with the same energy and enthusiasm that characterized my earlier service. At this point, it is in the best interest of the law school for me to step down as dean. I will retain my position as a tenured professor and continue to seek to serve the school however I can."Uh, by serving as a tenured professor and sacrificing the $2M/year he'd make as an InstaPartner at Jones Day, he's already doing a great noble service.
And let us not forget Mitchell's Triumph:
For at least two years, the popular press, bloggers and a few sensationalist law professors have turned American law schools into the new investment banks. We entice bright young students into our academic clutches. Succubus-like, when we’ve taken what we want from them, we return them to the mean and barren streets to fend for themselves.
The hysteria has masked some important realities and created an environment in which some of the brightest potential lawyers are, largely irrationally, forgoing the possibility of a rich, rewarding and, yes, profitable, career.
Emphasis added for those of you who question the silk-sheet reality in which most attorneys roll. In certain parts of America, they pour a 40 oz. beverage out for a fallen comrade. I learned that during the Wills and Estates week of Law and Urban Sociology. As a filthy-rich lawyer, I don't have 40s; I just have bottles of triple-figure wine. But I *can* pour on 40k of student loan debt.
Consider it done. Godspeed, Dean Mitchell.