Not "I" the mortal writing this - I don't know you, and I have no idea if you titter delightfully at Adam Sandler movies or know how to make delicious raspberry scones or whether you are "down" with nurses' outfits and video cameras ("I'm just filming a movie about ER triage, mom!"). Thus, I can't love you.
No, Natalie, I write this missive of love from the law school industrial complex. Last week, you helped make a complete hash of statistics. This week, you're back, and better than ever:
It is still a perfect time to apply to law school, and here are five charts that prove it.That's just...Leducian. The subtitle - "Becoming a lawyer has never been a more obvious decision" - is
In a creative burst, Natalie, you're pushing yourself into the stratosphere of titans, that heavenly guest lounge where Professor Diamond serves as gracious host serving cocktails of JD-based propaganda. So young, and shooting steadily for a vaunted place in the Langdell Order of Bullshit(fn 1).
Let's review quotes from the five reasons provided, with my commentary afterwards:
- "The best a dean can do is try to keep a healthy headcount, which
means it's a good time to make yourself a part of an increasingly scarce
supply of heads."
Speaking of heads, late 1793 would have been a great time to be a French aristocrat!Yes, and surely that means fewer lawyers after graduation to compete with!
- "The odds of doing better than the person sitting next to you [on the LSAT] haven't looked this good in years."
Demonstrably and incredibly false. How the hell do you write about this and not understand the basics? Just plain wrong.Good odds!
- "If you can ace the LSAT, there's a pretty good chance that big time institutions will lose their cool over you and offer up bags of scholarship cash to prove the love."
They have always done that. And acing the LSAT has never been easier!
- "Even if you do not kill the LSAT, you'll probably look like a catch to admissions officers."
And that may be the last time you look like a catch to anyoneAnd if they catch you, prepare to be run in for a TOUCHDOWN!
- "Among law students graduating this year who previously held summer associate gigs, 93 percent got job offers."
Why the fuck are you writing about an industry you don't understand?!Job crisis over!
To completely ignore law graduate outputs beyond summer associate programs, and to totally ignore debt in an article whose sub-heading claims the choice is "obvious" takes a special blend of keen insight, moxie-driven intuition, and good old-fashioned write-whatever-the-fuck-I-want-ery.
But Ms. Kitroeff, oh Bloomberg Rose, you can go one step further in the garden of educational propagandistic delights.
Do it, Natalie.
It is one thing to write about the beauty of the seaside sunrise from afar. It's another to experience that euphoric rush of the first beams peaking over the dark ocean waves from the chilly beach with the dawn breeze whispering "good morning."
Natalie, put your money where your sweet honeyed lips are. Take your article's advice and make the obvious choice to enroll in law school. Experience the thrill of competing with nothing but LSAT-flunking dolts and waltzing into an orgasmic, printing press job market.
But I urge you, Natalie, go not to the Harvards and Yales and Stanfords of the world whether you are accepted or not. Those places are still filled with bright, talented students like yourself. Go to a school like Fordham or American or Loyola (any of the 3!) - schools that are really desperate for future lawyers who want to take the obvious plunge into Uncle Scrooge's vault. Slaughter the LSAT, take their scholarship cash, and hop straight into the gravy train of legal work.
fn 1: The Langdell Order of Bullshit is a claimed trademark of the Law School Truth Center. And by "claimed," we mean we came up with it, and may file papers one day or something (if only we could find an IP attorney! #lawyershortage), and in any event, if you use it without at least our implied permission, we'll get rather snippy.