So it's fitting that his namesake legal education institution, the west coast post-graduate analog to Jefferson's esteemed University of Virginia, is also going to France for a little prestigious diplomacy and a little screwing.
For the low price of $3,000, one can go to Nice and study constitutional law in the global context with Justice Antonin Scalia, a man whose record on the global implications of the U.S. Constitution and vice-versa is fairly well established. But, hey, kids, why do a Google search when you can have a month-long Riviera vacation while you should be building a domestic resume?
The Nice program activities include a day in the French court, a luncheon lecture series featuring distinguished judges, law professors and practitioners of international law and a French class offered for free to all students,” said Susan Tiefenbrun, founding director of the program. “The University of Nice School of Law offers an ideal environment for learning international law in a city that is both beautiful and rich in European culture and history.Because if you're going to pay $3,000 in tuition alone to go to France for a month, you might as well spend your time learning about law.
Sure, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most transparent scams in all of legal education and should be ashamed at using the name of one of America's greatest minds, but that doesn't mean it has to stop doing it's thing. Just because it's going to trial on a fraud case and having lenders cash in their chips doesn't mean the French study-vacations with a (surely well-compensated) smug, living imprimatur of unobtainable legal sector prestige have to stop.
Enjoy the vino, your Honor. Maybe you, like Jefferson, will enjoy the finer offerings of France. One can only hope, though, that there is no revolution this time around, that the students of Thomas Jefferson remain ignorant to the bubble in which they live, and that the mandarins like you and those who run this fine school may continue enjoying the fruits of Metropolis above-ground while the justice-doers happily work beneath the Earth without a thought of egalite or fraternite in their fourth-tier brains.