But did you know the non-sequitur is also a logical fallacy? It's true, readers. Sometimes, sophists establish premises and then draw conclusions that in no rational way follow the presented factual scenario. Taken seriously, it's not quite as funny as Monty Python sketch, unless it's taken really seriously.
Thankfully, the non-sequitur has no application to this article here, which argues that Donald Trump's nascent presidency has made law school "cool" again. (Does it really lose "cool" status by having a more exclusive appeal?)
Even if law school remains a difficult and potentially costly path, the importance of good lawyers is becoming increasingly clear. “This new administration is challenging some things that we’ve taken to date as long-standing legal truths, ranging from civil rights and civil liberties to administrative regulations,” says Adrienne Davis, a law professor and the vice provost at Washington University. “So yes, we need more lawyers.”Notice how it follows logically that because we have an administration "challenging some things" that we need more lawyers? Because - and this is totally implied unless you can decipher the subtext like perspicacious moi* - we developed our present equilibrium of lawyers (where demand equals supply) under the Obama administration. With an articulate Constitutional scholar at its helm, our prior presidency simply wasn't going to challenge basic tenets of the Rule of Law. Now that we have a genuine challenger, well, Adrienne, it's time to recruit some more legal Rocky Balboas to put on the gloves.
Much of the article is a masturbatory piece for social justice lawyers (which, remember, is all of us! we all ride the Million Dollar Express!) and how, you know, you should totally go to a school that has a high return on investment (all of them!). And of course, there's an "unmet legal needs" claim slipped in the side door like a flood of Honduran migrant farm workers who, swear to God, have all been living in Albuquerque with their families for generations on my very large, labor-intensive farm...
The novelty of the article remains its drawing the astute observation that a Trump White House creates a commensurate need to print more and more law licenses until the cost of legal services hits zero. One day it's going to happen, by God, and you fat cats and your $140/hr monopolistic rates will feel the wrath of bottom-barrel competition.
You can't make this shit up. It might even be impervious to parody. Poe's Law.
But one of [Trump's] accidental accomplishments may be to make lawyering great again.A slight demurer: it's always been great.
*Perspicacious Moi is the name under which I plan on releasing future solo hip-hop efforts. Copy it and I will hire one of the impending gazillions of new lawyers to sue sue sue.