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Blogging About Blogging (at Law School Transparency), Vol. II

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

As mentioned, I am doing some blogging for Law School Transparency (LST), and my latest post there now is available. It discusses recent comments by Steven Zack, president of the American Bar Association:

Mr. Zack’s statements were exciting because they signaled to me the spread of the sort of discussion LST has been working to develop regarding the nature of the employment data reporting problem and the steps necessary to resolve it. While LST is working towards a solution on multiple fronts, including encouraging schools to comply with our Standard, the furtherance of a discourse of transparency serves to advance our cause.

I found Mr. Zack’s comments heartening because they showed his recognition of the more nuanced aspects of this conversation. When it comes to prospective students, he said that “there’s a total lack of awareness” about earning potential and career options. He suggested that law schools have an incentive to present their employment data in the best possible light to attract applicants.

You can read the full post at: http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/2010/10/new-player-same-goal-more-progress.

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  1. Rusty
    November 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    This is a really interesting post. When law school transparency was first addressed, it saw some serious backlash from some of the best law schools from around the country. I can see this issue becoming more of a controversy as time goes on. The last post I read on this topic talked about how most law schools are refusing to divulge this information, and the few that have are being reluctant. This has been a really informative post on LST, and I look forward to reading more about it.

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