A Law School is PAYING Students $250 to Post On Its Blog in an Attempt to Encourage Students to Attend (and to take on huge amounts of loan debt).
Do we need any further evidence that the law school industry will stop at almost nothing to increase or maintain law school enrollments? The Jobless Jurisdoctor posted about this first, but I think it is so damning that it deserves separate mention on this and other blogs. According to the ABA Journal:
A new student blog at the Michigan State University College of Law may not provide all the answers. However, Kristen Flory, director of the school's marketing and communications department, promoted the idea and apparently sees Spartan bLAWg as a plus factor for persuading applicants about the benefits of attending school there.If the law schools are willing to pay people to post positive content, proving that they are self-interested and in essence for-profit organizations, then why would they not attempt to manipulate their employment statistics or to at least present them in a misleading or fraudulent light?
About nine of the 18 law students who applied were accepted as bloggers and are now paid $250 to write at least two posts monthly, reports the Associated Press in an article reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).
I wonder, how do law school deans and administrators sleep at night knowing that their costly educational programs will destroy people's lives for decades? (They probably sleep very well on fine silken sheets in luxurious 5000 foot mansions.) Do any of these people have a conscience?