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Rob Heinly

I greatly appreciate your comments. I have the same opinions and agree that law schools may over promise, but so do undergraduate programs. After I took out my first student loans, paid my tuition, bought my books, I remember sitting in my freshman orientation and the speaker saying, "Look at the people on either side of you. One of you will complete your undergraduate education in the major you started with. The other two will either change majors or drop out." Of course being brash 18 year olds, none of us believed him, but it turned out to be true.
I don't think law schools (or universities) should be sued for advertising to try to recruit students with the possibility of a great job upon graduation. Who would attend a school that states, "90% of our students don't go to work for the big tower law firm and have to struggle to make ends meet as a solo practitioner or may not even end up working as a lawyer?" Parents of young students should be making their children aware of this likelihood, as I imagine you did with your daughter.

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