Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Concerned

I'm somewhat concerned about my detractors. When I first started this blog and received negative comments, they were pretty uniform and well organized. Apparently, the various apologists for the law school industry had their stock answers well prepared - possibly from their days of dealing with Loyola2L and Law is 4 Loser as well as angry commenters on other forums.

Sadly, as I've received more e-mails, comments, and attention on other forums, thanks to some of the recent publicity, my critics have become less disciplined and have been omitting parts from the script.

Such TTT quality criticism really is a shame. Therefore, as a sign of good will, I'm going to provide all of my condemners with the definitive stock anti-Esq. Never comment. I'll even provide you with the URL for this specific post, so you can just refer me to it when voicing your displeasure. In fact, I'll even forgo giving a rebuttal or any commmentary on the sample retort.

Dear Loser,

You are a whiner. That's why you have been unsuccessful so far. You deserve your fate because of the bad decisions YOU made and continue to make.

Law schools are businesses. Their "distorted" statistics are merely part of their marketing campaigns. You should have done more research before attending and borrowing so much money.

Even if the employment/salary statistics are not accurate, there are still plenty of great opportunities for law school graduates. You just don't want to pay your dues. Your mediocre (at best) credentials certainly don't mean anybody owes you anything. You just think you're entitled to a six figure salary and only care about money.

Why don't you stop whining and find a job? If you spent less time blogging and creating animated videos on Youtube, you'd already probably have one.

You're a nerd, a loser, ugly, and probably gay.


An attorney who graduated in 1971/0L entering law school, fall 2010/TTT law school administrator/TTT law school dean/The Prince of Darkness

As a postscript: Law school apologists of all stripes, I understand that this week has been a bit difficult for you guys. There's been at least three major articles urging students to think very carefully before deciding to go through with the decision to attend law school. The impetus for those articles have been this site and others like it.

While the recent publicity may have allowed us to help pluck a few naive prospective students from the flames, there's plenty of good news for you. LSAT administrations are up, and application numbers will likely be up too. Don't worry, you may have lost a victim or two, but there's plenty more where they came from to keep the government backed loans flowing in.

Do you hate Esq. Never? Copy and paste this link and send it to him to save time on expressing your contempt:


  1. I find it a bit strange that some people are willing to acknowledge/assume the truth of "fudged statistics" and still defend the law schools.

    Now, I do not know if the stats are fraudulent or not. It seems like if they are not outright fraud, they are at least highly and unethically deceptive.

    In what other business transactions would it be permissible to sell a product while knowingly engaging in falsifying information about it?

    Why do insitutes of higher learning get a pass on this? I mean, even now that the "word" is getting out, law school administrators are coming out and flat out denying that there is anything fraudulent or misleading.

    I don't know...something just smells funny about it all.


  2. I'm sure you're not ugly.. and if you are.. You are probably "charrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrming"--as my mother would say.

  3. Holy crap, you're paranoid! Did you ever stop and think that maybe people in a similar position as you are just fed up with your bull. Why do you think that adcomms are chasing you or honestly give a rats ass about you. Do you really think you're that important? Seriously dude, you're starting to sound freakier and freakier and may possibly be going insane (if not already). Plus, I really don't think that it would help your situation if employers were to find out who you were..uh...n0t exactly a "resume builder," to say the least.

    By the way, of course, law schools lie. But I'll tell you a secret, so do politicians and corporations and, damn, especially, if you haven't realized that by now, then you're seriously beyond anyone's help. Yes, it can be a cruel cruel world out there, but no one put a gun to your head to go to law, take some damn responsibility for your own decision as an adult and don't expect others to give a crap about your plight when everyone else has their own!

  4. Geez, I give you a nice script, and you can't just say "See Above".

    It is funny, though. Bringing forth legitimate criticism about law school and offering some insight into my own job search is "bull" and even qualifies me as being "insane". It, however, is perfectly rational to continue reading a blog YOU DON'T LIKE and lash out it at it.

    You're right, no one put a gun to my head to go to law school - I never claimed anyone did. On the other hand, no one put a gun to your head to make you read this blog.

    I rarely post on other forums, so it's quite easy to avoid what I have to say. If you don't think my posts are interesting, humorous, or instructive, you're free to leave. As you say, take some responsibility...I'm not even going to charge you for your mistake.

  5. Hang in there. It's too bad the legal profession won't get someone of your humor and intelligence, but, well, it really doesn't deserve you.

  6. To Esq. Never;

    Please stop stealing our script. If you do not cease and desist, we will be suing your judgment-proof derriere for copyright infringement.

    Dean Lucifer

  7. To Anonymous December 17, 2009 1:01 PM,

    "Hi, Joan King!"

  8. I just stumbled upon your blog and I am sorry to hear about all that you are going through. I know it must be hard.

    However, you have some maturing to do. How old are you? This is life. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Sometimes our efforts do nothing to move us forward in life. Other times, we are blessed with things we never imagined. I know you worked hard for your degree and you spent a lot of money to obtain it. But my advice for you would be to take the life lessons you are learning right now and keep moving forward. I am a young woman who has experienced a deep career disappointment as well even with impeccable work experience. I plan on going to law school. But I know it does not mean that I will have a six figure salary. What it means is that I worked hard for something that I wanted in my life and I hope for the best. If the worst comes, then I will take that and make another career move.

    I do hope you find a position soon. It is very heart breaking to be unemployed and yet highly educated. But also realize that this is life. We are never guaranteed success and fortune. We are not even guaranteed the next day. We however do have to take what we been given and make the most of it. And besides, you never know what will happen in the future. Best of luck.

  9. *Sigh* I know it's futile to respond to most of these replies (especially to a post this old). Nevertheless, I'll oblige.

    While I appreciate your well wishes, I think you miss the point of the blog. I'll concede at times, I'm a bit snide, but overall, I believe I make a fair point.

    No, I have never said I am owed a 6 figure salary or even a high five figure salary. I believe if a law degree conferred on its recipients the ability to earn a reasonable wage (say around $50k) and to build a stable career from there, it would not be a problem.

    Instead, many law graduates - including those with good grade, from good schools end up with little more than a slip of paper that does nothing for them career wise. In fact, it can make it more difficult to get certain types of work.

    If this tragedy was just limited to me, that would be one thing. There are, however, far better men and women who are in equally bad (if not worse) situations. Nobody went to law school to be a doc review slave, work in an abusive chop shop, or be unemployed.

    The point of this site (when it attacks the LS cartel) is to point out the dangers and deceptions associated with law school.

    If a financial group was deceiving its investors, no one would have any problem with exposing its misdeeds. These schools deserve the same scrutiny - especially when they throw students into massive debt and waste three years of their lives.

    Furthermore, if nobody does anything to crack down on the law school fraud, then I am at least glad that I am in the position to warn others not to make such a costly mistake.

    If you think that there is any benefit to allowing such a corrupt system exist without facing scrutiny, then it is you, not I who is out of touch with reality.


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