Law schools are manufacturing more lawyers than America needs, and law students aren't happy about it. By Annie Lowrey Posted Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at 4:14 PM ET
Excerpt: Between 2007 and 2009, the number of LSAT takers climbed 20.5 percent. Law school applications increased in turn... But now a number of recent or current law students are saying—or screaming—that they made a mistake. They went to law school, they say, and now they're underemployed or jobless, in debt, and three years older. And statistics show that the evidence is more than anecdotal.... One popular medium is the "scam blog," where indebted, unemployed attorneys accuse law schools of being little better than tuition-sucking diploma mills. (Sample blog title: Shilling Me Softly.) The author of one popular, if histrionic, such blog describes his law school as a Ponzi scheme.