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New KU program allows students to complete bachelor's, law degrees in six years

What Dean Mazza failed to tell you is that a lot of people write that they wanted to pursue law school at an earlier age to seem credible when in reality they were applying to law school because they had political science degrees.

January 18, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New KU program allows students to complete bachelor's, law degrees in six years

So you want 17-18 year old high school seniors deciding before they go to KU... to stick to a 3 year undergraduate schedule... follow it up immediately with law school for 3 years? A 17 year old doesn't realize the implications of tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debt. A 17 year old will have to adjust to being on their own as a college student.... life in Lawrence.... turning 21 and immediately be in the heavy drinking atmosphere of Lawrence and law school.

To quote Professor DeLaTorre, Dean Mazza is "justifying his fee" by coming up with "new" ideas.

January 18, 2013 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Twinkie manufacturer Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

Are you a business owner?

November 16, 2012 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Twinkie manufacturer Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

unskilled labor + low price goods = low compensation

Unions are supposed to prevent exploitation of vulnerable employees. I can understand unions where it's the only business in town. I can understand trade unions for skilled workers in industries with few employers. I can understand unions that prevent human rights violations. I don't understand a union choosing to run a company out of business. The CEO's compensation is zilch compared to what a man of his education/resume/background could likely make at other companies. His salary and "bonuses" if spread out over his workforce would have been zilch. You make cheap goods in bulk with cheap labor. You shouldn't get paid much.

November 16, 2012 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU’s law school drops again in national rankings, while 12 programs make top 10

I said specifically that "There's plenty of a jobs I could take for $25k a year, but it wouldn't service my student loan debt.".

What do you not understand about not being able to make loan payments? I would be below poverty level and unable to collect government assistance. Did you miss the point about law school's cost? That's something that did not face generations prior to mine. KU Law in state law graduates can rack up anywhere between $50-$70k in student loan debt while out of state graduates (includes students from KCMO) can rack up anywhere between $80-$110k in debt.

Also, maybe you also missed, "I don't expect them to do anything for me, and I will never ever donate my time or money back to the school because of it."

I don't expect anything from KU Law. I am back on track in my career after diving into the legal market 3 different times. The problems in Green Hall are partially due to the market, but also due in large part self inflicted problems created by the administration.

March 15, 2012 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU’s law school drops again in national rankings, while 12 programs make top 10

I said specifically that "There's plenty of a jobs I could take for $25k a year, but it wouldn't service my student loan debt.".

What do you not understand about not being able to make loan payments? I would be below poverty level and unable to collect government assistance. Did you miss the point about law school's cost? That's something that did not face generations prior to mine. KU Law in state law graduates can rack up anywhere between $50-$70k in student loan debt while out of state graduates (includes students from KCMO) can rack up anywhere between $80-$110k in debt.

Also, maybe you also missed, "I don't expect them to do anything for me, and I will never ever donate my time or money back to the school because of it."

I don't expect anything from KU Law. I am back on track in my career after diving into the legal market 3 different times. The problems in Green Hall are partially due to the market, but also due in large part self inflicted problems created by the administration.

March 15, 2012 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU’s law school drops again in national rankings, while 12 programs make top 10

Like most law schools, there are paid full time staff members in a department called Career Services at KU that are on staff specifically to find jobs for KU law students. It is in fact a responsibility of the school when they are being paid to do it.

March 14, 2012 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU’s law school drops again in national rankings, while 12 programs make top 10

As a 2010 graduate of KU Law, I was one of the employed members of my class. 2 years later, I have moved 3 times and I have been through 3 jobs. The market is horrific everywhere. The problem is compounded by absurdly high student loan debt from extremely overpriced legal education (far exceeds most graduate programs and is a profit leader on most college campuses). There's plenty of a jobs I could take for $25k a year, but it wouldn't service my student loan debt.

Law schools sold students on artificially inflated numbers and we used that information to justify taking on the student loan debt to take the jobs they said existed. The market plummeted and KU Law compounded the problem by not actually preparing us to be lawyers. We're all great at discussing the history and reasoning of law, but we're all worthless at practicing law. Law firms don't have time, money, and resources to train us all when the law school failed. Post-law school most of us paid Kaplan, BarBri, etc. to TEACH US how to pass the bar because KU Law did not.

I made a bad investment in KU Law and was deceived by the numbers used when they recruited me. I don't expect them to do anything for me, and I will never ever donate my time or money back to the school because of it. I still love KU and Lawrence... I will forever bleed Crimson and Blue, but I will never look fondly upon the administration and career services (full time professional PAID to find KU law students jobs).

March 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )