By Michael Baker
One of my favorite writers has really missed the point. In his New York Times Magazine column, The Ethicist, Chuck Klosterman recently took on a question from a reader regarding the moral culpability of American law schools for courting, enrolling, and profiting off of students for whom they know, in aggregate, that law school is a poor investment.
Klosterman’s response is what you might expect from a person who has never been to law school or held a job in the legal field; he analyzes the issue as though law school were just like any other form of higher education, where the school teaches, and it’s up to the student to learn and become a competitive job applicant. But that’s just incorrect.
I was going to tear Klosterman to shreds on this one, but Above the Law beat me to it.