Chuck Klosterman Knows Nothing About Law School

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.