Tens of thousands of students apply to law schools every year. But is it really the ticket to a good job it once was? We go behind the scenes to find out -- and learn how the law school game is really played. A cautionary tale you won't want to miss!
This film features Colorado Law Professor Paul Campos and former law professor David Frakt, and also tells the story of a Georgetown law graduate who has struggled to find a decent job, and another student who was admitted to Charlotte Law School through an "admission by performance" program with a 127 LSAT (bottom 1%). Not surprisingly, she later flunked out. There is a hilarious reenactment of David Frakt's infamous Florida Coastal dean presentation using Legos and featuring a toy T-Rex as President Dennis Stone. (That alone should be worth the price of admission.) The movie effectively explains how some law schools are taking advantage of students with poor aptitude for the study of law while advising students considering law school to be savvy about where they go and how much they spend. While it can fairly be characterized as a cautionary tale about attending law school, the filmmakers avoid making overly broad generalizations popular in the "law school scam" movement, and overall, I think they weave a fair, compelling and entertaining narrative.
This is a must see if you're a prospective law student, or have a student contemplating attending law school. It is a witty story and has some surprisingly funny moments. It was interesting to see a behind the scenes perspective of what law schools and their students are going through in this day and age.