Law Prof/Scamblogger Paul Campos links an old post by yours truly in bashing UC-Irvine law school:
A few years ago, somebody decided it would be a good thing for the University of California to open another law school. Now even a few years ago this was obviously a terrible idea. Today . . . well.
So it has come to pass that UC-Irvine's dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, has taken to the pages of the National Law Journal to explain why it's actually a good thing that the dumpster fire that is the California market for new (and old) attorneys has now been supplemented by another law school. And not just another law school, but one that will charge nearly $47,000 this year in resident tuition and fees, and $53,000 to non-residents, while conveniently located smack in the middle of one of the most expensive places to live in the USA. (Estimated cost of attendance at UCI this fall is $71,000/$77,000. Debt-financing a law degree from the school will result in a total debt of $250,000 to $280,000 for the class of 2015 six months after graduation, assuming COL increases). ...
I still think it was a lousy idea. It's a very expensive place to get a left-liberal legal education that'll mostly prepare you for a career in low paying public interest law jobs. So trust fund babies only need apply, and that's why we have [name of law school where I have a lot of friends, so I won't mention the name].