Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Evaporating Trust in American Legal Education

Kyle P. McEntee [0]

I once overheard a non-lawyer tell a popular lawyer joke. How can you tell that an attorney is about to lie? Without missing a beat the jokester quipped. The attorney’s lips begin to move. The group found it funny, while I began to wonder what happened to my sense of humor. I smirked, sure, but more than anything the familiar joke diverted my attention from comedy to comity.

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Response Series: Ben Trachtenberg’s “Law School Marketing and Legal Ethics”

Issue 91 of the Nebraska Law Review features an article by Professor Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri School of Law which details a recent and controversial topic within legal education: the release of misleading employment statistics by law school administrators. In Law School Marketing and Legal Ethics,[1] Professor Trachtenberg advocates a novel approach to combating this deceitful practice through the use of professional liability under Model Rule 8.4(c). As part of a special series of responses from other notable academics in the area, the Nebraska Law Review Bulletin is proud to publish the thoughts of Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency and Professor Jeffrey Stake of Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law. In their responses, each author will detail his respective take on professional liability as advocated by Mr. Trachtenberg and offer an alternate approaches to combating the release of misleading employment statistics by law schools. Finally, Professor Trachtenberg will again offer his thoughts in a final response. Due to the unique nature of this series, the usual emphasis on word length for Bulletin submissions is downplayed in order to best retain the full substance of the contributing authors’ response.

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