Today Bitter Lawyer announced that it was getting in to the law school reform movement by creating a "4th Tier Kill List."
With the recent revelation of President Barack Obama’s secret kill list for alleged terrorists, we got to thinking. What if—instead of accrediting more law schools, the American Bar Association (or some trusted authority like us) created and administered its own secret kill list of schools? Y’know, law schools that do nothing other than produce more unemployed law school graduates.
The ABA won’t take that challenge. So we’ve stepped up as the one trusted authority on the subject. Like Obama, we’ve formed our own phalanx of experts, legal advisers, and dubiously credentialed officials. And we’re getting to work.
Each week we’ll review the intelligence we’ve gathered on questionable law schools and assess the threat of those law schools to the profession. If the threat is sufficient, we’ll recommend adding the school to the kill list as a school to take out, once the opportunity arises.
The scamblog movement is of course far from new, and the concept of targeting specific schools for criticism and ridicule has been done to death on Third Tier Reality. Coming up with a list of God awful fourth tier schools isn't difficult. It's the entirety of the fourth tier. List complete.
As for the "kill" part of the list, it's unclear just what Bitter Lawyer plans to do other than say "bad law school is bad." Not to get into an e-peen measuring contest, but unless Bitter Lawyer pulls some tenured faculty out of the hat they won't have the traffic or platform to be even a minor player in the law school reform movement.
Stepped up as the one trusted authority on law school reform?
There already is one. It's called AALS Law School Transparency, and we have it on good authority that they aren't part of Bitter's dubiously credentialed crew.