Friday, February 03, 2012

Making Some Real Dough in the Law School Business

In the last post I was able to present a course proposal from one of the more serious scholars and law professors I know. Now another colleague has presented a proposal for an LLM in Advanced Law. The proposal follows:

LLM in Advanced Law

A one year graduate level program.

Cost: $20,000 per student payable in advance.[This is a bargain compared to other LLM Programs.]

All admissions will be determined by ability to pay. If you can pay, you are in. If you can not, you are out.

Program of Study:

This innovative program involves two components.

A. The first is devoted to practical experience. Consequently the first semester is composed of an externship. All students will participate in a work experience off campus. It may be paid or unpaid. Some examples follow:
1. Practicing law. If you currently working for or at a law firm you have fulfilled the externship requirement.
2. If you are gainfully employed in any industry that is subject to government regulation -- fast food, table waiting, floor sweeping -- you have also fulfilled the externship requirement.
3. If you are unemployed and collecting benefits from a government source, you have completed the externship requirement.
4. If you are unemployed, not collecting benefits but living with someone who is, has been or will possible be employed some day you have completed the externship requirement.

B. The second component of study reflects the Law School's commitment to public service. All students are required to have completed 20 hours of study in a program that grants a degree or certificate of achievement or the equivalent. The Law School accepts these hours as transfer credits. Students will not be admitted who do not have 20 hours of study in a program somewhere in the world. This public service is required to complete the second portion of the program.

Degrees and Diplomas

Your diploma will be mailed at the completion of the above requirements. Those applicants who have already completed the requirements may enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope with the tuition payment. The diploma will arrive by return mail.


Bill Turnier said...

I don't know about this. It is cheaper to become an ordained minister in The Church of the Subgenius.

Nando said...

The law schools simply care about keeping the gravy train of federally-backed student loans rolling along. Hell, one can earn an LLM in "Space Law" from the University of Nebraska. Because that is so practical, right?!?!

Such programs CLEARLY are not putting the students first. They are simply another way to remove a fool from his (borrowed) money.

Doreen Boxer said...

Their LL.M. in Public International Law has a Criminal component which is taught in The Hague. You could also do your thesis in that area if you wish (as far as I know, anyway).

Doreen Boxer - Attorney at Law