Sunday, August 12, 2012

Law Professors for Romney/Ryan


Finally, a ticket that many, if not most, law professors can get behind. Here are two silver spoon candidates whose hands were probably never dirty. Opps, correction. Ryan does like to sneak around in the woods with his bow and arrow and try to kill unsuspecting animals and sometimes there is dirt on his super duper big boy bow. What bravery! One of those chipmunks could charge you.

It's just perfect, both are in their jobs because their parents and connections. There is no sign that either could have made it on their own intellects and work ethic.  Ryan, it appears, actually never worked a real job other than part time stints. He does list "marketing consultant for family business" but, come one, if you wanted to make sure little Rye could get a cut of the take and you could write it off this is exactly what you would do.

If they were in the AALS sheets and had gone the law schools their parents could afford and made decent grades they would be scooped up faster than a Supreme Court Clerk. In fact, they would have been Supreme Court clerks. No one on a hiring committee would ask:

1. What have you actually done in your life?
2. Have you overcome anything that was difficult?
3. Who do you know who has helped you?
4. What do your mommy and daddy do? (Ok I know Ryan's dad died early but here I am talking about the status they were born into.)
5. What do you bring to the table that every other privileged person does not bring, other than dressage experience.

The dominant culture in legal education hire these people every year and I assume they will vote for them. They have finally found their political and social counterparts. I am surprised the law professor vote is regarded as so important to result in such an obvious appeal.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the class points. But these guys are Republicans, and you know there's really no chance they'd get hired at a law school.

Jeffrey Harrison said...

Could be but there is less difference than you might think. Today's liberal are just as indifferent to working class and lower middle class people as RR. Plus they have a similar senses of entitlement.

Nando said...

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/law_schools_misreported_student_debt_figures_to_aba_us_news/

"All three schools say the misreported figures were an honest mistake. And section officials say they have no reason to think otherwise.

Barry originally reported an average student debt load for the class of 2011 of $41,190, earning it a place in U.S. News' list of the top 10 law schools whose students have the least amount of student debt. The correct figure, Barry now says, $137,680.

The University of Kansas School of Law had originally reported an average indebtedness for 2011 graduates of nearly $42,000. The actual figure, the school now says, is $67,598.

Rutgers School of Law-Camden originally reported an average debt figure of $27,423. The correct number, the school says, is $80,446."

Of course, the ABA has no plans to punish these perpetrators. However, if a recent grad honestly places client funds in the wrong account, he will be sanctioned. These people should support Romney, since he loves loopholes, and practices situational ethics, too.

Dona Furiosa said...

Criminals always love conservatives. Folks like Romney, Reagan and Ryan (the new "three R's"?) make fraud, cheating and other criminality (whether against the letter or spirit of the law) more lucrative.

Plus, in the end, most criminals are cowards. That is why they eat up all of the tough-sounding rhetoric conservatives like "The Three R's"--and Bush pere et fils--spew.

Dona Furiosa said...

Criminals love conservatives because they make violations of the letter or the spirit of the law all the more lucrative.

Plus, most criminals are cowards: In other words, they're exactly the sort of people who eat up the conservatives' tough talk.