Archive | Law Schools

17 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

MSNBC Article Highlights Ethan Haines’ Hunger Strike

“Backlash Building Against College Rankings”by Bill Brigs August 17, 2010 | (Business) As the annual binge of college rankings crests this week, Ethan Haines isn’t just fed up. He’s fed out. The unemployed law school grad launched a hunger strike Aug. 5 to protest U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings and the [...]

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16 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Three Stages of Starvation and Where I Stand

When an individual undergoes a hunger strike, they essentially reject food and/or water as an act of non-violent resistance against a social or political cause. The aim of this “fast” is typically to provoke feelings of guilt in others to achieve a specific goal such as policy change. For example, my hunger strike is against [...]

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16 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Duke Law School Dean Defends Young Lawyers

Last week, I came across an article by Duke Law School Dean David F. Levi titled “In Defense of Young Lawyers” on I was pleased to read this article in which he defended young lawyers and emphasized the value that we do bring to the legal industry, even though we lack the big book [...]

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16 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Identity of Law School “Scamblogger” Revealed

This weekend I came across an article by Star Ledger writer Leslie Kwoh with the caption “Irate Law School Grads Say They Were Misled About Job Prospects.” This article reiterates many of the concerns that I, and my fellow classmates, have already voiced. However, I was impressed with the decision of Scam Blogger Scott Bullock [...]

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12 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Message from Ethan

Dear Readers/Supporters: Today is the 8th day of my hunger strike. So far, I have lost 8 pounds – I am deteriorating at a rate of one pound per day. I am still in good physical shape and intend to continue my hunger strike until law school administrators, who are on notice of my hunger [...]

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