If you work at a law school, attended one, or currently attend one, please consider signing this letter:
"We, the undersigned, believe it is imperative that all law schools provide prospective law school students with information that will allow them to accurately assess their prospects for finding appropriate employment within the legal profession upon graduation from the schools they are considering attending. We therefore call upon the American Bar Association to require all schools it has accredited to release clear, accurate, and reasonably comprehensive information regarding graduate employment, by for example implementing the proposals outlined in Part III of the Law School Transparency Project's white paper "A Way Forward: Transparency at U.S. Law Schools" (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1528862.), so that prospective students may obtain adequate information regarding their likely future employment prospects."
Institutional affiliation or employer, if applicable
Law school attended and year of graduation, if applicable
*Institutional and employer affiliations are for identification purposes only
If you would like to sign the letter, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) This letter will not be published, nor will the identities of any signers be disclosed, until at least 100 current law faculty at ABA-accredited schools have signed it. This number represents little more than one percent of the tenured faculty at such schools. I will give occasional updates on how many signatures have been collected from law faculty, employed lawyers, law graduates, and current law students.
(2) People have made several excellent suggestions about what else such a letter might contain, such as demands that tuition be frozen or reduced, and that law schools collect and publish meaningful information about their graduates' levels of satisfaction with their law school experience. Although there are advantages to addressing these issues in a single petition, I believe that the initial effort should focus on the issue around which there is clearly the most consensus. Thanks to everyone for their input.