To: [email address redacted]
Subject: Start law school now and receive reimbursement on your moving expenses
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 [time redacted]
From: email@example.comDear [first name redacted],
I'm Robert Finch, from the office of Admissions at Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. I noticed that you already have your Bachelor's degree and are therefore eligible to start law school in our spring 2012 class starting January 23, 2012. Additionally, because of your LSAT score of [redacted] and cumulative GPA of [redacted] you could qualify for at least $31,000 in scholarship funds. I have even higher scholarship funds available for our spring class starting January 23rd and because I know that this would be sooner than you were planning, I also have some moving expense reimbursement funds of up to $2,000 (for spring only).If the spring is not an option for you, our fall 2012 application is also currently available. Both our spring and fall applications are FREE and no fee waiver code is needed when you apply online at theLSAC website.
Robert D. Finch, MBA, JDOffice of Admissions
The Charlotte School of Law currently costs $37K per year to attend in tuition and fees, so this scholarship offer [someone in comments who is thinking like a lawyer points out that this isn't an actual scholarship offer at all, but more of an offer to make an offer, as is the promise of "up to" $2000 in moving expenses -- clearly I'm not nearly cynical enough yet] would still leave the potential student with the responsibility of coming up with at least another $81K in tuition money, assuming the scholarship was retained and tuition didn't rise. This is someone who currently has a full-time job. (Addendum for recent law grads: This job includes a salary and benefits).
Basically, someone who took the LSAT last month in order to dip a toe in the maybe I should go to law school waters is being offered two thousand dollars American, cash on the barrel as they say in Contracts, to pack up the Subaru and move to Charlotte this week, in order to start law school the week after that.
And what will this lucky winner receive in return for three years of his or her life and a couple of hundred thousand dollars in direct costs and opportunity costs? This:
Job Placement StatisticsThe job placement rate for Charlotte Law program completers from December 2009 to August 2010 was 94%.
The accrediting agency to which job placement data is reported is the American Bar Association. Job placement data is also reported to NALP.
Our program prepares graduates for the following positions listed by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) SOC Code Occupation O*NET 23-1011 Lawyers http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=23-1011 23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators,
and Hearing Officers
http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=23-1021 23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and
http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=23-1022 23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=23-1023 25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=25-1112
For more information about CharlotteLaw’s Center for Professional Development, please contact Director Aretha V. Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-971-8520.
Prediction is always dangerous, but this just one of several signs that, even as early as this fall, some bottom tier schools are going to have trouble finding enough
It can, and it will.