With the recent revelation of President Barack Obama’s secret kill list for alleged terrorists, we got to thinking. What if—instead of accrediting more law schools, the American Bar Association (or some trusted authority like us) created and administered its own secret kill list of schools? Y’know, law schools that do nothing other than produce more unemployed law school graduates.
The ABA won’t take that challenge. So we’ve stepped up as the one trusted authority on the subject. Like Obama, we’ve formed our own phalanx of experts, legal advisers, and dubiously credentialed officials. And we’re getting to work.
Each week we’ll review the intelligence we’ve gathered on questionable law schools and assess the threat of those law schools to the profession. If the threat is sufficient, we’ll recommend adding the school to the kill list as a school to take out, once the opportunity arises. Each week, we’ll methodically add a fourth tier law school—or, on rare but justified occasions, a second or third tier law school. Some weeks we may hold off on adding any more schools. But more likely than not, we’ll slowly grow a definitive kill list of law schools. We call it pragmatism over ideology, a way to mitigate real threats to the profession.
Have a candidate for the kill list? We’re listening and taking all information and intelligence. Proceed.