“Don’t stop believing merely because there is no basis for belief” sounds like the perfect title to a law school blog post. It reflects how law schools hope students think about the job market and it comes oh so close to quoting Journey.
But the post attached to that title was actually another foray from a law school into the wild world of selling law school as a dating pool. Something Staci already dubbed Awful Reason No. 487539475346 To Go To Law School: You Might Fall In Love
But this time it involves an ATL Top 15 Law School…
Michigan’s dean of admissions, Sarah Zearfoss, whom we love for embracing transparency, even though she doesn’t read us, took to her blog late last week to remind people that Michigan Law School is a solid place to hook up:
Is it sensible to choose a law school based on the likelihood that you will find love there? Probably not, but in the absence of any data — and, indeed, in the absence of any plan or concept of how one would effectively gather the data — I am going to make this claim: If you were inclined to choose a law school based on the likelihood of finding love, you should pick Michigan.
Welcome to the “selling law school without serious evidence” party, Dean Zearfoss. There are refreshments in the back.
Look, I get that this is light-hearted puffery. The problem is that it indulges in the idea that there is anyone “inclined to choose a law school based on the likelihood of finding love.” If someone like that exists — and hopefully they don’t — they shouldn’t be told to go to Michigan, they should be told not to go to law school.
Zearfoss has marshaled a lot of anecdotal evidence of good Michigan couples who met in law school:
Now I’m on the East Coast, attending a couple of summer networking events for alumni, current students, and incoming students. The first was last night, in New York. Attending were one couple who had just passed the all-important two-week mark in their marriage—if you can survive that, you’re all set. Like my blogging friend and her husband, they too met during orientation. And like others before them, they played “The Victors” as their recessional—beautifully book-ended with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” as their last dance, which, I’m told, is the traditional last song at Rick’s. Talk about storybook romance!
In her defense, I know Michigan grad couples and they’re pretty solid. Maybe Michigan does foster good relationships.
They all need someone to provide love and support every time the Buckeyes beat them.
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