Yesterday was day three of Albany Law School Watch here at Above the Law. Interestingly enough, we’ve received information that provides another side to the story unfolding at Albany Law. If you thought there was drama before, read on, because sh*t (on the rug) just got real.
When a law school apparently replaces almost all of its admissions staff, it’s problematic. When we reached out to the school, we were given a quick “no comment,” but our readers certainly weren’t short on comments, and we now believe we know more about what might have happened in upstate New York.
We’ve all heard how dysfunctional entry-level legal recruiting is: Inordinate expense, decisions made on the briefest of subjective impressions with opacity all around, and what do firms reap for all their efforts? Shocking attrition rates among junior associates. It’s time for a conference on what could work better, and this is it.
When a law school is in the middle of making major cuts all around, you’d figure that the administration would want to keep some people on board who know the ropes — especially the people in charge of admitting new
cash cowsstudents. But, apparently, that is not the case in upstate New York.