garli To my knowledge, Princeton Review and its ilk do not publish mid-career earnings of law grads. Further, using salary statistics from law grads who survived until mid-career as practicing attorneys would be misleading because such a statistic suffers from survivorship bias. An enormous contingent of law school graduates never get legal jobs and further, many practicing attorneys quit the practice of law. So you’re left with an inaccurate sample that would provide an applicant with false expectations. IMO, the federal government should mandate that in order to participate in the federal student loan program, law schools have to survey each graduate one full year out from graduation and to publish the position title, the employer’s economic sector, and salary in an easy-to-read format (somewhat like how the CFPB’s plain English requirements for credit card offers). Of course, some graduates won’t be able to be located, but the school will need to list that a graduate could not be located. If a sizable percentage of a law school’s graduates cannot be located (supposedly), applicants will be able to see something fishy is going on. Under the current system, the ABA has recently required slightly less misleading job placement statistics but the marketing is still outrageous and entirely deceptive.
Anon_tfo You contend that law professors aren’t overwhelmingly leftists? I don’t believe that’s even controversial. Google some ABA survey results of campaign contributions by the legal profession.