It's been a difficult few years recently for the higher-calling of the Law School Mission Statement (tm). Fewer students have been applying due to self-serving and pernicious lies propagated by disgruntled law graduates (with licenses) who clearly don't want to work very hard, to say nothing of certain LawProfs who have a penchant for biting the hands that feed them. LSATs and bar passage rates have been declining while costs have increased, but that is not the fault of students - its the fault of unfair testing methods and always-rising prices. What people don't need is criticism, but inspiring stories about how you too can be a Million-Dollar Graduate. So here we go...
Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson was just 26 when she filed paperwork to run for office in 2013. Her age didn’t seem to deter voters as she won the election with 56 percent of the vote. She took the seat at age 27, making her the youngest and only female mayor in the town’s history.
Ha ha, suck it, you diversity-demonizing nay-sayers and scambloggers! Talk about "JD Advantage!" If you can believe it, you can achieve it! With all the reams and reams of Negative-Nellie talk about "experience" and "connections" and "financial backing" and what-not, it's refreshing to see someone with some moxie get out there and make it happen despite what the critics say! See what a Charlotte SOL degree can do for you, right? Let's read some more...
After interning with former First Lady Laura Bush, working on Mitt Romney’s presidential run in 2012 and graduating with a degree in law from the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina, Wilson longed for the red rocks of Southern Utah.
"Cedar City is my home," Wilson said. "As soon as I finished law school, I knew I wanted to move back to Utah and be involved in some way."
Well, OK, not EVERYONE can do an internship with a First Lady or work on high-profile political campaigns, but that's missing the point. Rather than scoffing at "connections," let's focus on what was really the heart of the issue - going back home to make a difference, with a JD in tow. So, stop being jerks, you scambl...
Times are certainly different from those of Wilson’s grandfather, Loren Whetten, who also served as mayor in Cedar City from 1966-1973...[d]espite their success, Wilson [and others] are part of the select few Utah millennials who have found a place in politics.
Oh, OK, NOW you're going to start complaining. So, it's not basking in the glow of Charlotte SOL, its the "nepotism," right, cynics? Yeah, I see how you guys are. So, are you trying to say that lots and lots of recent law graduates are not mayors of small-town America, running things better than their forebears? How dare you tarnish someone else's achievements. Maybe YOU should go run for office, Mr. Harvard-Yale-Stanford, and see how far YOU get, huh? Or maybe you should have gone to Charlotte, instead...!
In any event, it's not what you start with, its what you do with it. Instead of being mayor, maybe you would have to settle for, oh, I don't know, an AUSDA position, or director of a non-profit, or maybe just a humble solo practice if BigLaw doesn't quite do the trick. Don't let the nay-sayers hold you back. Just as in this example, thousands and thousands of grads can go on to do amazing things with their (Charlotte) JDs.
/ScamDean Hat Off
Or so they say.
No disrespect to Ms. Wilson, and we all certainly hope that she is doing well and making a difference. We hold up Ms. Wilson, however, to say that there is always "more to the story" when considering one's future legal education and the "advantages" that certain JDs can potentially confer. Oftentimes, it matters more what you bring with you prior to starting, than what you obtain while you are there - and the Law School Cartel will quietly brush this fact under the rug as if it doesn't matter.