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6%20September%20356 - Public Support and the Legitimacy of...

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1 Public Support and the Legitimacy of State Courts (and the U.S. Supreme Court) This slide presentation will be posted after class at http://www -polisci.tamu.edu/faculty/flemming polisci.tamu.edu/faculty/flemming / The sample includes--in order of size--private practice (55.8%), business (14.2%), government (10.6%), judicial clerks (9.6%), public interest (5.4%), and other (2.8%). What are the implications of this chart? For law students. Let's face it: $40K to $55K per year is just not enough to pay down the avg. $85,000 debt (especially as interest rates climb) and still enjoy any kind of lifestyle that a professional degree is presumed to confer. The national median starting salary for a 2 to 10 lawyer firm is $50,000. There are a lot of struggling alumni out there. And do we really need more law schools? For many, getting a JD is a very risky financial proposition, especially when you factor in bar passage. Full-Time Salaries of 2006 Law School Graduates
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2 It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law. Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today’s decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. Justice John Paul Stevens in Bush v. Gore (2000), dissenting
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course POLS 356 taught by Professor Flemming during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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