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Unformatted text preview: “research paper” link and download from SSRN). 1. According to Herwig Schlunk, the author of the research paper highlighted, starting salaries for lawyers in 2008 were about $72,000 (although 42% of salaries fell between $40,000 and $65,000). Comparing this figure with the last table in the TaxProfBlog summary, under what scenario(s) is law school a good investment? Are you surprised by these results? Why or why not? 2. From the CULearn Discussion 6 folder, click on the Salary Distribution for Lawyers. What characteristics of the 2009 distribution stand out? If we use the 2009 adjusted mean starting salary for lawyers and compare them with the summary analysis in the TaxProfBlog, under what scenario(s) is law school a good investment? 3. Schlunk makes many assumptions about costs, benefits, and the discount rate in order to arrive at his estimates in the tables. Are there any that you take issue with?...
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- Fall '08
- Economics, Salary, New York Times—