Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm surprised we don't see more of this...

A lawyer who attended the University of Chicago Law School has been accused in an ethics complaint of lying about his grades when he applied for a summer position at Sidley Austin. Click here for an article from the ABA Journal. The article says that this guy altered the grades from twenty of his classes on the transcript that he submitted to his prospective employer.

I'm sure you all read about starting salaries at the mega-firms rising to $160,000 for new associates last summer. I don't think that number went up this year due to the slowing economy, but that is still a huge amount of money for someone's first job out of law school. I wonder how much lying, cheating, and back-stabbing goes on to land one of those jobs. This is the first instance that I have seen reported, but I am sure that there are many more that have gone unreported.

And just to kick him while he is down, the ABA Journal also reports that this guy flunked out of medical school before he became a lawyer.

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