« on: May 30, 2005, 04:48:16 PM »
So, lots of schools are accused of being LSAT whores, which means that they offer admissions for high LSAT scores, just as regular whores offer sex for money.
Most whores have pimps in some form, and can rarely succeed without one (from "American Pimp"). Let's assume for now that law schools have a pimp.
Again, from the movie "American Pimp," we can learn the valuable lesson that "b!tch get no cut!" That is, the pimp pays for the whore's expenses, helps ensure a steady flow of customers, and receives all of the whore's earnings.
In the case of law school LSAT whores, the pimp would receive the high LSAT score while the school would offer admission. But who plays this role of LS Pimp? One is inclined to propose USNews. For schools report the LSAT scores to USNews, much as a whore gives a pimp earned income. But USNews does not take care of the school's expenses. It only provides the school with more applicants, based on assigned ranking. This is very pimplike, of course, but it's not enough. Schools' geographic location will play easily as significant a role (overall). Same with street corners. A great pimp will get little business if his whore is on a suburban street corner near a flower shop (think Iowa).
I am not proposing a tight analysis here, but I am uncertain as to whether "whore" is the appropriate metaphoric title for these schools. I suspect that "slut" is a better fit. Can anyone think of a (in my view, much needed) pimp for these LSAT whores? Otherwise, NYU, for example, begins to look like a bit of a crack-addict.