Yes we do. I hate to break it to you, but most big city prosecutors went to top schools. There is NO need for TTTs and especially TTTTs. There just isn't. If there were only two-tiers, then everybody would end up in some legal job and you wouldn't have the struggle that goes on with some of your fellow-classmates (assuming you go to a TTT).However, continue to argue the facts. It is reality that many TTT grads will STRUGGLE to find ANY meaningful legal employment.
In todays conditions, T4 schools do a lot more bad for their graduating class and society than good. It is a trend that all credible journalistic mediums are trying to express. Spending 3 years and $100k has ruined a lot of lives. I don't know if there is a practical way to shut down the lowly schools but something comparable to the fourth tier would benefit a lot of "I think I can" lawyers that end college with a 2.5/145. Every other professional governing entity ensures that the path to that profession requires quality. The ABA does the opposite. They say "Anyone can be a lawyer. Lets just let them all fight for jobs later." Reform is needed.
Can you see how that could be counterproductive? At least the $30k/year keeps a lot of people out.
Both... Do you read the NY Times? Chicago Tribune? Miami Herald? Boston Globe? The consensus is that these schools produce underqualified lawyers AND lawyers that cannot find jobs. The problem is that this issue is irreversible. You cannot tell Cooley they can no longer produce lawyers.I have a friend at Cooley that got a 138 on his LSAT. Would you want him reviewing your documents?