I've been really following this story in the liberal blogosphere, and I'm amazed that a crappy school like Regent Law gets so many people placed in the upper echelons of the government. Even in this administration.
I'm also a little disappointed that no one has yet to criticize Regent grads' intelligence since they went to one of the crappiest schools in the country. It's probably the equivalent of going to the Carribean for Med School. We realize that T14 kids were being passed up for government jobs, so Regent students could get career positions in the Justice Department they are no where close to qualified for, right?
Bush really makes me mad, but that House of Cards is really wobbling right now.
They had a JD and presumably passed the bar... they had ALL of the same qualifications as a T-14 grad.
Am I less intelligent than Data because he is going to Yale and I'll be at #22?
No, but there's a big difference between even a T3 school and Regent. They offer tons of classes in Biblical Law and have vastly under qualified professors for almost any ABA school. In addition, they admit ANYONE, presumably teach to the bar exam, and try to indoctrinate their students into a lockstep worldview instead of encouraging the free flow of ideas.
I do not try to discriminate based on where one goes to school because I'm not going to a T1 myself, but come on, there is a big difference between a Regent grad and a Harvard grad. The bar exam argument is worthless, crappy schools like Regent teach to the bar exam for 3 years, while elite schools don't touch on many bar topics at all if one does not choose to take certain classes. I don't think one's ability to take a bar prep course means they are a qualified lawyer.
Here's some homework for the class: look up the US Attorney for your district and report back what school they went to.
Mine: Marquette (just had a political conviction dismissed FROM THE BENCH of the appeals court and is now at the center of the Attorneygate scandal)