WE are foolish to allow this rigged game to continue … as we all lose…

..WE are foolish to allow this rigged game to continue … as we all lose…

Minority Lawyers Face Crushing Debt As They Fight Trump Administration Policies

They’re taking an enormous gamble in a rigged game.

By Erin L. Thompson / TomDispatch…….June 5, 2018, 8:21 AM GMT

Law school applications are up this year in what some are calling a “Trump Bump,” since around a third of applicants were inspired to apply by Trump’s election. Nearly half of them identify themselves as members of a minority group. They’ve seen lawyers fighting Trump administration policies that discriminate against their communities and want to do the same. If these minority applicants succeed, they could change the balance of power in American society. If they fail, they will find themselves crushed under a lifetime of debt. But few are aware that they are taking this enormous gamble in a rigged game.

 

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