Release: Unemployed J.D. Begins Hunger Strike to Support Law School Transparency
On August 5, 2010, Ethan Haines, self-designated J.D. Class Representative, emailed an Official Notice of Hunger Strike to administrators of ten randomly selected law schools ranked in the Top 100 of the 2010 U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings. These schools were selected because they stand to gain the most from keeping the current rankings structure in place.
Below is a partial listing of recipients of the Official Notice of Hunger Strike:
1. University of Pennsylvania Law School (Philadelphia, PA)
2. Fordham University School of Law (New York, NY)
3. William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
4. Florida State University College of Law (Tallahassee, FL)
5. American University Washington College of Law (DC)
The Notice sets forth two conditions that administrators can satisfy to end Ethan's hunger strike. One condition is to provide written confirmation of their intent to cooperate with the Law School Transparency (LST) organization's information request regarding employment statistics. Ethan is not affiliated with LST, but is an avid supporter of the cause and intends to forward the compliance statements to the organization.
The remaining five law schools will be announced Friday, August 6, on the blog http://www.unemployedJD.com. A Twitter petition http://twitition.com/wqtfs is also circulating the internet in support of the cause.
Feel free to contact Ethan Haines for additional information.
J.D. Class Representative