Tuesday, March 29, 2022

When Customers Pay for Abuse

I understand there have been changes for the better, but once upon a time law schools and business schools fostered an atmosphere in which their students (a.k.a. customers) were intellectually bullied and laden with massive amounts of work. 

[See the movie version of The Paper Chase to get a sense of the law school version. Peter Robinson gives the business school equivalent in his book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.]

What explains the passivity of the students, who tend to be highly accomplished and bright people? 

Is it raw ambition? 


Some bizarre herd mentality?

I have heard that medical schools did not - and do not - foster that atmosphere. If correct, that is very encouraging.

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