If you commit no crime and actually report a possible crime to your supervisor within 24 hours you get to lose your 60 year rock solid career and get vilified by the press.
I understand your point, but come on. I'm not suggesting Paterno should be charged criminally by any means, but no one can argue that Paterno shouldn't have done more than he did. Maybe not in 2002, no, but to suggest that Paterno didn't know Sandusky was still on campus and using the facilities? And if the rumors about using Sandusky? to help recruit players over the past 5 or 10 years is proven true, it doesn't paint a rosy picture of Paterno. Even Paterno himself admits he should have done more. So you don't charge him criminally, but he had to lose his job here. I'm not saying that Paterno should be black-listed from all coaching jobs (though, honestly, if I were him I'd call it a career at his age; why start from scratch?), but to suggest he shouldn't get punished based on Vick? I mean, Vick went to prison, man.
I wish you could sue for trial by media. Not sure how Sandusky ever gets a fair and impartial trial now
This assumes Sandusky is going to go to trial, which is far from a safe assumption. Even if the media never got on this story at all, you have eyewitness accounts of his molestation of children and his admission to concerned parents that things happened. No lawyer in his right mind would let him go to trial on that; I'd bet anything he cuts a quick and quiet deal for 15-20 years in prison, minimum. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if it's more.
Agreed. Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth. Those are schools that resonate in an interview, or on a resume. Anything else, you're paying for more, but it really won't have as big of an impact in getting a job as you THINK it will.
I think it depends on what you're applying for. I went to BU undergrad and Marquette Law. Practicing law in Wisconsin -- where you're really only competing against students from UW, Marquette, Chicago, John Marshall, and maybe Minnesota -- you'd be surprised how valuable a resume and transcript from MU Law can be when I'm applying to an alumnus's firm. I once got a call back for a second interview specifically because I took my Evidence and Criminal Procedure classes with professors the guy knew were the best at the law school, and he figured I must know my stuff if I learned it from them. And while I may lean more on my law school connection than my undergrad, coming out of law school I was VERY close to getting an Assistant DA Position up in a county an hour north of Milwaukee specifically because the DA there went to BU undergrad and law and liked the idea of having a fellow Terrier in his office. So you never know what doors might open based on your school's name.