Indiana Law Journal

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Publication Date

Winter 2018

Publication Citation

93 Indiana Law Journal 1299 (2018)


This Note examines overproduction and underemployment problems facing the academic market and PhD graduates9 from a legal perspective. Part I will briefly review key legal takeaways from several distinctive cases that law school graduates brought against their almae matres regarding poor employability. Part II then describes the particularities of the “PhD problem” and how it compares and contrasts with the problem that J.D. holders recently faced. Finally, Part III will examine what legal remedies disenfranchised PhDs might pursue and whether such remedies could—and should—be sought in the courts.