ABA Journal: Replying to a Sunday New York Times article on law school economics that obviously hit a nerve, the dean of New York Law School today said that prospective students are not, as the article seemingly implies, “sheep who do not know that we live in challenging economic times.”

Many read the Times, writes Dean Richard Matasar in a lengthy response posted on the New York Law School website. Plus, they get realistic advice not only from the law school but from family, friends and others who point out the risk of taking on likely six-figure educational debt, especially given the uncertainty of a challenging legal job market.