Jonathan Glater has an amazing story of the front page of the NY Times today. The powers in charge of the NY Bar has declined to admit one Robert Bowman to the ranks of the lawyers. Why? The claim seems to be that he has rung up $400,000 in debt along the way and this somehow makes him a bad bet for the legal world. Huh? How will he pay off this debt? Bowman was hoping to make some money as a lawyer to pay off the debt.
There’s a hint that something more complicated is at work. Bowman only borrowed a bit more than $200,000 but fees have piled up. He’s now threatening to sue the folks responsible for those fees. Are they pulling strings? I can’t even summarize everything in this story. Click through and read it.