Thursday, May 18, 2017

Arizona Summit Law School Boasts 29.5 Percent Passage Rate on February 2017 Arizona Bar Exam – and That’s Actually a Slight Improvement Over the July 2016 Test


http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-education/2017/05/15/arizona-summit-law-school-state-bar-exam-results-released/313148001/

Pass Rate Still Rots: On May 15, 2017, the Arizona Republic published an Anne Ryman article entitled “On-probation Phoenix law school still struggling on passage rates for state Bar exam.” Take a look at this opening:

“A private law school in Phoenix recently put on probation by the American Bar Association has seen its passage rate improve on the latest round of the State Bar exam but is still struggling to get above 30 percent. 

Arizona Summit Law School saw nearly 30 percent of its first-time test takers pass the exam in February after dropping to 25 percent last year. Of the 88 people taking the exam for the first time in February, 26 passed, according to results released Monday by the Arizona Supreme Court. 

Arizona State University and University of Arizona law schools both posted a 74 percent passage rate. 

Arizona Summit had a 17 percent passage rate for those taking the test more than once, compared with 53 percent at UA and 46 percent at ASU. 

Arizona Summit Interim Dean Penny Willrich said in a statement that the school has made major changes over the past 18 months that have resulted in pass increases on the state Bar exam. 

"We are comfortable that Bar examination results will continue to improve and revert to previous levels of excellence," she said.” [Emphasis mine]

Garbage in equals garbage out, lady. If you continue to admit waterheads with 141 LSAT scores and 2.9 undergraduate GPAs, do you think that your lazy-ass “professors” are going to be able to turn those morons into breadwinners? Perhaps, you thieving bastards will turn the curriculum into a three year bar prep course. However, couldn’t BarBri or another vendor accomplish the same damn thing – for a fraction of the cost?!?! 

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/law-school-once-again-destroys-states-bar-exam-passage-rate/

Other Coverage: On May 16, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Law School Once Again Destroys State’s Bar Exam Passage Rate.” Enjoy the segment below:

“Late last week, we brought you news about the February 2017 administration of the Arizona bar exam. At about 41 percent, the pass rate for the exam was horrendous; in fact, it was once again the worst Arizona had seen for more than 10 years (and possibly even longer). 

Today, we have the school-by-school breakdown of the February 2017 passage rates in Arizona, and as everyone suspected, one law school’s incredibly subpar results severely impacted the state’s overall pass rate, much like what we saw in the past several iterations of the exam. But in a surprising(?) twist, graduates of all ABA-accredited law schools who took the exam performed poorly.

To see what we’re talking about, take a look at this breakdown of results by in-state law schools, courtesy of the State of Arizona Committee on Examinations: 

[Chart showing the following rates: 

University of Arizona, pass rate for first time writers: 74% 
Arizona State University, pass rate for first time writers: 73.6% 
Arizona Summit, pass rate for first time writers: 29.5% 
University of Arizona, repeat writers: 52.9% 
Arizona State University, repeat writers: 45.7% 
Arizona Summit, repeat writers: 17.2%

“While Arizona Summit Law School did not complete the trifecta of failure by meeting its sister schools’ 25 percent first-time test-taker passage rates, the school still put forth a stunningly low first-time passage rate of 29.5 percent. Arizona Summit has posted its worst February passage rates for the fourth administration of the exam in a row — and school officials somehow seem to think this is an improvement of some kind. (Yes, this is better than the school’s 24.6 percent first-time passage rate for the July 2016 bar exam, but looking at July results versus February results is an apples-to-oranges comparison.)” [Emphasis mine]

Anyone who is still contemplating attending the ABA cesspit known as Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer deserves their fate. I don’t want to hear anyone crying that they can’t land a law firm job coming out of this FOURTH TIER TRASH CAN. Anyone with Internet access can perform a two minute search – and find NUMEROUS articles about this school. 

http://www.azsummitlaw.edu/admissions-tuition-and-financial-aid-cost-attendance.html

Cost of Attendance: Full-time tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year stands at $45,354. That is an outrage! Look at the results. Would you pay $20K for a 1996 Chevy Malibu – or $1,600 for a cheap Timex watch - that runs 30% of the time? Hell, even then you could walk away from the loan. By the way, part-time students are charged $36,692 – for the same school year – at this dump. Keep in mind that this commode is once again ranked in the fourth tier – by US “News” & World Report. How prestigious, huh?!?!

Conclusion: If you are considering this pile of excrement, then you are a lost cause. It’s embarrassing that you would still be able to obtain federal funding to attend such a toilet. If this nation truly cared about students, then it would place some minimum requirements for shelling out taxpayer money in the form of loans. It would be MUCH better for the applicant to be denied entry up front, then at the end of three years of study – and an additional $165K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Are Low-Ranked, ABA-Accredited Toilets at Risk of Closing?


http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/the-law-schools-with-the-lowest-and-highest-acceptance-rates/

Commodes With the Highest Acceptance Rates: On May 9, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “The Law Schools With The Lowest (And Highest) Acceptance Rates.” Take a look at the following excerpt:

“What do things look like on the opposite side of the coin? For your daily dose of schadenfreude, we’ve done some research to present our readers with the top 10 law schools with the highest acceptance rates. Check them out:

[Respective figures are for the following:] School Full-time and part-time applicants (fall 2016); Full-time and part-time acceptances; Acceptance rate; U.S. News rank (2018) 

Thomas M. Cooley 1,067; 915; 85.8 percent; RNP 
Loyola New Orleans 711; 603; 84.8 percent; RNP 
Thomas Jefferson 1,107; 915; 82.7 percent; RNP 
Vermont 647; 524; 81 percent; 134 (tie)
Capital 528; 418; 79.2 percent; RNP 
Charleston 1,165; 912; 78.3 percent; RNP 
Northern Kentucky 420; 327; 77.9 percent; RNP 
Creighton 903; 688; 76.2 percent; 120 (tie) 
Willamette 507; 376; 74.2 percent; 142 (tie) 
Mitchell Hamline 1,033; 750; 72.6 percent; RNP

Cooley no longer has to settle for being the second-best law school in the country, because the school is finally the best at something. Congratulations, Cooley! As for the rest of the law schools with the highest acceptance rates, the fact that their admissions offices have to accept so many applicants in a world where law schools are merging or closing their doors is a bit… concerning.” [Emphasis mine]

Hell, that list is beyond pathetic. If you are considering any of the commodes on that list, then you do not have the mental capacity to walk to your neighborhood convenience store and back. You would be at a high risk of crossing the street into oncoming traffic.

https://bol.bna.com/are-law-schools-with-low-bar-pass-rates-at-risk-of-closing/

Low Bar Passage Rates: On May 12, 2017, Bloomberg Law published a Stephanie Russell-Kraft piece entitled “Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?” Enjoy this opening:

“The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first try after graduation. 

Should that affect whether it stays open? 

The disconnect between a school’s low bar passage rate, relative to other schools in the country, and its ability to draw applicants raises a question that’s been looming for legal education regulators: Is the bar passage rate the best way to measure whether a law school is adequately preparing its students to become lawyers?

On one side, there are voices urging the ABA to raise the standard of graduates who must pass the bar exam on their first attempt. They say the high cost of a legal education means schools owe it to their students to guarantee a certain level of success and chance of a career in the law.

“When law schools admit students, they are making at least an implicit representation to these people that they are going to be or at least quite likely be eligible to practice law,” said Paul Campos, a professor at [University of Colorado,] who studies legal education. “I do think the ABA ought to be more aggressive in forcing schools to be more explicit about risks associated with not becoming eligible to become an attorney.”

Others argue the ABA’s standards would limit diversity in the legal profession by disproportionately forcing the closure of law schools that serve historically underrepresented populations. They claim a focus on bar passage rates does not adequately capture their success or account for the role they play in their communities. 

La Verne’s Dean Gilbert Holmes said critics such as Campos get it wrong: The bar passage rate measured by the ABA only looks at first-time scores. If a student fails but then retakes the bar and passes, that pass is not counted. Holmes claimed that over three years, a much higher percentage of his students — from 83 to 92 percent depending on the year — pass the bar.” [Emphasis mine]

Pig Gilbert Holmes is a con man, along with the rest of the “legal education” cartel. He asserts a high eventual pass rate – without providing any facts or proof. However, the swine conveniently fails to point out that law firms typically do not bother to hire JDs from non-elite schools, if they take too long to pass a bar exam. After all, the diploma mills keep pushing out FAR TOO MANY graduates each year. Why look at a La Verne dolt who got licensed three years after earning his TTTT law degree?!?!

Conclusion: Low-ranked trash pits will continue to operate, as long as the the spigot of federal government loans keeps running. Idiots still believe that THEY will personally buck the trend. If these cretins were truly exceptional, then they would not end up in law schools that admit anyone with a pulse. Don't go into financial ruin, in order to pay under-worked, lazy-ass "law professors" a handsome salary, i.e. try not be too damn stupid.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Third Tier Toilet Vermont Law School Receives $17 Million Federal Loan Via the U.S.D.A.


https://vtdigger.org/2017/05/07/vermont-law-school-receives-17-million-federal-loan/

Flushing the Public’s Money Away: On May 7, 2017, the Vermont Digger re-published a Matt Hongoltz-Hetling piece entitled “Vermont Law School Receives $17 Federal Loan.” Take a look at the following excerpt:

“Vermont Law School officials say a $17 million loan from the federal government is helping the school to restructure debt and invest in a fundamentally different education model in which year-round and online courses offer more flexibility for students. 

“The loan itself is less significant than what it’s for,” said Marc Mihaly, who plans to step down as president and dean this summer after five years of service. 

While the school has been developing its online offerings for six years, there is now a renewed emphasis on the option, as part of the larger strategy to be more flexible for students. 

“Our students may be on a Coast Guard ship. Or running a bank in Ohio,” Mihaly said. “They’re doing all sorts of things. They’re not going to quit their jobs and move their families to Vermont.” 

The school is directly investing roughly $2.5 million of the loan into the services, staff and technology needed to support the new direction, Mihaly said.

Mihaly said U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., brokered talks between the school and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and that the idea for a loan grew out of the USDA’s interest in investing in the educational model, which the school’s board formally adopted as a strategic plan in May 2016.

“They were attracted because we’re an economic engine, and a part of rural America that needs investment,” Mihaly said. “Also, they were attracted because there was a crisis in law schools. There was a rapid decline. We had been through that and more than stabilized.” 

The loan comes after a period of financial hardship for the school, which began cutting staff and trimming expenses in 2013 to cope with a downturn in enrollment.

In 2014, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds from Baa2 to Ba1, a rating that led VLS to technically default on a loan agreement with TD Bank.” [Emphasis mine]

Remember, this pile of garbage cut groundscrew staff before getting to the overpaid, lazy-ass “law professors.” Perhaps, a VermonTTT Law Sewer grad or two is on a Coast Guard vessel, peeling potatoes. Or scrubbing toilets clean. However, that does not justifying this expenditure to the ABA-accredited dung heap.

http://lawschooltruthcenter.blogspot.com/2017/05/vermont-growing-stronger-with-usda-loan.html

Other Coverage: On May 8, 2017, the Law School Truth Center covered this filth, in an entry labeled “Vermont Growing Stronger with USDA Loan.” Enjoy this opening:

“No matter how fiscally conservative you are, sometimes you have to admit that the federal government makes really good lending investments in various remote New England wealth transfer schemes. 

Vermont Law School officials say a $17 million loan [at 2.4% interest! suck it, GradPlus borrowers!] from the federal government is helping the school to restructure debt and invest in a fundamentally different education model in which year-round and online courses offer more flexibility for students....

“Our students may be on a Coast Guard ship. Or running a bank in Ohio,” [President and Dean Mark] Mihaly said. “They’re doing all sorts of things. They’re not going to quit their jobs and move their families to Vermont.” 

Christ no - who the hell would? That no one wants to live there shouldn't stop the location from having a thriving law school that pilfers money from all over the place and benefit small-town America by bankrolling a faculty of 135. 

[The USDA was] attracted because we’re an economic engine [eight cylinders, right? - ed.], and a part of rural America that needs investment,” Mihaly said. “Also, they were attracted because there was a crisis in law schools. There was a rapid decline. We had been through that and more than stabilized.” 

Indeed, there was a crisis. If you'll recall, it lasted until about the time we stopped denying its existence. Then it was poof, a clap of the hands, finished, past tense. All stable now. (Does "more than stabilized" mean a rollover?) 

For the fall of 2016, Vermont Law School enrolled a class of 139 with an LSAT 25-75 spread of 145-156 and a 25-75 GPA spread of 2.77-3.5. Its most recent bar passage rate was 60.2%. Starting cost in the fall for sticker is $261,691 per LST.” [Emphasis mine]

Somehow, there is no equivalent loan rate – from the federal government – for student borrowers. That must be a mere oversight. Then again, the dolts will lend massive amounts to young people – with no collateral.

Conclusion: VermonTTT Law Sewer is a third tier commode, located in a town with a population of 2,773 – per the 2010 U.S. Census. Specifically, it is ranked as the co-134th greatest, most remarkable, and amazing law school in the nation – by US “News” & World Report. What a pre$TTTigiou$ commode, huh?! Doesn’t a $17 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – to a weak-ass law school in such a region – strike you as excessive?!?! They don’t call this pork barrel spending for no reason, folks.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dean of Fourth Tier Toilet Florida A&M University College of Law Gets Flushed


http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/law_school_leader_among_four_deans_out_at_famu?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=ABA+Journal+Top+Stories

Pass the Toilet Paper: On May 3, 2017, the ABA Journal published a Stephanie Francis Ward piece entitled “Law school leader among four deans dismissed from Florida A&M.” Here is the full text of that article:

“The dean of Florida A&M University’s College of Law was dismissed this week after less than 18 months on the job. 

Angela Feleccia Epps was replaced on an interim basis by LeRoy Pernell, a FAMU law professor who previously served as the school’s dean, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Epps did not respond to ABA Journal’s interview request. 

The law school’s bar passage rate for Florida’s February 2017 exam was 46.2 percent, according to the article. For July 2016, the pass rate was 52.9 percent, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners reported. The school’s median LSAT score is 145, according to its 509 report from 2016. 

“We are taking aggressive steps to improve our bar passage rate and turn things around,” Epps told the newspaper following the February exam results. “Earlier this year, we convened a special group to work on an action plan that includes addressing student learning and preparation for succeeding in law school and passing the Florida bar exam.

Epps was one of four deans recently dismissed by the university. They remain tenured professors, according to a statement by interim provost Rodner Wright. 

“This week, I will continue to meet with faculty as we review our academic programs. Interim deans are also meeting with stakeholders and students to discuss next steps as the University works to ensure that all academic units are aligned with our strategic priorities,” the statement reads. 

The law school opened in 2002. 

Pernell came to FAMU from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in 2008 and held the position until 2015. The university has credited him with the law school receiving full ABA accreditation in 2009, according to an Orlando Sentinel article. 

He also led the law school in 2014, when what appeared to be a brief attrition spike from the 2011-12 academic year led to the American Bar Association’s accrediting board requesting a hearing. Ultimately it was determined that the law school miscalculated its attrition rate, and the hearing was canceled.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, your fellow cockroaches did take aggressive steps to turn things around. They flushed your ass down the toilet! In terms of improving bar passage rates, this will accomplish nothing. The trash pit first needs to stop admitting waterheads into the program. Then again, if the school had real standards, it would have shut down operations already.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-famu-law-dean-dismissed-20170503-story.html

Other Coverage: The Orlando Sentinel featured a Gabrielle Russon story headlined “FAMU law school dean dismissed after 16 months on the job.” Enjoy this opening:

“Florida A&M University’s law school dean is out after 16 months on the job. 

FAMU announced Angela Felecia Epps’ dismissal as leader of the downtown Orlando school this week. 

She is the fourth dean to be removed in two days at the Tallahassee-based university that’s undergone major leadership changes.

The deans of the education, pharmacy and journalism schools also were dismissed, according to a school statement this week. 

Epps and the other deans will return to the ranks of tenured faculty members while their interim replacements have already been chosen, interim provost Rodner Wright said in a statement that did not elaborate on why they were removed. 

LeRoy Pernell, who led the Orlando law school from 2008 to 2015, was named as the temporary law school dean. 

Epps, a former law professor at the University of Arkansas, took over as FAMU law school dean on Jan. 4, 2016, at a starting annual salary of $252,000. 

Epps was hired at a particularly turbulent time at the school, as FAMU trustees feuded with President Elmira Mangum, who eventually stepped down in September 2016. 

Currently, the school is led by interim President Larry Robinson. 

Last month, the latest bar passage results were released that showed FAMU’s law school dipped by 11 percentage points from a year earlier.” [Emphasis mine]

Congratulations on lasting that long as dean of this cesspit, selfish bastard. Now, you can go back to stealing a little less from taxpayers and your debt-strapped, idiotic students. Don’t worry too much: cretins will continue to apply to – and enroll in – your commode. And housecats will still work harder than “law professors” too.

Conclusion: It seems that the university may be losing money on some of their garbage academic programs. When the law schools start taking cash from the central administration, they soon notice that the pigs are paid much more than professors in other departments. Anyone dumb enough to still consider this festering pile of rat feces deserves their fate. I don’t give a damn if the school is located across the street from your home, and you get a full scholarship. DO NOT ENROLL in this fourth tier trash can, under any circumstances.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Booyah!: Fourth Tier Charlotte School of Law Under Investigation by North Carolina’s Attorney General


http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article147548644.html

Have Fun, Bitches!: On April 29, 2017, the Charlotte Observer published a Jane Stancill report entitled “NC attorney general tells Devos he is investigating Charlotte School of Law.” Review the following:

“N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s office has written to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, informing her of its investigation of the troubled for-profit Charlotte School of Law. 

The April 12 letter, signed by Special Deputy Attorney General Harriet Worley and Assistant Attorney General Matt Liles, urges protection of students who may be in danger of losing eligibility for loan forgiveness due to the education department’s deadline rules related to withdrawal dates. The letter points out that the school appeared to be about to close and repeatedly shifted dates for its reopening this semester.

The letter was first reported by Politico.

The school’s future has been in doubt since the Obama administration cut off its federal funding. The school has also been on probation from the American Bar Association because of its admissions policies. 

The letter says more than half of the for-profit law school’s students have withdrawn. Only 25 percent of students passed the state bar exam in February, the letter said, and the average debt upon graduation is almost $162,000.

The North Carolina officials pointed out various signs that the school is on the brink of closing. 

The school’s landlord said that the school is willing to sublet its classroom space and the school paid its city and county taxes 169 days late. Enrollment is below the 500-student minimum target the school had previously set out.” [Emphasis mine]

Those aren’t great signs for the pigs at this ABA-accredited cesspool. Now, look at the next two paragraphs:

“As you have noted in your public statements, educational institutions must be accountable,” the letter to DeVos said. “Inevitably, some schools will not be a success. When those unsuccessful schools shut down, their former students will be left with long-lasting impacts from debt. If CSL closes, this case will be the first opportunity to establish how your Department will protect students’ interests when post-secondary educational institutions do not succeed.” 

Scott Broyles, a popular faculty member at Charlotte School of Law since it opened in 2006, resigned as dean this month after only three weeks on the job. He cited disagreements with the administration over strategies to best serve the school, and frustration with the Department of Education’s continue refusal to release loans to cover tuition and living expenses of the students.” [Emphasis mine]

Something tells me that DeVos didn’t mean it when she said that educational institutions must be held accountable for their actions. That was mere fodder for her supporters. “Higher education” is big business in this country – and this lady is not about to upset that $y$tem. It is nice to see the school struggle though.

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/troubled-law-school-under-investigation-by-state-attorney-general-hopes-betsy-devos-will-come-to-its-rescue/

Other Coverage: Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry on this development, on April 27, 2017. That piece was labeled “Troubled Law School Under Investigation By State Attorney General, Hopes Betsy Devos Will Come To Its Rescue.” Take a look at this opening:

“Charlotte School of Law has been through the wringer in recent months. From being placed on probation by the American Bar Association over its graduates’ repeated bar failures to being booted from the federal student loan program by the Department of Education to coming perilously close to failing the Department of Education’s gainful employment test to posting the worst bar exam passage rates in the school’s history to having two deans quit, one right after the other, you’d think that nothing else could possibly go wrong for this embattled law school — but you’d be wrong. 

Not only has North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein opened an investigation into the for-profit law school, but the University of North Carolina system, which regulates for-profit colleges in the state, has also opened a review of the law school’s state operating license. We’ll tackle what’s going on with the state attorney general’s office first, as Stein is “very concerned about the current situation at the school” — as he should be, all things considered.

According to POLITICO, which first reported on this story, Stein is “investigating the school under the state’s civil consumer protection laws,” looking into Charlotte Law’s potential closure, and questioning the school’s attempts to restore its access to federal loans. It seems that the Department of Education, under the reign of Secretary Betsy DeVos, actually invited Charlotte Law to reapply for federal funding. In the hope that the Trump administration would be a little more receptive to the failing for-profit institution, Charlotte Law did just that on March 29 — “at the direct suggestion of a top department official” — with the school’s president, Chidi Ogene, urging DeVos to give “all possible priority” to its reinstatement application.” [Emphasis mine]

Idi Amin doppelganger Idi Ogene knows how to play the game. Plus, this trash heap is backed by Infilaw, i.e. Sterling Partners. Then again, maybe the scum who run the equity firm get tired of the bad press and try to unload this dump. However, who would purchase the commode?

Conclusion: In the end, I don’t see this pile of rotting garbage going out of business – at least not due to losing federal student loan funding. If DeVos invited the cockroaches to reapply for reinstatement, then they should be on track for more cash. After all, it is someone else’s money – and politicians don’t mind pissing that away.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Whittier College Board of Trustees Announces Closure of Fourth Tier Whittier Law School


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/business/dealbook/whittier-law-school-to-close.html?_r=0

Epic Outcome: On April 19, 2017, the New York Times DealBook published a beautiful article from Elizabeth Olson, under the banner headline “Whittier Law Schools Says It Will Shut Down.” Enjoy this wondrous opening:

“Trustees of the Whittier Law School said on Wednesday that it would close down, making it the first fully accredited law school in the country to shut at a time when many law schools are struggling amid steep declines in enrollment and tuition income. 

The trustees of the school, in Costa Mesa, Calif., said in a statement that they had voted not to enroll new first-year students in the fall but were “committed to ensuring that students currently enrolled will have an opportunity to complete their degree in a timely fashion.” The trustees did not set a date for when the school would close. 

Marc Stevens, a spokesman for the school, which is affiliated with Whittier College, said that officials were exploring ways to allow nearly 400 current students to complete their education but had not yet arrived at a solution. 

Whittier is the first law school fully accredited by the American Bar Association to announce plans to close. Indiana Tech Law School, in Fort Wayne, which had only provisional accreditation from the bar association, has announced that it will close in June.

Other law schools grappling with financial problems have chosen different ways to try to survive. Two law schools in St. Paul, Hamline and William Mitchell, merged in 2015. Charlotte Law School in North Carolina, which the A.B.A. placed on probation in November, has suspended the admission of new students. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing, Mich., closed its Ann Arbor campus after enrollment dropped. 

At Whittier Law School, which opened in 1966 and was accredited in 1978, minority students, many of whom come from California, made up about two-thirds of the student body. Last July, only 22 percent of the school’s graduates passed the California bar exam, according to state data. The employment rate for long-term jobs requiring a legal degree was 29.7 percent among Whittier graduates, according to Law School Transparency, a nonprofit that compiles data on the 205 law schools in the United States. 

Students who graduated from Whittier last year had an average of $179,000 in pre-interest debt, the second-highest total among all law schools in the country, according to Law School Transparency.” [Emphasis mine]

Toilets often point to their “diverse student enrollment” as a plus. Well, when broke-ass minorities with no connections graduate from FOURTH TIER PILES OF EXCREMENT, they are typically in worse financial shape after having earned their JDs. The commodes don’t put that in their brochures or web pages however.

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-edu-whittier-law-school-closing-20170420-story.html

Other Coverage: On April 20, 2017, the Los Angeles Times featured a staff article entitled “Whittier Law School is closing, due in part to low student achievement.” Take a look at the following portion:

“When Whittier College officials announced this week they would close their affiliated law school in Costa Mesa, students and faculty reacted with shock, outrage and some tears.

But legal experts said Thursday that Whittier has long been on a downslide as it struggles with challenges hitting many law schools across the country.

Applications to law schools nationwide are down nearly 50% since 2005, prompting less-prestigious campuses to accept students with lower GPAs and law school admission test scores. State bar passage rates have fallen — hitting a 32-year low in California last summer. Fewer full-time, long-term legal jobs are available. Meanwhile, tuition costs and student debt loads have soared. 

All of these factors came to a head at Whittier, which will be the nation’s first fully accredited law school to shut down in three decades. It will stop accepting new applicants and close after its current students graduate.” [Emphasis mine]

Of course, cretinous students got butt-hurt – and felt that the ABA-accredited garbage heap should remain in operation. These idiots cited their outrageous “investment” in themselves, i.e. student loan debt, as a good reason for keeping the doors open. 

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/whittier-law-school-will-close-leaving-disaster-in-its-wake/

Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Whittier Law School Will Close, Leaving Disaster In Its Wake,” on April 20, 2017. Behold this segment from her piece:

“Yet another law school has decided to close its doors. We all knew it would happen eventually, but it was just a matter of which one it would be. This time, it’s historic. Whittier Law School, located in Costa Mesa, California, will not enroll a new class this coming fall. Whittier is the first fully accredited law school in the country to throw its hands up in defeat and shut its doors. 

At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, students, faculty, and staff were alerted that an emergency meeting was to be held with representatives from the Whittier College Board of Trustees the next day. Faculty members knew that certain doom awaited them at the meeting, and attempted to obtain a temporary restraining order that would prevent the school from being closed. Sadly, their application was denied on First Amendment grounds. Students, however, had no idea what was about to happen, and many gathered on Wednesday afternoon to bear witness to the death of the school that would someday be printed upon their diplomas.” [Emphasis mine]

You can read more about how one student secretly recorded the meeting there. There are also links to video.

Conclusion: This is a truly momentous occasion. I remember in the early days, when cockroaches would tell scambloggers that this was a pointless endeavor. The fact remains that every single person who is dissuaded from law school represents one life that steers clear of soul-crushing amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. This affects their family and future mate as well. Those of you who have helped document the law school scam should hold your heads up high. Thank you for your contributions. Now, go out and enjoy a nice steak or a well-deserved drink.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Crack Open a Window: Florida Coastal School of Law Grads Had a 25% Passage Rate on February 2017 Florida Bar Exam


http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/most-law-schools-did-horrendously-on-this-states-bar-exam/

Booyah: On April 11, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Most Law Schools Did Horrendously On This State’s Bar Exam.” Take a look at the following portion:

“As we mentioned earlier today, the results from Florida’s administration of the February 2017 bar exam are out, and they are not pretty. In fact, the passage rate on Florida’s winter bar is now at its lowest point since the February 2009 exam (and possibly even earlier, but that is the final date for which scores are listed on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners website). The state’s overall passage rate was 57.7 percent, and some law schools posted passage rates that barely hovered around the 50 percent mark. One law school’s passage rate was far, far lower than that. 

Which schools performed the best on the test, and which schools performed the worst? 

Here are the results for all Florida law schools for the February 2017 exam: 

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As you can see, Miami and Florida International blew away the competition, with passage rates of 80.6 percent and 78.9 percent, respectively. Congratulations to graduates of both law schools. On the flip side of the coin, hovering around or below a 50 percent passage rate are law schools like Barry (51.5 percent), Florida A&M (46.2 percent), Nova Southeastern (55 percent), St. Thomas (44.7 percent), and Stetson (51.3 percent). The school with the worst performance of all was Florida Coastal, which posted a 25 percent passage rate. Recall that its sister school, Charlotte Law, posted a 25 percent passage rate on the February 2017 administration of the North Carolina bar exam. Who knew two Infilaw schools could produce terrible twin passage rates?” [Emphasis mine]

Still want to take the plunge, waterhead?!?! The fact that this commode and DOZENS OF OTHERS are allowed to operate and take public money shows beyond any doubt that the “higher education” scam is alive and well in the U.S. Who wouldn’t want to take on mortgage-sized sums of NON-DISCHARGABLE debt – for a 25 percent chance of becoming a licensed attorney? 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-bar-rates-florida-20170410-story.html

Other Coverage: On April 10, 2017, the Orlando Sentinel published a piece from reporter Gabrielle Russon, under the headline “Which law schools had the highest bar passage rates?” Read this opening:

“The bar passage rates at Barry University improved significantly from a year ago while Florida A&M University’s dipped 11 percentage points, according to test results released Monday. 

However, law students at the two Orlando law schools were both less likely to pass the bar exam than test-takers statewide, according to a news release from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. 

The state agency released the passage rates for the 1,881 students who took the test for the first time in Tampa in February. 

About 58 percent passed statewide, the results showed.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, that is highly impressive! Spending three years of your life – and accumulating outrageous, idiotic sums of student debt in the process – for this garbage outcome is beyond pathetic. Only an imbecile or a “law professor” could defend this sick $y$tem.

Now, scroll down to the penultimate paragraph:

“The worst was Florida Coastal School of Law where only three out of every four failed the test. Of the 48 who took the bar, 12 passed.” [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, the pigs at Florida Coa$TTTTal have yet to feature this anemic bar passage rate prominently on their website. That must be a mere oversight on their part, right?!?! Then again, anyone applying to this dung heap should be able to find these exam results – in under five minutes of searching online.

https://www.lstreports.com/schools/floridacoastal/admissions/

Atrocious Admissions “Standards”: Let’s take a look at the Law School Transparency report for this ABA-accredited toilet’s admi$$ion$ information. Seeing that these 48 idiots took the exam this past February, we will look at the figure for the class entering in Fall 2013. Take a peak:

25th percentile LSAT: 141 
50th percentile LSAT: 144 
75th percentile LSAT: 148 
25th percentile UGPA: 2.69 
50th percentile UGPA: 2.97
75th percentile UGPA: 3.26 [Emphasis mine]

Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature want to defend these TTTT practices?! Hell, halfway intelligent people could take the LSAT without sleeping the prior 48 hours, and score higher than these cretins at the 25th percentile.

Conclusion: Do you see a correlation, Lemming?!?! By the way, when you are this damn dumb and get into a law school, it doesn’t matter how many hours you study, read case briefs, work on outlines, or prepare for the bar exam. Since your starting point is so low, you will need to make monstrous strides to pass the test. Lastly, even if you manage to get licensed as an attorney, now all you have to do is get hired by a decent law firm – or hustle your ass off to get paying clients. Good luck with that, Bitch! Meanwhile, the “professors” and deans are laughing their way to the bank – while you are consigned to a lifetime of crushing debt and piss poor wages.
 
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