Saturday, August 22, 2015
Pig Nicholas Allard, Dean of Crooklyn Law School, Sticks His Hoof in His Mouth Yet Again Regarding the Big, Mean Bar Exam
Selfishness on Full Display: On August 20, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a Natalie Kitroeff piece that was simply entitled “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” This article is most notable for the fact that Erica Moeser, head of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, wiped her ass with Nicholas Allard’s snout. Take a look for yourself:
“Young people’s aversion to law school is a natural reaction to a saturated job market, says Jim Leipold, the executive director of the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks employment outcomes for recent law grads. “There was definitely an oversupply of law students,” Leipold says.
On the day the first exams are leaving her fiefdom in July, [Erica] Moeser wants to talk about the LSAT, the law school entrance exam. She pulls out a magazine page. “This is my favorite chart.” One axis shows the change in law students’ LSAT scores at the 25th percentile since 2010, meaning the people who were at the bottom quartile of test takers. Most schools have seen scores at that strata decline. The other axis shows change in enrollment over the same period. Almost every school has lost students, as fewer and fewer young people apply. Some places, Moeser suggests, are dropping their standards dramatically in the interest of stemming that tide. “Feast your eyes on New York,” she says, flipping to a table that has the scatter plot’s data. Her finger lands on Brooklyn Law School, where [Cockroach Nicholas] Allard, her loudest critic, runs the show. In five years the bottom quartile of Allard’s students saw test scores drop 9 points—a steeper decline than at 196 other law schools.” [Emphasis mine]
As has been well-documented, the law school swine have lowered the admi$$ion$ “standards” further, in response to fewer applicants over the past several years. After all, the bitches and hags only care about one thing: federal student loan money! Scroll down to the conclusion:
“When fewer people pass the exam, Allard says, poor and working-class Americans suffer in another way: “Most people in America can’t afford lawyers. Most small businesses can’t afford lawyers. The biggest cause of that is that there are too few lawyers being produced.” The bar exam, he says, “perpetuates the status quo in a way that keeps qualified, motivated people from becoming lawyers and deprives most people of affordable legal services.”
Paul Campos, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School and author of the 2012 book Don’t Go to Law School (Unless), cannot suppress a laugh when presented with that logic. “There’s a shortage of lawyers in this country the same way that there’s a shortage of Mercedes-Benzes,” he says. “There are many people who want them who don’t have them.” He predicts that pumping out more J.D.s will only lead to more under- or unemployed attorneys.
That’s part of why Moeser says schools should take their students’ professional prospects into account long before they take the bar. The problem, she insists, isn’t that her test discriminates but that law schools looking to put butts in seats are lowering their standards. In the process, she says, they create false expectations. “You’ve got this underclass in law schools who are really keeping the lights on but not reaping the benefit.” Moeser expects the reckoning to continue. “I would anticipate the scores will drop again, if I had to guess,” she says, her mouth drawing a straight line across her face. “I don’t anticipate a rebound.” [Emphasis mine]
In the final analysis, the “educators” merely want to get as many asses in seats as possible. It's great to see the NCBE chief publicly acknowledge this fact. The academic thieves do not care what happens to those students upon graduation. They know that the American Bar Association criminals will not remove their accreditation – even if bar passage rates continue to drop. However, the jackals are aware that if those numbers decrease any further, than even many lemmings will stop applying to these cesspools and trash pits.
Other Coverage: JDU accountholder “stillajd” posted a thread labeled “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Article” – on August 20, 2015. Here are some of the gems:
From “t3success” – on August 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm:
“I just want to throw up reading that crap. These deans are totally unhinged. Just go away. Close your freaking doors and find something else to do with your life besides taking promissory notes for 150k from people who can't even crack 150 on the LSAT. It's a disgrace and it's shameful.
WHERE IS THE ABA?! THE REGULATORS OF THIS "PROFESSION!!!!" COME ON MAN, SERIOUSLY CUT THIS CRAP OUT. PUT AN END TO IT.” [Emphasis mine]
Check out this epic beat-down from “ibrslave,” on August 20, 2015.
“Wow, wow! Brooklyn dramatically lowers its admission standards and then more of its graduates begin failing the bar. Any objective observer, hell a 6th grader, can understand the cause and effect. But, Dean Allard blames the bar examiners. The icing on the cake, however, is Dean Allard pretending like a $4,000 bar exam is the impediment to poor law grads becoming lawyers. How many tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars has Brooklyn and Dean Allard taken from these same poor students? Dean Allard cannot be serious.
I fully support the bar examiners for holding their ground against the likes of Dean Allard.” [Emphasis mine]
The pig is getting roasted to a crisp, on that thread. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can see that Nicholas Allard is a lying sack of excrement who doesn’t give one damn about his students, recent grads, or their financial health. He is simply trying to pass the buck onto someone else, as to why his students are broke-asses and cannot make a living as lawyers.
Conclusion: Avoid the festering dung heap known as Crooklyn Law School. Otherwise, you will likely end up graduating with $150K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, while facing piss poor job prospects. Try repaying such massive student loans on a paltry, annual salary of $40K. Now imagine having children and supporting them, with that debt constantly hanging over your head, Dumbass. You DO NOT NEED to commit financial suicide, in order to support Fat Pig Nicholas Allard and the other cockroaches at Brooklyn Law Sewer. As you can see, the bastard could stand to lose a few pounds.
Posted by Nando at 5:51 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Experiences a 52% Drop in Enrollment, Since 2010
Excellent news!: On August 16, 2015, the Detroit Free Press re-published a Lansing State Journal article from RJ Wolcott, which was entitled “Cooley Law School enrollment drops 52%.” Take a look at this wonderful opening:
“More than 3,900 students were enrolled at Cooley Law School in 2010. That was the zenith. It’s been downhill since. Cooley’s enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year was 1,880.
That’s a drop of 52%, according to data from Cooley and the American Bar Association. In comparison, Michigan State University College of Law, which is more selective, had about 830 students last year.
Law school enrollment has been declining nationwide since 2010, ABA data show. At Cooley, it has declined almost three times as fast. During its years of explosive growth, Cooley opened three satellite campuses in Michigan and one near Tampa.
Last year, administrators at the school, now known as the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, closed its Ann Arbor campus and laid off faculty members in an effort to mitigate the losses.
Records from the ABA show 119 full-time faculty employed at Cooley in the spring of 2014 compared to 49 in the fall. Jim Robb, associate dean of external affairs, said staff reductions were a combination of retirements and layoffs.
Despite recent struggles, Don LeDuc, president and dean of the school, expects 2015 to be a transition year for Cooley.
He says enrollment is up since December. He anticipates that an increase in students taking the LSAT will soon result in a return to pre-recession enrollment.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! It’s great to see that full-time parasites at the TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer have been reduced by nearly 59 percent, since the spring of 2014. Cockroach Donald LeDuc is truly delusional, if he believes that his FOURTH TIER PILE OF EXCREMENT will soon experience a return to its peak enrollment in 2010. Then again, the bastard gets over-paid to say such idiotic things.
Other Coverage: ATL posted a Staci Zaretsky entry labeled “Which Law School’s Enrollment Has Dropped By More Than 50 Percent?” – on August 17, 2015. Check out the segment below:
“According to Dean Don LeDuc, however, Cooley Law’s drop in enrollment isn’t a big deal. He says the school’s enrollment has gone up since December, and that because more students are taking the LSAT, it’ll translate into a “return to pre-recession enrollment.” Perhaps if more law school deans were as clairvoyant and optimistic as LeDuc, the rest of the nation’s legal educators wouldn’t be in such a precarious predicament.
In an interview with RJ Wolcott of the Lansing State Journal, LeDuc went on to blame other law schools for causing Cooley Law’s enormous enrollment drop: “One of the things that schools will do is they’ll start taking students that they wouldn’t have taken in good times. [They] reach down further into applicant pool. Well, when they do that they’re taking our students, and we’re adversely affected by that.” Pardon me, but just how deep does Dean LeDuc think other law schools are digging into the applicant pool?
Since 2011, Cooley Law’s median LSAT score had fallen from 146 to 145 and plunged from 143 to 141 at the 25th percentile. No matter how desperate they are to put paying asses into seats, not too many law schools are willing to take a chance on applicants with less-than-ideal stats like that — not if they’d like their U.S. News ranks to remain stable.
Not only has Cooley Law’s enrollment dropped, but it’s also seen a stark drop in applications. Per the Lansing State Journal, Cooley received 4,032 applications in 2011, and 1,161 students accepted admission offers and enrolled. Last year, the school received only 1,481 applications, and just 445 students ended up matriculating. We know lawyers are supposedly bad at math, but anyone can see that those numbers are horrendous.” [Emphasis mine]
That is quite an admission from Pig LeDuc, i.e. "Better schools are starting to admit more mentally deficient potential students, and that hurts us because we rely on waterheads to fill our classrooms." The swine acknowledged that his notorious trash pit accepts the dumbest applicants of pretty much any ABA toilet – even though the rodents ranked themselves as the 2nd best law school in the entire damn country, as recently as 2011. Of course, anyone with an IQ above 60 recognized that this was a pathetic attempt by Donald LeDuc and Thomas Brennan.
Apparently, MANY potential Cooley students have realized that they are better off personally and financially, by remaining in their dead end jobs. At least then, they will not end up pissing away three years of their lives – and incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in the process.
Conclusion: When you think of filthy cesspools and putrid waste, the first image that comes to mind is TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer. This school is the epitome of raw sewage in legal “academia.” It is also the prime example of an ABA-accredited diploma mill that does not give one damn about its students or recent graduates. Hell, if they could, these “educators”/bitches and hags would enroll skid row bums and crash test dummies into their TTTT program. It is great to see that people are avoiding this FOURTH TIER TRASH PIT, in droves.
Posted by Nando at 3:56 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2015
NALP Cockroaches Chirp About Improved Employment “Placement” Rate, While Noting the JD Class of 2014 Secured Fewer Jobs Than the Prior Cohort
Selected Findings: On July 31, 2015, the bitches and hags at NALP issued a press release labeled “Employment Rate for New Law School Graduates Rises by More Than Two Percentage Points - But Overall Number of Jobs Falls as the Size of the Graduating Class Shrinks.” How concise, huh?! Take a look at this opening:
“According to "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014" released today by NALP, for the first time since 2007 and the onset of the Great Recession, the employment rate for law school graduates has risen, from just 84.5% for the Class of 2013 to 86.7% for the Class of 2014, a jump of 2.2 percentage points.
This good news comes, however, with a few caveats. First, and most importantly, the employment rate measured for the Class of 2014 is not directly comparable with the employment rates for the classes that preceded it because beginning with the Class of 2014, following a similar decision made by the American Bar Association, employment status information was collected as of March 15, approximately ten months after a typical May graduation, rather than February 15, as had been the case since 1996. (Prior to that, employment data had been collected six months after graduation.)
The other important piece of the jobs picture for the Class of 2014 is that the class was substantially smaller than the class that preceded it. (Indeed, according to the ABA it was nearly 3,000 graduates smaller than the Class of 2013, which will likely stand as the largest class to ever pass through the American legal education pipeline, at least for the foreseeable future.) And, importantly, that smaller class found fewer jobs than the class before it. The overall number of jobs secured by law school graduates had grown in each of the three preceding years, with the Class of 2010 holding the low post-recession watermark for the actual number of jobs found. For the Class of 2014, the overall number of jobs secured was three percent fewer than the Class of 2013, but because the size of the graduating class itself was more than six percent smaller than the previous class, the overall employment rate went up.” [Emphasis mine]
For those of you still considering law school, I will point out the following, since you find yourself in the lower end IQ crowd: the employment “placement” went up slightly by 2.2% but the number of jobs landed by 2014 law grads decreased by about 3 percent. Do you still want to take this big-ass gamble?!?! Perhaps, I need to draw you idiots a diagram with Crayola on posterboard.
Class of 2014 National Summary Report: If you prefer graphs or visuals, check out NALP’s National Summary Report for the JD Class of 2014. Last year, a total of 42,524 men and women earned their law degree from an ABA-accredited diploma mill. Employment status was known for 42,139 of these grads. They competed for 27,928 jobs where bar passage was required. What type of “profession” allows its member $chool$ to pump out 1.52 graduates for each opening?!?!
Keep in mind that law school pigs count all types of employment – i.e. full-time, part-time, long term, short term, legal, and non-law – when calculating the “placement” rate. With that knowledge, a total of 5,609 JDs fell into the following four categories, after 10 months: pursuing a degree full time; start date deferred past 3/15/2015; not employed and seeking; and unemployed but not looking for work. This brings the employment rate to 86.7 percent, i.e. (42,139-5,609)/42,139. After all, if you are pursuing another academic “credential,” it shows that law school did not pay off for you.
Scroll down to page two of this PDF. Under Size of Firm, you will notice that this group landed 18,587 private firm positions – including law clerk, paralegal and administrator. This figure takes the following into account: 816 desperate-ass solo practitioners, 7,670 grads in offices of 1-10 lawyers, and 1,870 typically making peanuts in firms of 11-25 attorneys. By the way, only 5,043 members of the JD Class of 2014 landed positions in offices with more than 250 lawyers – and this is consistent with recent years.
This represents a paltry 11.9% of all grads from this cohort, i.e. (5,043/42,524)*100. Still like your odds, waterhead?!?! In fact, this is skewed. If you enter law school, you do not have a roughly 1 in 9 chance of landing Biglaw – a job that may justify staggering amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt and three years of mind-numbing “education.” That is because those offers are largely made to graduates of the top 5-10 law schools.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” & World Report provides a list of the average amount of student debt incurred by suckers who specifically took out loans to attend an ABA-accredited commode or trash can. These figures pertain to the Class of 2014, i.e. the same group of idiots covered by the NALP pages above. Do you think it would be a good idea to graduate from TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Law Sewer, for an additional $172,445?! Perhaps, you believe that you are so amazing that YOU can walk away from Fourth Tier Florida Coastal Sewer of Law – with $162,785 in extra debt – and still emerge a rousing success. Hell, these figures don’t even take undergrad loans, or accruing interest during enrollment, into account.
Conclusion: While several subsequent JD classes will be smaller, and this should improve job prospects slightly for law grads from each cohort, the positions available are certainly not worth incurring an additional $120K-$180K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Also, the term “employment placement” is a joke, as it pertains to law school. As those of us who have been through the experience can attest, “career development” hags DO NOT help find you find jobs.
Typically, these rodents excel in providing you with Power Point presentations and handouts on subjects such as “Sprucing Up Your Resume” and “Letting Your Personality Shine Through on Cover Letters and Writing Samples.” Furthermore, these dolts devote their time to assisting those in the top 10% of the class land decent employment, i.e. these cockroaches help those who need it the least. Yes, that is a great use of resources, right?!?! Don’t be a dumbass and throw your future away, simply because fewer graduates translates into supposed better odds at landing legal work. Again, taking on massive amounts of student loans – for a chance to land a $40K annual toiletlaw job – is not a good investment or life choice.
Posted by Nando at 3:34 AM
Friday, August 7, 2015
The TT Announcement: On July 31, 2015, Rutger$ Univer$ity issued a press release labeled “American Bar Association Approves Merger Creating Rutgers Law School.” Look at this excrementitious opening:
“The Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar approved today the merger of Rutgers’ law schools into one unified Rutgers Law School with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark, during its annual meeting. In June, the ABA’s Accreditation Committee voted to recommend approval of the proposed merger as did the Rutgers Board of Governors in April.
"We are elated with the ABA’s decision to approve the new Rutgers Law School,” says Acting Co-Dean John Oberdiek. “We believe strongly that our ambitious model allows for increased opportunities for all Rutgers Law students to advance their career searches and to learn from a wider selection of world-class faculty.”
Keenly attuned to the evolving demands of the legal profession and to the need for legal scholarship and education to address the public good, the new Rutgers Law School offers a comprehensive curriculum, propelled by one of the nation’s largest faculties with wide-ranging expertise. The expansive course offerings are made possible through cutting-edge immersive technology currently in place that connects the two locations and brings great legal scholars and students together in real time.
According to Co-Dean and 1983 alumnus Ronald K. Chen, Rutgers Law has a proven tradition of educating diverse new generations of legal professionals for public and private practice. “Rutgers has long provided exceptional and affordable legal educations to its students, but now as a Big Ten law school and a leader in legal education in the Northeast, we are positioned to make an impact on the national legal landscape” says Chen. “Not only will Rutgers Law School continue to further the missions of Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-Camden and the entire Rutgers system, it will serve New Jersey as its public law school.” [Emphasis mine]
Did you see anything of substance in that portion above?! Academic swine excel at screwing over students and taxpayers, and they also engage in meaningless platitudes and verbal diarrhea. By the way, “co-dean” sounds idiotic. This is further compounded by the fact that cockroaches Oberdiek and Chen are acting co-deans of this cesspool. Their mothers must be immensely proud.
Other Coverage: The Philadelphia Business Journal published a Jeff Blumenthal article on this development, on August 3, 2015. That story was entitled “ABA approves Rutgers plan to merge law schools.” Check out the following excerpt:
“Rutgers University’s plan to merge its two law schools into one unified institution, yet still maintain its two campuses in Camden and Newark, N.J., has received approval from the American Bar Association.
The ABA’s section on legal education and admission to the bar voted on the plan Monday during its annual meeting. In June, the ABA’s Accreditation Committee voted to recommend approval of the proposed merger as did the Rutgers Board of Governors in April.
The integrated Rutgers Law School will begin using a single application in the fall of 2015 for the 2016 entering class.
Rutgers will use its immersive distance education technology to support expanded course offerings and bring a sense of common identity and students separated by 90 miles. The university introduced the programming technology last spring.
The school also has created one Rutgers University Law Review and combined the two school’s respective law journals.
Merging the two law schools is actually a reunification.
They were first separated into two Rutgers entities, with their own accreditation, faculty and curriculums in 1967. Law school leadership first suggested bringing the two schools back together in 2011, but the move was put on hold as Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to fold Rutgers University-Camden into Rowan University. Once that idea ran its course, Rutgers President Robert Barchi announced in 2013 the plan for the unification of the law schools.
Two co-deans will lead the merged Rutgers Law School. Rutgers said the co-deans will maintain their individual lines of authority, reporting to the chancellors in Camden and Newark.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, the board of governor$ decided that this supposedly single/combined toilet will still require two deans, i.e. typically the highest-paid cockroaches at an ABA institution. That actually makes perfect sense – when you realize that the “educators” do not give a damn about the students.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this is not a surprise. The rodents at these two state law schools were planning to merge for quite a while. Plus, the ABA criminals will approve damn near any proposal from member commodes. Hell, if “law professors” and deans at each trash pit wanted to toss one student out of a window each semester, I’m sure the bitches and hags at the American Bar Association would give their approval. Of course, they would make sure that it did not occur until after the student loan check cleared.
Posted by Nando at 4:27 AM
Monday, August 3, 2015
Flush Twice and Open a Window: On July 28, 2015, ATL featured a Staci Zaretsky entry labeled “Law School Dean Allegedly Begged Graduates Not To Take The Bar Exam – On The Day Before The Test.” Take a look at the following portion:
“Back in June, we spoke at length about what happens when bar exam time rolls around at law schools where passage rates for first-time takers have been notoriously low. At the time, we wondered: “[W]hat if there were a way to ensure that students who were struggling academically would stay far, far away from the bar exam, thus enhancing your law school’s chances of posting less embarrassing passage statistics?”
Pleadings in Lorona v. Arizona Summit Law School suggest that while there is a way to keep law school graduates away from the bar exam, not everyone is happy about it. In that suit, plaintiff Paula Lorona, an alumnus and former assistant director of financial aid at Arizona Summit Law, alleges that out of fear of losing accreditation, deans at all three of InfiLaw’s schools — Arizona Summit, Charlotte, and Florida Coastal — began offering $5,000 payoffs to students who were unlikely to pass the bar exam.
Dean Shirley Mays of Arizona Summit Law later defended those payoffs as stipends that were part of the school’s Unlock Potential (U.P.) program, which “extends the bar preparation from the usual 10-week program to more of a four-month program.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, Pig Shirley Mays has great confidence in her commode’s ability to train future lawyers. The article correctly refers to the $5,000 offers as payoffs. By the way, that amount is a tiny fraction of the average student debt load one accumulates at this ABA-accredited stink pits. Later on, the author then noted the following:
“Hardly improved pass rates aside, it looks like Dean Mays wanted to “enhance” other graduates’ “bar pass opportunity,” because yesterday, the day before the July 2015 administration of the bar exam, she was busy calling Arizona Summit Law alumni at the eleventh hour and trying to convince them to defer their taking of the test.
If a law school has that little faith in its graduates’ abilities, doesn’t that speak more to the quality of the education received (or lack thereof) than the graduates’ test-taking abilities?
There’s nothing like a last-second call from the dean of your law school telling you that you’re about to fail the bar exam to boost your confidence.” [Emphasis mine]
TTTT Tactics in Action: Back on June 11, 2015, the National Law Journal published a Karen Sloan piece which was entitled “Arizona Summit Defends Encouraging Grads to Delay Bar Exam.” Take a look at this opening:
“The dean of Arizona Summit Law School this week defended paying stipends to graduates who delay sitting for the bar examination to extend their test preparation.
The stipends are part of the Unlock Potential (U.P.) program, which dean Shirley Mays called a "creative and innovative" way to help students who simply wouldn’t be ready to sit for the exam otherwise.
The program came under fire in a lawsuit that claims it's really designed to prop up sagging bar rates that threaten Arizona Summit’s American Bar Association accreditation.
Mays insisted the program is justified. The school, located in Phoenix, admits a large number of part-time and nontraditional students, including first-generation college graduates, working parents and people caring for elderly parents as the school’s student body skews older, she said. Many of those students need to balance study time against family demands or other circumstances, she said.
Part-time students comprised more than 20 percent of Arizona Summit’s most recent incoming class, and minorities more than 47 percent, according to the ABA.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s always nice to see thieves and cockroaches justify their filthy actions and boorish behavior. Based on your admi$$ion practices of accepting waterheads and morons, it is clear that you pigs enroll PLENTY of students who will not be ready to sit for the bar exam – even with three years of law school under their belts! The article then continued:
“The program “extends the bar preparation from the usual 10-week program to more of a four-month program,” she said. “It has classes where the students take mock exams and practice questions. They also work on barriers to their success—we identify things that might prevent them from being successful on the test. We help them brainstorm ways to help them address those concerns.”
Paula Lorona, a 2015 graduate and former Arizona Summit financial administrator, alleged in a federal wrongful-termination lawsuit that administrators pressured her to put off taking the February 2015 bar exam because they feared she would fail. She opted for a BarBri course instead of the school’s customized bar prep course and passed the February exam.
“Lorona’s school-assigned bar coach told Lorona that the school is concerned that it may lose accreditation and access to Title IV federal funding due to drastically low performance numbers,” her complaint reads.” [Emphasis mine]
What honorable conduct, right?!?! Yes, this school must be accepting top applicants! Who wouldn't want to enroll in this dung heap?!
Conclusion: Comedian Bill Hicks used the following brilliant joke: “I love the pope. I love seeing him in his pope-mobile, his three feet of bullet proof plexi-glass. That’s faith in action, folks!” The same principle applies to the law school pigs at Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer. Again, this shows that “law professors” and administrators DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about students or recent graduates. They are simply involved in “legal education” in order to make high salaries for pathetic amounts of “work” – at the expense of debt-strapped grads and the federal taxpayer.
Posted by Nando at 5:07 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Sewer Rats Need More Money: On July 24, 2015, the NaTTTional Juri$TTT published a staff article entitled “NYLS leases space to Urochester.” Look at this opening:
“New York Law School has found use for its open space. The University of Rochester's Simon Business School will move from midtown Manhattan to the Tribeca campus this summer through a co-location agreement between the two professional schools.
New York Law School enrolled reached 1,923 in 2010, soon after it opened a new 235,000-square-foot building. However, since then its numbers have dropped. It had 968 students in 2014-2015.
The agreement with the University of Rochester is a multi-year arrangement that aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep in mind that New York Law Sewer is a free-standing toilet, i.e. it does not have a parent university or college to help bail it out during rough stretches. It is extremely impressive that total enrollment has damn nearly been cut in half in the span of about four years. Then again, I’m sure the rodents “planned” to have smaller classes, right?!?!
TTThe TTT AnnouncemenTTT: Back on April 28, 2015, NYL$ issued a press release labeled “University of Rochester’s Simon Business School New York City Center to Co-locate at New York Law School.” Yes, it’s great to see that attorneys are so great at being concise in their language. Here is a partial description:
“The New York City location of the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School will move from midtown Manhattan to the Tribeca campus of New York Law [Sewer] (NYLS) this summer through a unique co-location agreement between the two professional schools, announced Joel Seligman, President of the University of Rochester, and Anthony W. Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School.
The agreement between the two professional academic institutions is a creative, multi-year arrangement that aims to form an innovative partnership to optimize resources and capitalize on the different schedules and programs of the two institutions. The Simon Business School offers courses in New York City for 13-month part-time graduate programs designed for working professionals, with M.S. programs in finance, management, and health care management. Simon students attend classes primarily on weekends, while students of NYLS, which offers full- and part-time law degree programs and a two-year J.D. honors program, attend primarily during the week with some weekend options. The business school, which had been located in a commercial office building, will move its NYC administrative offices and academic course offerings to the NYLS facility. Students will be able to take advantage of the classrooms, library, meeting and event spaces, and other amenities of NYLS’s high-tech urban campus, located at 185 West Broadway (at Leonard Street). The move to Lower Manhattan, which is under review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will provide students with a comprehensive and unmatched learning environment, along with direct access to Wall Street, the City’s civic center, and tech corridor. This will be the only co-located law school and business school under one roof in New York City.
“Lower Manhattan is the epicenter both for business and law in the global economy. New York Law School’s Strategic Plan emphasized a priority of the school to develop strategic alliances that could provide students unprecedented opportunities in business or financial services. The co-location of NYLS and the Simon Business School’s NYC Center creates a unique opportunity to harness the synergies that exist between the two institutions. We look forward to welcoming the business school faculty, staff, and students to our campus and building a culture of community between our schools, while maintaining each individual institution’s identity,” said Anthony Crowell, President and Dean of New York Law School.” [Emphasis mine]
Take a moment to reflect on the following idiotic terms used in the release above: “innovative partnership,” “co-located,” “strategic plan,” “unprecedented opportunities,” “harness the synergies,” and “building a culture of community.” Hell, members of Congre$$ and their professional handlers don’t distort things to such a douche level.
Does anyone with a brain stem think that NYL$ is resorting to this measure, because they simply wanted to help out another “institution of higher learning”?!?! By the way, no one gives a damn if Lower Manhattan is the supposed epicenter for business and law? Decent law firms do not want to hire graduates of third tier schools.
Ranking: As you can see, US “News” & World Report rates New York Law Sewer as the co-127th greatest, most phenomenal and incredible law school in the entire United States! In fact, it “only” shares this distinct honor with the following SEVEN commodes: Chapman, Cleveland State “University,” Drexel, Quinnipiac, Akron, University of Idaho, and UMKC. Yes, what prestigious company, huh?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: According to USN&WR, the average law student indebtedness for those members of the NYL$ Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school was $166,622. Plus, 83% of this unfortunate cohort took on such toxic debt for their TTT law degree. This figure does not include debt from undergrad or other programs, nor does it take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, NYL$ seems to be stretched financially. The rodents are located in a pricey-ass section of expensive Manhattan. Yet, the students are enrolled in a firmly entrenched TTT. Biglaw firms will not hire the toilet’s graduates. The total number of students at New York Law Sewer has dropped SIGNIFICANTLY, since the pigs opened a new 235,000 square foot facility in 2010. Since tuition rates at this dung pit are so high, the cost of living is so damn high, and the odds of paying back the student loans are slim, this school apparently needs to make up for lost income. If you are still considering law school, moron, do not even contemplate this trash heap. You do not need to become financially ruined, in order to help keep this turd afloat.
Posted by Nando at 5:13 AM
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Desperate Bowel Movement: Indiana Tech Law School Pigs Set to Reapply to ABA Cockroaches for Accreditation
TTTTT News: On July 16, 2015, KPC News published a Linda Lipp story entitled “Law school skips appeal, reapplies to ABA.” Take a look at this opening:
“The Indiana Tech Law School did not appeal a June decision by the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education denying it accreditation — but only because the university’s leaders decided reapplying for the ABA’s endorsement would be the quicker, more effective approach.
The appeals panel is required to affirm the council’s determination unless it thinks that it was arbitrary and capricious, said Charles Cercone, the law school’s dean. The school would not have been allowed to submit any additional evidence or documentation in its appeal, so the likelihood it would win was small.
“If we had appealed it would have delayed our reapplication process into next year to the point where we would have felt uncomfortable with our charter class that’s going to graduate (in 2016),” Cercone said. “So we decided to abandon the appeal and reapply right away.”
The accreditation is important, because in Indiana, students must graduate from an accredited law school in order to sit for the bar exam.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, these bastards are truly looking out for their students’ best interests, right?!?! If you believe that, then let me tell you about the time I threw a no hitter at the old Yankee Stadium. Later on, the author continued:
“The ABA had no problems with the school’s faculty or teaching, and did not cite the school’s lack of a permanent dean at the time of its evaluation as a problem, “although to be honest I don’t think it helped us much,” Cercone said.
The founding dean, Peter Alexander, left abruptly at the end of the law school’s first academic year in 2014. An interim dean served in that position until Cercone came on board in January.
The school’s enrollment the first two years did not live up to expectations. It had hoped for 100 the first year, and enrolled 25. The second year was a little better, but the school ended the year with just 57 first- and second-year students.
Because of the uncertainty over the accreditation status, some of those students may well transfer elsewhere, Cercone acknowledged. It also has put a damper on recruitment.
“Obviously, in the posture we’re in this year, I don’t expect that to improve,” he said. “We would like to have 20 students in the incoming class, and that’s what we’re shooting for.”
As an added enticement, the university is giving 100-percent scholarships to every single student enrolled there next year.
“It shows the university’s and the board of trustees’ support for the law school and their belief in the law school, and we hope that’s going to incentivize students to stay,” Cercone said.” [Emphasis mine]
You can smell the combination of desperation and sick feces from a mile away, people. The bitches and hags at this trash heap are now aiming to enroll 20 damn people in their incoming first year class – and they will provide them with free tuition! That must be a sign of strength, huh?!?!
Other Coverage: On the evening of July 22, 2015, the Law School Truth Center featured an entry labeled “An Intimate, Low Cost Law School Experience.” Check out the hilarious portion below:
“Imagine you go to law school at a "top" school. In your 1L torts law class, you might have 60, 80, 100 students. There's no way all of you can fit your tongues onto the professors' asses.
Now imagine a law school where you go to that same property class and it's just 19 other people. Not just in your section, but in the entire class. You'd get the exact same hands-on attention you got in high school geometry! If you went to a podunk high school in western Nebraska! Justice!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present Indiana Tech[.]” [Emphasis mine]
You have seen MANY law grads and attorneys advise current dolts to drop out immediately, if they are not in the top 10 percent of their commode’s class – after first semester. In a cohort of 20 morons, you would need to place in the top 2 spots. Guess what, genius? Even if you managed to be in the top “decile” at this toilet, decent law offices will not take a look at you. Hell, good law firms and government agencies would rather hire the bum carrying a cardboard sign than make your ass an offer. Get the point, mental deficient?!?!
Conclusion: If you know anyone who is getting ready to attend this dung heap, gently move their coloring book and Legos out of the way – and then talk to them in terms that they can understand. Use small words and short sentences. Whatever you do, make sure to avoid polysyllabic terms. You may need to draw them a diagram on the sidewalk, with chalk. If it will help them comprehend the message that you are trying to convey, then let them hold their Etch A Sketch. Clearly explain to them that attending Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer is a dumber decision than sticking their arm in a jar filled with fire ants. In the event that they understand you and don’t throw a tantrum, reward them with a sticker of their favorite Sesame Street character and perhaps a glass of warm milk. By seeking to spare the simpletons from financial hell, you will be performing a great work and service.
Posted by Nando at 12:32 AM