Monday, April 24, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Posted by Nando at 4:41 AM
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
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:
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?
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.
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.
Posted by Nando at 4:17 AM
Friday, April 14, 2017
MBE Results in the Toilet: On April 7, 2017, Derek Muller of Pepperdine Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law authored an Excess of Democracy blog entry that was entitled “February 2017 MBE bar scores collapse to all-time record low in test history.” Here is the full text of that piece:
“On the heels of the February 2016 multistate bar exam (MBE) scores reaching a 33-year low, including a sharp drop in recent years, and a small improvement in the July 2016 test while scores remained near all-time lows, we now have the February 2017 statistics, courtesy of Pennsylvania. After a drop from 136.2 to 135 last year, scores dropped another full point to 134. It likely portends a drop in overall pass rates in most jurisdictions.
This is the lowest February score in the history of aggregated MBE results. (The test was first introduced in 1972 but, as far as I know, national aggregate statistics begin in 1976, as data demonstrates.) The previous record low was 134.3 in 1980.
It's worth noting that the February 2017 test had a small change in its administration: rather than 190 question that were scaled into the score and 10 experimental questions, the split in this exam was 175/25. It's unlikely this caused much of a change, but it's worth noting as a factor to think about. And it'snot because the MBE was "harder" than usual. Instead, it primarily reflects continued fall-out from law schools accepting more students of lower ability, then graduating those students who go on to take the bar exam. Given the relatively small cohort that takes the February test, it's anyone's guess what this will portends for the July 2017 test.” [Emphasis mine]
If you are still considering law school, then you may need to undergo some intelligence testing. While it is about as easy to pass the written portion of a Driver’s License exam as it is to get into several dozen ABA law schools, that does not mean that pissing away three years of your life is a good idea.
Do you believe that taking on an additional $150K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for an outside chance to represent broke bastards in landlord-tenant cases and custody hearings – equates to good job prospects? Also, even if you attend an ABA toilet and pass the bar exam, you will still be financially wrecked. Good luck collecting legal fees from your trailer park clientele. Does that sound good to you, Dumbass?!
Other Coverage: On April 10, 2017, Staci Zaretsky wrote an ATL post entitled “MBE Results For February Bar Exam Reach Historic, All-Time Low.” Read this opening paragraph:
“Just when we thought that bar exam performance couldn’t get any worse, lo and behold, the national mean MBE scaled score from the February 2017 has reared its ugly head. Last year, the national mean MBE scaled score from the February bar exam was 135, a 33-year low. This year, that same score is 134, which is the lowest in the history of aggregated MBE results. Exam statistics were first aggregated in 1976. The previous record low for this score was a 134.3, in 1980.” [Emphasis mine]
Let that sink in for a moment. Did anyone expect bar exam scores to improve, based on the fact that more ABA-accredited cesspools have lowered their admi$$ion “standards”?! Hell, dozens of trash pits will accept idiots with 145 LSAT scores.
Later on, the article continued:
“Professor [Derek] Muller has more information on the decline in MBE scores:
In February 2011, just 39.6% of all test-takers had a score of 135.4 or lower. 13.7% had a score in the range of 135.5 to 140.4, and 46.6% had a score of 140.5 or higher. …In February 2016, however, 51.1% of all test-takers had a score of 135.4 or lower, a 11.5-point jump. 13.7% had a score in the range of 135.5 to 140.4, and just 35.1% had a score of 140.5 or higher.
This is the result of law schools continuing to accept students with poor entering qualifications. Things will only get worse until this cycle ends. Law school graduates unable to pass the bar exam to become lawyers will be stuck with upwards of six figures of loan debt, so that law schools are able to rejoice that they’ve been able to keep the lights on for one more year. If law school administrators are trying to run the legal profession into the ground, then this is a surefire way to do so.” [Emphasis mine]
Still want to take the plunge, with your 2.91 GPA in Political “Science” and 146 LSAT score, cretin?!?! What do you think your chances are of getting hired by a decent-sized law firm, with that weak potential? Many law graduates from Georgetown, USC, Cal-Berkeley, Virginia, and Duke struggle to find solid employment. Not everyone with a JD from those schools lands in a good position.
And you think that you will do better than those young men and women, when you are enrolled at a garbage heap such as WhiTTTTier or Cooley?!?! Are you the daughter or nephew of a federal magistrate or a member of Congre$$? If not, then what sets your ass apart from students attending law schools that are leagues above you? Also, what the hell are you smoking?!
Conclusion: If you are not accepted to a truly name brand law school, i.e. those firmly in the top 6-10, then take a different route. Your employment outlook is limited from Day One of law school, at lower ranked commodes. If your plan is to “crush” first semester and transfer to a half-decent diploma mill, then you don’t have a plan. Hell, ninety percent of the class – including the potheads and alcoholics – is aiming for the top 5-10 percent. By the way, genius: landing in the top decile at your toilet might get you on law review, but most Biglaw firms will still not touch your ass.
Posted by Nando at 4:33 AM
Monday, April 10, 2017
Beautiful News: On April 7, 2017, law.com posted a Karen Sloan piece that was entitled “Number of LSAT Takers is Up, But Law School Applications Are Down.” Check out this opening:
“This year’s Law School Admission Test cycle has come to a close, and the numbers are sending mixed messages about legal education’s current appeal.
On the positive front, the number of people taking the LSAT in February increased 5.4 percent over the previous year, according to LSAT administrator the Law School Admission Council Inc. In fact, test takers were up during three of the cycle’s four testing dates, which saw a cumulative 3.3 increase nationally. The cycle kicked off in June 2016 and wrapped in February.
But that increase in people sitting for the all-important admissions test has yet to translate into any boost in individuals actually applying to law school. In fact, the total number of applicants was down 1.9 percent as of March 31, when 87 percent of the final applicant count was in last year.
That figure is unlikely to inspire enthusiasm among law school administrators, who have been hoping that that the applicant pool bottomed out in recent years and that the number of aspiring lawyers would at least hold steady if not tick up this cycle.
“I don’t think we’re going to see a 5 percent application spike before the [fall admissions] cycle is over. It may be flat, at best,” said Jeff Thomas, executive director of pre-law programs at Kaplan Test Prep. He noted that the majority of applications have already been submitted for the upcoming academic year.
More LSAT takers would seem to foreshadow more applicants, but that isn’t necessarily the case, said Derek Muller, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law who writes about law school enrollment trends on his blog, Excess of Democracy.
“Prospective students may take the LSAT, be disappointed in their score, and choose not to apply or choose other graduate options,” he said. “That may be a cycle-to-cycle thing, but it may be getting worse. If prospective law students believe they need to achieve X score to get into Y school, because that’s the only ‘good’ school according to their prelaw adviser, they may not apply at all if their scores come out too low.”
Moreover, this year’s number may simply indicate an increase in people sitting for the LSAT multiple times in hopes of [earning] a higher score.” [Emphasis mine]
While DOZENS of desperate ABA-accredited toilets will now accept applicants with 145 LSAT scores, people are starting to recognize that the best they can hope to attain out of these cesspits is to end up representing broke bastards – for minimal pay. The fact remains that if you want decent job prospects coming out of law school, then you need to aim high. Otherwise, your employment outlook is limited from Day One. If your “strategy” is to do well at a dung heap – and transfer to a better school – then you are already behind the eight ball. Sadly, cretins will continue to sign on the dotted line at sewers.
Other Coverage: On April 5, 2017, Matt Leichter posted a Law School Tuition Bubble entry labeled “LSAT Tea-Leaf Reading: February 2017 Edition.” Here is the full text of that article:
“Make that three administrations in a row that the number of LSAT takers has risen. At last, the LSAC has published the results of the February 2017 LSAT. 21,400 people took the test, up 5.4 percent from a year ago (20,301).
The four-period moving sum of LSAT administrations rose 1 percent to 109,354. By comparison, this administration year comes in slightly lower than 2012-13 (112,515). At the same time, the number of applicants is falling from last year, 1.9 percent lower than this time in 2016. As of now 55,100 people are projected to apply to law schools this year, but there may be a late surge in applicants as has tended to be the case in recent years. The number may be higher.
Although I’m still baffled why so many people would be interested in going to law school after such negative news in 2016, it’s even more surprising that more LSATs translates into fewer applicants. Perhaps LSAT takers are more strategic about their scores, which cautions against the hypothesis that the “wrong people” aren’t applying to law school (because, obviously, only high-LSAT scorers make good lawyers). So far, there’s no evidence of a Trump-induced surge in law-school interest. I’m confident that’s premature, but it’s something to bear in mind when the June LSAT takes place.” [Emphasis mine]
Still want to take the plunge, Dumbass?!?! Do you view this as a good opportunity to get into a decent law school, since many LSAT takers are eschewing this route? Well, unless your test score is high enough to get into an elite, name brand school, it doesn’t matter. If you get into a top 30 law school, that is good enough. The majority of your class is looking at toiletlaw and non-legal jobs.
Conclusion: It is great to see that people are starting to look more seriously into this vitally important FINANCIAL DECISION. They have figured out that it is not wise to enroll in piles of rot, especially when that will lead to them taking on an additional $155K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Remember, the law school pigs will do and say whatever it takes to get more asses in seats. Then again, the bitches and hags are paid up front, in full – for minimal “work.” In stark contrast, the students will be on the hook for the next 20-30 years of their lives. Again, you are a mere mean$ to an end, i.e. giant sacks of federal student loan dollars.
Posted by Nando at 3:15 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
TTT Chronicles: Edward Adams, Former Candidate to Become Dean at SUNY Buffalo Law School, Indicted on 14 Separate Fraud Charges for Embezzlement
Prerequisite for Being Dean?: On March 25, 2017, the Buffalo News published a Jay Tokasz article that was entitled “Candidate for dean of UB Law School charged in embezzlement scheme.” Enjoy this opening:
“A finalist to become the next dean of the University at Buffalo Law School was indicted this week on federal fraud charges related to the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from investors in a company he helped run.
The U.S. Attorney's Office District of Minnesota charged Edward S. Adams, 64, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, with eight counts of mail fraud and six counts of wire fraud.
Adams -- an expert in corporate law and a former associate dean at the University of Minnesota Law School -- was among five finalists for the dean's post at the UB Law School who visited the campus in February and met with law school faculty and top university officials.
A UB spokesman said in an email statement that Adams "was not under consideration when the charges against him were filed.
Adams did not return a call seeking comment.
The indictment alleges that over a period of seven years, Adams stole $4.38 million from investors in a company that produced lab-grown diamonds. Adams paid to his own law firm more than $2.54 million during that time, according to the indictment.
UB launched a search for a new dean last September, with a 15-member committee led by Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. The former UB Law School dean, Makau W. Mutua, resigned in 2014. James A. Gardner, a constitutional law expert, has been serving as interim law school dean.
The university hired a national firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, to assist with the search. University administrators are hoping new leadership will help overcome divisions within the Law School and bolster its sagging U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Adams was the first of five finalists to visit campus in February. He followed up his visit with an open letter to UB law faculty saying he looked "forward to receiving an offer to be Dean at UB. I believe I will excel at it. It will be my sole focus." [Emphasis mine]
How “honorable,” huh?!?! Frankly, wouldn’t this pig’s embezzlement background give him good experience in baiting and financially ruining hundreds of young students each year? Hell, that should have led to him landing the position.
Other Coverage: On March 24, 2017, Jonathan Turley wrote a brilliant piece labeled “Minnesota Law Professor Charged With Massive Criminal Fraud.” Take a look at the following portion:
“University of Minnesota law professor Edward S. Adams is facing an astonishing criminal indictment over millions of missing funds from investors in his companies. The indictment says that Adams perpetrated an elaborate fraud on investors and fellow partners. According to the indictment, from 2006 to 2013, Edward S. Adams stole more than $4.38 million from investors and paid more than $2.54 million to his own law firm.
What is astonishing is that Adams is the second faculty member to face criminal charges on the Minnesota law faculty.
At the heart of the indictment is Adams’ involvement in Apollo Diamond, Inc.. Apollo’s founder was Adams’ father-in-law.
He allegedly embezzled funds and then, with the company facing insolvency, Adams allegedly had shareholders convert their Apollo stock into stock in a new company — Scio Diamond Technology Corp. He then allegedly siphoned off $2 million for his own accounts.
He is now facing eight counts of mail fraud and six counts of wire fraud.” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, Cockroach Edward Adams felt that he wasn’t fleecing the public enough, as a “law professor” parasite at a state school. But at least he allegedly put his law degree to good personal use, right?!?!
Conclusion: The paid puppets at the University at Buffalo Law Sewer can parrot the line that this greedhead was not a candidate to be their dean when the charges were filed. However, the fact remains that he was one of five finalists for the post. That means that he was at least in the running. It was between him and four others to get the job. He also stole more than $4.38 million from his investors – and funneled a large portion of that figure to his own law firm and his own accounts.
Furthermore, according to the Buffalo News article cited above, he was an “expert” in corporate law and a former associate dean at the Univer$ity of Minne$ota. Plus, he visited them in February of this year. That was two months ago. He was also at the now 23rd “best” law school in the country, at the time. This big-ass indictment just came down on his head in late March 2017. And the dolts at SUNY want you to believe that he was not a serious candidate to lead this third tier cesspit – which is currently rated as the 106th greatest, most remarkable and amazing law school in the entire country. In the end, this type of conduct gives you a glimpse into the pigs’ mindset, i.e. minimal “work” and effort for maximum pay.
Posted by Nando at 4:29 AM
Saturday, April 1, 2017
No April Fool’s Joke: Arizona Summit Law Sewer Placed on Probation by ABA for Pathetic Bar Passage Rates
The Beautiful News: On March 30, 2017, the New York Times DealBook section featured an article from Elizabeth Olson, under the banner headline “For-Profit Law School in Arizona Is Put on Probation.” Check out this opening:
“Arizona Summit Law school, a troubled for-profit institution owned by the InfiLaw System, has been placed on probation by its accrediting body, the American Bar Association.
The association’s move was announced on Monday and followed Arizona Summit’s affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University, a nonprofit historically black college in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Arizona Summit Law in Phoenix is the second school owned by InfiLaw to be placed on probation for failing to meet A.B.A. accreditation standards. Sterling Partners, a private equity firm in Chicago and Baltimore, is an investor.
The first, Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C., lost its eligibility for federal student aid in January as a result of the probation. Its enrollment has declined sharply, and the school has said it is trying to restart federal aid and is exploring affiliation with a nonprofit college in a Northeastern state.
At Arizona Summit, the bar association found that admissions practices, academic programs, and graduation and bar exam passage rates were below par.
These deficiencies, according to a statement by the A.B.A. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, “have resulted in the law school now being in a position where only immediate and substantial action can bring about a sufficient change to put the law school on a realistic path to being in compliance within the time allowed” by the bar association’s rules.
Only 24.6 percent of Arizona Summit graduates who took the Arizona state bar exam for the first time in July 2016 passed, an exceptionally low rate. Charlotte School of Law reported nearly the same passage rate for its graduates who took the North Carolina bar exam last month.” [Emphasis mine]
What a brilliant and amazing in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of “higher learning,” huh?!?! Sadly, waterheads and hopeless twats will continue to apply to – and enroll in – this festering pile of excrement. After all, some cretins still “dream of being a lawyer.” One wonders how many of these special snowflake idiots have ACTUALLY WORKED in a law firm, prior to reaching this realization.
Other Coverage: On March 28, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “ABA Finally Puts Law School On Probation For Horrendous Bar Passage Rates.” Read the following segment:
“Arizona Summit Law School’s numerous weaknesses and failures have been documented in these pages for years. From its dubious admissions practices to its repeated bar-exam embarrassmentsto its depressing employment statistics, this for-profit InfiLaw institution has been maligned in the press for good reason.
One would think there wasn’t enough lipstick in the world to be put on this pig to make it look enticing, but the school recently entered into a questionable affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college.
People have wondered for quite some time when the American Bar Association would step in and take action to discipline this school for the good of its students and those who would dare to attend in the future. At long last, after years of poor results for Arizona Summit graduates, the ABA finally decided to do something about it.
Yesterday afternoon, after finding the school to be out of compliance with numerous standards required for it to maintain its accreditation, the ABA put Arizona Summit Law School on probation. Here’s a relevant excerpt from the ABA’s public memorandum to the school[:]
“The council determined that the law school’s admissions practices, academic program (including its academic standards and academic support) and outcomes (graduation and bar passage) have resulted in the law school now being in a position where only immediate and substantial action can bring about sufficient change to put the law school on a realistic path back to being in compliance within the time allowed by the Standards and Rules of Procedure.”
The memorandum, sent from Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education, goes on to note that due to the “critical nature and urgency of this matter,” the law school must attend additional hearings before the Accreditation Committee in September and the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in November to review its progress with the remedial action recommended by the Council, and to consider whether additional remedial actions must be taken or additional sanctions must be levied, up to and including stripping Arizona Summit of its accreditation.” [Emphasis mine]
In a just world, the city would take a wrecking ball to this toilet. Anyone still dumb enough to even consider this school deserves their fate. It would actually be more humane to leave them in the woods alone. At least then they wouldn’t be FINANCIALLY RUINED FOR LIFE, by obtaining a worthless-ass TTTT law degree!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer is a true cesspit. If your “dream” is to be an attorney, you may need a psych eval. Does representing broke bastards in custody hearings sound appealing to you? Perhaps, you want to help dirt poor tenants in disuptes with their landlords. Here’s a hint that will potentially save you three years of your life, and $140K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt: if they don’t pay the full rent on time, they are going to be evicted. Do you like fighting losing battles for a living, Bitch?!?! If you feel the need to “prove yourself” in the world, because you have little to no self-worth, then go into a gym and walk up to an experienced boxer or MMA guy – and slap him across the mouth. When he puts your face and ass in the dirt, just realize that at least he didn’t bury you financially for the next 30 years of your pathetic life.
Posted by Nando at 7:54 AM
Monday, March 27, 2017
Dean Steps Down, Remains on Faculty: On March 20, 2017, Michael Gordon wrote a Charlotte Observer piece entitled “Top Charlotte School of Law leader steps down.” Check out this opening:
“With his school’s future hanging in the balance, the dean of the beleaguered Charlotte School of Law is stepping down.
Jay Conison has led the uptown, for-profit school for almost four years. Charlotte Law announced his departure with a four-paragraph statement Monday afternoon. Conison will remain on the faculty, the statement said.
He will be replaced on an interim basis by Scott Broyles, a former federal prosecutor who joined the Charlotte faculty in 2006.
“I am honored that the faculty has placed its trust in me as we move forward,” Broyles said in the school’s statement. “While we face serious challenges, our aim is clear: to restore faith in our institution through consistent standards in admissions and best practices in the classroom.”
The school’s alumni, which in February called on Conison and school President Chidi Ogene to resign, applauded the change.
“We are excited about Dean Broyles’ vision for the Charlotte School of Law and for his leadership,” said Charlotte attorney Lee Robertson Jr, president of the alumni association. “Dean Broyles has been a respected and dedicated member of the faculty for many years, and our alumni are optimistic for the future of our law school.”
Conison led the for-profit school during its most tumultuous era and leaves his leadership position while the uptown school straddles an uncertain future.
Charlotte Law, like law schools nationwide, was hit hard by the recession and the resulting shrinkage of legal jobs. But Charlotte Law’s problems only grew from there.
In November, the school was placed on probation by the American Bar Association for longstanding problems with admission, curriculum and bar exam test scores. A month later, the Department of Education made the school the first-ever accredited law school to lose access to the federal student-loan program. The department singled out Conison and school President Chidi Ogene and accused them of hiding the seriousness of the school’s shortcomings from current and prospective students.” [Emphasis mine]
The fact that Jay Conison will remain on the faculty at this FOURTH TIER DUNG PIT shows that the school is merely moving chairs on a sinking ship. If the commode was truly outraged by his conduct, they would have asked him to resign his position. Then again, the typical “law professor” has less honor and integrity than a street thug. Hell, even the common criminal has enough balls to rob you – without pretending that they are performing a “public service.”
OTTTTher DevelopmenTTTT$: On March 22, 2017, Charlotte NPR affiliate WFAE featured a report labeled “Charlotte School Of Law To Go Non-Profit As Part Of Overhaul.” The story is from Lisa Worf and Marshall Terry. Take a look at this revealing portion:
“Charlotte School of Law is on its way to becoming a non-profit. It's part of the plan to get the law school's federal loan money re-instated. WFAE's Lisa Worf has been following the school's struggles since the American Bar Association placed the law school on probation this past fall. She joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry.
MT: How would this work?
LW: The school's new dean, Scott Broyles, says the plan is to partner with a university in the northeast. InfiLaw, the company who now owns Charlotte School of Law, wouldn't make academic decisions, but, instead, deal with the school's day-to-day operations.
MT: How much of a difference would this change make? Is it a smokescreen?
LW: It's hard to say at this point. It's not clear how that agreement between the non-profit board and InfiLaw would work, nor how much the school would pay InfiLaw. But the plan also calls for faculty to play a bigger role in making academic decisions, starting with admissions standards. Here's Broyles:
SB: Kind of the hydraulic pressures that were out there moving us in the bad direction for the last few years as far as the quality of students, we've effectively removed all that…
MT: Is this enough to persuade the Department of Education to begin cutting federal loan checks again to Charlotte School of Law?
LW: That remains to be seen. A letter from the Department of Education in January didn't mention the option of re-instating federal loan money to the school back. It simply noted because the school hadn't agreed to close, students wouldn't have their federal loans forgiven. But Broyles says a few things have changed since then.
SB: The complaints that were out there, that were addressed by the ABA and then in part adopted by the DOE people, those have been resolved for practical purposes. They really don't have any reason to criticize the school going forward. And, secondly, it's a new administration.
LW: He's talking about the Department of Education under the Trump administration. Previously, the department was cracking down on for-profit colleges, but the current administration has a better view of them. Broyles thinks that'll help the school, even though the plan still is to become a non-profit.” [Emphasis mine]
How honorable, huh?!?!
Conclusion: As you can see, the cockroaches are trying to explore their opTTTTion$. The bitches and hags realize that there is less heat on for-profit cess pits, but they are also looking at joining a non-profit in the northeast United States. In the final analysis, the law school pigs will do and say anything to keep the gravy train of federal student loan money pouring into their troughs. Those who attend such trash heaps deserve their fate.
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