Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The End Result of Law School Diploma Mills Lowering Their Admi$$ion$ “Standards”


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/law-schools-are-admitting-students-they-would-have-rejected-years-ago/

Excellent News: On January 21, 2015, CBS Moneywatch featured a Jonathan Berr piece headlined “Are law school admission standards slipping?” Look at the portion below:

"Not all law schools are lowering admission standards," wrote Wendy Margolis of the Law School Admissions Council in an email. "If some of them are, you would need to ask them about their individual reasons. Actually, enrollment did not start to really decline until after the recovery began. There was a lag. We really have no way of knowing what will happen in the future." 

In an interview, Organ said his colleagues at other schools have noticed a decline in the quality of their students, though he hasn't noticed it at his university, which is in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

"It is a refrain that I hear with some frequency," he said. "The quality of students isn't what it was two or three years ago." 

About 30,000 to 38,000 people entered the legal job market annually between 1982 and 2012, according to Organ's analysis. Another 7,000 to 18,000 departed the legal job market during that same period. The numbers of departures is expected to increase in coming years, while entrants are forecast to drop.” [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, these sick bitches and hags are okay with admitting mouthbreathing morons and ass-wipes. After all, student loan conduits only require a pulse, and a modicum of intelligence. Yes, these “educators” truly are beacons of integrity, huh?!?! 

Now, scroll down to this apt and concise conclusion:

“Still, while it's now easier to get into law school than it has been, the chances of ultimately succeeding as practicing lawyers for those who wouldn't have made the cut earlier are only shrinking.”

Do you understand that, Lemming – or do I need to draw you a diagram with Crayola on posterboard?!?! When is this information going to penetrate your gray matter? 

http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/01/22/many-law-schools-lowering-admissions-requirements/?hvid=4JPL9X

Other Coverage: On January 22, 2015, JD Journal published a Noelle Price article entitled “Law Schools Nationwide Lowering Admissions Requirements.” Check out this opening:

Summary: Although it may now be easier to get accepted to law school, many students will be grossly unprepared and unable to pass the state bar exam. 

According to CBS, it’s getting easier and easier to get into law school. This is especially good news when paired with the improvement of the legal job market. 

Unfortunately, many students who are admitted to law school under reduced admission requirements may not be able to pass the bar exam. They will incur a massive amount of debt during law school, but may be unable to ever add “Esquire” to the end of their names. 

Jerome Organ, a professor at the [Third Tier] University of St. Thomas, has studied admission requirements intently. According to a recent analysis, 33 percent of entering law school students had median LSAT scores of 160 or higher in 2013. In 2010, 40.8 percent had a 160 or above. LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. First-year law students with scores of 149 or under increased from 14.2 percent to 22.5 percent. According to the New York Times, schools are competing for students with the best credentials.” [Emphasis mine]

Hell, it seems that anyone with an IQ approaching room temperate can gain entry into at least one ABA-accredited toilet. Imagine if you could say the same thing about your personal physician. Then again, at least those enrolled in medical school actually learn how to do their job thoroughly, due to labs, rotations, residencies, etc. In stark contrast, “legal educators” fill you with archaic, abstract notions. They pump and dump you, and move onto the next batch of victims.

Conclusion: It is much better to be weeded out of the field BEFORE incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. What the hell is the point of taking on insane amounts of debt for a chance to enter a GLUTTED field, where a few make big salaries but most earn between $40K-$55K upon graduation?!?!  Do you care more about your ego than your financial well-being?  Real professional schools do not admit applicants with weak-ass entrance test scores or barely competent academic credentials. Medical, dental and veterinary schools have historically done a good job of limiting the number of slots to match the projected number of job openings in that field. I recognize that medical and dental schools are now producing excess numbers of doctors and dentists. However, at least they are not collectively pumping out the equivalent of 46,776 graduates annually - for a total 28,746 positions where “bar passage is required.” 

The fact remains that true professional degree programs seek to protect the investment – in time, money and energy – of those working in their specific field, including future practitioners. You also don’t see med schools telling their students that they can do anything with a medical degree. They also do not place their recent grads in school-funded, temporary positions or count those working at Starbucks as “employed.” Plus, you need to major in something more substantive than Political “Science” or History, in order to be considered a viable candidate. In the end, “law professors” and administrators only care about lining their own pockets. If they end up FINANCIALLY RUINING legions of young people – and bilking the taxpayer – in the process, then that is fine with them. These cockroaches will not lose a wink of sleep over their actions.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Second Tier Dung Field: University of Denver Sturm College of Law


http://www.du.edu/financialaid/law/cost/

Tuition: Idiots enrolled full-time in this trash heap will be charged $42,120 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Fees will add another $250 to the big-ass tab. The pigs also list health insurance – estimated at $2,420 – under Direct Costs. What a tremendous deal for students, huh?!?!

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the cockroaches lists Indirect Costs as $16,161. Of course, the bastards estimate room and board as $11,646, as well as personal expenses of $1,332. I suppose these costs could be this low - if you eat Ramen noodles twice a day and have 4-5 roommates. This brings the supposed total to $60,951.

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills base living expenses on an academic calender, instead of a full year. Since actual students will require a 12 month budget, we will prorate the following items: room and board; transportation; and personal/miscellaneous. Doing so, we reach a more accurate, total COA of $63,649 – for one damn year! Who wouldn’t want to attend this sewage pit?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

Ranking: At these prohibitive costs, one would expect this school to have one hell of a reputation among the academic and legal communities. Well, the Univer$iTTy of Denver $TTurm Commode of Law is rated as the 68th greatest, most magnificent and sensational law school in the entire country – by US “News” & World Report. In fact, it “only” shares this distinction with the following toilets: Loyola-Chicago; SeTTon Haul; and Kansas. What “prestigious” company! 

http://www.law.du.edu/documents/career-development-and-opportunities/2013-ABA-Report.pdf

Published Employment “Placement” Statistics: Let’s take a look at the dung heap’s Class of 2013 Employment Summary Report. There were 267 members of this graduating class. Out of this figure, 245 landed a job within nine months of earning their TT degree. This includes any type of work, i.e. legal, non-law, full-time, short term, part-time, or long term. Two grads did not bother to report their employment status to the filth pit. This equates to an employment “placement” rate of 92.4 percent, i.e. 245/265.

In fact, only 186 JDs landed full-time, long term positions – in any industry. This would be a rate of 70.2%, folks. Yes, who doesn’t want to take on a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for such weak-ass employment outcomes?!

By the way, this gets even better – unless you are a student at this cesspool. A total of 25 Sturm law grads from the Class of 2013 were hired in law school or university funded positions! Only one person was employed full-time, long – while two others were in full-time, short term posts. Another 13 pawns were placed in part-time, long term jobs, whereas nine other stooges were hired in short term, part-time positions. Could you imagine – for one goddamn second – if accredited U.S. medical or dental schools engaged in such heinous and deliberate actions?!?! Those students and graduates would push administrators out of windows, if that was the case.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of Denver Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $130,981. In fact, 81% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such foul debt. Don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, as the student is enrolled.

http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/

Standard 509 Information Report for 2014: Check out the following data – in order to see the level of “selectivity” at this pile of rotten garbage.

“Total number of applications: 1,601 
Total number of offers: 987 
Number of matriculants: 258 
75th percentile GPA: 3.62 
50th percentile GPA: 3.40 
25th percentile GPA: 3.10 
75th percentile LSAT: 159 
50th percentile LSAT: 156 
25th percentile LSAT: 153 [Emphasis mine]

This equates to an acceptance rate of 61.6 percent! And this is from the 68th “greatest” law school in the United States!

Conclusion: Avoid this stench pit at all costs. You will not be served well, by incurring an additional $140K-$185K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for a chance to enter a GLUTTED field. Remember, technological advances have slammed this industry hard – and will continue to lead to permanent job losses for attorneys. Do you think that YOU will be able to compete with established law firms and local lawyers? Will you overcome LPOs, legal outsources, LegalZoom, and other software programs?!?! 

Hell, at this very moment, a commercial for LegalZoom just flashed across my TV screen. Good luck swimming against the current. In the final analysis, this is a shrinking job sector. Do not be a dumbass. Find something better to do with the remaining time that you have left. Don’t piss away three years of your life on a garbage law degree. Otherwise, you WILL be paying for this foolish mistake for decades.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Law Schools Pigs Lowering the Bar, in Order to Grab More Student Loan Money and Stay Afloat


https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/16/law-schools-compete-students-many-may-not-have-admitted-past

The Hags are Getting Desperate: On January 16, 2015, Inside Higher Ed published a Ry Rivard article entitled “Lowering the Bar.” Take a look at this meaty portion below:

"Five years ago, no American Bar Association-accredited law school had an entering class with a median LSAT score of less than 145. Now, seven law schools do, according to Jerome M. Organ, a professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law who studies the legal market. That means at least half the first-year students at seven law schools scored a 144 on the LSAT or lower. 

The LSAT has a scale of 180 down to 120. The average LSAT score is around 150. The LSAT has a margin of error, but 145 is considered a symbolic line by legal education experts and school administrators. 

At one level, we’re in uncharted territory,” Organ said. 

Southern University Law Center – part of the historically black Southern University and A&M College System – is one of those seven schools. Its median LSAT score last fall was 144. Still, it is running into competition for students. 

“Certain schools never would have admitted a student with a 145 LSAT score several years ago,” said SULC's vice chancellor, John K. Pierre. “But this year they did and last year they did, and in some cases they are even offering students with that profile scholarships or tuition reductions.” 

Enrollment at ABA-accredited law schools is the lowest it has been since 1973, even though there are 53 more law schools open now, according to Moody's Investors Service. The students still trying to get to law school also have lower test scores than in the recent past. 

So the vast majority of law schools are not only shrinking in size but also admitting less-qualified students.” [Emphasis mine]

It’s funny to read that law school administrators see a 145 LSAT score as a symbolic line, especially since they are accepting so many idiots with such a test result. Hell, now they are giving these dolts scholarship money. Clearly, they are happy to cross that boundary – if it means putting more cash in their filthy pockets. This is the equivalent of a man or woman “choosing” a partner who is an unattractive tub of lard, i.e. their options were severely limited. 

http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/01/16/lowering-lsat-score-requirements-may-have-consequences/?hvid=22MZ3v

Other Coverage: On January 16, 2015, Noelle Price wrote a JD Journal piece labeled “Lowering LSAT Score Requirements May Have Consequences.” Check out this opening:

“According to Inside Higher Ed, law schools are actually competing for students with low undergraduate grade point averages and LSAT scores. Why? Because the number of students applying to law schools has sharply declined nationwide. According to Bloomberg, enrollment has dropped 18 percent since 2010. It seems that each year, fewer and fewer students apply to law school, likely due to concerns they have about the legal job market. 

For example, it used to be that Thomas M. Cooley Law School was known for admitting underqualified students. During last year’s fall semester, however, the entering classes of seven law schools had lower median LSAT scores than Cooley. 

Many professors are concerned that, by admitting underqualified students, law schools will be accepting those students who may not be able to graduate from law school or pass the bar exam.

Just five years ago, not one American Bar Association-accredited law school reported a median LSAT score of less than 145 for its entering class. Today, seven law schools report scores of less than 145. Therefore, at least half of the first-year students at these schools scored 144 or lower on the LSAT.” [Emphasis mine]

This makes perfect sense, as potential law students with a brain stem have chosen to avoid this gamble. As has been noted for a couple of years now, those with high LSAT scores are eschewing this route – while dumbasses with low numbers are still taking the plunge. Good thing for the law schools that no one – certainly not the cockroaches at the American Bar Association – even seeks to hold them liable for their actions.

By the way, for $ome rea$on, these "educators" are not concerned enough to turn away unqualified applicants.  Yes, these pieces of trash truly are concerned about their students, right?!?!  Apparently, they have a warped view of performing a supposed "public service."

The seven schools with lower median LSAT scores than TTTT Cooley - for first year lemmings - should immediately be shut down and converted into petting zoos or farmers markets. Frankly, if the space was turned into a haven for bums and meth addicts, it would be an improvement. At least then, the taxpayers wouldn’t be robbed blind, in order to support parasites, i.e. “law professors,” and give them bloated, unjustified salaries.

Conclusion: In a just world, the law school pigs would be put on a spit and slowly lowered just above some embers. Think of the MANY hundreds of thousands of lives that these sick bitches have KNOWINGLY ruined financially – with their lies, misleading statistics, and vile sales pitches. They should be held accountable for their conduct. Anyone who defends these rodents is unworthy of one ounce of respect.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cause for Celebration: Enrollment at New York Law School Diploma Mills Has Dropped by 23 Percent Since 2010!



http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202713273846/NY-Law-Schools-Mirror-Nationwide-Drop-in-Enrollment?slreturn=20150013225740

Garbage Barges on Fire: On December 26, 2014, the New York Law Journal published a Karen Sloan and Andrew Keshner piece entitled “NY Law Schools Mirror Nationwide Drop in Enrollment.” Take a look at this opening:

“Law school enrollment fell for the fourth straight year in 2014, according to figures released earlier this month by the American Bar Association. 

Nationwide, the number of first-year students who showed up on law campuses this fall declined by 4.4 percent compared with the previous year, which amounts to 1,751 fewer students.

That means new student enrollment is down by nearly 28 percent across the country since its historic peak in 2010, when many flocked to law school during the economic recession. 

Taken as a group, New York's 15 law schools mirrored the national trend, although five individual schools more than held their own. 

According to ABA, the number of first-year enrollees in all New York law schools fell 4.7 percent to 3,772 from 3,962. 

New York enrollment has fallen approximately 23 percent since 2010. 

Data from the Law School Admission Council had indicated that fewer people took the Law School Admission Test and applied to law school during the last admissions cycle. But the actual enrollment numbers will undoubtedly add fuel to existing concern over the economic future of law schools that already have seen drastic enrollment cuts.” [Emphasis mine]

You’re welcome, bitches! Did you cockroaches expect to KNOWINGLY financially ruin thousands of students – every damn year - without any repercussions?!?! Have fun enjoying smaller class sizes and resultant forced retirements and buyouts, pigs. In a just world, you parasites would be slow-roasted over a pit – with an apple shoved in your mouth and another one up your ass.

Later on, the authors noted the following:

“Touro's first year class size this year is 187, compared with the 206-student headcount a year earlier. 

Anthony Crowell, New York Law School's dean, said when he came into the job in May 2012, he knew the school had to get smaller "to ensure better outcomes and get stronger."

"In the process of doing it, the market caught up to us," he said, later adding, "It's not easy when you have to adapt from a budgetary standpoint. We're using it as an opportunity to build the institution and adapt." 

Albany Law School saw the sharpest year-to-year drop among state schools, some 34.2 percent. 

Acting Dean Alicia Ouellette said in a statement that application numbers in the past several years have been "challenging." [Emphasis mine]

It’s great to see these cockroaches try to spin these huge-ass declines into a positive. Give it up already, thieving bastards. Sure you “planned” for your toilet’s enrollment to get smaller, Cockroach Anthony Crowell – and Salma Hayek just called and offered to come over, but I told her I was busy.

People have caught onto the law school scam, due to the concerted effort of scambloggers, mainstream news pieces, a few decent professors with character, and other critics of U.S. “legal education.” As a direct result of those efforts, fewer people are being raped by the law school swine. 

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/01/new-york-law-schools.html

Other Coverage: Paul Caron posted a blog entry labeled “New York Law Schools Suffer Large (21%) Enrollment Declines” – on January 4, 2015. Check out the portion below:

“Two law schools (Albany, New York Law School) have experienced >50% enrollment declines since 2011, and CUNY experienced a 40% decline. In all, 8 of the 15 New York law schools have experienced at least a 20% enrollment decline since 2011. The carnage is even greater if you exclude Columbia, Cornell, and NYU: the remaining 12 law schools experienced an 8.1% decline in since 2103, and a 26.2% decline since 2011.” [Emphasis mine]

This is real and tangible progress. To those of you who have informed others about this filthy, vile indu$try, thank you for contributing to this development. You have helped steer others away from financial hell. That is honorable and selfless. Of course, “law professors” and administrator scum cannot understand such a concept. In their sick minds, one should be happy to take on an additional $125K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a chance to enter a GLUTTED field.

Conclusion: The law school pigs have fed on the flesh of lemmings for far too long. They have grown fat and happy at the expense of their students and taxpayers. In fact, these bitches and hags have not lost one wink of sleep over their role in ruining countless lives. After all, sacrifices must be made, right?!?! Especially, when those backbreaking losses are incurred by others!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Third Tier Drake Accepted 77.6 Percent of Applicants for the 2014-2015 School Year


http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/01/01/dean-drake-law-school-challenges/21170421/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin

Dragging Ass: On January 1, 2015, the Des Moines Register printed a Grant Rodgers piece entitled “Dean Ullem has true-blue passion for Drake law school.” Take a look at this tepid opening:

“Drake University Law School is a family affair for Benjamin Ullem, a longtime Des Moines attorney who returned in July to lead the school for a two-year stint as dean. 

His father earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Drake. Then, Ullem, now 70, graduated from Drake in 1966 with a liberal arts degree before going on to law school himself. His daughter got her law degree from [Third Tier] Drake in 1997… 

Job No. 1 in 2015: working to reverse a six-year decline in applications. But 2015 also will be a year of celebration: The start of the fall semester will mark the law school's 150th year. 

During his tenure as dean, Ullem hopes to help sustain and grow the law school by focusing on efforts to attract students, while also building on the school's long tradition of supporting clinical and real-world experiences for its students. 

"We think completing 150 years is a good stepping stone to looking forward to the next 150, and we truly are doing that," he said.” [Emphasis mine]

As you can see, the school’s exTTTensive history hasn’t amounted to much. It is currently ranked as the 113th “best” law school in the county – by US “News” & World Report. What a tremendous “accomplishment,” huh?!?! Later on, the article continues:

“Ullem takes the helm at [Third Tier] Drake at a time when the number of applications to accredited law schools nationwide has dropped from a 10-year high of 602,300 for the 2010 academic year to 352,400 for 2014 — a 41.4 percent decrease, according to data collected by the nonprofit Law School Admission Council. 

At [Third Tier] Drake, applications hit a recent peak at 1,206 in 2009. But numbers then tumbled, hitting a low this year of 496 applications, a 59 percent decrease, according to data the school reports annually to the American Bar Association.

The size of first-year classes at the law school has also dropped, from 166 students in 2010 to 110 at the beginning of the fall semester this school year. To turn the tide, Ullem has championed efforts by professors and faculty to visit undergraduate classrooms to make presentations on the law school or even to teach mock law classes.

Common thought is that would-be attorneys are shying away from law school due to concerns about student debt loads and disappointing post-graduation job opportunities. But Ullem remains optimistic about the future of the legal profession and shares that message with prospective students and with [Third Tier] Drake alumni across the country. 

[Third Tier] Drake must amplify its message that a degree from the law school offers good value for the money, Ullem said. The law school has established so called "3 and 3" partnerships with Drake's undergraduate programs, Simpson College and Iowa State University that allow students to get both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years, shaving a year from the usual process. Partnerships with other schools are on the way, Ullem said. [Emphasis mine]

As you can see, the pigs are desperate for asses in seats. Hell, they may start accepting students who drool on the application. Who knows? If you leave Cheetos smudges on the paperwork, the bitches and hags on the admi$$ion$ committee might consider that a bonus. Anyway, it is beyond pathetic to see these rodents pursue dumbass undergrads. When will the swine start handing out applications and bowls of soup to homeless people a few blocks from campus?!?!

http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/

The Commode’s 2014 Standard 509 Information Report: Plug your nose, before digging into the following excrement:

“GPA and LSAT Scores 

Total number of applications: 496 
Total number of offers: 385 
Number of matriculants: 106 
75th percentile GPA: 3.53 
50th percentile GPA: 3.25 
25th percentile GPA: 2.97 
75th percentile LSAT: 156 
50th percentile LSAT: 152 
25th percentile LSAT: 148 [Emphasis mine]

Yes, those are truly impressive numbers, huh?!?! Keep in mind that the majority of law school applicants tend to major in soft subjects such as Political “Science,” History, Literature, and Philosophy. Plus, with fewer people applying, most of these lemmings earned their undergrad degrees from garbage univer$itie$.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, Third Tier Drake admitted 77.6 percent of all applicants for the 2014 -2015 first year class. You also saw the scores for these dolts, in the 509 report. Simply put, this law school is about as selective as a lonely fat chick on a Saturday night. As the message about the law school scam spreads, fewer people will apply to - and enroll in - ABA-accredited trash heaps. At some point, this will affect bar passage rates – so long as the state examiners do not water down the exams to appease the “educator” pigs.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Profiles in Academic Tripe: Stephen Diamond, Associate “Law Professor” at Third Tier Toilet Santa Clara University School of Law


http://stephen-diamond.com/2014/12/28/washington-post-joins-the-myth-making-about-law-schools-and-legal-employment/

Vile Swine Droppings: On December 28, 2014, Cockroach Stephen Diamond wrote a blog entry labeled “Washington Post joins the myth making about law schools and legal employment – New Year’s Update.” He was butt-hurt that the Washington Post merely pointed out that first year enrollment has plummeted at DC-area toilets. From Diamond’s whiny rant:

“Now, of course, law schools face both a reputational effect of that oversupply problem and the fact that with a wider economic recovery underway law school is no longer necessary as a hiding place for unemployed college grads. Many college graduates can get jobs right away with just a BA, even if these gigs don’t pay as well as lawyering. 

Ironically, and as has happened in several prior business cycles, the decline in the attractiveness of a JD is occurring as the legal employment market is steadily recovering. New BLS data analyzed by Ted Soto at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles suggests there will be a shortage of lawyers beginning as early as 2016. One legal industry consultant, Peter Zeughauser, told the Wall Street Journal that “the legal industry across the country was faring better than in the years following the financial meltdown of 2008. ‘For the first time in six years, the legal economy is back on track,’ he said.”

These basic facts about economic cycles and the BLS data on legal employment do not bother the Washington Post, however. Their legal reporter Catherine Ho reports today that there is a “shrinking job market for young lawyers” and a “major retrenchment” underway since 2008 in the legal sector.

This would certainly come as a surprise to the many large law firms handing out bonuses that are larger than any they have awarded associates since 2007. The conclusion also flies in the face of the data the BLS carefully assembles on legal employment and wages. The number of lawyers employed in the US has risen steadily every year over the last decade (except for a one time drop in 2008 to 553,690) to a high in 2013 of 592,670. Average annualized earnings have grown every year as well from $107,800 in May of 2003 to the May 2013 total of $131,990.” [Emphasis mine] 

Theodore Soto is a liar and a pig, which has previously been pointed out on Third Tier Reality. For $ome rea$on, Cockroach Diamond fails to point to this BLS data from its Occupational Outlook Handbook:

“Job Outlook Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students graduate from law school each year than there are jobs available. [Emphasis mine]

Apparently, some “law professors” have the reading comprehension level of an infant. By the way, moron: just because THREE New York Biglaw firms gave associates larger bonuses does not mean that the job market for attorneys is improving overall. When the hell did three large firms equal MANY? Plus, Biglaw accounts for a small fraction of available lawyer openings each year. Furthermore, how many graduates of 107th ranked $anTTTa Clara Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law receive such employment offers, Bitch?!?!

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2015/01/ideology-belief

Paul Campos Bitch Slaps Stephen Diamond Across the Face: On January 1, 2015, Paul Campos put a cueball in a sock and smashed Cockroach Diamond over the damn head with it in his LGM piece entitled “Ideology and belief.” After pointing out that Stephen Diamond has the mathematics acumen of a gerbil, he drops this knowledge:

As I’ve noted elsewhere, the fact that demand for law school admission actually declined during the worst economic contraction since the 1930s should have been a warning sign to legal academia. It wasn’t, because instead law schools slashed admission standards, and managed to slightly increase total enrollment — although, again, enrollment fell per school — in the face of declining demand, leading innumerate observers like Diamond, who has a Ph.D. in political science as well as J.D., to conclude that demand was increasing. (Diamond claims that big year-end bonuses for lawyers at a handful of hyper-elite law firms means prosperity is just around the corner for the average law graduate, which is akin to arguing that Robert Axelrod’s salary is a good reason to enroll in a graduate program in political science). 

Since then things have gotten much, much worse. Over at the Legal Whiteboard, Jerry Organ has afascinating post detailing the practical collapse of admission standards since 2010 (recall that standards had already slipped a good deal between 2004 and 2010, as the percentage of law school applicants who were admitted to at least one school increased by 23.6% between those years). It’s difficult to pick out the single most hair-raising stat that Organ has assembled, but here’s a good candidate: between 2010 and 2013, the percentage of law school matriculants with sub-145 LSAT scores increased by 56.8%. And that percentage almost certainly grew again this fall, as ABA law schools collectively admitted an astounding 80% of all applicants. [Emphasis mine]

Now to this insightful conclusion from Campos:

“The question that interests me, in a somewhat morbid way, regarding Diamond, Conison, and their ilk throughout American legal academia in this the year 2015 of the Christian Era, is the extent to which they actually believe what they say. 

The lawyer and sociologist David Riesman described ideology as the kind of sincere mental state that allows a man to habitually believe his own propaganda. American legal academia apparently remains a very sincere place.”

And people sometimes wonder why I refer to law school swine as mentally ill. First, legal academics have shown that they are not the slightest bit concerned with anyone but themselves. Secondly, they are seemingly incapable of grasping basic facts, i.e. employment “placement” figures, that don’t support their baseless assertions. Third, many of these leeches – such as Brian Leiter – lash out at their opponents, especially when those people dare to point out the obvious. In light of these MAJOR personality and character defects, can you honestly picture these entrenched “educators” as successful legal practitioners?!?!

Conclusion: In the final analysis, Stephen Diamond is a gluttonous pig who has fattened himself on the carcasses of an untold number of law students, over the years. He does not want to stop gorging himself on their flesh, and will do and say anything in order to keep the law school scam in operation. The parasite “teaches” at a third tier commode located in the historically-glutted California legal market. He simply doesn’t give a damn about the truth, potential legal clients, the “profession,” or his students.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Way to Ring in the New Year: LSAT Scores Dropping Sharply Among Recent Law School Matriculants!



Excellent News: On December 29, 2014, Jerry Organ posted a Legal WhiTTTeboard entry labeled “The Composition of Graduating Classes of Law Students – 2013-2016 – Part I.”  He teaches at the Univer$iTTTy of $TTT. TTThoma$ Sewer of Law, located in Minneapolis, MN. Look at this portion:

“In the fall of 2013, I had a series of blog posting about the changing demographics of law students.  In the first, I noted that fewer students were coming to law school from elite colleges and universities.  In the second, I noted that between 2010 and 2013 there had been a decline in the number of matriculants with high LSATs and an increase in the number of matriculants with low LSATs such that the “composition” of the class that entered law school in the fall of 2013 was demonstrably less robust (in terms of LSAT profile) than the “composition” of the class that entered law school in the fall of 2010.  In describing this phenomenon, I noted that when the entering class in fall 2013 graduates in 2016, it might encounter greater problems with bar passage than previous classes.

In light of the significant decline in the median MBE scaled score in July, which Derek Muller has discussed here and here, and which I have discussed here, and a significant decline in first-time bar passage rates in many jurisdictions this year, it seems like an appropriate time to look more closely at changing class profiles and the likely impact on bar passage in the next few years.” [Emphasis mine]

Under the section entitled “Changes in LSAT Distributions of Matriculants – 2010-2013,” Organ wrote the following:

“Note that in terms of percentage change in the number of matriculants in each LSAT category, the five highest LSAT categories are all down at least 20%, with 160-164 down nearly 40% and 170+ down over 40%, while the two lowest LSAT categories are up, with <145 being up over 50%. [Emphasis mine]

Yes, that is a great trend for the law school pigs, right?!?!  Plus, it shows once again that “law professors” and administrator scum do not give one damn about applicants, current students and recent graduates.  Could you imagine if accredited U.S. medical, dental or veterinary schools WILLINGLY and KNOWINGLY padded their employment stats and admitted legions of people who they felt would not be able to become licensed upon graduation?! 

The author then sums up his piece nicely with this segment:

"Conclusion

If one focuses on the LSAT scores as one measure of "quality" of the entering class of law students each year, then the period from 2010-2014 not only has seen a significant decline in enrollment, it has also seen a significant decline in quality.  On the axis with high LSATs to the left and low LSATs to the right, the "composition" of the entering class of law students between 2010 and 2014 has shifted markedly to the right, as shown in the graph below.  Moreover, he shape of the curve has changed somewhat, thinning among high LSAT ranges and growing among low LSAT ranges." [Emphasis mine]

Remember, the law school pigs are paid up front, in full – while YOU, the student and graduate, are left to carry the bag.  The cockroaches’ bloated, unjustified salaries are not tied – in any way – to the job outcomes or prospects of their students.  Have fun trying to repay $100K-$185K or more in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, while earning $35K-$50K per year.  The sociopathic academic swine will not lose one single wink of sleep over your situation.  After all, they supplied you with a largely meaningless “education.”

At parties and family events, who wouldn’t be thrilled with your limited, abstract knowledge of trivialities such as M’Naghten’s Rule, contributory negligence, minimum contacts, Rule Against Perpetuities, commerce clause, parol evidence rule, etc.?!?!  I’m sure others will not tell you to pack Pennoyer v. Neff or Wickard v. Filburn up your ass.  If you are not practicing law, i.e. getting paid to provide legal advice to actual clients – and therefore not using your “education” to feed yourself or your kids – then these concepts are useless.


Other Coverage: On December 31, 2014, Paul Caron covered this article in a TaxProf blog post entitled “Organ: The Declining LSAT Scores of Law School Matriculants.”  Take a look at the following comment from Brian Tamanaha – published on December 31, 2014 at 11:34:12 am:

“From Organ's post:

"Perhaps most significantly, in 2010, the <150 group, with 7,000 students, was over 2,400 students smaller than the next smallest category (165+ with 9.477) and more than 4,500 students smaller than the largest category (155-159 with 11,570). By 2013, however, the <150 category had become the largest category, with 8,471, just surpassing the 155-159 category, with 8,459, and now 2,300 larger than the smallest category, 165+ with only 6,154."

This is terrible. Admission to law school used to be reserved for students with demonstrated ability. Now, in Organ's groupings, the largest chunk of students scored below 150 on the LSAT.” [Emphasis mine]

Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature – and a functioning spinal cord – want to argue that the law schools are concerned about their students, graduates, potential clients or the legal “profession”?!?!

Conclusion: In the final analysis, it is immoral to accept students with such weak-ass numbers.  These same students are the least likely to: (a) pass the bar exam; and (b) to find gainful, full-time employement as attorneys.  Then again, the pieces of trash who “work” as “law professors” do not have their overpaid salary tied to the overall placement rate of their graduates.  With the federal government financing student loans, and handing them out to anyone with a pulse, the law school pigs have been able to hijack tuition to ridulous levels - gorging themselves in the process. 

It is great to see that our collective efforts have resulted in fewer applicants.  However, now the ABA-accredited toilets are KNOWINGLY taking in legions of people who have no shot to practice law.  At what point do certain commodes start enrolling people who can complete a coloring book and stack up Legos at least ten pieces high?!?!  For those of you who have helped expose the scam, I hope that you and your family have a great New Year.  Conversely, if you are one of the “educators” responsible for ruining the lives of young people, do the world a favor and die in a car fire, bitch.
 
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