On March 21, 2012, ATL’s Staci Zaretsky reported on this development, in a piece labeled “BREAKING: Class Action Lawsuit Against New York Law School Dismissed.” Check out the following excerpts:
“Here’s one of [Melvin] Schweitzer’s money quotes:
The court does not view these post-graduate employment statistics to be misleading in a material way for a reasonable person acting reasonably. By anyone’s definition, reasonable consumers - college graduates - seriously considering law schools are a sophisticated subset of education consumers, capable of sifting through data and weighing alternatives before making a decision regarding their post-graduate options, such as applying to professional school. These reasonable consumers have available to them any number of resources of information to review when making a decisions.”
I laugh when oversensitive lemmings make disparaging comments about my writing style. It is lucid and straightforward. Perhaps, these waterheads confuse the ridiculous run-on sentences and mixture of corporatese, edu-babble, fifth rate social commentary and legal jargon, i.e. garbage, employed by “judges”/politicians in black robes as actual communication skills. If your child, as a high school student, wrote about “a reasonable person acting reasonably,” you should consider sending him to an “alternative school” - where he can gain better instruction and individual attention.
The piece continued:
"And here’s another one. Apparently Schweitzer, much like William Robinson III of the ABA, thinks it’s inconceivable that the plaintiffs suing NYLS weren’t aware of the declining market for legal jobs:
It is also difficult for the court to consider that somehow lost on these plaintiffs is that a goodly number of law school graduates toil (perhaps part-time) in drudgery or have less than hugely successful careers. NYLS applicants, as reasonable consumers of a legal education, would have to be wearing blinders not to be aware of these well-established facts of life in the world of legal employment.” [Emphasis mine]
Let me take a moment to shove that idiotic straw man “argument” up your old, corroded ass, Melvin. Law grads typically are not expecting HUGELY SUCCESSFUL careers. Most simply want to be able to put food in the fridge, provide their own living expenses, and pay their monthly bills - including their NON-DISCHARGEABLE student loan debt. Do…you…understand…that,…Bitch?!?! Or do I need to explain this to you in moronic terms, such as a concoction of academic/technical language, psycho-babble and corporate jargon?!
This case was quickly tossed out - despite the standard for dismissal being relatively high. Anyone without a personal bias or stake in the matter - who is also armed with a shred of honesty and a decent understanding of the issue - realizes that the documentary evidence DOES NOT utterly refute the plaintiffs’ factual allegations. As such, this case should be decided by finders of fact. Of course, the Melvin wants to ensure that a jury does not hear this controversy. (This certainly does not mean that the plaintiffs would win.) In the end, what can you expect from a garbage industry? Deans and university presidents are friends with legislators, judges and the upper crust segment of U.S. society. These pigs have a shared interest in making sure that the general public buys into the judicial and "higher education" systems.
Background on the Pig Known as Melvin Schweitzer:
From Melvin’s bio, as provided by the New York State Supreme Court, i.e. trial court:
"Melvin L. Schweitzer received his bachelor’s degree with honors from New York University’s University College of Arts and Sciences in 1966, and his juris doctor in 1969 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Loyal League Philanthropies scholar and a member of the Fordham National Moot Court Team.
From 1969-2005, he was in private practice, focusing on corporate, securities, public finance and insurance law, thirty years with Rogers & Wells in New York City. [Emphasis mine]
Melvin SchweiTTTzer graduated from law school in 1969. The legal job market has changed a little since then, correct?!?! Clearly, someone who practiced corporate law is going to side with business enterprises. This is human nature. For instance, trial court judges who were prosecutors identify with the assistant district attorneys and police.
Others Weigh In on Pig Schweitzer’s Decision:
From the March 22, 2012 article from Barbara Ross and the New York Daily News entitled “Disgruntled New York Law School grads have their day in court…but the lawsuit is dismissed”:
“YOU SHOULD have known your law degree was a dud.
That’s the message Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer sent to nine recent New York Law School grads when he dismissed their lawsuit claiming their alma mater misled them about job prospects.”
Check out this March 22nd entry from Paul Campos, under the headline “The myth of the sophisticated law student”:
“Judge Schweitzer is living in the comfortable fantasy world of "rational actors," where reasonable people decide on reasonable courses of action in a reasonably reasonable way. Out in the real world, "the market" for places in law school consists in large part of inexperienced, unworldly, non-cynical, irrepressibly optimistic young people who have been socialized successfully to believe that law school personnel operate by a more exalted code than that found among carnival barkers and used car salesmen. In other words, people who have not yet learned to "think like a lawyer," i.e., a cynical pessimist who takes it for granted that
(a) In an "arms-length" transaction somebody is going to try to rip you off at least up to the very limits of the law, if not well beyond it; and
(b) Everything is an arms-length transaction.” [Emphasis mine]
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Melvin Schweitzer is a corporate hack, and a tool of the establishment. Hell, the piece of garbage was a corporate and securities lawyer for over three decades. What can you expect from such trash? He clearly identifies with business entities, including independent business enterprises masquerading as "institutions of higher education.
By the way, Melvin: TONS of college graduates are not fully aware that student debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. When I mention this to such people, they often look incredulous. So much for college grads being "sophisticated consumers," Ass-Wipe. Furthermore, 22 year old Americans are optimistic when it comes to their futures - and they also typically do not question authority figures or social institutions, especially “well-meaning” colleges and universities. They have been raised - since infancy - to believe that “Higher education is the KEY to their success.” This message has been reinforced by parents, teachers throughout K-12, peers, extended family members, pastors, movies and TV. You need to get out more, if you actually subscribe to the blithering nonsense in your order granting NYL$’s motion to dismiss.
Take a look at this segment from Chip Reid and CBS Evening News, which aired on March 8, 2012. Don’t worry, Melvin. It consists of a 2:23 video, and you will not be required to do much thinking or any reading. The piece is entitled “Lean times for law school grads.” Ask recent NYL$ grad Kevin Johnson how well this TTT worked out for him, you mental midget. According to this broadcast, Johnson graduated in the top 25% of his class. Head to the 0:33 mark of this link, you intellectually lazy bastard - and listen to Johnson’s words:
“Lawyers do lawyer things. Lawyers work in law firms. Lawyers do public policy work. Lawyers don’t serve pizza.”