Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Putrid Desperation: Rutgers School of Law - Camden Actively Recruits Those Who Took the GMAT!
Dean Rayman Solomon Bitching About a Drop in Applications to His Commode:
On March 13, 2012, John Ostapkovich presented a CBS Philly piece labeled “Rutgers Dean Sees Sharp Drop In Law School Applicants, Blames Takeover Talk.” Here is a morsel of the dean’s nonsense:
“Dean Rayman Solomon says law school applications have been down nationally due to what he considers overblown worries about the value of a law degree, but that’s not all.
“That was for starters. And then when the news of the potential merger, it was right around when many applications come in, and our volume dropped precipitously,” he tells KYW Newsradio.”
This fool apparently believes that his school is entitled to a large surplus of applicants each year – even in the midst of a fundamental restructuring of the U.S. economy! Listen, bitch: people sometimes make rational financial decisions. Law school should be approached PRIMARILY as an economic choice, i.e. “Will a law degree increase my future potential earnings?” Another question that prospective law students must ask themselves: “Will the possible benefits exceed the certain drawbacks, such as additional student debt and three years out of the full-time workforce?!”
Rutgers SOL-Camden Turd Further Sinks in the Rankings:
I profiled this commode on March 11, 2012. At the time, it was rated as the 84th greatest, most magnificent law school in the entire nation. After the dweebs at US “News” & World Report released their newest rankings on March 13, 2012, this trash pit was listed as the 99th best law school in the land.
Prior to this, RuTTger$-Newark and RuTTger$ Sewer of Law-Camden were both ranked the 84th greatest law school, in the United States. Now, Rutgers-Newark is ranked 82nd best, while Rutgers-Camden is now rated as the 99th most magnificent law school in the nation.
RuTTger$-Camden Solicits GMAT Test Takers to Apply to the Toilet:
On May 20, 2012, LSAT Blog reported on this development in an entry entitled “Rutgers Law School Takes GMAT Scores.” Check out this biting commentary:
"Last week, Rutgers School of Law at Camden sent out an email blast suggesting that the school would accept GMAT scores as an alternative to LSAT scores. (HT: Above the Law; Campos)
Why would they do such a thing? Well, amid declining applicant numbers, lower-tier law schools must work harder than ever to maintain their class sizes in order to keep tuition money coming in.
They apparently sent out this email to people who hadn't even expressed interest in law school. Given how intimidating the LSAT may seem at first, Rutgers Camden is looking to make it easier than ever to apply:
The traditional law school program is a three-year program, which is extremely attractive to most graduate students given the difficult economy. The program is open to all students who have completed their undergraduate education with a 3.3 GPA or higher and scored in the 70th percentile or higher on any one core section of the GMAT. [Emphasis in original]
At some point, I half expect to see a festering ABA-accredited stink pit accept applicants who can color within the lines, or place the correct shapes in their respective pegs. But this is a prestigious “profession,” right?!?!
Pig Boy Defends His Sewer's Pathetic-Ass Sales Pitch:
On May 22, 2012, Debra Cassens Weiss posted a story on ABA Journal, under the headline “Rutgers at Camden Law Dean Defends Marketing Pitch Touting Salaries of $130K for ‘Many Top Students.’” Here is an excerpt:
“A marketing pitch sent to prospective students by Rutgers University School of Law at Camden touted a 90 percent employment rate in the legal field for its employed graduates and top private-practice salaries in excess of $130,000 for “many top students.”
Now law dean Rayman Solomon is defending those claims after critics charged that the statistics are misleading, Inside Higher Ed reports.
According an analysis by Law School Transparency, no more than five recent graduates reported a salary of $130,000. And the 90 percent employment statistics include jobs where having a J.D. is an advantage, the group says. Solomon said he didn't dispute the group's figures, but disagreed with its analysis.” [Emphasis mine]
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this school is a trash pit that does not care about its students’ outcomes. This crass sales pitch is further proof that the ABA-approved diploma mills simply want more asses in seats. The school is not concerned if these marks are even interested in becoming lawyers. Keep in mind that this toilet is ranked 99th, out of 200 ABA-accredited law schools. We know that with declining LSAT takers and applicants, several garbage pits are becoming desperate. It is all about the money – and “legal education” is designed to support tenured “professors,” staff and bloated university administrations. In contrast, could you imagine U.S. medical or dental schools lowering their admissions standards, soliciting to potential applicants or extending their deadlines by several months?!?!
Posted by Nando at 8:14 AM