Monday, September 17, 2012
Academic Waste Product: Concordia University Opens a Law School to “Serve” Boise, Idaho
Dung Pit Opens With an Inaugural Class of 74 Desperate Idiots:
On September 16, 2012, the National Law Journal published Karen Sloan’s piece, which was entitled “Yes, they’re still opening law schools.” The three turds are: Concordia University Sewer of Law, Savannah Law School; and California Desert Trial Academy. Here is a juicy excerpt:
“Seventy-four students comprise the inaugural class of the Concordia University School of Law in Boise, the first law school in Idaho's capital. The school is part of Concordia University in Portland, Ore. — a private, Christian, liberal-arts university.
"We're very excited, and the students are excited as well," said dean Cathy Silak, a former justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. "On the first night of orientation, they wanted to start classes."
University officials began contemplating opening a law school in Boise, which is about a seven-hour drive from Portland, in 2007. They pointed to an unmet demand for legal education in the city — the closest full-service law school was the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, 300 miles away. Moreover, the Portland market was already served by Lewis & Clark Law School, with both the University of Oregon School of Law and Willamette University College of Law within 100 miles.
Moreover, there was no part-time law program in the state, Silak said. Some 30 percent of Concordia's inaugural class is attending part time.” [Emphasis mine]
I love how these cockroaches chirp about meeting supposed “unmet needs” for more “legal education” - in a weak attempt to justify their deci$ion to open a new diploma mill. When will we see a new law school, exclusively for left-handed, gay women?!?! Perhaps the ABA can issue a study to see if this group is under-represented in the “profession.”
Boise’s “Massive” Population:
“As of the 2010 Census, Boise's city population was 205,671. The Boise metropolitan area is home to about 616,500 people and is the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho, and the third most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region (behind only the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR metropolitan areas). It is also the 104th largest U.S. city by population.” [Internal citations removed]
As the 104th largest city in the nation, in terms of population, Boise, Idaho MUST be in dire need of its very own law school! Can someone please tell me why this thriving metropolis does not have two ABA law schools?!?!
Actually, Sloan’s article continued with the following info:
“Annual tuition is $28,500 — well below the average $39,184 for private law schools, according to the ABA.
The school apparently has received significant support from Boise's legal community. Each student has been paired with a mentor attorney or judge — and the school has plenty of volunteer mentors, Silak said. They will teach professionalism and ethics plus nuts-and-bolts skills including records-keeping and interacting with clients.
"The law school is located right in the heart of downtown Boise. We are steps away from the largest courthouses in the state," she said. "The students have unique access to the legal community."
Concordia won't be the only game in town for long — the University of Idaho is slowly establishing a satellite campus in Boise. It already offers third-year courses and recently received preliminary state approval to add second-year courses. Eventually, that school plans to offer a full three-year curriculum, giving students the option to attend in either Moscow or Boise, said dean Donald Burnett.” [Emphasis mine]
It appears that $28,500 is the default tuition rate for new ABA-approved trash pits. Keep in mind that the Indiana In$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTe of TTTTechnology will open a law school in 2013 - and is also set to charge this ridiculous amount in annual tuition. If someone purchased several doublewides - and provided bookshelves, a few couches, running water, a printer, fax machine and an internet connection - I’m sure that the ABA pigs would have no problem if tuition was around $28,500.
The Chri$tian Commode’s Mi$$ion $tatement:
“Concordia University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts school that enrolls students committed to making a positive impact on their communities. The establishment of a law school is a natural extension of Concordia's mission as a Christian university to prepare leaders for the transformation of society.”
Yes, adding to the legions of debt-strapped, broke-ass college and law grads is going to help revolutionize the world, right?!?!
“Mission and Values Preparing Leaders for the Transformation of Society Concordia University and the School of Law are committed to preparing students for lives of meaningful vocation and service. The law school will provide a challenging, supportive, learning environment that integrates faith, learning, and civic engagement in the search for truth, social justice, and an informed voice of reason.”
As with most corporations masquerading as religious institutions - for the tax-exempt status and other benefits - this university only cares about one value: making lots of money! Case in point: according to this page, Concordia is part of a network of 10 colleges and universities affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod.
Conclusion: Boise does not need one law school - let alone two ABA trash pits. Then again, the bastards who run these commodes DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN what happens to their students upon graduation. After all, the administrators and faculty members are paid up front, in full - while the students and graduates will be left paying the bill for the next 20-30 years, with interest. The pigs’ salaries are not tied to employment “placement.” The schools reap ALL of the benefits of the federally-backed student loan $y$tem, while bearing NONE of the risk!! Isn’t this a great and wondrous industry?!?!
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