Friday, September 7, 2012
Institutional Idiocy: Indiana Institute of Technology to Open a Law School in the Midst of a Fundamental Restructuring of the U.S. Economy
In chess, the term “brilliancy” is sometimes applied to a spectacular game which often features creativity, unexpected moves, sacrifices and sharp attacks. We are not dealing with anything of this nature with the subject of this entry. In fact, this may be one of the biggest blunders recently committed by a supposed “institution of higher learning,” in this nation.
“I Have a Bright Idea. Let’s Open a Law School in the Midst of the New Economy!”:
Elie Mystal reported that this garbage heap was planning to open a new law school, on May 18, 2011. The entry was labeled “Indiana Tech Moves Forward With New Law School Plans. Can Nobody Stop Them?” Read this biting excerpt:
“Does somebody have to die? Does somebody have to commit suicide? Does somebody have to leave a suicide note that reads, “I just couldn’t go on paying off the debts I incurred from going to law school”? What is it going to take before somebody, some organization, some kind of regulatory authority steps in and prevents universities from opening up debt-generation shops under the guise of providing legal education?
There have been some recent successes in the fight to get people to think before they open a new law school. Plans to further saturate the legal market with expensive J.D.s have been tabled in North Texas and Delaware.
But this is a game of whack-a-mole that can’t be won without regulatory control. The Indiana Institute of Technology is going forward with its law school plan, because no one will stop them…
I’ll start where we have to start when discussing a possible new law school. TaxProf Blog reports that tuition will be $28,500 at Indiana Tech Law. That’s $85,500 over three years. You could go to the well-established law school at Indiana University – Bloomington, a top 25 law school, for less money (assuming you’re in state). [Emphasis mine]
Hell, if a law student shot and killed a dean, a “law professor” and another student, the school would likely receive full ABA approval. This exact scenario took place at the then-provisionally-accredited Appalachian Law School on January 16, 2002. Keep in mind that the pigs only care about money! Human lives mean nothing to these thieving bastards.
The Toilet is Offering Early Admi$$ion$:
On August 28, 2012, the NaTTTional Juri$TTT published a piece entitled “Indiana Tech to offer unique early admissions process.” Read the following portion:
“Indiana Tech will accept early applications from Sept. 15 to October 31, 2012 for Fall 2013, the year the Fort Wayne, Ind. school will open.
“For those who have said that they really want to attend Indiana Tech and do not plan to apply to any other law schools, we can speed up the process and reduce their application costs,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions Jessica Anderson.
The law schools plans to identify and admit applicants as quickly as possible. A reduced application fee of $25, down from $50, will be required at the time of application.”
The school is hoping to lure in more mental midgets who have limited options, pertaining to obtaining a “legal education.” Plus, the rats know that law school applications are down significantly. They need to attract students from a smaller pool of lemmings.
But the Commode is Hiring a Bunch of Minority Faculty Members!:
On August 8, 2012, Jack CriTTenden posted an article on National Jurist, under the headline “Indiana Tech hires minority dominated faculty.” Take a look at this comical paragraph:
“Indiana Tech Law School, which expects to open in Fall 2013, hired its first faculty members — André Douglas Pond Cummings, Victoria Duke, Guadalupe Luna, and Phebe Poydras. The new hires are all minority women, except for Cummings who received his J.D. from Howard University. Peter Alexander, who was previously at Northeastern School of Law is African-American.”
The sewage pit will charge an estimated $28,500 in annual tuition. But the university is hiring a bunch of women and minorities to teach at the commode. So that makes everything okay, right?!?!
“The Dean is fully informed as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association. The Administration and the Dean are determined to devote all necessary resources and in other respects to take all necessary steps to present a program of legal education that will qualify for approval by the American Bar Association. The Law School makes no representation to any applicant that it will be approved by the American Bar Association prior to the graduation of any matriculating student.”
At least, this vile mass of vomit does not make any such claims to its applicants. Of course, this is pretty much the one area where the school could guarantee a positive outcome - since the ABA basically accredits any building with running water, bookshelves and an internet connection. We’ll see how they ethical they are in a few years, when employment placement figures are published.
Conclusion: The Indiana Institute of Technology does not give one damn about its future students. The administrators realize that law schools are cash cows to the universities. Why should a brand new law school – at a trash pit of a university – be allowed to charge $28,500 in annual tuition?!?! The state of Indiana, with an estimated population of 6.5 million residents, already has four law schools – including those at Indiana-Bloomington and Notre Dame. Good luck competing for jobs with those name brands and alumni networks. Hell, that is akin to fighting a professional boxer, with one arm tied behind your back - while hopping on one leg.
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