Friday, December 28, 2012
ABA-Accredited Toilets Now Relying on Non-JD Students, to Make Up for Lost Revenue
On December 21, 2012, the National Law Journal published a Karen Sloan piece entitled “Non-J.D. candidates easing the strain on law schools.” Take a look at this opening:
“Interest in juris doctor degrees has waned during the past two years, but the news for law schools isn't all bad: The number of students in non-J.D. programs has increased by 39 percent since 2005, according to figures released on December 21 by the American Bar Association.
By contrast, the number of first-year students enrolled in J.D. programs fell by 8 percent during that same period. ABA-accredited law schools this year enrolled 11,067 non-J.D. students—representing approximately one-quarter of the 44,518 first-year J.D. students.” [Emphasis mine]
But law schools are concerned about their students’ futures, right?!?! If you believe that, and you wish to remain willfully ignorant, then skip over Sloan’s conclusion:
“Schools have financial incentives to expand their LL.M. offerings, since those students often take empty seats in existing classes.
"Law schools see a demand for non-J.D. programs both for lawyers who want to develop expertise through an LL.M. and in business and professional communities where knowledge of the relevant law and process is valuable," said Barry Currier, the ABA's interim consultant on legal education. "As the demand for J.D. degrees slackens, schools are exploring other ways to broaden their revenue base."
The ABA does not accredit non-J.D. programs, but does require that they not impede a law school's ability to ensure that its J.D. program meets all the accreditation standards.” [Emphasis mine]
The dung beetles are FULLY AWARE of the glutted, U.S. lawyer job market. They also realize that LLM programs in Space Law and Agricultural Law are not going to help the typical grad find legal work. Yet, the ABA cockroaches continue to increase non-JD enrollment - due to the money that goes into the academic thieves’ pockets.
The ABA Proudly Reports This TTT Development:
Take a look at the following excerpt from pigs’ press release, which was labeled “ABA Legal Education Section Reports Preliminary Data on Non-J.D. Enrollment Growth, 2000-2012”:
“Enrollment in non-J.D. programs at American Bar Association-approved law schools has increased markedly since 2000, partly offsetting declines in J.D. enrollment during the same period, according to preliminary data released today by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
ABA-approved law schools reported a 39 percent increase in enrollment in non-J.D. programs from 2005 to 2012 and a 52 percent increase from 2000 to 2012, according to data provided to the section.”
News flash: Law grads are enrolling into these LLM programs in larger numbers, because legions cannot find legal work with their JD. Of course, the ABA-accredited moral cesspools are happy to exploit these students further - by offering them more "education" at a big-ass price. Isn't it nice to see that the criminal cartel has a Division for Media Relations & “Communication Services.” The bitches and hags like to spin the news.
NE$L Dean: “Law Schools Are Like Other Businesses”:
On August 4, 2012, Jeff Manning posted an Oregonian piece entitled "Law schools revenues soar as they take in millions from tuition and fees, as supply exceeds demand." Focus on the following portion, which gives you real insight into the law school devils' mindset:
“John O'Brien, dean of the New England School of Law and chair of the ABA's legal accreditation committee, agreed the new schools are adding to a significant oversupply of lawyers. But the supply-demand imbalance is not a factor the ABA considers.
"It's not the ABA's job to police the number of law schools," O'Brien said. "Law schools are like other businesses. Ultimately, that's what they are. If there are people who feel there is a void that needs to be filled around the country, the process is to apply for ABA approval. If you meet those standards, you get approved." [Emphasis mine]
Yes, the pile of human waste known as John O’Brien told the Oregonian that law schools are businesses. We have known this for some time, but it is nice to see one of the perpetrators admit to this reality. For $ome rea$on, the law school pigs do not give a damn about their consumers.
Conclusion: The American Bar Association is a cartel of cockroaches and morally bankrupt pigs. These bastards do not give one damn about law students. Crackheads have a higher sense of ethics than these rats. The schools are happy to financially ruin legions of young, educated people each year.
In the final analysis, law schools are run for the benefit of “professors” - not the students. Law school administrators and tenured faculty are paid very handsomely for minimal “work.” Now that fewer people are applying to, and enrolling in, JD programs, the filthy pigs are using this as an opportunity to enroll thousands of students who will not affect their overall ranking. LSAT scores and undergrad GPAs are not a factor, with these willing victims. Furthermore, the toilets do not need to worry about furnishing employment placement data, for these graduates. Keep plugging holes on a sinking ship, law school cockroaches.
Posted by Nando at 7:51 AM