Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Law School Pigs Become Less Selective, as Applications Continue to Drop!
Check out the LSAC “Volume Summary” chart above. The number of applicants to ABA-accredited diploma mills continues to drop. According to this graph, in 2003 and 2004, these law schools were collectively more selective. In 2003, applications increased by 9.5%, from the prior year, while first year enrollment only increased by 0.9 percent. Then in 2004, applications rose by 1.1%, but first year enrollment actually decreased by 1.3 percent.
Starting in the Fall of 2005, ABA law schools became less selective in terms of their admission, i.e. the commodes admitted and enrolled a higher percentage of applicants. Here are some examples: In Fall 2007, there were 5.2% less applicants than the year before. Yet, $omehow, the cash cows increased first year enrollment by 1.3 percent. In 2011, law school applicants decreased by 10.7 percent. For $ome rea$on, first year enrollment only dropped by 7.2 percent.
Regarding this data, Paul Campos posted an epic entry labeled “Endgame” – on December 14, 2012. This portion came from his killer opening:
“[T]he percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now:
In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued.” [Emphasis mine]
Campos concludes by stating that he expects high-ranked law schools to rely more heavily on transfer students, since their ratings will not be affected by lower UGPA and LSAT scores. Plus, the schools still want to get their hooves and snouts on that federal student loan teat.
Yet, Overall First Year Enrollment Only Decreased by Nine Percent:
On November 28, 2012, the ABA Journal published a piece from Debra Cassens Weiss, under the header “1L Enrollment Dropped at Three-Fourths of Accredited Law Schools This Year, Preliminary Stats Show.” Read the following segment:
“About three-fourths of 201 ABA-accredited law schools had declines in first-year enrollment this fall, according to preliminary statistics from the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Ninety of the 149 schools with lower enrollment had declines of 10 percent or more, according to a press release. Forty-eight schools, on the other hand, had an increase in enrollment, and at eight of those schools the increase was up 10 percent or more.
The decrease in first-year enrollment represents a drop of 9 percent from the fall of 2011 and a drop of about 15 percent from historic highs in 2010. Overall, 44,481 full-time and part-time students began their legal studies this fall, compared to 52,488 in the fall of 2010.” [Emphasis mine]
You can see how these “educators” operate their scam. When there are fewer applicants, the pigs become less selective in their admi$$ion$ proce$$. This is quite telling, since many law schools – for years - have been admitting applicants with 2.9 UGPAs and 148 LSAT scores. Hell, middle school chess clubs and prostitutes are more selective in who they admit.
Good News – the Number of Applicants Continues to Drop:
Check out the graph, and the following excerpt, from LSAC’s “Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison”:
“As of 12/07/12, there are 106,608 Fall 2013 applications submitted by 16,241 applicants. Applicants are down 22.4% and applications are down 24.6% from 2012.”
At this rate, we are going to start seeing some ABA-accredited commodes accept drooling idiots with 2.3 undergrad GPAs and 137 LSAT scores. To paraphrase the legendary George Carlin, maybe they will only need a goddamn pencil to get into law school.
Conclusion: The fact that the law school pigs are accepting a higher percentage of applicants – from a dwindling pool of lemmings – FURTHER PROVES that these bastards DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN ABOUT YOU, the student. Real professional schools limit entry to the field, early in the process, well before the student ends up incurring monstrous levels of additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. In contrast, the law school swine are paid handsomely for minimal “work.” Their salaries are not tied to the outcomes of their graduating classes. The federally-backed student loan scheme does not take this into account. As a result, the cockroaches have all the incentive in the world to keep admitting sub-par and borderline applicants.
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