Tuesday, January 22, 2013
TTT Smells of Desperation: ABA-Accredited Law Schools Are Now Resorting to Cold Calling Potential Students
Cold Calls Reported on Top Law Schools:
On Monday, January 7, 2013, TLS user “Cicero76” started a thread labeled “Recruiting call.” Here is the extent of his original post:
“So a certain TTT that I've never even considered applying to or shown any interest in CALLED me today. On my phone. Just to ask if I'd be interested in applying to their law school. Fee wavers over email and whatnot are nice, but I can't imagine if all 203 ABA accredited law schools actually called me and awkwardly tried to talk me into considering them for five minutes. On the other hand, I certainly wasn't considering them before and am now mildly intrigued, if only because of annoyance.
Did this happen to anyone else today?” [Emphasis mine]
One account-holder, using handle “Cellar-door,” mentioned receiving a call from Mercer’s law school - while several claimed to have been contacted by Indiana and Michigan State. Apparently, the law school pigs are relying on current law students to make the sales pitches. Take a look at this January 10, 2013, 8:43 pm comment, from “Regulus”:
“I've stated this on another thread too, but I also got a call from a poor 3L from MSU who offered to talk with me any time about her law school and said I could call her whenever I wanted with questions.”
Perhaps the commodes are trying to help their customers in their future careers, as insurance adjusters, timeshare sales reps, and broke-ass ambulance chasers. After all, the law school scammers are always claiming to help out their students. By the way, if these are work study wage slaves, then what is to stop the ABA cesspools from counting these desperate souls as “employed”?!?!
Coverage of This Pathetic Tactic:
Paul Campos covered this development, in his January 12, 2013 entry “She’s just not that into you.” Look at this portion:
“OK I know what you're thinking . . . it's probably Cooley. Or maybe New England Law. Yes, they're getting desperate down in Hamsterdam . . . but out here in the suburbs, things are still OK, sort of. Well . . .
I got one from Michigan State in Nov.
Then we hear from Hawkeye Girl:
I got a call, voicemail and follow-up email from some girl at Indiana today... I was realllly glad I missed that call. Talk about awk.
Edit: Other weird part was that she emailed me from her gmail not from her school email....
Indiana is the 26th-ranked law school in the USN hierarchy.
Another poster reports that a random school left a 75% off tuition "scholarship" offer on his voice mail (Remember, none of these people have even applied to any of these places. Does LSAC ask for your cellphone number these days? And why would you give it to them? So you don't miss Bob Post's call, personally offering you admission?)” [Emphasis mine]
When will these commodes start offering a free set of Chicago Cutlery steak knives and weekly ball massages to entice lemmings to take the law school plunge?!?! At what point will these desperate rats start recruiting homeless people to their “legal education” programs?!
On January 19, 2013, Scott H. Greenfield posted a blog piece labeled “The Law Professors’ New Clothes.” Check out this opening:
“While we're sitting on hard benches waiting for cases to be called, the legal academy is hard at work reinventing our profession without us. Massive drops in applications has made their attention imperative, even though there are still enough to fill the seats needed to pay the cost of scholarship. So what if law schools are cold-calling qualified applicants to entice them with Ginsu knives and financing packages? If you spell your name right on the LSAT, there's a law school for you.
This is pretty embarrassing for law schools, forced to reduce the quality of new admits because the smart kids no longer want to lose three years and a bundle of debt to an education that will enable them to get a part-time barrista position. The more upstanding schools are cutting their class sizes, while the less upstanding ones are happily taking their rejects so they can afford the dean's salary.” [Emphasis mine]
The rest of the article focuses on idiotic, pointless reforms peddled by “law professors.” It is nice to see practicing lawyers point out that the law school swine are lowering their pathetic “standards” - in order to continue sucking on the federal loan teat.
Conclusion: Law schools are desperate for asses in seats. The cockroaches realize that fewer people are taking the LSAT and applying to law school. The trash pits are now relying more heavily on LLM students, in order to make up for lost revenues. Tenured “law professors” do not want to return to the practice of law. Hell, they would rather sell crack to school children than work in “the learned profession.” If you are a prospective law student and you receive such a solicitation, make the pigs give you a 90 percent scholarship - guaranteed to be renewed for all three years - and make the sewer rats put it in writing. Then, tell them that you will get back to them, after you finish looking at new window blinds.
Posted by Nando at 7:16 AM