Sunday, May 12, 2013
Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Fourth Tier Widener University School of Law to Move Forward
Another Suit Survives a Motion to Dismiss:
On April 27, 2013, the News-Journal published a Nichole Dobo story entitled “Widener law school grads cry fraud.” Check out the excerpts below:
“Dozens of law programs across the country have dealt with similar suits filed by graduates who say they were misled by the schools’ inflated job placement statistics. Many of the suits have been rejected.
Cases against several of the law schools, including DePaul University in Illinois and Brooklyn School of Law in New York, have been dismissed in early stages by judges. A few cases in California courts are still working their way through the judicial system.
The Widener suit is one of the few that have survived challenges. In late March, U.S. District Judge William H. Walls denied a request to dismiss the case against Widener, signaling he believes the claims are plausible enough to let a jury or fact-finder hear its merits.” [Emphasis mine]
By the way, make sure that you are not eating or drinking anything right now. If you are, and you read the next two paragraphs, you may end up choking. The law school pigs would not be at fault, of course.
“In a statement, Widener defends its ability to place graduates in jobs, and stands behind the employment statistics it publishes.
“Our students have consistently proven to be competitive in the marketplace in finding jobs, despite the nation’s continuing economic struggles,” the university said in a statement.” [Emphasis mine]
Fourth Tier Widener’s Most Recent Job Placement Stats:
I recognize that the former students did not rely on these placement figures. However, the commode allegedly stands behinds it employment stats. Keep in mind that this trash pit has two campuses.
The Harrisburg location had 122 total grads, for the Class of 2012. Employment status was unknown for 14 of these JDs. A total of 91 students landed jobs within nine months of graduation, for a placement rate of 84.3%, i.e. 91/108.
After you click on the Delaware tab, you will see that 269 desperate souls graduated from this campus in 2012. Of this amount, 16 did not provide employment status. According to this employment report, 216 grads found work within nine months of receiving their TTTT law degrees. This equates to 85.4 percent, i.e. 216/253.
Now enter the Combined tab. Note the following:
“Based on survey respondents, graduates of the Class of 2012 had a 92% employment/advanced degree program participation rate. This rate includes full and part time legal, law-related and non-legal positions as well as advanced degree program participation within nine months of graduation.
Calculation method: (employed + advanced degree) / (Total graduates) - (unknown + not seeking work)” [Emphasis in original]
If the ABA-accredited dung heap based the number on the following formula: (employed) / (total graduates) – (unknown), then the combined “placement” rate would have been 85.04 percent, i.e. 307/361. After all, the four grads seeking an advanced degree are not employed. In fact, they are incurring additional student debt – and are most likely not working. Furthermore, those who have not found gainful employment - but are not currently looking – are still unemployed! It’s nice to see that the law school cockroaches are standing behind their employment stats, even if they are hunched over in the corner – while trying to avoid the light.
Widener’s Pathetic Employed at Graduation Rate:
When you click on the hyperlink to Fourth Tier Trash Pit Widener Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law, US “News” & World Report provides the following info:
Employed at graduation: 18.1%” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, the toilet does not tout this amazing number on its website.
Average Law Student Indebtedness:
USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Widener JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $123,071. Hell, 91 percent of this dung pit’s unfortunate 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Remember, this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: Widener “University” Sewer of Law is a foul, malodorous pile of toxic waste. Apparently, law grads are “placed” in jobs, even if the JD returns to his prior line of work – or is selling insurance. However, he is only considered unemployed if he is looking for a job and is not pursuing an advanced degree. What a great $y$tem, huh?!?! The pigs were able to add a full six percentage points to the actual, nine-month employment rate for the Class of 2012 – with their trickery. Plus, we all know that plenty of those who did not furnish their job status to the commode were unemployed.
Posted by Nando at 5:10 AM