Friday, July 5, 2013

Second Tier Seton Hall University School of Law Gives Notice of Possible Termination to Junior Faculty

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The Fireworks Continue:

On July 1, 2013, David Lat published an ATL article entitled “A Law School’s Possible Purge Of Its Junior Faculty Ranks.” Read the following portion:

“Last week, we heard reports of one law school basically axing its entire junior faculty. All of the untenured professors received notice that their contracts might not be renewed for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ouch.

As is so often the case, though, there’s more to this story than meets the eye….

The law school in question is Seton Hall University School of Law. The cuts are possible, not definite, and the school hopes that it won’t have to follow through on the notices. [Internal citations to idiotic law school ranking schemes removed]

Later on, the piece continued:

“The law school has taken other steps to keep its financial house in good order as it becomes a smaller institution, about 30 to 35 percent smaller than it was three years ago. It has reduced administrative staff, in intelligent and strategic ways (e.g., sparing the office of career services). It has made offers to senior faculty members of voluntary retirement packages, which are currently being negotiated with several professors, and it is in discussions with some faculty members about reducing their workload in exchange for reduced pay. Depending on how these and other matters get resolved, the law school may be able to rescind some or all of the notices to the junior faculty.” [Emphasis mine]

Although David Lat, a.k.a. Article III Groupie, is a committed tool, at least he presented this story. Of course, he is cheering for the second tier garbage pit to turn things around. Hell, he didn’t mention the 10 percent decrease in faculty compensation, until 2/3 of the way into the entry. Lat/A3G also did not challenge Valvoline Dean Patrick Hobbs’s rhetoric.

Other Coverage:

Paul Campos posted a Lawyers, Guns & Money entry labeled “Seton Hall Law School cuts faculty compensation by 10%; gives notice to all untenured faculty of possible termination,” on July 1, 2013. Look at his biting commentary below:

“Superficially, Seton Hall has much better employment statistics than the average law school, as two thirds of the 2012 class got legal jobs (full-time non-temp, non-law school funded, non-solo bar-required positions. The national average was 52%). This number may be significantly inflated, however, by New Jersey’s state court clerkship system, which put nearly 30% of the class into one year state judicial clerkships, which count as long-term legal employment by this definition, even though most of them are one year positions).” [Emphasis mine]

On July 2, 2013, a piece titled “Seton Hall Law School's Junior Faculty: All could be axed for 2014-2015 academic year” appeared on the Law and More blog. Check out this opening:

“The future of those employed by what might be called "Legal Sector Metro" keeps looking less professionally secure. Already the media has covered the layoffs of staff, associates, and partners in law firms. Now, as David Lat reports in, soon to come could be the layoffs of law professors.  

Seven junior un-tenured faculty members at Seton Hall University School of Law have been formally informed that it's possible this coming academic year will be their last. Like with legal secretaries and lawyers, the knowledge base and skills of law professors tend to be narrow. In addition, as many know, being able to teach a subject does not necessarily mean being able to earn a living applying that subject matter in the real world. Those two factors could undercut former law professors' ability to transition to other lines of work.” [Emphasis mine]

Good luck landing one of those "JD Advantage" jobs, bitches.  Maybe you can find an insurance adjuster position, with your advanced Humanities degree.

Tuition: Full-time law students will be charged $48,330 in tuition, for the 2013-2014 academic year. It’s nice to see that this “institution of higher education” is putting its students’ interest first, right?!?!

Ranking: According to Bob Morse of US “News” & World Report, $eton Hall Univer$ity $chool of Law is rated as the 64th greatest, most amazing and magnificent law school in the entire country! In fact, in only shares this distinction with three other toilets.

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Seton Hall JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $125,475. Fully 82 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account.

Conclusion: After getting their portly asses barbecued with the facts, the law school pigs are starting to feel the heat. $eTTon Haul Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is an ABA- accredited dung heap that charges $48,330 in annual tuition. This foul commode is also located in the THIRD MOST GLUTTED LAWYER JOB MARKET, in the nation. This law school is attached to a large private university. The fact that the swine need to cut costs shows that the bitches and hags are feeling the effects of smaller class sizes.


  1. I hope Scott Bullock doesn't injure himself laughing.

    1. The real problem with the legal profession is that it has become feminized. The majority of new attorneys are women. Originally only men could practice law. Even when women were admitted to the bar, the profession was still masculine and the vast majority of lawyers were men. The tide has turned. Women are the new lawyers (Cohen, Atlantic, 2013). When women flock to a profession, it gets stained as feminine and the pay plummets.

      Why does this phenomenon happen? Why is their a wage gap? Because women don't like to do real work. They like to gossip, get involved in drama, and sleep around. How many women machinists, welders, plummers, oil rig workers are there compared to their male counterparts? Women are perfectly suited for HR work, sales, clerical, and escort services positions NOT law. Also consider that, on average, women have 7 points of IQ lower than men (Jones, The Guardian, 2005). The average woman cannot function at the same intellectual level as the average man, coupled with an adversion to hard work. The law is no longer a noble profession. It's in the same category as secretaries, hair dressers, and kindergarten teachers pay wise. JD is a girly degree. Might as well get a PhD in Women's Studies to go with it.

    2. @ 6:43

      Man you hit the nail right on the head.

      The law students are the hoes and the schools are their pimps. All about *da* $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    3. Old male partners love hiring these young girls as bait to entice prospective clients. With time their looks will fade and they will be thrown to the wolves and a new crop of young, attractive female lawyers will take their place.

      For serious LOL's surf through Linkedin for Cooley grads. Saw this one dude working at Walmart. Made me smile :)

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    5. go fuck yourself.

  2. The Boomers decided to cut those on the low end of the totem pole first. No surprise there. Fucking swine.

  3. It is finally beginning. Too bad the deans and his cohort will take all they can before lastly merging with another school and/or slashing tuition. It will still go on for a couple years.

  4. Faculty (all?) gave back 10% of their salary. But tuition did not go down one red cent.

  5. I am glad you profiled Seton Hall again. Scott Bullock mentioned something years ago that Paul Campos recently echoed about this school's ability to massage the employment numbers. New Jersey has 435 annual law clerk openings. Most of these positions go to local law grads from Rutgers and Seton Hall. These clerkships, which Bullock affectionately calls "traffic court clerkships" are short lived. It has been my experience that many of these law clerks will serve their year and not get a job afterwards. Judges may have clout but they don't have enough juice to place a new clerk at a new firm every year. Yet the Valvoline Dean uses the clerkship placement numbers to bolster a false impression that law grads from that commode will enjoy a long legal career. This is simply untrue. The idea of going $150-200K debt so you can be a judge's secretary for 1 year at $45K a year is a horrible business decision. Oh, and going solo in NJ is a terrible idea unless you are politically connected or have attorneys in the family that are successful.

  6. It is sad. The folly of human ambition and how quickly life goes by, and how nothing lasts, and in the end one can die with riches or die with debt and the result is the same.

    History will tell the tale of the fate of the law school scam, and of how many were so badly harmed to satisfy the greed of a comparative few.


    by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    I met a traveler from an antique land
    Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert... Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;And on the pedestal these words appear: My name is Ozymandius, King of Kings,
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

    1. ^ You sound pretty greedy yourself, Mr. Roach.

      "Yo, taxpayers! Stoopit taxpayers! Give me 350 thousand dollars! Gimmiegimmiegimmie!"

    2. In your mind, Taxpayers against free market Capitalism.

      You support usury with you at the lead with no consumer bankruptcy protections.

      No wonder you support foreign governments and living under them.

    3. ^ No, in my mind it's Taxpayers against YOU. You are a lot of things, Roachie, but "free market capitalism" is not one of them.

      Under the yoke of the sacred breathing almighty black booty, America sort of IS under a "foreign" government.

      So what DID you do with the $500K, anyway? From all the "work" you've been doing? Is it buried somewhere? If they cancel the student debts, I'll bet your smelly roach-head will poke out of its shell. You'll probably buy a house with your $500K.

      Just stop your little game and honor your debts like an adult.

    4. "Joanymandias"


      Percy ByTTThe Cooley

      I met a counsellor from an boutique firm
      Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand on Joralemon Street. Near them, on the berm,
      Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
      And botoxed lip, and sneer of GOLD demand
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The greed that mocked grads and the school that fed.
      And on the pedestal these words appear:
      "My name is Joanymandias, Joan King of Kings:
      Look on my networks, ye J.D.s, and despair!"
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that law school wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level asphalt stretches far away.

    5. "The Second Scamming"

      Churning and burning in shitlaw year after year,
      The ABA does not hear the toileteer;
      Things fall apart; the job market cannot hold;
      Mere recession is loosed upon the world,
      The debt ridden tide of looser moreons is let slip, and everywhere
      The ceremony of bar passage is drowned (by lashings of Popov);
      The elite lack all compassion, while the worsTTT
      Are full of passionate indignation.

      Surely some devaluation is at hand;
      Surely the Second Scamming is at hand.
      The Second Scamming! Hardly are those words out
      When a vast image out of Toiletus Mundi
      Troubles my sight: a waste of Jersey sand;
      A shape with jackal's body and the head of a man,
      A greed rank and bottomless--it's the "Human Oilcan."

      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Seton Hall to be born?

    6. ^^^Funnymandius :)

      Well I won 50 bucks on a scratch off lottery ticket two days ago and it paid the cost of my groceries :)

      If I had 1K or better yet 500K in savings, I would consider myself a rich man.

      As far as Joan King goes, is she a good witch or a bad witch?

      They do teach about witchcraft in law school, and so I was just wondering?

      Also, Joan King seems to know an awful lot about an awful lot of dentists, but she didn't mention this one:

    7. ^ Do you paint houses for free? You certainly don't have any living expenses, and your monthly "payment" under ICR is obviously zero.

  7. Nando, you forgot to mention the Valvoline Dean's self-congratulatory kudos for Seton Hall finishing no. 36 in Above the Law's laughable law school rankings report. Typical law school dean behavior: when the schools ranking drops, it is the fault of the misguided methodology but when the rank increases the other way, the deans sing a tune of self-praise.

    A poster correctly observes that a 10% paycut is meaningless unless tuition is also cut 10%. This only means the paycut money is being siphoned elsewhere, perhaps to fund a sabbatical or two.

  8. Seton Haul is a shit heap.

  9. A song for the inhumane people and monstrous hypocrites who are the beneficiaries of the law school scam that have knowingly and with intent destroyed so many now suffering lives, and may God watch over the lifetime indebted and damned. Oh Dear God help this horrible situation.

    Broken windows and empty hallways
    A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today

    Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
    With frozen smiles to chase love away
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today

    Lonely, lonely
    Tin can at my feet
    Think I'll kick it down the street
    That's the way to treat a friend

    Bright before me the signs implore me
    To help the needy and show them the way
    Human kindness is overflowing
    And I think it's going to rain today

    1. ^ You are the "friend" who always wants to borrow more money, and never repays those loans.

      You are the biggest scammer of all.

      Where is the $500,000 you have saved up from painting houses? Or have you not been working at all these years?

      Spend your weekends looking for a JOB, you sorry fuckstick - instead of using it to write derivative poems about your growing homosexuality.

    2. @July 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Why don't you do something rather than projecting your homosexual urges on other people.

    3. How about I just keep asking Paintroach what he did with the $500K he has earned in the last 15 years while he lived rent-free with his parents? He keeps ducking the question.


  11. Law school should be put on a Netflix type set-up with someone to grade the exams for $30 an exam. It could be done very cheaply. Law school for under $5,000 total.

    Legal education is so bad for preparing someone to enter the legal field, it should not cost what it does.

  12. Notice how they will "spare" the career services office. That is just a marketing ploy for prospective suckers to believe after paying tuition for 3 years that there will be someone to help you find a job. Its like buying a lemon car and the dealership says there is a warranty for issues down the road. We all know that career services are usually inept and looking for a job on Craigslist is usually a better method to find a doc review job.

  13. Namdo, for.your work ober the years exposing.the rotten cesspool known as the Seton Hall Law Toilet. Its administration has ripped off 22 year olds for far too long. The truth is out there now and these pigs have brought it on themselves.

    Even the former associate Dean has run to a provost position at the larger university..showing how Rats can sense and flee a.sinking ship.


    Let’s take a look at the 2011 Form 990, for Employer ID No. 22-1500645, I.e. $eTTon Hall Univer$iTTy. On page 18 of this form, you will see that Patrick Hobbs raked in $421,829 in TOTAL COMPENSATION for the tax year ending June 30, 2011. Yes, the bastard made $397,620 in reportable compensation, plus $24,209 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”

    Now, check out the following excerpt from Pussy Boy David Lat’s article:

    “We reached out to the law school for comment. Dean Patrick E. Hobbs issued the following statement:

    This is a time of unprecedented change in legal education and the profession. Our first responsibility is to our students, past, present and future, to admit only those we believe can be successful attorneys, to provide them a first-rate education, and to manage our enrollment to ensure them the best opportunity to secure employment in the profession. We continue to focus on outcomes for our students, and Above The Law’s recent ranking of law schools affirms the success of these efforts.

    Because of the dramatic drop in interest in legal education, all schools must make decisions about the size and quality of enrollment. We will stand for quality and that will necessitate an adjustment of our costs going forward. With the University’s support, the faculty, administration and I are working together to make those adjustments. The faculty has already made a significant contribution toward continuing excellence by giving back 10% of total compensation.

    Over the course of the next year, we will be engaged in strategic discussions to respond to the changing legal education and legal services landscape. We will examine how we can improve upon preparing our students for the profession and what resources are necessary to do that: faculty, administration, facilities and information technology. The actions recently taken are to preserve all options in that endeavor. I am confident that together we will chart a course so that Seton Hall Law School keeps rising in the years ahead.”

    Yeah, sure Hobbs cares about his students - and the Giants want me to start at second base, for the rest of the season. Also, if your school is listed as 64th "best" by USN&WR, how are you providing them with a “first-rate education”?!?! While the methodology of the rankings scheme is foolish, law firms pay attention to the ratings. If you do not get into a top law school, Biglaw doesn’t want you. Landing such a job is the only way to justify incurring such immense student debt. Hell, even then, MANY big firm associates are tossed out on their ass, after 3-5 years.

    In the final analysis, Patrick Hobbs is an academic charlatan. He will do and say whatever it takes to get asses in seats. These “law professors” and administrators do not give a damn about the students and recent grads. They are only concerned about keeping the gravy train of federally-backed student loans rolling along. To the fraudulent pigs, the students are a mere means to an end. Of course, the bitches and hags always claim that they are “performing a public service.”

  15. I think there are ways to move large sums of money around and I have faith that President Obama, like Teddy Roosevelt, can bust up the SL debt monopoly and solve the student loan debt problem without taking the money from the taxpayers and draw the needed money for debt forgiveness from private banking resources via a lawsuit.

    1. ^ Pfft, any money that THAT turd "moves around" will "move" right into his own pocket, not yours.

    2. What do you have against Obama anyway, other than to make racist cracks?

    3. ^ You are the one who is a racist. In your basement, you have a profane altar with a wall-length curtain behind it. When you pull the curtain back, it reveals an ENORMOUS breathing black booty that grows out of the wall. This is your God, and you kiss its butthole 1000 times per night.

      Your worship of that thing is the real racism here.

    4. @July 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Well Larry Craig's bathroom boyfriend, you certainly are obsessed with the President's butt. Clearly you have homosexual and racist urges that you are projecting on to everybody else.

    5. ^ Well, I'm not the one who worships it. And it isn't just Obama: you obsessively worship ALL black booties. Why don't you stick your head into one for a while? You know you want to.

  16. Wondering what you think of north Dakota school of law? its 22k a year for nonresidents and 10k for residents. since it is that only law school in the state they claim to have a monopoly on a legal market. however, in the Washington post, it said that only 44% of grads are finding attorney positions. I'm wondering how a state with immense oil wealth, a population and work shortage, and the state with the lowest unemployment in the nation, 3%, has a JD glut? bobbles my mind. I'm requesting that you profile this school.

    1. What boggles my mind is that it would boggle the mind of anyone that a state that is 48th in population (Total Population 699,628, source: wouldn't have a huge need for lawyers.

      According to this, North Dakota is 48th in lawyers per capita.
      But since it is so sparsely populated, why would it need a lot of lawyers?

    2. For every profession there is virtually no unemployment except attorneys! There is a shortage of healthcare professionals, engineers, teachers, laborers., ect. You can find a job there instantly especially in the bakken region. Why are homebred attorneys unemployed? The big boys from top 8 schools take all the big oil contracts for the big oil companies. There is nothing there for TTT grads there. For every new job there are 4.8 grads. Even rural, penguin pussy jobs are competitive. When you're unemployed your fat ass hick professor lives a life of luxury. Avoid that blizzard poop hole at all costs!

  17. Law school is a sucker's bet. It's not getting any better. If you have no other options, stick to the job you have. You think it blows, but it beats owing $200K for a shitty ass degree. The profession is glutted.

  18. Take a look at this epic Wall Street Journal piece, from September 24, 2007. Amir Efrati wrote an article entitled “Hard Case: Job Market Wanes for U.S. Lawyers.” Read this opening:

    “A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.

    For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.

    The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University - where he says he ranked in the top third of his class - is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.

    "Unfortunately, some find the practice of law is not for them," Seton Hall's associate dean, Kathleen Boozang, said through a spokeswoman. "However, it is our experience that a legal education is a tremendous asset for a variety of professional paths."

    A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.”

    I am sure that Patrick Hobbs and the other academic hustlers at $eTTon Hall Univer$ity Sewer of Law lost some sleep when this article was first published. As you can tell from reading Boozang’s statement, the pigs do not care about their students’ outcomes. After all, these dogs are paid up front, in full - while the student bears all the responsibility and risk.

    Efrati should have won the Pulitzer Prize for highlighting the law school scam. Apparently, this was the first time that a major U.S. news outlet covered this foul indu$try, with a critical view. Hell, the author even noted that the legal field grew at a measly 1.2 percent since 1988.

    Of course, automation and outsourcing have taken an even greater toll on the U.S. attorney job market, since this WSJ article first appeared. Today’s graduates are also carrying larger mountains of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, as a result of receiving a “legal education.” For $ome rea$on, “law professors” and deans gloss over these facts, when proclaiming that now is a good time to enroll in law school.

    1. That article was the canary in the coal mine. Unfortunately most dumbass 0L's (including me) suffered from confirmation bias and dismissed it. Those outcomes only happened to grads from Jeb's Redneck School of Law.

      There were a lot of articles after Efrati's but none really took hold until Segal's piece. IMO at that point the law scam became mainstream, and anyone who enrolled in law school afterwards did so with overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

  19. Law school should be an audio program. (It's not like the kids are learning how to file motions or draft wills or anything.) Put the whole thing on CD or video, and sell it for $50 a subject.

    Also make it so anyone can apply for the bar exam. This whole formal 3 years of law school thing is bullshit anyway.

  20. Nando, isnt it ironic that Ms. Boozang herself does not "practice law". Instead she spouts rhetoric from the xomfort of the ivory tower. She has sincleft the law school and retreated to the Provosts office at the university proper. amazing.

  21. "Unfortunately, some find the practice of law is not for them,"

    said Kathleen Boozang

    Yes. They're called law professors. They'd rather work 4-6 hours a week, take summers off, and get paid sabbaticals. It beats working.

  22. This profession (if you can still call it that) is shit. You get these young kids going to law school 'cause they see movies and TV series where TTT grads are billing out at $300 an hour. If going to LS is your bright idea, get a new fucking brain. Lots of people have done this before you. And every year thousands of them end up unemployed (or working in shit jobs).

  23. Why pick on the legal profession? The entire American Society has become a cesspool of greed. There is nothing unique about Law Schools and the way they duped students into attending and paying outrageous amounts of tuition. Scamming is the American Way.

  24. This latest development is coming off another significant cost to the school. Remember that the commode was also recently offering huge discounts to attract law students.

    Check out the school's December 2012 press release labeled "Seton Hall University to Extend Tuition Reduction Initiative to Law School." Look at the following portion:

    “Seton Hall University has announced that it will extend its widely acclaimed merit-based tuition reduction program to its School of Law, reducing tuition by over 50% for eligible students. The tuition cuts for undergraduate students at Seton Hall University went into effect in 2012 and were recently extended for the 2013-14 academic year. The University will now extend the program further, offering “a private legal education at a public school price” to eligible incoming students at Seton Hall Law School, the only private law school in New Jersey.

    Dr. Gabriel Esteban, President of Seton Hall University, said “Similar to the program for undergraduate study, this initiative reflects Seton Hall’s commitment to serving our community. It provides access to a high-quality private education at a cost comparable to a public institution.”

    For eligible incoming full-time first-year students, tuition at Seton Hall Law School will be reduced in the 2013-14 academic year to $22,330.

    “The legal industry is undergoing substantial change,” said Patrick E. Hobbs, Law School Dean, “and for those who choose law, we have a duty to respond in a meaningful way – making legal education more practice oriented and employment focused as well as more affordable. Our Legal Practice Curriculum, numerous clinics, pro bono programs and comprehensive intern and externship programs address the first concerns; this tuition cut will help to answer the next, making Seton Hall Law School more affordable for those who wish to attend.”

    As you can see from these actions, $eTTon Haul Univer$iTTy $chool of Law is desperate for asses in seats. Of course, Patrick Hobbs – a.k.a. the Valvoline Dean – chose to spin this news positively for his employer. If YOU truly are so concerned about making your “legal education program” more affordable for the dummies who wish to attend, THEN DRASTICALLY LOWER THE TUITION RATE at your toilet, douche-bag.

    1. "Widely acclaimed merit-based tuition reduction program"

      Translation: The unqualified students who WILL NOT SUCCEED will subsidize the students who might succeed so the law profs from elite schools can keep the school open and keep making six-figure salaries for little work.

      For a generally left-leaning institution, the legal academy seems to do an awful lot of taking from the poor and downtrodden and giving to the rich.

  25. It is nice to see law schools start to feel the pressure graduates have felt for years, while law schools covered-up the abysmal demand and oversupply of law grads in the legal job market. I did not even know this was a law school, there are so many:

    The dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law says the school is downsizing its student body and staff.

    The McGeorge campus at 3200 Fifth Ave., in Sacramento was closed Friday for the July Fourth holiday weekend, but the school's dean, Francis J. Mootz III, issued a statement, through McGeorge spokeswoman Bethany Daniels, about the reductions.

    That statement read: "In response to the unprecedented drop in applications to law schools across the country, McGeorge School of Law is reducing the size of its student body.

    "The law school has reorganized the staff in Sacramento to align with its new size. The school first offered a voluntary severance plan to all staff members. This week it was necessary to lay off several staff members. McGeorge is going to be a smaller law school, but it will continue its proud tradition over 90 years of educating excellent attorneys."

    Read more here:

    1. This is now a trend. VermonTTT, $Eton haul, etc. All these schools are going down. The applicant pool is shrinking and they'll be fighting like rabid dogs for enrollees. Scholarship bait and switch, tuition "freezes", and so on. Shrinking class sizes means less money means less income means less pigs means less student debt means a new day in America.

      Dont feel sorry for these pigs. Their unemployment after 30 years of cashing in is nothing compared to the countless lives these bastards destroyed. We just look for the day when law school is studied like a consumer fraud scam and is a stain on our past.

  26. On December 24, 2012, Matt Leichter covered the big-ass tuition break offered by $eTTon Haul Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law, in an entry entitled "Seton Hall Abandons the ‘Law Is Not for Everyone’ Line." Here is the full text of his article:

    "I'm back from my break, and thankfully there was very little law school-related news for me to opine on. The only nugget that deserves a quick post before I get back into gear is Seton Hall’s decision to reduce its tuition for median-LSAT/cum laude-GPA applicants for one year. Third Tier Reality gives the gist of it, but I’ll add that the school’s decision reminds me of Amir Efrati’s 2007 WSJ piece on law schools and the legal sector that interviews Seton Hall’s lawyer of the century, Scott Bullock, d/b/a L4L of the seminal scamblog Big Debt, Small Law.

    In the article, Bullock characterized his six-figure Seton Hall JD as a “waste,” which is about as charitable as he ever was. By contrast, the law school’s associate dean condescended “Unfortunately, some find the practice of law is not for them. However, it is our experience that a legal education is a tremendous asset for a variety of professional paths.” The law-is-not-for-everyone mantra surfaced again from a different Seton Hall administrator in a 2010 article in The Star-Ledger.

    Now, the law school is promoting its one-year-only tuition reduction program:

    “The legal industry is undergoing substantial change,” said Patrick E. Hobbs, Law School Dean, “and for those who choose law, we have a duty to respond in a meaningful way – making legal education more practice oriented and employment focused as well as more affordable. Our Legal Practice Curriculum, numerous clinics, pro bono programs and comprehensive intern and externship programs address the first concerns; this tuition cut will help to answer the next, making Seton Hall Law School more affordable for those who wish to attend.”

    Apparently, when criticized about high tuition and poor outcomes, simply shifting the blame onto the students for going to law school for the “wrong reasons” that the law school was powerless to filter for no longer works. Instead, law schools now have a “duty to meaningfully respond to the substantial change the legal industry is undergoing.”

    This is the difference five years makes."

    Leichter provides the quote from Kathleen M. Boozang, now "Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Director, Center for Religiously Affiliated Nonprofit Corporations and Professor of Law," at Seton Hall. You can read her full faculty bio, if you want. By the way, this appears to be the "most attractive" online photo of Pig Boozang.

    Now the law school swine are desperate to attract large incoming classes. People have caught onto the scam, due to our collective efforts. These scamblogs attracted the attention of the mainstream press. David Segal back-handed the law schools, in a series of New York Times articles in 2011. Afterward, Paul Campos of the University of Colorado School of Law started Inside the Law School Scam. At that point, the pigs were on the ropes. Check out the link to Segal’s brilliant January 8, 2011 piece, “Is Law School a Losing Game?,” below:

  27. Nando, you should have a contest to determine who is the most unsavory law school dean in America. You can start it out in brackets, like the NCAA tournament. I know I have the Valvoline Dean, Joan Wexler, Don Leduc and Ted Seto in my final four. Please think about doing this as a poll and then you can have an award made in the shape of a turd sent to the winner. I would gladly chip in money for you to get the award made. It should be an annual contest.


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