Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Lingering Excrement: Fourth Tier Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Nest Egg
More Porky Pies from Don LeDuc:
The Lansing State Journal published Matthew Miller’s piece, “Cooley Law School weathering decline in enrollment,” on August 18, 2013. Take a look at this opening:
“From the outside, what was happening at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in the fall of 2010 looked like another chapter in the school’s explosive growth.
Enrollment topped 4,000 students, spread across four campuses in Michigan. The newest, in Ann Arbor, had opened the year before. And, though it’s a nonprofit, Cooley was pulling in money. It began that fiscal year with $90 million in net assets and closed it with $111 million.
In retrospect, it was a high-water mark. Students had flocked to law schools after the economic meltdown of 2008. Cooley’s leaders didn’t pass on the opportunity.
Enrollment has fallen sharply since. Cooley had 3,219 students last fall, even after the opening of a fifth campus near Tampa, Fla. Don LeDuc, Cooley’s president and dean, said the entering class this fall will be “significantly smaller” than the previous year. As for the money, he calls it a nest egg. “Our model has basically been the grasshopper and the ants from your fables,” LeDuc said. “We set aside a fair amount of money to weather what we thought the storm would be. Our only concern is how long this lasts.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, Cockroach Don LeDuc did not mention his concern for his students or their job prospects. He must have forgot to do so, right?!?! Later on, the author wrote:
“Cooley hasn’t cut faculty positions like some other schools, but it has allowed vacancies to remain unfilled, LeDuc said.
This fall, it will raise tuition by 9 percent for first-year students, bringing the cost of the first 30 credits to $43,500, and by 8 percent for everyone else.
It hasn’t lowered its admission standards, LeDuc said. The median LSAT score of its entering class slipped from 146 two years ago to 145 last year, but that reflects a reduction in the number of higher-scoring applicants rather than a drop in the school’s minimum requirements for admission, he said. But LeDuc doesn’t see a drop in minimum requirements as out of the question.
“Sooner or later you’ve got to make a choice,” he said, “because you need enough revenue to cover what your expenses are.” [Emphasis mine]
Bitch, you have no admi$$ion$ standards. Hell, your median LSAT score for your entering class is 145!!
Pathetic 2013 LSAT and UGPA 25th-75th Percentile Figures:
According to the Top Law Schools listing above, an LSAT score of 142 would place an applicant in the 25th percentile for the 2013 class entering at TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer! A 151 on the LSAT would put you at the 75th percentile for this rat-hole. It’s nice to see that an ABA-accredited dung heap has such stringent admi$$ion$ “standards,” huh?!?!
Based on this same listing, a UGPA of 2.57 was good enough for the 25th percentile at TTTT Cooley. Keep in mind that these grades include people who majored in Political “Science,” Psychology, English Literature, American History, etc. - at various college$ and univer$itie$. An undergraduate GPA of 3.36 would set you firmly in the 75th percentile at this pile of excrement.
A Four Year College Degree Not Necessary for Admission to Cooley!:
Check out this filth, from the fourth tier trash pit:
“Applying Without a Bachelor's Degree
Please note: Some state bars require a bachelor's degree; however, the State Bar of Michigan does not. Please check the educational requirements of the bar in the state in which you plan to practice law.
Most Cooley students have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Yet, under court rules adopted by the Michigan Supreme Court, an applicant may also attend if the student has completed at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours either toward an undergraduate degree from an accredited school or from an accredited junior or community college.
Cooley Law School welcomes inquiries from individuals with associate's degrees or 60 to 90 credits at a four-year institution.” [Emphasis mine]
At what point will these hags start accepting students armed with nothing more than a high school diploma or GED?!?! Their mothers must be very proud. You would think that a supposed “institution of higher learning” would be embarrassed to post this garbage.
Pig LeDuc’s Compensation as Cooley Dean:
According to the 2011 Form 990 for Thomas M. Cooley Law School, i.e Employer ID No. 38-1988915, Don LeDuc raked in $605,507 in TOTAL COMPENSATION for the tax year ending August 31, 2011. At those sums, the Michigan mustached dung beetle will do and say/hiss anything to keep the gravy train of federally-backed student loans rolling along.
Conclusion: The pigs, rats and cockroaches at this diploma mill DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN ABOUT YOU, the student. In their eyes, YOU are simply a bag of money. They need asses in seats, preferably those attached to people with small brains. Remember, the admi$$ion$ “standards” at this place essentially amount to an open enrollment policy - since anyone who really wants to go to law school can gain admission to this putrid dump. Yet, LeDuc has not ruled out decreasing minimum requirements. If the ABA cared about its own reputation, then the dolts would strip this pile of waste of its accreditation.
Posted by Nando at 6:19 AM