Friday, December 26, 2014
Tuition: In-state, full-time law students at this dung pit will be charged $13,842 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Full-time, nonresident lemmings will be hit with $27,192 in tuition, for 2014-2015. Who wouldn’t want to attend such a prestigious in$titution of “higher learning” at those prices?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, books will add another $1,200 to the tab, while living expenses are all lumped together into one figure. The rodents at this public outhouse estimate this sum as $14,670. This brings the total amount as $29,712 for Wyoming residents and $43,062 for out-of-state law students.
Keep in mind that ABA-accredited piles of excrement base these costs on a school year. Seeing that actual law students will require expenses, we will prorate that number to reflect reality. Doing so, we reach the following, more accurate total COA numbers: $34,602 for in-state, full-time law students and $47,952 for nonresident, full time idiots. What a tremendous bargain, huh?!?!
Ranking: As you can see, the Univer$iTTTy of Wyoming Commode of Law is rated as the 129th greatest, most remarkable and amazing law school in the entire damn country – by US “News” & World Report! Hell, it only shares this distinction with the following five toilets: Drexel; Maine; North DakoTTTa; University of St. Thomas; and VermonTTT Law Sewer. Their mothers must be very proud of this “accomplishment.”
Published Employment Placement Statistics: Let’s take a look at the dung heap’s Class of 2013 School Report to the NALP, to see the job outlook for graduates. Apparently, there were only 76 members of this cohort. However, only 65 of these dolts landed employment within nine months of receiving their TTT law degree. This equates to a mere 85.5 percent “placement” rate.
Now, look under Employment Type. You will notice that only 33 members of this class reported working in private law firms. Here is the breakdown: two desperate solos, 18 grads employed in firms of 2-10 attorneys; four JDs hired by offices of 11-25 lawyers; two in firms of 51-100 lawyers; and seven supposedly working in offices of unknown size. Do you still like your ends of not ending up in toiletlaw or scratching out a living while representing dirt poor sons of bitches?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Wyoming Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $67,733. In fact, 91% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. While this figure does not seem that daunting, don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, as the student is enrolled.
The Cesspool’s World-Renowned Rural Law CenTTTer: Check out this TTT description, courtesy of the commode:
“Rural Law Center
Thank you for visiting the University of Wyoming Rural Law Center. The Rural Law Center is meant to further three general missions:
• Provide service to rural communities and lawyers who practice law in rural areas.
• Help prepare students for rural practice and service.
• Facilitate scholarly research concerning the law relevant to rural areas and issues.” [Emphasis mine]
The entire state is a rural dung heap. But it’s nice that the taxpayers can support a foolish center focused on rural law. Hell, according to this source, Cheyenne, Wyoming has a total population of 59,466 – as of 2014. Yes, go ahead and open up your own legal practice in this thriving metropolis. You will be sure to make a financial killing! Plus, small time farmers and businessmen must be thrilled to have a center that will produce top notch academic research into their issues, right?!?!
Conclusion: Avoid this third tier commode at all costs. If you do not mind incurring an additional $80K-$110K in NON-DISCHARGEBLE debt – for a chance to practice law in destitute areas – then go ahead and sign on the dotted line, Dumbass. Hopefully, you don’t plan on getting married or starting a family anytime soon. Spouses tend to like when you make more than subsistence wages. Children appreciate having several meals and snacks a day, not to mention necessities such as shoes, clothing, heat, etc.
Also, good luck trying to land a mortgage with a putrid debt to income ratio. Again, women eventually want a home; it shows stability and security. Plus, these creatures don’t like pissing away large sums of money on rent. While you may be content to scratch your ass, pick your nose, and play video games all day long, you will not attract any decent partners with those habits. This is especially the case if you owe a total of $100K in student loans, while “raking in” $35K-$45K per year.
Posted by Nando at 6:48 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Great News: Law School Total Enrollment is Now at a 27 Year Low – and First Year Enrollment Plunges to 40 Year Depths
Happy Holidays!: On December 17, 2014, Noelle Price posted a JD Journal entry labeled “Law School Enrollment at 27-Year Low.” From the opening:
“Law school enrollment has been steadily declining, and that trend continued this fall. According to the American Bar Association, enrollment dropped close to 7 percent from 2013. The New York Times reports that enrollment has declined 17.5 percent from 2010, during which record-breaking enrollment was reported. Enrollment is at the lowest point since 1987—a time during which there were far fewer law schools.
For the fall semester, 204 law schools that are accredited by the bar association reported 37,924 full- and part-time students had enrolled for their first year of law school. This is a decline of 1,751 students, roughly 4.4 percent, since 2013.
In March, the ABA reported reduced enrollment at law schools nationwide.
Four years ago, law school enrollment peaked at 52,488 first-year students. This year’s numbers reflect a decline of 27.7 percent since that time. In 2010, the recession had taken its toll and many signed up for law school to obtain professional degrees in hopes of securing job and financial stability.
However, the job market for attorneys has been gloomy since the recession, and many prospective students have had second thoughts about accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in law school debt to commit to a career that may have few jobs available. Fewer students are signing up for the Law School Admissions Test, with this year’s reported numbers down 8.1 percent from last year, and down 50 percent since the same test period in 2009.” [Emphasis mine]
Once we removed the veil from the pigs’ faces, everyone could see those beady little eyes and vile snouts. Now, fewer people are willing to incur insane amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for such pathetic employment prospects. You’re welcome, law school swine!
Other Coverage: Bloomberg published a great Ellen Rosen piece, entitled “Law School Enrollment Plummets to 27 Year Low: Business of Law,” on December 17, 2014. Check out this epic opening:
“With the continuous news of a weak market for young lawyers, enrollment of first-year law students at accredited schools is at a 40-year low and overall enrollment is at its lowest in 27 years.
Coupled with the drop in LSAT test-takers this year, the likelihood of a turnaround remains low.
The new statistics on law schools come from the American bar Association, which yesterday released its annual enrollment data. According to the study by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, total law school enrollment at the 204 accredited schools is 119,775, a 6.9 percent decrease from last year and an 18 percent decrease from its record high in 2010. The number enrolled is the lowest since 1987, when there were 175 ABA-approved schools, 29 fewer than today.
The report also said there were 37,924 full-time and part-time students starting law school this fall, a 4.4 percent drop from last year and 28 percent decrease from 2010, when 52,488 students began law school, an all-time high.
The number of first-year students is the lowest since 1973, when there were only 151 accredited law schools.
William Hubbard, president of the ABA, said in a phone interview yesterday that the numbers are “an indication that prospective students have read a lot of reports about the job market.” [Emphasis mine]
Good observation, Bitch Hubbard. Perhaps, if your excrementitious organization had done something – any damn thing – to prevent its greedy, selfish member schools from pumping out FAR TOO MANY GRADUATES for decades, then the law sewers might not be in trouble now. Then again, you pieces of trash at the American Bar Association have only ever cared about Biglaw.
Law Schools Shedding Tenured Faculty: On December 18, 2014, Matt Leichter posted a Law School Tuition Bubble article labeled “Which Law Schools Are Shedding Full-Time Faculty? (2014 Edition). After researching the recently-released 509 Information Reports, here are Leichter’s findings:
“Since last year, the number of fall full-time instructors at all law schools fell by 8 percent; the cumulative decline since 2010 has been 11 percent, so much of what’s going on happened just before this academic year.”
Conclusion: This is excellent news. For decades, the law school cockroaches KNOWINGLY and INTENTIONALLY enrolled too many students – each year – for the available number of attorney job openings. Then, the parasites kept pushing up tuition rates to outrageous sums. Plus, the rodents simultaneously published misleading and false employment “placement” data for potential pupils to consume. Again, these “educators” simply do not give one goddamn about their students, applicants/potential victims, or recent graduates. No one should feel sorry for the schools and full-time “professors” who have been forced out of their overpaid, underworked positions since the large decline in overall enrollment. In a just world, these filthy pigs would be put through a meat grinder.
Posted by Nando at 8:42 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tuition: In-state residents attending this rat’s nest full time will be charged $16,480 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Out of state, full-time law students will be bent over a coffee table – to the tune of $30,010, for 2014-2015. Can you name one well-known, practicing lawyer who has graduated from this dung heap?
Total Cost of Attendance: This same document also lists other expenses associated with attending this trash heap. The pigs estimate that room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will add another $15,816 to the tab. This brings the supposed total to $32,296 for Idaho residents and $45,826 for nonresidents – for the current academic year. The transportation figure is suspect, as it is listed as $1,106. Apparently, the cockroaches think that everyone is going to ride a bike or take a bus to class – or otherwise not incur any maintenance or repair fees for their car.
Keep in mind that the bitches and hags base this on a nine-month calendar. Seeing that actual students will require things such as food, shelter and gas for the entire damn year, we will prorate the following items: room and board, transportation, miscellaneous and personal. Doing so, we reach a more accurate total COA of $35,926 for in-state lemmings – and $49,456 for out-of-state dolts. What a great bargain, right?!?!
Ranking: The Univer$iTTTy of Idaho Commode of Law is rated as the 118th greatest, most wondrous and amazing law school in the entire country – by US “News” & World Report. In fact, it only shares this distinction with two other ABA-accredited diploma mills – Albany and Quinnipiac. What a tremendous in$TTTiTTTuTTTion, huh?!?!
Employment Placement Statistics: Based on the Employment Summary Report for 2013 Graduates, there were a total of 117 members of this class. Of that total, one person did not supply their job status to the toilet. Seeing that 103 JDs from this cohort reported securing within nine months of earning their TTT degrees, the “placement” rate was 88.8 percent, i.e. 103/116.
Under Employment Type, you will notice that only 46 people from the class of 2013 landed jobs as lawyers! This figure includes the nine desperate souls who started solo practices. Hell, here is the full breakdown: nine solos; 34 in firms of 2-10 attorneys; two in offices of 11-25 lawyers; and one damn person hired by a law firm of 26-50 attorneys. Yes, that is truly impressive!
This school did not produce one single, solitary graduate who entered Biglaw – from the Class of 2013! Hell, not one person from this cohort ended up in a firm of larger than 50 lawyers. Let that sink in for a moment. Now, look at the average debt load these students took on, for their TTT degree.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Idaho JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $98,008. Hell, 78% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such noxious debt. Don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
The Trash Pit’s Commitment to Diversity: Sometimes it is best to quote the swine verbatim. To wit:
The University of Idaho College of Law embraces diversity within the law school community and the legal profession. Our law school protects and fosters an inclusive and respectful learning environment for the discussion of legal principles, concepts, and practical skills. As a preparatory ground for future practitioners of the law, we adhere to the standards of legal professionalism within our classrooms, our offices, our hallways, our student organizations, our gathering places, and our activities. The calling to law is an important one with significant impacts on society, and as a law school we take that significance to the core of our purpose. The law school community values people of diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, physical abilities, lifestyles, opinions, citizenship, philosophies, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, ages, life experience, and identities. Diversity is an essential component of the University of Idaho College of Law and requires legal professionalism from all sectors of our community to provide an appropriately respectful learning environment.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, be all things to all people. That’s the spirit! By the way, how exactly does diversity “require legal professionalism from all sectors of [the law school] community” in order to provide a respectful learning environment? Does Aryan Nations have a presence on campus or something?
In the end, this is merely a ploy to appeal to applicants of all backgrounds. After all, the cockroaches need asses in seats – in order to grab all that federal cash. This is not cutting edge stuff, people. As long you have a pulse – and a 147 LSAT score or 2.75 UGPA – these vile pigs will be happy to take your borrowed money!
Conclusion: While nearly 4/5 of the graduates took on serious debt for a TTT law degree from this pile of waste in 2013, fully 22 percent did not incur an additional dime in student loans. Good luck competing against them – and their influential fathers – for attorney jobs in the state. Lastly, look at the job prospects facing these young men and women. Ask yourself the following: Why in the hell should these students be essentially required to incur $110K-$145K in additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for such an employment outlook?
Posted by Nando at 4:54 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Epic Coverage: On December 10, 2014, Paul Caron posted an entry labeled “ABA Releases 2014 Law School Standard 509 Reports.” Take a look at the meaty portion below:
“The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has released the2014 Standard 509 Information Reports for all ABA-accredited law schools. The reports contain a wealth of data for each school, including:
• Tuition and Living Expenses
• Conditional Scholarships
• J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity
• Admissions (applications, offers, matriculants, 75/50/25 GPA and LSAT Scores)
• Grants and Scholarships
• J.D. Attrition and Transfers In
• Faculty and Administrators
• Bar Passage Rates” [Emphasis mine]
Now, you can look up each ABA-accredited trash pit – and find a treasure trove of information on the bastards. In a just world, any school that accepts applicants with 145 LSAT scores or UGPAs of 3.0 or lower would be immediately bulldozed and razed to the ground. Hell, it's not as if the building is serving a public good.
Look at this comment, from user “Jojo” on December 10, 2014 at 1:46:54 pm:
“My goodness, the data are bad this year!
Ave Maria's 25% LSAT percentage is a 139? So, 1 in 4 students has an LSAT score below 139 at Ave Maria?
At what point does the ABA step in to stop the hemorrhaging here? When do the law faculty urge reform? When you start to dip below 145, you're not getting people whose lives will be improved from knowledge of law. You're getting students who are debt-funding a life altering burden sold in the guise of a dream. Come on, guys. That's not right.” [Emphasis mine]
This commenter makes a brilliant observation that cuts right to the heart of the matter. These pigs are accepting and enrolling LEGIONS of fools who basically have NO CHANCE of ever practicing law. If you cannot muster a 150 on the LSAT, then you likely cannot pass the bar exam.
Plus, if you perform so poorly on the exam, then your options are severely limited, i.e. you can only attend third tier cesspools and fourth tier trash cans. In such cases, even if you do manage to become licensed, no decent law firm will even consider hiring you - because they will view you as a loser.
Look Up Your Commode: Enter the name of your favorite dung heap, including the in$titution where you earned that reserve stock of toilet paper known as a law degree, in the search box and hit enter. By the way, check out this pathetic-ass disclaimer:
“The data reported here are submitted by law schools to the ABA. The ABA assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or for changes in such information that may occur after publication.”
What beacons of integrity, huh?!?! Way to stand by your product, dung beetles! I suppose the law school swine could submit information, “in error.” Anyway, let’s review the figures for TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer – for 2014. A total of 1,481 morons applied to this pile of excrement. Of that amount, the rodents offered admission to 1,265 of these waterheads. That represents an acceptance rate of 85.4 percent! Don’t forget that Cooley is choosing among the dumbest law school applicants, each year.
Now, look at the numbers for the matriculants. For the current first year class at this garbage heap, the overall 25th percentile UGPA was 2.53 – with a median of 2.90 and a 75th percentile score of 3.28. Keep in mind that most law students had soft undergraduate majors. An LSAT score of 141 was good enough to land you in the 25th percentile for this “school.” The median LSAT score was 145 and the 75th percentile LSAT was 149.
LSAT Percentiles Table for 2013: Review this chart from Cambridge LSAT Test Prep. For example, if you scored 141 on the LSAT, then you placed in the 16th percentile – as only 15.8% of test takers for that time period scored worse than you, Idiot. However, this is good enough to gain admi$$ion to TTTThoma$ M Cooley Law Sewer. In fact, seeing that this is the 25th percentile score for matriculants at this filth pit – and there were a total of 445 first year students enrolled there – then a total of 111 waterheads scored at or below this figure.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, the law school pigs DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students, applicants, or recent graduates. The fact that the sewer rats continue to accept mouthbreather candidates proves this, without a doubt. These bitches and hags will gladly financially ruin countless numbers of young people, in order to keep the scam going. There is no moral justification for the federal government to back and issue student loans to such foul “institutions of higher learning.”
Lastly, it is CLEAR that the American Bar Association cockroaches do not care about those low-paid members of the “profession” – or the general public. After all, thousands of people will end up being represented by corrupt, incompetent, and worthless lawyers – a direct result of allowing such low admi$$ion$ “standards” for member schools. Could you imagine – for one damn millisecond – if the American Medical Association permitted similar conduct by approved med schools?!?! Of course not! In stark contrast, that is a real profession that looks out for practitioners, future members, hospitals and the paying public.
Posted by Nando at 1:28 AM
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Early Christmas: Law School Applications are Down 9.5 Percent, with an 8.5 Percent Decrease in the Number of Applicants, So Far
The Numbers Continue to Drop: Anyone who is not a “law professor”/subhuman piece of trash will rejoice at the following news. According to the Law $chool Admi$$ion Council, applications to ABA-accredited toilets – for Fall 2015 – are down 9.5% from this point last year. In the weasels’ own words:
“Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison
The following charts report ABA applicants and applications for each of the past three falls. As of 11/28/14, there are 70,009 fall 2015 applications submitted by 11,415 applicants.
Applicants are down 8.5% and applications are down 9.5% from 2014.
Last year at this time, we had 23% of the preliminary final applicant count.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! Of course, even if this rate holds, there is no way in hell that the thieves will see a matching decrease in first year enrollment in Fall 2015. As has been the case for several years, the parasites will merely become even less “selective.”
Other Coverage: On December 5, 2014, “dupednontraditional” wrote a hilarious OTLSS piece labeled “News Flash: Applicants Down 8.5%.” Here is the full text:
“We interrupt our regular programming to share the latest numbers from LSAC.
The LawDeans' popcorn they’ve been eating has been pissed in; film at eleven.”
This is a great tagline, especially since the pigs and cockroaches have collectively defecated over LEGIONS of law students and graduates – for decades! In a just world, these academic swine would be locked into a small pen – and forced into a meat grinder.
Paul Campos Noted the Endgame, Two Years Ago: Back on December 14, 2012, Paul Campos posted an excellent entry, simply entitled “Endgame.” Look at the portion below:
“What are the economic implications for law schools of an admissions cycle that ends up attracting only 53,000 applicants? To answer this question, we have to estimate how many matriculants such a cycle is likely to yield. This is a function of two factors: how many applicants end up getting admitted to at least one school to which they apply, and how many admitted applicants actually end up enrolling.
As to the first factor, the 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]
Keep in mind that this was the situation three damn years ago! Hell, there are now SEVERAL ABA-accredited diploma mills that are accepting more than 80 percent of applicants!! Don’t forget that smarter applicants are avoiding law school at a MUCH higher clip than the idiots who score in the 150s or lower.
Could you imagine if medical schools had such acceptance rates?!?! The spineless public and currently licensed members of the profession wouldn’t stand for that – for one second! Then again, law schools are run for the sole benefit of “professors” and administrators – without any regard to the students, graduates, the general public, the taxpayer or the prevailing job market. In sum, we are dealing with sick bastards and sociopaths.
Conclusion: We are now reaching a point where law school pigs are starting to accept average college grads who are - at best – ideal candidates to work customer service at eBay or filling your popcorn bucket at the local movie theater. This is beyond pathetic. Perhaps the only thing sadder is the fact that so many waterheads are still willing to incur an additional $130K-$200K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTT law degree and garbage job prospects.
If you are still even contemplating law school – and you are not accepted into Harvard, Stanford or Yale or on a guaranteed, three year scholarship to attend another in$titution – then you do not deserve one ounce of sympathy. You KNOW the score by now. If not, then you are too damn dumb, lazy or self-absorbed to perform basic research into the job market for lawyers.
Posted by Nando at 3:09 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Swine Now Handing Out Bundles in Scholarship Money: On December 2, 2014, Daniel June posted a JD Journal piece labeled “Law School Closings a Possibility.” Here is his take on the situation:
“Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law was the first of what may soon become a trend: they closed their Ann Arbor campus, some what of a diploma mill, to answer the deflating enrollment rates. They are all feeling it. Law schools across the board are making concessions and devising ways to get through the difficult legal market in the somewhat hope it will get better soon.
As Northwestern University School of Law Dean Daniel Rodriguez told the New York Times, “I don’t get how the math adds up for the number of schools and the number of students. We all know it’s happening, and we are all taking steps that urgent, not desperate, times call for.”
These “urgent” times mean changing the tone of law school to a buyer’s market. “74 percent of first-year students this academic year received financial aid, compared with only 30 percent in 2009,”the New York Times reported, and University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Jerry Organ made the comparison of law schools to dental schools, which went through their own crisis after reaching a height in 1979. Due to changes in consumer needs for dentistry, demand declined, and eventually schools had to close.
Which law schools? Just the diploma mills? Actually, those who score middle to high range on the LSATs who are losing interest. With 204 accredited law schools competing for these students, Rodriguez admitted that, “It’s insane. We’re in hand-to-hand combat with other schools."
Campuses like Wayne State University of Law School are offering a minimum $4,000 scholarship for incoming students and upwards to $1 million in scholarships for current students. Northwestern likewise is offering 74 percent of 1Ls scholarships, up from 30 percent in 2009. This is consistent with many other schools.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s nice to see that the law school pigs are in hoof to hoof combat with each other over students – especially when you consider that the typical applicant is dumber now. Hell, Northwe$tern Univer$ity $chool of Law – ranked as the 12th best law school in the entire damn country – is now awarding scholarships to nearly ¾ of its first year class! Then again, it is only the second best law school in the city of Chicago. In the past, kids would have gladly borrowed the full amount to attend such a school.
Other Coverage: On October 21, 2014, Paul Caron reported on the Cockroach Jerry Organ post on the Legal WhiTTTeboard, in an entry entitled “Organ: Will 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019, Just as 10% of Dental Schools Closed 25 Years Ago?” Check out this conclusion:
“The law school experience tracks pretty closely the dental school experience over the first ten years reflected in the charts. For law schools, 2014 looks a lot like 1985 did for dental schools. ...
[T]he provost and president of a university with a law school likely will be asking: How “mission critical” is the law school to the university when the law school has transformed from a “cash cow” into a “money pit” and when reasonable projections suggest it may continue to be a money pit for the next few years? How "mission critical" is the law school when its entering class profile is significantly weaker than it was just a few years ago, particularly if that weaker profile begins to translate into lower bar passage rates and even less robust employment outcomes? How “mission critical” is the law school to the university if its faculty and alumni seem resistant to change and if the law school faculty and administration are somewhat disconnected from their colleagues in other schools and departments on campus?
Some universities are going to have difficult decisions to make (as may the Boards of Trustees of some of the independent law schools). As of 1985, no dental schools had closed, but by the late 1980s and early 1990s, roughly ten percent of the dental schools were closed in response to significant declines in the number and quality of applicants and the corresponding financial pressures. When faced with having to invest significantly to keep dental schools open, several universities decided that dental schools no longer were “mission critical” aspects of the university.
I do not believe law schools should view themselves as so exceptional that they will have more immunity to these market forces than dental schools did in the 1980s. I do not know whether ten percent of law schools will close, but just as some universities decided dental schools were no longer “mission critical” to the university, it is not only very possible, but perhaps even likely, that some universities now will decide that law schools that may require subsidies of $1 million or $2 million or more for a number of years are no longer “mission critical” to the university.” [Emphasis mine]
In the final analysis, “higher education” in America is BIG business. It all boils down to money, people. “Educators,” univer$ity “presidents,” and boards of trustees or regents DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about YOU, the student or graduate. These in$titution$ are propped up by the federally-backed student loan $y$tem. Do you think - for one millisecond - that a bank would otherwise lend someone, with no collateral, $30K so that they can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from State U or a law degree from TTTT Cooley?!?!
Conclusion: The pigs and cockroaches are DESPERATE for asses in seats. Even Daniel Rodriguez, dean at Northwestern Law, employed that word in his description of the situation. The bitches and hags are attempting to balance the following interests: (a) keeping enrollment levels high or decent; (b) maintaining or increasing their respective commode’s ranking; and (c) not going broke in the process.
Since it is now an “applicant’s market,” the rodents are throwing scholarship money at prospective and current students, in order to keep up enrollment. While schools such as Northwestern – which have a good reputation and a large university endowment – can engage in this academic “arms race,” you can bet your ass that dozens of ABA-approved toilets cannot keep up this pace for long. Independent, stand-alone commodes cannot sustain this type of activity for much longer. Up to this point, creditors have bailed out the swine at TJ$L – and large universities such as Texas A & M have purchased or partnered with financially troubled dung heaps. However, at some point, college and univer$ity administrators – who fancy themselves as shrewd businessmen - are going to decide that they are not going to shell out millions of dollars to acquire shaky institutions.
Posted by Nando at 5:00 AM
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Seventy-Nine Cockroaches/Law School Deans Demand Full Transparency from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, Because Their Schools Lowered Admissions Standards and Bar Pass Rates Plummeted in July 2014
Demand Letter from the Academic Thieves: On November 25, 2014, Cockroach Kathryn Rand, dean of Third Tier University of North Dakota Sewer of Law, sent a letter addressed to Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Hell, the parasite even put this letter on official law school letterhead. Rand seeks to kiss Moeser’s ass on page one, before issuing this comical salvo:
“Statement of Law School [Pigs]
We, the undersigned law school deans, respectfully request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners facilitate a thorough investigation of the administration and scoring of the July 2014 bar exam. The methodology and results of the investigation should be made fully transparent to all law school deans and state bar examiners.
In particular, the investigation should examine the integrity and fairness of the July 2014 exam as well as the overall reliability of the multistate components of the exam. We request that the NCBE provide all data in its possession on reliability and fairness of the July 2014 exam and all data necessary for independent review for independent expert review of the same.
We also request that the NCBE provide the evidence it relied on in making the statement that the takers of the bar exam in July 2014 were less able than those in 2013.
Moving forward, we ask that the NCBE work with the law school deans and state bar examiners to release to law schools detailed scoring and scaling data for our respective graduates.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, these bitches and hags don’t believe that THEY should submit their job placement figures or incoming class data to an outside, independent review or audit. Conversely, these jackals feel that other organizations should submit to the demands and whims of these “educators.” By the way, I have profiled 75 of the 79 dung heaps represented on that list. The highest-ranked in$titution on that lineup is the Brigham Young Univer$ity J. Reuben Clark Law $chool. The toilet is currently rated 36th “best” in the nation, by US “News” & World Report.
Then again, what do you expect from a university named after a man who – according to the LDS Church - had only 11 damn days of schooling?!?! The univer$ity still bans beards on campus – even though Brigham Young sported a big-ass beard for most of his adult life.
WSJ Law Blog Reports: Jacob Gershman’s piece, “Law School Deans Question Sharp Decline in Bar Exam Scores,” appeared in the November 26, 2014 edition of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. From the opening:
“Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation’s leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test.
Dozens of law school deans across the country attached their names to a letter sent to the National Conference of Bar Examiners on Tuesday demanding a “thorough investigation of the administration and scoring” of the July 2014 bar exam.
The letter followed reports of many states, including Texas, Idaho, Iowa, Oregon and Washington, seeing an unusually steep decline in bar exam scores compared with last year’s performance. Passage rates plunged by more than 10 percentage points in some cases.
The NCBE, the Wisconsin-based non-profit that prepares widely used standardized portions of the bar exam, says the results of the July test are troubling, but says the tests aren’t to blame. The group says students this year just didn’t do as well as previous years’ cohorts.
Law schools — many of which are straining to keep up enrollment in a time of sagging demand for law degrees — have bristled at the response.” [Emphasis mine]
This is the likely result when ABA-accredited law schools have collectively become LESS SELECTIVE. This is compounded by the fact that many of that those with high LSAT scores are now declining to apply to law school, while dumbasses continue their pursuit of a “legal education.”
Other Coverage: On November 27, 2014, the Law School Truth Center published a hilarious entry entitled “Happy Thanksgiving; I’m Thankful for These Seventy-Nine Heroic Law Deans.” Check out this portion of his conclusion:
“[T]he war is all about whether you want rigid bar examinations by a cold, opaque NCBE or open, fair, and flexible bar examinations whose administrators cower to threats of auditing and mass criticism, helping the status quo to carry on for another year. Heck, just by sending a few letters, they've already virtually guaranteed that bar examination pass rates will improve next year in several states. No way those bureaucrats want to further ruffle feathers with law deans.
So hail these brave patriots, and let us celebrate the institutions that they serve. Albany, Ave Maria, Barry, Capital, Charleston, Drake, Golden Gate, Hofstra, JMLS, La Verne, NYLS, Northeastern, Pace, Roger Williams, St. Marys, St. Thomas (2x), TJLS, Touro, Cooley, Vermont, Whittier, Widener, and all the others are fortunate to have leaders who understand the need for transparency and accountability when the law schools may have an adverse result. God bless them, every one.” [Emphasis mine]
Seeing that the typical law dean practiced law for roughly 8 minutes, before running to the safe confines of academia, I doubt that the NCBE bureaucrats are afraid to scuffle with these tramps. However, they probably don’t want to put up with the hassle and constant bitching and moaning. Look for next year’s July bar results to improve dramatically, even though applicants continue to devolve. I wouldn't be surprised to see law school deans next start a campaign against LSAC, complaining that the entrance exam is too difficult for many applicants.
Conclusion: These 79 pieces of trash DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students or recent graduates. They simply want to give the appearance of caring about their former pupils – in order to attract more applicants. Anyone with a full scale IQ above 70 can see through this nonsense. However, seeing that idiots with 140 LSAT scores are still applying to law school, plenty of morons will be taken in by such empty, cynical gestures.
Posted by Nando at 3:48 AM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Profiles in TTTT Leadership: Maryann Jones, Charleston School of Law’s “President” Pushed for Sale to Infilaw, and Then Resigned After Eight Days as Head of the ABA-Accredited Cesspool
Surprise! The ABA Cockroaches Recommend Sale to Infilaw: On November 19, 2014, the Post and Courier published a Diane Knich piece that was entitled “ABA committee recommends Charleston School of Law sale to InfiLaw move forward.” From the opening:
“A key American Bar Association committee has recommended that Charleston School of Law be allowed to sell the school to the for-profit InfiLaw System.
But students, alumni and faculty members who are opposed to the sale remain unbowed.
The association's full Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar will give final consideration to the school's request on Dec. 5. If the sale ultimately is approved, InfiLaw would have only one more hurdle to jump in its quest to purchase and operate the Charleston school.
The company still needs to obtain a license to operate in South Carolina from the state's Commission on Higher Education. InfiLaw applied to the commission, but withdrew its application in June, less than 24 hours before the commission's scheduled vote. Company representatives have said they intend to reapply, but they have not said when they might do that.
Maryann Jones, who took the reins as president of the law school last week after a unanimous vote of the school's three-member board, said in a prepared statement that she was pleased with the committee's decision and was looking forward to a final Bar Association decision next month.” [Emphasis mine]
With such enthusiasm for the deal, one expects this lady to be with the in$TTTiTTTuTTTion for many years. She seemingly wants to be part of the long-term project to turn this rancid toilet into a winner.
The Jackal Resigns After Only Eight Days as “President”: Two days later, on November 21, 2014, Diane Knich’s story “New Charleston School of Law president steps down” appeared in the Post and Courier. Check out this portion:
“In an email sent late Thursday to Kosko, Carr and Abrams, Jones said she decided not to take the reins of the private, downtown law school, and would not sign a contract. "The level of vitriol, with all sides making me a lightning rod for an unfortunate situation that was not of my making, makes this truly a situation that I am unwilling at this stage of my life to undertake." Jones stated in the email.
Westbrook earlier Thursday had sent Jones a letter expressing his disappointment in her speaking to faculty and students in support of a sale to InfiLaw.
To get his vote, Jones had agreed to be objective, and to learn more about alternatives for the school, Westbrook stated.
He also stated that he was disappointed that Jones hadn't yet met with him and his attorney Dawes Cooke to discuss the school's future.
Westbrook's letter also revealed that Jones was being offered only a three-month contract.” [Emphasis mine]
If the pigs only offered this wench a three month contract, then that means they must have had great confidence in her, right?!?! Hell, telemarketers have better job security! The reject working the drive through window, itching for a customer to order a McBitchin’ sandwich, has longer term prospects at his post than Jones.
Other Coverage: The CBS News affiliate for Charlotte featured an AP story on this saga – on November 22, 2014. The piece was labeled “President Of Law School Resigns Days After Starting Job.” Look at this segment:
“The president of the troubled Charleston School of Law has resigned after just days on the job.
Media outlets report that Maryann Jones quit in an email before signing a contract. She was hired Nov. 13.” [Emphasis mine]
What an impressive run as “president” of this remarkable institution of “higher learning,” huh?!?! I wonder if this ass-clown will even list this on her resume. Perhaps, she can spin this to say that while she was head of the law school for “a brief period of time,” she was central to the sale of the commode to a for-profit consortium.
Conclusion: If you are even considering attending this pile of vile excrement, then you truly are a desperate fool. In that case, you are the type of moron who would fall for a 300 pound buttercow, simply because she will have sex with you. Grow a spine, a brainstem and a pair of balls, dumbass. You DO NOT NEED to settle for a hideous pig. Even if you are a cretin, you can still do better. Frankly, if this is the best school you can get into, then you definitely need to pursue a different career path.
Posted by Nando at 5:06 AM
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Milestone: For the July 2014 Test, 55% of the Commode’s First Time Takers Pass the Michigan Bar Exam!
The results: Here is the table from the State Bar of Michigan blog. Overall, 769 people took the Michigan bar exam for the first time in July 2014. Of this amount, 73% passed, i.e. 563 men and women. In total, 953 souls sat for the exam, with 604 – or 63 percent - passing.
Now, let’s look at the fourth tier cesspool’s numbers. Seeing that this filthy excrement pile has such large classes, no one should be surprised that 199 Cooley grads sat for the July 2014 Michigan bar exam. Only 55% passed, however. A total of 89 idiots failed the exam. What do you expect from a noTTTToriou$, noxious piece of waste?!?!
Overall, 317 TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer grads sat for the July 2014 state bar exam. Only 140 of them became eligible to be licensed in the state of Michigan. That represents a total bar passage rate of 44 percent! Why is this sickening garbage heap still accredited?!?! Could you imagine if any U.S. medical school featured similar results on board exams?!
Moving On Up, to the East Side: As embarrassing as these numbers are, they actually are a major improvement over last year. Apparently, the law school pigs have put some effort into teaching to the exam.
According to the State Bar of Michigan blog entry from November 1, 2013, entitled “Michigan Bar Exam: Pre-Appeals Pass Rate is 60 Percent,” Cooley did much worse last year. Read the following:
“The Michigan Board of Law examiners released its complete list of pre-appeals statistics for the July 2013 exam this afternoon, and 60 percent of exam-takers passed. More precisely, 1,007 people took the exam, and 600 passed, while 407 failed.
A breakdown of pass-fail rates by law school was included.
Thomas M. Cooley: 43 percent passed, 57 percent failed.
Michigan State University: 74 percent passed, 26 percent failed.
University of Detroit Mercy: 52 percent passed, 48 percent failed.
University of Michigan: 94 percent passed, 6 percent failed.
Wayne State University: 67 percent passed, 33 percent failed.
University of Toledo: 65 percent passed, 35 percent failed.
Others: 72 percent passed, 28 percent failed.” [Emphasis in original]
What was your immediate response, reader? Perhaps, you thought to yourself “How in the hell was this worthless pile of buffalo dung not at least placed on probation by the ABA?!?!” Well, it has long been established that the American Bar Association cockroaches are only concerned with Biglaw, i.e. they don’t care about small-time attorneys, solo practitioners, or students.
Cooley’s numbers for the July 2013 Michigan bar exam were very impressive, huh?!?! Hell, I’m surprised that the “school” didn’t strut its stuff in a big-ass news bulletin on its TTTT website.
Tuition: The “We$TTTTern Michigan Univer$iTTTTy” TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer stills sees fit to set its full-time tuition rate at $44,950. As you can see from the pass rates above, this bill is in no way tied to the job prospects for recent graduates of this commode.
The Campaign: Check out this piece, from Cooley student newspaper staff writer Dalton Carty. It was labeled “Assessments: The New Standard at Cooley and Perhaps All Law Schools.” From the opening:
“In January 2014, Thomas Cooley Law School implemented a change that may have shocked some people. Cooley’s leadership decided it was time to require multiple term assessments for all students. The decision affected students on all Cooley campuses and was conveyed to many on the first day of class leaving some to wonder why they were needed. This article attempts to address that question.
In a February 2014 interview, Dean of Faculty Charles Cercone and Dean of Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation Laura LeDuc said Cooley had been contending with increased low bar pass rates and diminished student GPA’s for some time. The assessments were initiated to combat those concerns with the hope that students who practice more will ultimately do better not only on the bar exam and in law school, but also as lawyers. They stated this was the purpose of the assessments and hoped all students understood the assessments were to help them achieve their goals.” [Emphasis mine]
Evidently, the trash pit did institute some measures to improve bar passage rates. And of course, the rodents did so not out of $elf-intere$t – but to help student reach their professional goals. Yeah, sure that’s the case – and Sofia Vergara just locked her ankles around my waist.
Conclusion: Do not even consider applying to this particular school, morons! If you want to be a lawyer so badly that you will even attend the school with the worst reputation among all ABA-approved institutions, then you clearly have severe problems. This is not the NBA, where playing for the worst team signifies a real accomplishment – not to mention making bank.
In the final analysis, YOU need to look out for your best interests. No one else will do that for you. Do you think – for one damn millisecond – that the “law professors” and administrators at Thomas M. Cooley Law Sewer or any other law school care about you or your future?!?! They simply want more asses in seats, so that they can get their grubby hooves and snouts on all that federally-backed student loan money. If you died in a car accident after your last final, the pigs would not be concerned – as long as you signed the promissory note beforehand.
Posted by Nando at 5:04 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Cockroach Strut: On November 10, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Jacob Gershman piece entitled “Decline in Bar Exam Scores Sparks War of Words.” From the opening:
“A steep decline in bar exam scores on the most recent test has led to an outbreak of finger-pointing over who’s to blame for the downward swing.
In a sharply worded letter, the dean of Brooklyn Law School on Monday reproached the head of a national bar exam group for suggesting to law school leaders that their graduates who took the July exam were less prepared than students who sat for the test in previous years.
The dean’s letter came in response to an October memo by Erica Moeser, the president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, addressed to law school deans across the country in which she defended the integrity of the group’s exam and raised concerns about the ability of the would-be lawyers who took it.”
For $ome rea$on, this beady-eyed, snake bastard does not reproach himself and other law school deans, for consigning LEGIONS of students – each year – to dismal job prospects and soul-crushing levels of debt. But he’s looking out for students, right?!?! The article concludes:
“Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas W. Allard fired back on Monday with a letter to Ms. Moeser. He said he found her assertions unconvincing and demanded a “thorough investigation of the administration and scoring” of the July 2014 exam.
“We don’t know what evidence you have to support this surprising (and surprisingly disparaging) claim, but we do have evidence about our own 2014 graduates, and it tells us precisely the opposite: their credentials were every bit as good as our 2013 graduates, if not even better,” he wrote.
Ms. Moeser couldn’t be reached for comment on Monday.
Ms. Moeser’s letter didn’t cite specific scoring data for the exam given in July. But it gels with figures released by states showing significant declines in the passage rates for many of them. The overall passage rate for the Texas exam given in July, for example, was 11 percentage points lower than last year’s results. Idaho, Iowa, Oregon and Washington were among other states reporting sharp drops.
The passage rate for Brooklyn Law School graduates who took the bar for the first time in July was nearly 10 percentage points lower than last year’s rate, Mr. Allard told Law Blog. He said the median LSAT score for the 2013 and 2014 cohorts was 163 in both cases. A private institution in downtown Brooklyn, Mr. Allard’s law school enrolls about 1,000 full-time students.
“What is her basis for saying the students are less able? I think that’s offensive. I don’t believe it,” Mr. Allard, who is also a senior partner at Squire Patton Boggs, told Law Blog on Monday.” [Emphasis mine]
$omehow, Cockroach Nicholas Allard does not demand a “thorough investigation” of ABA-accredited diploma mills’ admi$$ion$ “standards” or employment “placement” figures. What a beacon of integrity and ethics, huh?!?! By the way, how many Crooklyn Class of 2014 grads did Squire Patton hire?
Compare the Memos in Question: On October 23, 2014, Erica Moeser wrote the following, in her letter to all pond scum deans:
“In the wake of the release of the MBE scores from the July 2014 test administration, I also want to take this opportunity to let you know that the drop in scores that we saw this past July has been a matter of concern to us, as no doubt it has been to many of you. While we always take quality control of MBE scoring very seriously, we redoubled our efforts to satisfy ourselves that no error occurred in scoring the examinations or in equating the test with its predecessors. The results are correct.
Beyond checking and rechecking our equating, we have looked at indicators to challenge the results. All point to the fact that the group that sat in July 2014 was less able than the group that sat in July 2013.” [Emphasis mine]
It seems that the NCBE performed its due diligence. They did so, in order to quell the bitching and crying among law school parasite deans and upset recent grads. Now take a look at Pig Allard’s November 10, 2014 response:
“There is no explanation how you reached your conclusion, nor transparency to your process, so how can we have confidence in this self-serving unaudited assertion? Frankly, your statement rings hollow. Given how this exam affects the lives and careers of tens of thousands of graduates, you can do better and provide both the deans and graduates a more thorough review.” [Emphasis mine]
Yet, the dung beetle is perfectly fine with allowing law schools to make baseless assertions about job prospects and manipulate other data. On page two, the piece of trash wrote:
“In plain language, I disagree with you: It’s not the students, it’s the test.”
This is a kindergarten response from a fully grown "man" who runs an in$TTiTTuTTion of "higher education." His mother must be very proud. By the way, this is the best reply that this pig-faced buffoon could come up with - in the span of 18 days. That speaks volumes.
Conclusion: Nicholas Allard does not give one goddamn about his students, the overall JD Class of 2014, their employment outcomes, their futures, or their livelihoods. He simply doesn’t give a damn about them. His bloated, unjustified income is not tied to his customers’ fate. The leech only cares about one thing: getting more asses in seats, so that he can continue to nice, fat paycheck – via the federal taxpayer – for minimal “work.” As you can clearly see from his photo, this jackal hasn't missed many meals - or midnight snacks, for that matter. The rodent is acting out of self-preservation, because he knows that even fewer people will apply to law school – if the cost continues to climb, job prospects remain weak, AND bar passage rates decline. In the event that three things persist, only waterheads will seriously consider this as a career option.
Posted by Nando at 9:15 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuition: Montana residents attending this dung heap on a full-time basis will be charged $11,334.76 in tuition and fees – for the 2014-2015 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be bent over a coffee table – to the tune of $29,327.56 for 2014-2015. What a great deal, huh?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, living expenses will add another $12,131 to the tab. Transportation will amount to another $1,400 and books will cost $1,200. Parking is $185 per year also. Apparently, real estate in Missoula is at a premium. The total, estimated COA for in-state students are listed as $26,056.76 – whereas nonresident students will be slapped with a budget of $44,758.56.
Keep in mind that ABA-accredited cesspools only consider living expenses on a nine month academic calendar. Seeing that actual law students will require costs over the full 12 months, we will prorate living expenses. After making this adjustment, we reach the following, more accurate COA figures: $30,294.76 for Montana residents and $48,987.56 for out-of-state fools. I included the parking pass in this assessment. Unless, of course, you prefer to ride your bike through freezing-ass weather, chump.
Ranking: At these prices, one would expect this school to have a solid reputation among lawyers and academic swine. However, US “News” & World Report rates the Univer$iTTTy of MonTTTana Sewer of Law as the 121st greatest, most remarkable and magnificent law school in the entire damn country. In fact, it shares this distinct honor with the following SEVEN toilets: Campbell “University”; DePaul; Duquesne; Hamline UniversiTTTy; the University of Akron; Arkansas-Little Rock; and Willamette. What an incredible feat!
Employment “Placement” Statistics: Let’s take a peek at the commode’s ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates. As you can see, there were 81 members of this class. Of that amount, a total of 56 men and women were able to secure full-time, long-term jobs “requiring bar passage.” Overall, 67 JDs reported that they were employed within nine months of graduation. This leads to a placement rate of 82.7 percent, i.e. 67/81.
Under Employment Type, you will notice that only 29 of these graduates were hired by private legal offices. This includes one desperate-ass sole practitioner, 18 people working in firms of 2-10 lawyers, and four grads employed by an office with 11-25 attorneys. One damn person - out of the 81 – landed a position with a law firm that has 251-500 lawyers. Do you still like your odds, Lemming?!?!
Who cares about such outcomes, right?!?! After all, the bitches and hags at Career Services will allegedly “assist you with the development of your resume and cover letters.” They will also notify of positions within the law school. Lastly, the thieves will “present career workshops throughout the academic year, helping you to develop job search skills and to become acquainted with the myriad of employment opportunities open to a J.D.” Can you believe that applicants or students buy into this nonsense?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UniversiTTTy of MonTTTana JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $74,614. Hell, 91% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. While this may not strike you as a monstrous figure, it is significant. Don’t forget that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled. Plus, salaries tend to be lower in this state.
Garbage Journal Opportunities: As a student at this third tier toilet, you will have a chance to write onto the revered, hallowed Public Land & Resources Law Review! From the journal’s description:
“The Public Land & Resources Law Review is published by a board of student editors at The University of Montana School of Law. We feature professional scholarship and student-written articles exploring legal issues regarding public land, natural resource, environmental, and federal Indian law. This site hosts our annual conference material, summaries on recent court decisions, and the archive of our previous journals.” [Emphasis in original]
If you ever mention that you are a student ediTTTor of this publication to anyone in a local bar or restaurant, then you may never pay for another drink or steak again – as long as you stay in the area. Then again, no out-of-state employers really want to hire Montana Law grads anyway.
The Lawyer Glut in Montana: Catherine Rampell’s excellent piece, “The Lawyer Surplus, State by State,” appeared in the New York Times Economix blog – back on June 27, 2011. Based on research from consulting firm Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the state of Montana has too damn many attorneys. Here are the numbers from that report:
2010-2015 Estimated Annual Openings: 81
2009 Bar Exam Passers: 163
Conclusion: Avoid this corroded outhouse UNLESS you have the right last name or do not mind practicing law in a tiny community. Otherwise, you are wasting your time and energy on a foolish pursuit. You will not be served well by incurring an additional $80K-$110K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a TTT law degree. In the final analysis, the “professors” and administrators at this dung heap do not care about YOUR future. They are only concerned with keeping their overpaid, underworked positions. You are a mere means to an end, i.e. federally-backed student loans.
Posted by Nando at 5:43 AM
Friday, November 7, 2014
TTTT Smells of Desperation: Fourth Tier Trash Pit Thomas Jefferson School of Law is Offering Merit Scholarships to Idiots with 2.0 Undergrad GPAs and 140 LSAT Scores
Hilarious News: On October 29, 2014, dybbuk posted a funny OTLSS piece labeled “Bottom-of-the-barrel Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers academic merit scholarship to applicants with 2.0 UGPA/ 140 LSATs.” Look at this portion, from the opening:
“Let’s say a person squeaks through college with the minimum GPA needed to graduate (2.00, i.e. a "C" average) and then completely bombs a standardized test designed to measure reading comprehension and analytical and logical ability, scoring in the bottom 13 percent of test-takers. A euphemism for such a person, suitable for this touchy age, might be "intellectually disinclined" or, certainly, "academically challenged." But at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, that person is referred to as a “recipient of an academic merit scholarship.”
Consider the “matrix” of UGPA/LSATs used by Thomas Jefferson School of Law, beginning this fall, to award guaranteed renewable academic merit scholarships. A kid with a 2.0 GPA /140 LSAT (i.e., a "C" average in college and a 13th percentile score on the LSAT) gets a merit scholarship of $1,000 a year. And $7,000/ yr. if that kid can boost his or her LSAT performance to 145-- the 26th percentile.
What is even more striking than the small merit awards provided to the, uh, intellectually disinclined, are the quite substantial ones provided to the utterly mediocre and sub-mediocre. Thomas Jefferson will provide a $44,000/ yr. renewable scholarship for an incoming law student with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a 153 on the LSAT (i.e., a "B" average in college and a 55th percentile score on the LSAT)—essentially a full-ride, since the school’s annual tuition is $44,900. A half-tuition scholarship is available to students with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and a 148 on the LSAT (i.e. a "C+" average in college and a 38th percentile score on the LSAT).” [Emphasis mine]
Hell, apparently anyone with a full scale IQ of 70 or above can get a merit scholarship to attend this festering pile of excrement. One wonders whether the offer would be reduced if such an “accomplished” student reached these alleged milestones, but had a few felony convictions on his record.
Link to the TTTT Matrix: Check out this text from the commode’s maTTTTrix:
“Entering Student Merit Scholarships Beginning with the class that enters August 2014, TJSL has adopted an exciting new scholarship policy. Thomas Jefferson offers guaranteed merit scholarships to first time entering students based on the students highest LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average (UGPA). An entering student is guaranteed to retain his or her scholarship as long as he or she remains eligible to continue enrollment and is enrolled at the law school. Full-time students receive scholarships for six semesters. Part-time students receive scholarships for eight semesters. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application; awards will be based on the highest LSAT and UGPA as reported on the student's LSAC CAS Report. Applicants from undergraduate schools that do not use a traditional 4.0 grading system and applicants who received an undergraduate degree from a foreign school will be awarded a scholarship consistent with the matrix using an individualized assessment of the applicant’s complete file.” [Emphasis mine]
Did you see that, lemming?!?! It was mentioned by the toilet more than once. I even highlighted it in bold text, twice. Who are we kidding? Since your reading comprehension skills are lower than those of a typical housecat, I will point it out to you. Quit sticking your finger in the light socket - and stop drinking from the paint can - for a moment and listen. Even if you score terribly on the LSAT, it’s okay. The pigs and cockroaches at TJ$L will only consider the highest score you attain.
Don’t feel bad about your 141 result the first time. Go back and take it again, waterhead. Maybe you’ll get lucky and reach a 148 next time. That will increase your “merit” scholarship significantly. "Earning" a supposed merit scholarship with such weak-ass results is the equivalent of allowing a kid with Down syndrome to "score" a touchdown in a high school football game.
Ranking: Did I mention earlier that US “News” & World Report rates TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Sewer of Law as a fourth tier pile of excrement? What parent, spouse or significant other wouldn’t be proud of their loved one, for gaining admission to such a presTTTTigious in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of “higher learning”?!?!? After all, it is ABA-approved! And that "professional" organization must have standards, right?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the TJ$L Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $180,655. In fact, 92% of this cesspool’s 2013 cohort took on such foul debt. By the way, dolts: this represents THE HIGHEST damn figure among all diploma mills that reported this data to the defunct magazine. Keep in mind that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: If you are even contemplating applying to this fourth tier dung pile, then you are an ideal candidate for a brain shunt. As such, you should be declared unable to enter into a contract. This would save taxpayers a lot of money, and you would not be financially ruined for life. No one in their right mind would even think – for one microsecond - about taking on an additional $200K-$240K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTTT law degree. Again, if you are considering TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Sewer of Law, then you are a mental midget. Stick to coloring books and large Lego blocks, moron.
Posted by Nando at 12:24 AM
Sunday, November 2, 2014
TTTT Smells of Desperation: Ave Maria School of Law Will Hand Out 50 Scholarships to Those With a Pulse
Dripping in Desperation: On October 30, 2014, the Ave Herald published a story entitled “Ave Maria Law School Launches Major Initiative to Attract Better Students.” From the opening:
“The Ave Maria School of Law is making a major push to raise the caliber of students entering the school in the fall of 2015.
Law School President and Dean Kevin Cieply said Thursday that thanks to funding from school founder Tom Monaghan, the school is offering 50 three-year, full-tuition scholarships to students who meet criteria for both academic achievement and faithfulness to the Catholic Church.
"We want to increase our academic standards," Mr. Cieply said in an interview, "and reverse a trend" of lower scores on the LSAT examination.
To be eligible for the scholarship, which also includes a stipend for living expenses in the first year, college seniors need to have a minimum score of 150 on the LSAT, a grade point average of at least 3.0, and either graduate from one of the 20 schools included in the Cardinal Newman Society’s Guide to Choosing a Catholic College or be involved with the Catholic Church as FOCUS missionaries, members of Opus Dei or members of the Christ the King Parish at Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Cieply said that the law school has no affiliation with Opus Dei, but that Mr. Monaghan included them in an effort to "target groups that are particularly devoted to the Church and bring high fidelity to Catholic teaching."
The first word of the scholarship program, which is estimated to cost about $3 million a year, came Wednesday when Mr. Monaghan met with about 40 seniors at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in California, which is one of the schools listed in the Newman Guide.” [Emphasis mine]
In other words, the commode is willing to give scholarships to those with a pulse – in an attempt to land better students and hopefully increase it fourth tier ranking. That speaks volumes about the “quality” of current pupils/victims. Now, scroll down to this conclusion:
“In addition to the scholarship program, Mr. Cieply also said that the law school is offering a three and a-half day "pre-law program" on its campus in Naples for students considering attending law school. For students that are accepted, the law school will pay for their transportation to Naples and accommodation.
"Overall, it's an aggressive program," Mr. Cieply said. "We're saying to these students, 'Maybe you should consider law school.'" [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the Domino’s Pizza School of Law is desperate for asses in seats. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the pigs pay for the first and last month’s rent on an apartment for these “lucky” students. Also, does anyone else see that the mindset of these sick swine is not much different from child molesters or drug dealers prowling elementary schools for their next potential victim?
Other Coverage: On October 31, 2014, JDU denizen “sfgiantsfan” started a thread labeled “Full ride at Ave Maria to small liberal arts SoCal school grads.” User “inindiana” furnished this brilliant response, on November 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm:
“Ave Maria as a concept has always been little more than Monaghan's vanity project. There are plenty of Catholic colleges and universities in the country upon which he could've bestowed his millions, but none were good enough for him. He had to be the pizza king who started a university from scratch. Fine, it's his money, he can do with it whatever he damn well pleases and be as vainglorious as he wants.
But. . . the problem with Ave Maria (and Thomas Aquinas and others like them)is that it competes for a relatively small pool of hardcore Reaganites, trads, anti-modernists, or whatever. Even within that narrow group, some of those with high enough grades and SATs would likely opt for Georgetown or Notre Dame because employers and grad schools have at least heard of those places, even if the brand of Catholicism followed at those schools is considered too ecumenical/modernist/nontrad or whatever else it is that angers them. So Ave Maria and others like it wind up being either verrrry small in enrollment (in which case the school's financial situation is often precarious or reliant upon Santa Tom) or they have to let in the less academically inclined in order to get enough bodies in the seats. It's the same dilemma any lower ranked law school has to deal with, except in Monaghan's case there are more icons and crucifixes around.” [Emphasis mine]
In a just world, these bitches and hags would have a giant crucifix shoved up their asses. In the event that these vampires put up a fight, make sure to keep some garlic bread handy – even if it’s from Domino’s.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the Ave Maria Sewer of Law remains a fourth tier pile of trash. Yes, what a fantastic in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion, huh?!?! Who the hell wouldn’t want to attend such a glorious law school?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Ave Maria Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $131,184. Fully 85% of this cesspool’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: This school is in desperation mode, in terms of trying to bolster its excrementitious reputation. The toilet has an archconservative, rich benefactor who is willing to piss away large portions of his wealth on this dump. Thomas Monaghan wants his name associated with a decent law school. However, no institution of “higher education” can attain any level of “prestige” by offering full-tuition scholarships – for the entire three year period – to kids who manage a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 150 LSAT score.
Frankly, these are weak-ass numbers that can be reached by pretty much anyone who puts in some effort. Wasting three years of your prime wage-earning period is idiotic. Instead of attending a fourth tier dung heap, perform your current job at a high level – and increase your chances of becoming a manager. We are not talking about a deep dish pizza and a 2 liter of soda, moron. YOUR financial future is at stake. Walk away from this TTTT offer.
Posted by Nando at 4:13 AM