Sunday, July 13, 2014
Odious Stink Pit: Indiana Tech Law School is in Desperation Mode
Stench-Filled Email: I have attached a copy of the full email supposedly sent to an applicant, by the interim dean, which was then forwarded to my account. I have redacted identifying info:
From: cummings, andré d p
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 8:03 AM
Cc: Anderson, Jessica L; Palmison, Meredith R
Subject: RE: Interested in Attending
“greetings [potential applicant],
i am pleased to hear that our admissions team reached out to you by e.mail. please let me know where you are in the process of applying to law school, including whether you have applied to other law schools, where you live in the u.s., and where you went to college.
to answer your question [potential applicant], yes, you should absolutely apply to the indiana tech law school. we are accepting applications through july 31st. during my career i have enjoyed a long history serving on admissions committees at other law schools and here at tech law and some of my most successful (and favorite) students were those that scored a 143, a 141, and even a 139 on the lsat. i have seen students that did not do as well as they wanted to on the lsat excel in law school, pass the bar exam on the first attempt and have wonderful careers as a lawyer. so, do NOT listen to the naysayers. a 143 is a serviceable score that should enable you to be admitted to law school, particularly if you have other strong indicators of success in your application (great personal statement; solid recommendation letters; good performance in undergrad, etc.).
so, yes [potential applicant], please apply as soon as you can. i have cc:ed our admissions dean, jessica anderson glassburn to this e.mail. she is our admissions professional and can walk you through the application process and let you know what you need to do in order to be considered and potentially admitted to our incredible new law school.
finally, i am pleased that you recognize that our school and my classes in particular are those that do challenge traditional legal education and look to disrupt the status quo of other law schools and legal education in general. i believe that you would find indiana tech law school to be a much different and much better approach to legal education through fundamental experiential and collaborative legal education that will provide you real skills and hands-on training during law school, while you are learning the theory of the law.
at any rate, thank you for reaching out. i hope to see your application soon. please let me know if you have any other questions.
andré douglas pond cummings
Professor of Law
1600 East Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
www.indianatech.edu/law” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, Pond Scummings does not believe in capitalization, period. By the way, is anyone surprised that this “educator” is encouraging someone with a 143 LSAT score to apply to his commode?!?!
Other Solicitations: On July 10, 2014, Antiro wrote an OTLSS article entitled “Indiana Tech Law School: Not going down without a fight.” Look at the portion below:
“In a thread at Top-Law-Schools that I recommend everyone read, Indiana Tech Law School is purportedly cold-calling in order to increase enrollment for the class of 2017.
Credit to TLS user CarolinaDreamer, who said he/she was e-mailed by the Indiana Tech Law School admissions (bolding was not done by me):
The faculty and staff at Indiana Tech Law School wish to congratulate you for your accomplishment on the June LSAT! We are still accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Class and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to apply now at http://www.LSAC.org. Tuition for Fall 2014 is Twenty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred ($29,500.00) Dollars, making us one of the most reasonably priced private (non-profit) law schools in the nation.” [Emphasis in original]
This letter was supposedly sent out on July 7, 2014. Hell, the student in the email provided above would not even be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship/discount, since she did not score a 145 on the LSAT. Oh well. She can certainly excel at law school, pass the bar on the first attempt and have an incredible career as a lawyer, right?!?! Hence, she need not worry about taking on large amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a TTTTT law degree.
LSAT Percentile Chart: According to this site, provided by an online LSAT prep firm, a score of 145 would place an applicant in the 26.1 percentile rank! Yes, that is truly phenomenal and worthy of a 1/3 scholarship, huh?!?! There are people reading this blog entry who could get 45 correct answers – out of 100 or 101 questions - while reading the New York Times and taking a cat nap. And many of them would still end up not finding legal jobs upon graduation.
Conclusion: As others have noted, there were only 28 members in the Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer inaugural class, well short of the 100 students that the academic hacks wanted enrolled. Now, the pigs realize that they need to do something to entice more victims. As a result, the toilet is offering a 1/3 tuition scholarship for those who scored a 145 on the LSAT!
Keep in mind that this cesspool is not yet accredited by the American Bar Association cockroaches. The school even furnishes the following disclaimer on its website: “The Law School makes no representation to any applicant that it will be approved by the American Bar Association prior to the graduation of any matriculating student.” Then again, the ABA would likely grant approval if you bought a few trailers, and provided internet, running water, and a small law library – and sought to open your own law school.
Posted by Nando at 6:11 AM