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
To: [redacted]
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.


dean cummings

andré douglas pond cummings
Interim Dean
Professor of Law
1600 East Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
260.399.2836 [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 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.


  1. Instead of potential applicant, it should be potential victim.

  2. I can't wait for that toilet to have a sign saying 'permanently out of service.'

  3. Maybe 143 is "serviceable" in the sense that it is quite enough for admission to some law skules, and just two points shy of the mark needed for a $10k discount at Indiana Dreck. But it is still a horrible score, lying as it does at the 20th percentile.

    Exactly how low does a score have to fall in order to be no longer "serviceable" in the opinion of these scam artists? Some rich fuck with a 128 got into the U of Texas (a faux-prestigious institution) last year. Is even the minimum score of 120 "serviceable"?

    1. Rich fuck with a 128, huh? THAT wouldn't get him in - I'll give you 20 to 1 his booty is as black as night ... assuming you didn't make the whole thing up, that is. Booty powah - Obamaaaaaa!!!

    2. I see the racist "black booty" troll has returned, trying to distract us from the reality of the law school scam.

  4. Oh, for the love of.....
    Indiana Tech can't find an interim dean that isn't a childish little bastard like this? He won't even use CAPITAL LETTERS! That's the sort who runs this festering pile of decaying excretions. Why don't they create a YouTube ad with this clown dressed in a three-piece suit, with a toothpick in his mouth, and flipping a nickel with one hand over and over.....

    1. How could "andre douglas pond cummings" have gotten the job when Adam Lamparello was available? Some things just ain't right.

  5. A question, is a 143 even worse now than it was a few years ago since the number of people taking th LSAT has dropped significantly? So you are on the low end of a less competitive pool of test takers?

    1. badda bing. right you are. would like to know what the raw score comparisons are to the scaled scores for the last 5 years.

      the nominal comparisons are dumb.

      law school admissions counselors seriously think that a 2.8 from MIT in chemical engineering is not as good as 4.0 in women's studies from UC Riverside.

      no wait, they know damn well that's not true, this is about the nominalism in the US News and World Report rankings!

      rude awakening eventually: the ability of students walking in the doors of law school today to do arbitrarily difficult things is declining as compared to a few years ago.

      employers will notice this, and word will get around not to hire from certain years. like certain years, the wine was inferior.

      it will happen.

  6. Another irony of law. The LSAT. It doesn't matter if you excel at law school and yet had a subpar LSAT. The idiot savant who scored a 180 can graduate middle of the pack at Harvard and go on to enjoy a good legal career while the 4.0 GPA / 155 LSAT taker enrolls at Shitstain School of Law, graduates, and is lucky to find a gig paying $35k starting. 5 years later, he's "lucky" if he's still practicing law.

    And, lest we forget, said Poor Soul has $150k++ in non-dischrgeable student loan debt to repay while doing it.

    1. "Idiot savant"


    2. The LSAT is necessary because high undergrad grades mean nothing any more. They're given out like candy to anyone wearing a hammer-and-sickle T-shirt. The only intellectually demanding thing most law students have ever done s take the LSAT.

  7. This doofus cummings is offensive on many levels but not the least of which is his ripping off his lower case name from the poet ee cummings. You may not like ee cummings' poems, but he was an original.
    Doofus isn't original at all, and is clearly seeking the gullible to keep the $$$ flowing.

    1. hahahaha! you are so right! good catch.

      yeah, truly second rate to rip off ee cummings. that's kind of like looking for an actress to rip off and setting about to imitate jennifer lopez.

      what. a. loser.

      here's to this pit going under, and this man having to explain his inanity to normal persons outside of the conspiratorial, make-work for hacks "academy."

    2. "This doofus cummings is offensive on many levels but not the least of which is his ripping off his lower case name from the poet ee cummings."

      Andre is apparently related to ee cummings.

    3. how so? the poet only had one daughter, and I read the good dean's voluminous CV-just the right size to choke a horse-with no mention. I read many of his "I love me" blog entries-no mention. So even if he is related, it's at a third or fourth degree, and he's ripping off the creativity that was the poet by hoping some will confuse him with the poet. Having read his drivel, a poet he ain't. But yes, he is standing by with a bushel basket to collect those federal loan checks.

  8. I ate Taco Bell the night before I took the LSAT. I had to get up 3 times during the exam to take a shit. And I still got a 161. On two sections I had to monkey guess on the last 4 or 5 questions because I spent so much time in the restroom.

    1. I had the flu, got a 159.

  9. I guess the question is how long does Indiana Tech main campus want to keep subsidizing the law school?
    Hopefully Tech Law has an incoming class size that is so small that the main campus will say "we're done here.", bit the bullet, and reuse the space. I wonder what that number is. 11? 20? I think a tournament is in order.


    On July 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm, the “Indiana Tech Law School” thread came to life again. Here is the entire email that TLS user “CarolinaDreamer” supposedly received from the trash pit.

    “Lololol, just received this email from the prestigious Indiana Tech:

    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 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.

    Preparations are well under way to welcome the second class in our new building and, most exciting of all, is our innovative, skills-based curriculum. Our goal is to prepare you to practice law at graduation, not after years of on-the-job training. More information about our curriculum can be found in our viewbook.

    This year, our scholarships are based predominantly on LSAT score and will be distributed as follows:

    145 to 147: $10,000.00
    148 to 150: $15,000.00
    151 to 154: $20,000.00
    155+: $29,500.00
    *There are opportunities for additional scholarship monies based on exemplary performance.

    If your LSAT score is within our scholarship ranges, we would strongly encourage you to apply; our application is free. If you have any questions about our program or application process please do not hesitate to contact our experienced admissions counselors at 1-855-TECHLAW.


    The Office of Law Admissions
    Indiana Tech Law School”

    [Read: If your LSAT results place you at least in the 26th percentile, then you should apply to our school.]

    The fact remains that this cesspit is in serious trouble. There is no way in hell that the pigs can sustain another tiny entering class, without spending much more money than they take in from students and taxpayers.

    Two minutes later, accountholder “Chriz” wrote the following:

    “I also received this same email. I did not take the June LSAT. I think they might just be trying to get people to attend and might not be as genuine as everyone on here thinks they are.”

    What a pre$TTTTTigiou$ in$TTTTTiTTTTTuTTTTTion of “higher learning,” huh?!?! Their mothers must be very proud.

  11. "andre pond scummings"

  12. The real danger about enrolling in this sinking ship is the fact that it is not accredited by the ABA. If this school shuts its doors next year, you cannot transfer to an ABA accredited school. In fact, you cannot transfer to any ABA accredited school PERIOD.

    Indiana Tech is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel for applicants. A 143 on the LSAT is not "serviceable" and, if anything, should serve as confirmation that you are not cut out for the legal profession.

  13. A quote from andre cummings' article "A Furious Kinship: Critical Race Theory and the Hip Hop Nation," which appeared in Volume 48 of the University of Louisville Law Review (2010, p. 554). "The flames of CRT and hip hop had been lighted, imaginations across the world had been sparked, and Gotanda and Tupac fueled their respective movements by seizing their genres and delivering astonishing messages to the primed masses."

    This is writing on the level of high school term paper. It shows what happens when you let a bunch of barely literate 21 year-olds edit an "academic" journal.


    Here is a partial description, from the commode’s Admissions page:

    “A New, Better Kind of Law School

    Indiana Tech Law School is committed to creating a community of legal scholars who are passionate about the Rule of Law and justice, who represent diverse factions of society, and who serve as positive ambassadors of our school. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to consider your application for admission.

    Why Indiana Tech Law School?

    We know that there are several factors that need to be considered when narrowing down your search in order to find the law school that will fit you. It’s a big decision, and we want you to make the right one. To help with your decisions, we have provided a few reasons why we feel Indiana Tech Law School should be on your radar. If you want to learn more, contact us and we’ll be happy to tell you more.

    A Different Approach

    Our students will enroll in ethics and professionalism courses from the very first semester of law school, and the focus on these important subjects will be carried through all three years of study. Some examples of what you will learn will be what it means to be a professional, what the basic ethical principles are that apply to all lawyers, and how to cope with stress in your new profession.

    Small Class Sizes

    Don’t expect to be sitting in large lecture halls here. Our classes are small enough where students have the opportunity to join in discussions, ask questions, and get to know professors and classmates.”

    Is anyone else beyond tired of hearing academic stool samples stating that they are passionate about “the law” or “justice”?!?! Whenever someone makes such pronouncements, you KNOW that they are full of crap. People are ardent about sex, not legal constructs.

    Under the subsection labeled “A Different Approach,” the pigs do not address whether enticing idiots to an unaccredited trash pit – in a GLUTTED field – is “ethical” conduct. Then again, they know that the politicians in black dresses have decided that all prospective law students are “sophisticated consumers.”

    Lastly, I love how the mindless drones at this toilet act as if they chose to have small class sizes. Due to scambloggers and other critics informing prospective students about the law school scam, fewer people are applying to these in$titution$ of “higher learning.” Indiana TTTTech Law Sewer, in particular, has a tiny enrollment.

    1. You have to concede that Indiana Tech is really delivering the goods. I mean, at least as far as "small class sizes."

  15. This place needs to burn, if only so that dean Cummings (auto correct isn't sophisticated enough to spell the moron's name correctly) has to interview for real legal jobs and explain how his legal scholarship on critical race theory and hip hop law add value to a law firm.

  16. Dean Cummings is such a sharp guy. He drew a correlation between Naughty By Nature's song "OPP" a/k/a Other People's Property when the limousine liberals adopted this hook as their mantra. You see, for these hucksters, it's all about getting your hands on other people's property while decrying the injustices and inequities of this world. Who knew hip hop influences all things around us.

  17. This toilet is out of order...but it's not out of odor.

  18. LOLOLOL, how long until law schools start accepting LSAT scores in the 120's? Maybe they can get a program set up with the local jail - inmates take out loans and attend law classes instead of picking trash off the highways.



    Who wants to take a look at Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer’s Admi$$ion$ $taff?! Let’s head to the toilet’s web page.

    “Admissions Staff

    We’re Here to Help

    We welcome you to reach out to one of our admissions counselors if you have any questions regarding the admissions process. If you haven’t already submitted a request for infomation form, we suggest that you do that.

    Jessica Lynn Glassburn
    Assistant Dean of Admissions
    Room 157

    Meredith Palmison
    Administrative Assistant and Admissions Counselor
    Room 141
    260.422.5561, ext. 3417

    Crystal Ridgley
    Associate Director of Admissions
    Room 156

    As you can see, Jessica L. Anderson and Meredith Palmison are members of the commode’s Admi$$ion$ $taff. If you look at this main entry, you will notice that André Douglas Pond Scummings apparently copied these women on his email above. By the way, isn’t it funny that a trash pit with 28 enrolled students - in total - needs three Admissions officers?

  21. Sooo... 3 Admissions Office staff for 28 students. Question: How many Career Services staff do they have for students?

    Does the answer resemble an "O"?

    Primed for getting the money in. Not so interested about the outcomes on the other side however.

  22. Schools like this will exist as long as there are black people, socially defective foreigners, and states that allow non aba accredited school graduates to sit for the bar exam.

  23. A smallish campaign with a homemade list would not be likely to yield much of a result. To achieve anything worthwhile, a much more aggressive effort is needed. Then, the age-old value analysis applies: projected earnings = margin on total projected sales - cost of campaign.


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