Thursday, October 9, 2014
Fourth Tier Excrement Pile Thomas M. Cooley Law School Will Flush the Ann Arbor Campus on December 31, 2014
The TTTT AnnouncemenTTTT: This is such a wonderful development, I will let the pigs tell you in their own words:
“Statement of Intent to Close
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School has notified its students that it intends to cease operations at its Ann Arbor campus on December 31, 2014, subject to the approval of teach-out plans submitted to its accrediting agencies, the Higher Learning Commission and American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
This action follows implementation of a financial management plan announced July 1, 2014. Anticipating the possibility of the closure, the Law School told its Ann Arbor students in August of accommodations it would provide them should the campus close. Those include:
• early registration at other campuses
• $1,500 cash stipend to help cover costs of attending a different campus
• $3,500 stipend for a bar review course for graduates
• specialized advising for registration, financial aid, housing and other issues
• possible adjustment to available financial aid
• additional consideration to students with special circumstances.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! Enrollment continues to drop at this certifiable trash pit, among other ABA-accredited toilets, due to the collective efforts of scambloggers and other critics of U.S. “legal education.” When we first embarked on this effort, many ass-hats told us that we were wasting our time and energy. This news is a testament to persistence and truth.
Coverage of This Development: On October 3, 2014, Staci Zaretsky posted a great ATL entry labeled “Troubled Law School To ‘Cease Operations’ At One Of Its Campuses.” Check out this meaty portion below:
“This summer, we began reporting on the uphill battle the Thomas M. Cooley Law School faced with regard to its declining revenue and student enrollment. In early July, we were the first to break the news that Cooley Law would stop accepting first-year students at its Ann Arbor campus as part of a “financial management plan.” At the time, James Robb, the law school’s associate dean of external affairs and senior counsel, said there were no plans to close the campus.
Plans apparently changed quickly, because at the end of July, we learned that Cooley Law was considering consolidating the Ann Arbor campus with other Cooley campuses by the end of the fall 2014 semester. Once again, Robb assured the media that no definitive plans had been made yet.
Now that we’re almost halfway through the fall 2014 semester, it seems that Cooley Law has begrudgingly decided to lie in the bed that it has made. This may be the first law school campus closure since the public started learning that legal education wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be…
Late this afternoon, Cooley Law students were greeted with the following message on their web portal:
‘Notice of Intent to Cease Operations at Ann Arbor Campus
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School intends to cease operations at its Ann Arbor Campus on December 31, 2014, subject to the approval of teach-out plans submitted to its accrediting agencies, the Higher Learning Commission and American Bar Association – Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Students are requested to contact their Enrollment and Student Services Coordinator with any questions or need for assistance they may have.’
One has to wonder what the American Bar Association’s reaction to this announcement will be. Law schools across the nation are in trouble, and the ABA had an implicit hand in their downfall. By failing to institute measures that would keep law schools from deceiving their students as to their likely employment and salary prospects after graduation until the last minute, the ABA invited disasters like this to occur. Law schools were inevitably going to suffer once prospective students learned that all was not as good as it appeared — and was marketed — to be.” [Emphasis mine]
The foul waste piles at the American Bar Association - and the law school pigs - do not give a damn about anyone but themselves. It is great to see the end result of their rampant greed and indifference to their students and graduates. May these bastards burn to a crisp.
Conclusion: TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer is a foul, steaming, odorous pile of dog excrement. This supposed “institution of higher learning” is a true laughingstock. The dung beetles who run this place prey on those students who are too damn dumb to figure out that they are pissing their futures away on this toxic product. Now, the sick bitches are forced to close down one of their garbage campuses.
More importantly, how will this reduction impact Cooley’s 2nd best overall rating in the vaunted TTTT Cooley law school rankings guide?!?! Seeing that total enrollment and volume of law books figure so prominently in this calculation, one would expect this to affect the listing greatly. Then again, this “report” was compiled by Cockroach LeDuc and Old Fart Brennan – hardly objective sources. Hell, I’m surprised that these two rodents placed Harvard Law ahead of their own cesspool.
Posted by Nando at 6:15 AM