Sunday, October 19, 2014
Slick Bird Droppings: Applications to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Have Dropped 59% in the Last Three Years
Tremendous News!: The Courier-Journal published an Andrew Wolfson article entitled “Law school applications plummet – at U of L too,” on October 14, 2014. Look at the following excerpt:
“Brandon McReynolds seemed an ideal fit for the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.
McReynolds, 23, already had undergraduate and Master's degrees in sociology from U of L. He'd been chief justice of the student government association's Supreme Court. He had a passionate interest in addressing inequality. And he not only had applied to Brandeis, he'd gotten in.
But he decided not to go. The reason, he said: "There are too many lawyers out there." Even paying in-state tuition of $18,578 a year, he feared he'd be forever saddled with debt.
McReynolds is not alone. Prospective law students are staying away from the University of Louisville law school — and other law schools — in droves.
Mirroring a national trend, applications to Brandeis plummeted 59 percent over the past three years, to 618 from 1,495, while enrollment of first-year students dipped nearly 30 percent, to 94 from 132.” [Emphasis mine]
In the past, this kid – who fits the lemming prototype to a T - would have enrolled in the law school and bragged his ass off to all of his friends and colleagues. Hell, he would have thought that he was on cloud nine, and then proceeded to post his “great news” on social media for the world to see. If a relatively affordable school such as Brandeis SOL cannot keep this guy on campus, then the pigs are in trouble.
Later on, the piece continued:
“While academics describe the enrollment declines as a crisis, practicing lawyers in Louisville celebrate it, hoping it will reduce the number of attorneys in a market they say is glutted.
"This is great news," said Alex Fleming, a criminal defense lawyer and 1990 Brandeis grad.
"There are way too many lawyers, and some of them are starving," added Gus "Skip" Daleure, U of L law school class of 1978.
Fleming, who now wishes he'd become a pilot, said shows like "L.A. Law," which aired from 1986 to 1994, enticed huge numbers of people into law but "more and more people are now disenchanted with it. It is not the glamorous career that TV portrayed it to be." [Emphasis mine]
Does anyone find it odd that those who practice law for a living have reached the conclusion that there are too damn many attorneys, while the academic swine – who haven’t represented anyone in decades – don’t even address the realities of the lawyer job market?!?! That alone shows you that the “professors” and administrators do not care about their students and recent graduates. They simply see them as a means to an end.
Other Coverage: On October 15, Jim Vassallo posted a JD Journal entry labeled “Drastic Drop in Applications at Brandeis School of Law.” Check out this opening:
“Following along with the national trend, The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law has seen a decline in law student applications, according to The Courier-Journal.
Applications to Brandeis have dropped by 59 percent over the past three years. The numbers dropped from 1,495 to 618 as enrollment of first-year law students dipped by 30 percent from 132 to 94.
Enrollment in law schools across the country has dropped by 24 percent from 2010.
“The message out there is that it is not a good investment,” said Susan Duncan, interim dean of U of L’s law school. She disagrees with that notion, saying that Brandeis has been routinely named a ‘best value’ by National Jurist.
The law school has been trying new things to increase enrollment. The school has advertised in college papers, recruited foreign students, emailed top undergraduate students and offered programs for human resource professionals.
A partner from Stites & Harbison, John Tate, was named a ‘distinguished alumnus’ of Brandeis in 2011. Tate said, “I submit anyone with the intelligence to consider a legal education will have serious second thoughts about incurring massive debt in an uncertain future.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s always great to see reporters cite to the national trend, whenever they mention that one school is seeing a big-ass drop in applications. Cockroach Susan Duncan doesn’t realize that nobody gives a damn about the NaTTTional Juri$TTT, a publication that depends on ABA-accredited toilets for advertising revenue.
In contrast, John Tate was correct in noting that students are leery of taking on enormous amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - simply to enter a GLUTTED field. Perhaps, the vile rodents view purchasing ad space in college newspapers as a wise use of taxpayers funds and “limited resources.” Maybe the bitches and hags at this commode should hold a bake sale, in order to keep this turd afloat.
Conclusion: Don’t even consider applying to or attending this festering cesspool. According to this chart from Dan Filler, only 66.93% of the Univer$ity of Loui$ville Brandei$ Sewer of Law Class of 2012 landed non-school positions that required a JD and were long-term and full-time. And many of those jobs don’t pay that well or offer much security. By the way, US “News” & World Report rates this garbage pit as the 87th greatest, most magnificent and amazing law school in the country. Yay! Don’t forget to tell people that when you are selling them insurance policies, serving them pizzas, or bouncing them out of your employer nightclub.
Posted by Nando at 6:18 AM