Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TTTT Smells of Desperation: Fourth Tier Elon University School of Law to Reduce Overall Tuition by $14K
The TTTT AnnouncemenTTTT: On October 8, 2014, the ABA-accredited trash pit released a press release labeled “Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education.” Take a look at this nonsense:
“In keeping with the school's original vision to be a pioneering "law school with a difference," the new curriculum will be highly experiential, personalized and professionally connected – hallmarks of Elon University's nationally recognized programs of engaged learning. With this new program, Elon Law will provide leadership for the major changes taking place in legal education.
Among the highlights of Elon Law’s new program are the following:
• The first and only law school to ensure that all students benefit from full-time, faculty-directed residencies in the practice of law
• Experiential learning integrated throughout the curriculum, representing more than 20 percent of the program and far exceeding the new ABA experiential learning requirements
• Students will begin their studies with an introductory program focused on legal analysis, writing and communication, and leadership and professionalism
• Each student will be assigned a four-person professional advising team: a faculty adviser, a working attorney mentor (preceptor), an executive coach and a career consultant
• In a new seven-trimester schedule, students will complete their studies in December, allowing them to take the February bar exam and begin law practice in the spring
• Total tuition for the entering Class of 2015 will be lowered nearly $14,000 from the current level, with a guaranteed fixed cost for the entire program of study for the members of the entering class[.]” [Emphasis in original]
Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if these bitches and hags threw in a free pillowtop, king mattress and the Sunday Ticket to each moron who enrolls in this dung heap. They might need to sweeten the pot further, in order to attract more applicants.
Other Coverage: The ABA Journal published a Mark Hansen piece entitled “Elon Law to cut total tuition by $14K and offer law degree in 2.5 years for all” – on October 9, 2014. Check out this opening:
“Elon University School of Law has announced the creation of a new curriculum that represents what the school is calling a groundbreaking new model for legal education.
The new curriculum, announced in press release Thursday, will be the nation’s first standard JD program lasting less than three years, Luke Bierman, dean of the Greensboro, N.C., law school says.
It will also be the first to require that all students participate in a full-time, faculty-directed residency in the practice of law and the first to offer all first-year students a lab experience with practicing attorneys, Bierman says.
The curriculum, which will begin with the class of 2015, will be based heavily on experiential learning, which will account for about 20 percent of the program, far exceeding the six-credit hour experiential learning requirement in the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.
The program will also operate on a seven-trimester (or 2½-year) schedule, which will allow students to graduate in December, take the bar exam in February and begin practicing in the spring.
The school will also lower its tuition, which now totals about $114,000 over three years, by about $14,000 for the entire program of study, and guarantee that the cost won’t go up for the class of 2015.
“What we’ve essentially done with this program is reverse-engineer the traditional model of legal education,” [Ass-Clown] Bierman says.” [Emphasis mine]
Who else laughed their ass off, when reading that this accelaraTTTTed program will permit victims to “take the bar exam in February and begin practicing in spring”?!?! What decent firms want to hire these grads?
Ranking: According to the defunct magazine known as US “News” & World Report, Elon Univer$iTTTTy $chool of Law is rated as a fourth tier trash pit. What a great accomplishment, huh?!?!
Pathetic Legal Job Placement: On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry entitled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs.” This article is based off of each ABA-accredited diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report.
As the text and title make clear, the figures pertain to JD Required positions that are full-time, long term - and exclude law school funded jobs. Under these measures, Elon University Sewer of Law placed 50.89 percent of its grads in such positions. Keep in mind that these are the employment opportunities that one seeks when applying to law school. By the way, this figure was good enough for 129th “best” among the 201 toilets listed. Yes, what great outcomes, right?!?!
Conclusion: The foul pigs at Elon University Sewer of Law are desperate for more victims. They need more asses in seats, in order to stay in operation. If you are still considering this rathole, then you should have your head examined. After all, you will not be served well by incurring an additional $115K-$145K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTTT law degree. Pull your head out of your colon, and do not even contemplate attending this pile of waste.
Posted by Nando at 5:43 AM