Sunday, November 2, 2014
TTTT Smells of Desperation: Ave Maria School of Law Will Hand Out 50 Scholarships to Those With a Pulse
Dripping in Desperation: On October 30, 2014, the Ave Herald published a story entitled “Ave Maria Law School Launches Major Initiative to Attract Better Students.” From the opening:
“The Ave Maria School of Law is making a major push to raise the caliber of students entering the school in the fall of 2015.
Law School President and Dean Kevin Cieply said Thursday that thanks to funding from school founder Tom Monaghan, the school is offering 50 three-year, full-tuition scholarships to students who meet criteria for both academic achievement and faithfulness to the Catholic Church.
"We want to increase our academic standards," Mr. Cieply said in an interview, "and reverse a trend" of lower scores on the LSAT examination.
To be eligible for the scholarship, which also includes a stipend for living expenses in the first year, college seniors need to have a minimum score of 150 on the LSAT, a grade point average of at least 3.0, and either graduate from one of the 20 schools included in the Cardinal Newman Society’s Guide to Choosing a Catholic College or be involved with the Catholic Church as FOCUS missionaries, members of Opus Dei or members of the Christ the King Parish at Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Cieply said that the law school has no affiliation with Opus Dei, but that Mr. Monaghan included them in an effort to "target groups that are particularly devoted to the Church and bring high fidelity to Catholic teaching."
The first word of the scholarship program, which is estimated to cost about $3 million a year, came Wednesday when Mr. Monaghan met with about 40 seniors at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in California, which is one of the schools listed in the Newman Guide.” [Emphasis mine]
In other words, the commode is willing to give scholarships to those with a pulse – in an attempt to land better students and hopefully increase it fourth tier ranking. That speaks volumes about the “quality” of current pupils/victims. Now, scroll down to this conclusion:
“In addition to the scholarship program, Mr. Cieply also said that the law school is offering a three and a-half day "pre-law program" on its campus in Naples for students considering attending law school. For students that are accepted, the law school will pay for their transportation to Naples and accommodation.
"Overall, it's an aggressive program," Mr. Cieply said. "We're saying to these students, 'Maybe you should consider law school.'" [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the Domino’s Pizza School of Law is desperate for asses in seats. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the pigs pay for the first and last month’s rent on an apartment for these “lucky” students. Also, does anyone else see that the mindset of these sick swine is not much different from child molesters or drug dealers prowling elementary schools for their next potential victim?
Other Coverage: On October 31, 2014, JDU denizen “sfgiantsfan” started a thread labeled “Full ride at Ave Maria to small liberal arts SoCal school grads.” User “inindiana” furnished this brilliant response, on November 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm:
“Ave Maria as a concept has always been little more than Monaghan's vanity project. There are plenty of Catholic colleges and universities in the country upon which he could've bestowed his millions, but none were good enough for him. He had to be the pizza king who started a university from scratch. Fine, it's his money, he can do with it whatever he damn well pleases and be as vainglorious as he wants.
But. . . the problem with Ave Maria (and Thomas Aquinas and others like them)is that it competes for a relatively small pool of hardcore Reaganites, trads, anti-modernists, or whatever. Even within that narrow group, some of those with high enough grades and SATs would likely opt for Georgetown or Notre Dame because employers and grad schools have at least heard of those places, even if the brand of Catholicism followed at those schools is considered too ecumenical/modernist/nontrad or whatever else it is that angers them. So Ave Maria and others like it wind up being either verrrry small in enrollment (in which case the school's financial situation is often precarious or reliant upon Santa Tom) or they have to let in the less academically inclined in order to get enough bodies in the seats. It's the same dilemma any lower ranked law school has to deal with, except in Monaghan's case there are more icons and crucifixes around.” [Emphasis mine]
In a just world, these bitches and hags would have a giant crucifix shoved up their asses. In the event that these vampires put up a fight, make sure to keep some garlic bread handy – even if it’s from Domino’s.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the Ave Maria Sewer of Law remains a fourth tier pile of trash. Yes, what a fantastic in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion, huh?!?! Who the hell wouldn’t want to attend such a glorious law school?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Ave Maria Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $131,184. Fully 85% of this cesspool’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: This school is in desperation mode, in terms of trying to bolster its excrementitious reputation. The toilet has an archconservative, rich benefactor who is willing to piss away large portions of his wealth on this dump. Thomas Monaghan wants his name associated with a decent law school. However, no institution of “higher education” can attain any level of “prestige” by offering full-tuition scholarships – for the entire three year period – to kids who manage a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 150 LSAT score.
Frankly, these are weak-ass numbers that can be reached by pretty much anyone who puts in some effort. Wasting three years of your prime wage-earning period is idiotic. Instead of attending a fourth tier dung heap, perform your current job at a high level – and increase your chances of becoming a manager. We are not talking about a deep dish pizza and a 2 liter of soda, moron. YOUR financial future is at stake. Walk away from this TTTT offer.
Posted by Nando at 4:13 AM