Saturday, November 29, 2014

Seventy-Nine Cockroaches/Law School Deans Demand Full Transparency from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, Because Their Schools Lowered Admissions Standards and Bar Pass Rates Plummeted in July 2014


http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2014_1126_randletter.pdf

Demand Letter from the Academic Thieves: On November 25, 2014, Cockroach Kathryn Rand, dean of Third Tier University of North Dakota Sewer of Law, sent a letter addressed to Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Hell, the parasite even put this letter on official law school letterhead. Rand seeks to kiss Moeser’s ass on page one, before issuing this comical salvo:

“Statement of Law School [Pigs]

We, the undersigned law school deans, respectfully request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners facilitate a thorough investigation of the administration and scoring of the July 2014 bar exam. The methodology and results of the investigation should be made fully transparent to all law school deans and state bar examiners. 

In particular, the investigation should examine the integrity and fairness of the July 2014 exam as well as the overall reliability of the multistate components of the exam. We request that the NCBE provide all data in its possession on reliability and fairness of the July 2014 exam and all data necessary for independent review for independent expert review of the same. 

We also request that the NCBE provide the evidence it relied on in making the statement that the takers of the bar exam in July 2014 were less able than those in 2013. 

Moving forward, we ask that the NCBE work with the law school deans and state bar examiners to release to law schools detailed scoring and scaling data for our respective graduates.” [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, these bitches and hags don’t believe that THEY should submit their job placement figures or incoming class data to an outside, independent review or audit. Conversely, these jackals feel that other organizations should submit to the demands and whims of these “educators.” By the way, I have profiled 75 of the 79 dung heaps represented on that list. The highest-ranked in$titution on that lineup is the Brigham Young Univer$ity J. Reuben Clark Law $chool. The toilet is currently rated 36th “best” in the nation, by US “News” & World Report.

Then again, what do you expect from a university named after a man who – according to the LDS Church - had only 11 damn days of schooling?!?! The univer$ity still bans beards on campus – even though Brigham Young sported a big-ass beard for most of his adult life.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/11/26/dozens-of-law-school-deans-question-drop-in-bar-exam-scores/

WSJ Law Blog Reports: Jacob Gershman’s piece, “Law School Deans Question Sharp Decline in Bar Exam Scores,” appeared in the November 26, 2014 edition of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. From the opening:

“Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation’s leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test.

Dozens of law school deans across the country attached their names to a letter sent to the National Conference of Bar Examiners on Tuesday demanding a “thorough investigation of the administration and scoring” of the July 2014 bar exam. 

The letter followed reports of many states, including Texas, Idaho, Iowa, Oregon and Washington, seeing an unusually steep decline in bar exam scores compared with last year’s performance. Passage rates plunged by more than 10 percentage points in some cases. 

The NCBE, the Wisconsin-based non-profit that prepares widely used standardized portions of the bar exam, says the results of the July test are troubling, but says the tests aren’t to blame. The group says students this year just didn’t do as well as previous years’ cohorts. 

Law schools — many of which are straining to keep up enrollment in a time of sagging demand for law degrees — have bristled at the response.” [Emphasis mine]

This is the likely result when ABA-accredited law schools have collectively become LESS SELECTIVE. This is compounded by the fact that many of that those with high LSAT scores are now declining to apply to law school, while dumbasses continue their pursuit of a “legal education.” 

http://lawschooltruthcenter.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-thanksgiving-im-thankful-for.html

Other Coverage: On November 27, 2014, the Law School Truth Center published a hilarious entry entitled “Happy Thanksgiving; I’m Thankful for These Seventy-Nine Heroic Law Deans.” Check out this portion of his conclusion:

“[T]he war is all about whether you want rigid bar examinations by a cold, opaque NCBE or open, fair, and flexible bar examinations whose administrators cower to threats of auditing and mass criticism, helping the status quo to carry on for another year. Heck, just by sending a few letters, they've already virtually guaranteed that bar examination pass rates will improve next year in several states. No way those bureaucrats want to further ruffle feathers with law deans. 

So hail these brave patriots, and let us celebrate the institutions that they serve. Albany, Ave Maria, Barry, Capital, Charleston, Drake, Golden Gate, Hofstra, JMLS, La Verne, NYLS, Northeastern, Pace, Roger Williams, St. Marys, St. Thomas (2x), TJLS, Touro, Cooley, Vermont, Whittier, Widener, and all the others are fortunate to have leaders who understand the need for transparency and accountability when the law schools may have an adverse result. God bless them, every one.” [Emphasis mine]

Seeing that the typical law dean practiced law for roughly 8 minutes, before running to the safe confines of academia, I doubt that the NCBE bureaucrats are afraid to scuffle with these tramps. However, they probably don’t want to put up with the hassle and constant bitching and moaning. Look for next year’s July bar results to improve dramatically, even though applicants continue to devolve. I wouldn't be surprised to see law school deans next start a campaign against LSAC, complaining that the entrance exam is too difficult for many applicants.

Conclusion: These 79 pieces of trash DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students or recent graduates. They simply want to give the appearance of caring about their former pupils – in order to attract more applicants. Anyone with a full scale IQ above 70 can see through this nonsense. However, seeing that idiots with 140 LSAT scores are still applying to law school, plenty of morons will be taken in by such empty, cynical gestures.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Profiles in TTTT Leadership: Maryann Jones, Charleston School of Law’s “President” Pushed for Sale to Infilaw, and Then Resigned After Eight Days as Head of the ABA-Accredited Cesspool


http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141119/PC16/141119290/1177/aba-committee-recommends-charleston-school-of-law-sale-to-infilaw-move-forward

Surprise! The ABA Cockroaches Recommend Sale to Infilaw: On November 19, 2014, the Post and Courier published a Diane Knich piece that was entitled “ABA committee recommends Charleston School of Law sale to InfiLaw move forward.” From the opening:

“A key American Bar Association committee has recommended that Charleston School of Law be allowed to sell the school to the for-profit InfiLaw System. 

But students, alumni and faculty members who are opposed to the sale remain unbowed. 

The association's full Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar will give final consideration to the school's request on Dec. 5. If the sale ultimately is approved, InfiLaw would have only one more hurdle to jump in its quest to purchase and operate the Charleston school. 

The company still needs to obtain a license to operate in South Carolina from the state's Commission on Higher Education. InfiLaw applied to the commission, but withdrew its application in June, less than 24 hours before the commission's scheduled vote. Company representatives have said they intend to reapply, but they have not said when they might do that. 

Maryann Jones, who took the reins as president of the law school last week after a unanimous vote of the school's three-member board, said in a prepared statement that she was pleased with the committee's decision and was looking forward to a final Bar Association decision next month.” [Emphasis mine]

With such enthusiasm for the deal, one expects this lady to be with the in$TTTiTTTuTTTion for many years. She seemingly wants to be part of the long-term project to turn this rancid toilet into a winner.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141121/PC16/141129887/1177/new-charleston-school-of-law-president-steps-down

The Jackal Resigns After Only Eight Days as “President”: Two days later, on November 21, 2014, Diane Knich’s story “New Charleston School of Law president steps down” appeared in the Post and Courier. Check out this portion:

“In an email sent late Thursday to Kosko, Carr and Abrams, Jones said she decided not to take the reins of the private, downtown law school, and would not sign a contract. "The level of vitriol, with all sides making me a lightning rod for an unfortunate situation that was not of my making, makes this truly a situation that I am unwilling at this stage of my life to undertake." Jones stated in the email. 

Westbrook earlier Thursday had sent Jones a letter expressing his disappointment in her speaking to faculty and students in support of a sale to InfiLaw. 

To get his vote, Jones had agreed to be objective, and to learn more about alternatives for the school, Westbrook stated.

He also stated that he was disappointed that Jones hadn't yet met with him and his attorney Dawes Cooke to discuss the school's future. 

Westbrook's letter also revealed that Jones was being offered only a three-month contract.” [Emphasis mine]

If the pigs only offered this wench a three month contract, then that means they must have had great confidence in her, right?!?! Hell, telemarketers have better job security! The reject working the drive through window, itching for a customer to order a McBitchin’ sandwich, has longer term prospects at his post than Jones. 

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2014/11/22/president-of-law-school-resigns-days-after-starting-job/

Other Coverage: The CBS News affiliate for Charlotte featured an AP story on this saga – on November 22, 2014. The piece was labeled “President Of Law School Resigns Days After Starting Job.” Look at this segment: 

“The president of the troubled Charleston School of Law has resigned after just days on the job. 

Media outlets report that Maryann Jones quit in an email before signing a contract. She was hired Nov. 13.” [Emphasis mine]

What an impressive run as “president” of this remarkable institution of “higher learning,” huh?!?! I wonder if this ass-clown will even list this on her resume. Perhaps, she can spin this to say that while she was head of the law school for “a brief period of time,” she was central to the sale of the commode to a for-profit consortium.

Conclusion: If you are even considering attending this pile of vile excrement, then you truly are a desperate fool. In that case, you are the type of moron who would fall for a 300 pound buttercow, simply because she will have sex with you. Grow a spine, a brainstem and a pair of balls, dumbass. You DO NOT NEED to settle for a hideous pig. Even if you are a cretin, you can still do better. Frankly, if this is the best school you can get into, then you definitely need to pursue a different career path.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Milestone: For the July 2014 Test, 55% of the Commode’s First Time Takers Pass the Michigan Bar Exam!


http://sbmblog.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a7ae33fa970b01b8d092bb79970c-pi

The results: Here is the table from the State Bar of Michigan blog. Overall, 769 people took the Michigan bar exam for the first time in July 2014. Of this amount, 73% passed, i.e. 563 men and women. In total, 953 souls sat for the exam, with 604 – or 63 percent - passing.

Now, let’s look at the fourth tier cesspool’s numbers. Seeing that this filthy excrement pile has such large classes, no one should be surprised that 199 Cooley grads sat for the July 2014 Michigan bar exam. Only 55% passed, however. A total of 89 idiots failed the exam. What do you expect from a noTTTToriou$, noxious piece of waste?!?!

Overall, 317 TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer grads sat for the July 2014 state bar exam. Only 140 of them became eligible to be licensed in the state of Michigan. That represents a total bar passage rate of 44 percent! Why is this sickening garbage heap still accredited?!?! Could you imagine if any U.S. medical school featured similar results on board exams?! 

http://sbmblog.typepad.com/sbm-blog/2013/11/michigan-bar-exam-pre-appeals-pass-rate-is-60-percent.html

Moving On Up, to the East Side: As embarrassing as these numbers are, they actually are a major improvement over last year. Apparently, the law school pigs have put some effort into teaching to the exam. 
According to the State Bar of Michigan blog entry from November 1, 2013, entitled “Michigan Bar Exam: Pre-Appeals Pass Rate is 60 Percent,” Cooley did much worse last year. Read the following:

“The Michigan Board of Law examiners released its complete list of pre-appeals statistics for the July 2013 exam this afternoon, and 60 percent of exam-takers passed. More precisely, 1,007 people took the exam, and 600 passed, while 407 failed. 

A breakdown of pass-fail rates by law school was included. 

Thomas M. Cooley: 43 percent passed, 57 percent failed. 
Michigan State University: 74 percent passed, 26 percent failed. 
University of Detroit Mercy: 52 percent passed, 48 percent failed. 
University of Michigan: 94 percent passed, 6 percent failed. 
Wayne State University: 67 percent passed, 33 percent failed. 
University of Toledo: 65 percent passed, 35 percent failed. 
Others: 72 percent passed, 28 percent failed.” [Emphasis in original]

What was your immediate response, reader? Perhaps, you thought to yourself “How in the hell was this worthless pile of buffalo dung not at least placed on probation by the ABA?!?!” Well, it has long been established that the American Bar Association cockroaches are only concerned with Biglaw, i.e. they don’t care about small-time attorneys, solo practitioners, or students.

Cooley’s numbers for the July 2013 Michigan bar exam were very impressive, huh?!?! Hell, I’m surprised that the “school” didn’t strut its stuff in a big-ass news bulletin on its TTTT website. 

http://www.cooley.edu/finaid/cost.html

Tuition: The “We$TTTTern Michigan Univer$iTTTTy” TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer stills sees fit to set its full-time tuition rate at $44,950. As you can see from the pass rates above, this bill is in no way tied to the job prospects for recent graduates of this commode. 

http://thepillar.cooley.edu/student-life/school-wide/asses

The Campaign: Check out this piece, from Cooley student newspaper staff writer Dalton Carty. It was labeled “Assessments: The New Standard at Cooley and Perhaps All Law Schools.” From the opening:

“In January 2014, Thomas Cooley Law School implemented a change that may have shocked some people. Cooley’s leadership decided it was time to require multiple term assessments for all students. The decision affected students on all Cooley campuses and was conveyed to many on the first day of class leaving some to wonder why they were needed. This article attempts to address that question. 

In a February 2014 interview, Dean of Faculty Charles Cercone and Dean of Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation Laura LeDuc said Cooley had been contending with increased low bar pass rates and diminished student GPA’s for some time. The assessments were initiated to combat those concerns with the hope that students who practice more will ultimately do better not only on the bar exam and in law school, but also as lawyers. They stated this was the purpose of the assessments and hoped all students understood the assessments were to help them achieve their goals.” [Emphasis mine]

Evidently, the trash pit did institute some measures to improve bar passage rates. And of course, the rodents did so not out of $elf-intere$t – but to help student reach their professional goals. Yeah, sure that’s the case – and Sofia Vergara just locked her ankles around my waist.

Conclusion: Do not even consider applying to this particular school, morons! If you want to be a lawyer so badly that you will even attend the school with the worst reputation among all ABA-approved institutions, then you clearly have severe problems. This is not the NBA, where playing for the worst team signifies a real accomplishment – not to mention making bank. 

In the final analysis, YOU need to look out for your best interests. No one else will do that for you. Do you think – for one damn millisecond – that the “law professors” and administrators at Thomas M. Cooley Law Sewer or any other law school care about you or your future?!?! They simply want more asses in seats, so that they can get their grubby hooves and snouts on all that federally-backed student loan money. If you died in a car accident after your last final, the pigs would not be concerned – as long as you signed the promissory note beforehand.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Profiles in Academic Explosive Verbal Diarrhea: Nicholas Allard, Dean at Crooklyn Law School


http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/11/10/decline-in-bar-exam-scores-sparks-war-of-words/

Cockroach Strut: On November 10, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Jacob Gershman piece entitled “Decline in Bar Exam Scores Sparks War of Words.” From the opening:

“A steep decline in bar exam scores on the most recent test has led to an outbreak of finger-pointing over who’s to blame for the downward swing. 

In a sharply worded letter, the dean of Brooklyn Law School on Monday reproached the head of a national bar exam group for suggesting to law school leaders that their graduates who took the July exam were less prepared than students who sat for the test in previous years. 

The dean’s letter came in response to an October memo by Erica Moeser, the president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, addressed to law school deans across the country in which she defended the integrity of the group’s exam and raised concerns about the ability of the would-be lawyers who took it.”

For $ome rea$on, this beady-eyed, snake bastard does not reproach himself and other law school deans, for consigning LEGIONS of students – each year – to dismal job prospects and soul-crushing levels of debt. But he’s looking out for students, right?!?! The article concludes:

“Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas W. Allard fired back on Monday with a letter to Ms. Moeser. He said he found her assertions unconvincing and demanded a “thorough investigation of the administration and scoring” of the July 2014 exam. 

“We don’t know what evidence you have to support this surprising (and surprisingly disparaging) claim, but we do have evidence about our own 2014 graduates, and it tells us precisely the opposite: their credentials were every bit as good as our 2013 graduates, if not even better,” he wrote. 

Ms. Moeser couldn’t be reached for comment on Monday. 

Ms. Moeser’s letter didn’t cite specific scoring data for the exam given in July. But it gels with figures released by states showing significant declines in the passage rates for many of them. The overall passage rate for the Texas exam given in July, for example, was 11 percentage points lower than last year’s results. Idaho, Iowa, Oregon and Washington were among other states reporting sharp drops.

The passage rate for Brooklyn Law School graduates who took the bar for the first time in July was nearly 10 percentage points lower than last year’s rate, Mr. Allard told Law Blog. He said the median LSAT score for the 2013 and 2014 cohorts was 163 in both cases. A private institution in downtown Brooklyn, Mr. Allard’s law school enrolls about 1,000 full-time students.

“What is her basis for saying the students are less able? I think that’s offensive. I don’t believe it,” Mr. Allard, who is also a senior partner at Squire Patton Boggs, told Law Blog on Monday.” [Emphasis mine] 

$omehow, Cockroach Nicholas Allard does not demand a “thorough investigation” of ABA-accredited diploma mills’ admi$$ion$ “standards” or employment “placement” figures. What a beacon of integrity and ethics, huh?!?! By the way, how many Crooklyn Class of 2014 grads did Squire Patton hire?

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2014_1110_moesermemo.pdf

Compare the Memos in Question: On October 23, 2014, Erica Moeser wrote the following, in her letter to all pond scum deans:

“In the wake of the release of the MBE scores from the July 2014 test administration, I also want to take this opportunity to let you know that the drop in scores that we saw this past July has been a matter of concern to us, as no doubt it has been to many of you. While we always take quality control of MBE scoring very seriously, we redoubled our efforts to satisfy ourselves that no error occurred in scoring the examinations or in equating the test with its predecessors. The results are correct. 

Beyond checking and rechecking our equating, we have looked at indicators to challenge the results. All point to the fact that the group that sat in July 2014 was less able than the group that sat in July 2013.” [Emphasis mine]

It seems that the NCBE performed its due diligence. They did so, in order to quell the bitching and crying among law school parasite deans and upset recent grads. Now take a look at Pig Allard’s November 10, 2014 response:

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2014_1110_allardmemo.pdf

“There is no explanation how you reached your conclusion, nor transparency to your process, so how can we have confidence in this self-serving unaudited assertion? Frankly, your statement rings hollow. Given how this exam affects the lives and careers of tens of thousands of graduates, you can do better and provide both the deans and graduates a more thorough review.” [Emphasis mine]

Yet, the dung beetle is perfectly fine with allowing law schools to make baseless assertions about job prospects and manipulate other data. On page two, the piece of trash wrote:

“In plain language, I disagree with you: It’s not the students, it’s the test.” 

This is a kindergarten response from a fully grown "man" who runs an in$TTiTTuTTion of "higher education." His mother must be very proud.  By the way, this is the best reply that this pig-faced buffoon could come up with - in the span of 18 days. That speaks volumes.

Conclusion: Nicholas Allard does not give one goddamn about his students, the overall JD Class of 2014, their employment outcomes, their futures, or their livelihoods. He simply doesn’t give a damn about them. His bloated, unjustified income is not tied to his customers’ fate. The leech only cares about one thing: getting more asses in seats, so that he can continue to nice, fat paycheck – via the federal taxpayer – for minimal “work.” As you can clearly see from his photo, this jackal hasn't missed many meals - or midnight snacks, for that matter.  The rodent is acting out of self-preservation, because he knows that even fewer people will apply to law school – if the cost continues to climb, job prospects remain weak, AND bar passage rates decline. In the event that three things persist, only waterheads will seriously consider this as a career option.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Third Tier Buffalo Waste: University of Montana School of Law


http://www.umt.edu/law/admissions/PayingforLawSchool/default.php

Tuition: Montana residents attending this dung heap on a full-time basis will be charged $11,334.76 in tuition and fees – for the 2014-2015 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be bent over a coffee table – to the tune of $29,327.56 for 2014-2015. What a great deal, huh?!?!

Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, living expenses will add another $12,131 to the tab. Transportation will amount to another $1,400 and books will cost $1,200. Parking is $185 per year also. Apparently, real estate in Missoula is at a premium. The total, estimated COA for in-state students are listed as $26,056.76 – whereas nonresident students will be slapped with a budget of $44,758.56.

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited cesspools only consider living expenses on a nine month academic calendar. Seeing that actual law students will require costs over the full 12 months, we will prorate living expenses. After making this adjustment, we reach the following, more accurate COA figures: $30,294.76 for Montana residents and $48,987.56 for out-of-state fools. I included the parking pass in this assessment. Unless, of course, you prefer to ride your bike through freezing-ass weather, chump. 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+6

Ranking: At these prices, one would expect this school to have a solid reputation among lawyers and academic swine. However, US “News” & World Report rates the Univer$iTTTy of MonTTTana Sewer of Law as the 121st greatest, most remarkable and magnificent law school in the entire damn country. In fact, it shares this distinct honor with the following SEVEN toilets: Campbell “University”; DePaul; Duquesne; Hamline UniversiTTTy; the University of Akron; Arkansas-Little Rock; and Willamette. What an incredible feat!

http://www.umt.edu/law/files/CareerServices/Class%20of%202013%20Employment%20Report.pdf

Employment “Placement” Statistics: Let’s take a peek at the commode’s ABA Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates. As you can see, there were 81 members of this class. Of that amount, a total of 56 men and women were able to secure full-time, long-term jobs “requiring bar passage.” Overall, 67 JDs reported that they were employed within nine months of graduation. This leads to a placement rate of 82.7 percent, i.e. 67/81.

Under Employment Type, you will notice that only 29 of these graduates were hired by private legal offices. This includes one desperate-ass sole practitioner, 18 people working in firms of 2-10 lawyers, and four grads employed by an office with 11-25 attorneys. One damn person - out of the 81 – landed a position with a law firm that has 251-500 lawyers. Do you still like your odds, Lemming?!?!

http://www.umt.edu/law/careerservices/default.php

Who cares about such outcomes, right?!?!  After all, the bitches and hags at Career Services will allegedly “assist you with the development of your resume and cover letters.” They will also notify of positions within the law school. Lastly, the thieves will “present career workshops throughout the academic year, helping you to develop job search skills and to become acquainted with the myriad of employment opportunities open to a J.D.” Can you believe that applicants or students buy into this nonsense?! 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+7

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UniversiTTTy of MonTTTana JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $74,614. Hell, 91% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. While this may not strike you as a monstrous figure, it is significant. Don’t forget that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled. Plus, salaries tend to be lower in this state.

http://scholarship.law.umt.edu/plrlr/

Garbage Journal Opportunities: As a student at this third tier toilet, you will have a chance to write onto the revered, hallowed Public Land & Resources Law Review! From the journal’s description:

The Public Land & Resources Law Review is published by a board of student editors at The University of Montana School of Law. We feature professional scholarship and student-written articles exploring legal issues regarding public land, natural resource, environmental, and federal Indian law. This site hosts our annual conference material, summaries on recent court decisions, and the archive of our previous journals.” [Emphasis in original]

If you ever mention that you are a student ediTTTor of this publication to anyone in a local bar or restaurant, then you may never pay for another drink or steak again – as long as you stay in the area. Then again, no out-of-state employers really want to hire Montana Law grads anyway. 

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/the-lawyer-surplus-state-by-state/?_r=0

The Lawyer Glut in Montana: Catherine Rampell’s excellent piece, “The Lawyer Surplus, State by State,” appeared in the New York Times Economix blog – back on June 27, 2011. Based on research from consulting firm Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the state of Montana has too damn many attorneys. Here are the numbers from that report:

2010-2015 Estimated Annual Openings: 81
2009 Bar Exam Passers: 163
Surplus: 82

Conclusion: Avoid this corroded outhouse UNLESS you have the right last name or do not mind practicing law in a tiny community. Otherwise, you are wasting your time and energy on a foolish pursuit. You will not be served well by incurring an additional $80K-$110K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a TTT law degree. In the final analysis, the “professors” and administrators at this dung heap do not care about YOUR future. They are only concerned with keeping their overpaid, underworked positions. You are a mere means to an end, i.e. federally-backed student loans.

Friday, November 7, 2014

TTTT Smells of Desperation: Fourth Tier Trash Pit Thomas Jefferson School of Law is Offering Merit Scholarships to Idiots with 2.0 Undergrad GPAs and 140 LSAT Scores


http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2014/10/bottom-of-barrel-thomas-jefferson.html

Hilarious News: On October 29, 2014, dybbuk posted a funny OTLSS piece labeled “Bottom-of-the-barrel Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers academic merit scholarship to applicants with 2.0 UGPA/ 140 LSATs.” Look at this portion, from the opening:

“Let’s say a person squeaks through college with the minimum GPA needed to graduate (2.00, i.e. a "C" average) and then completely bombs a standardized test designed to measure reading comprehension and analytical and logical ability, scoring in the bottom 13 percent of test-takers. A euphemism for such a person, suitable for this touchy age, might be "intellectually disinclined" or, certainly, "academically challenged." But at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, that person is referred to as a “recipient of an academic merit scholarship.”

Consider the “matrix” of UGPA/LSATs used by Thomas Jefferson School of Law, beginning this fall, to award guaranteed renewable academic merit scholarships. A kid with a 2.0 GPA /140 LSAT (i.e., a "C" average in college and a 13th percentile score on the LSAT) gets a merit scholarship of $1,000 a year. And $7,000/ yr. if that kid can boost his or her LSAT performance to 145-- the 26th percentile.

What is even more striking than the small merit awards provided to the, uh, intellectually disinclined, are the quite substantial ones provided to the utterly mediocre and sub-mediocre. Thomas Jefferson will provide a $44,000/ yr. renewable scholarship for an incoming law student with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a 153 on the LSAT (i.e., a "B" average in college and a 55th percentile score on the LSAT)—essentially a full-ride, since the school’s annual tuition is $44,900. A half-tuition scholarship is available to students with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and a 148 on the LSAT (i.e. a "C+" average in college and a 38th percentile score on the LSAT).” [Emphasis mine]

Hell, apparently anyone with a full scale IQ of 70 or above can get a merit scholarship to attend this festering pile of excrement. One wonders whether the offer would be reduced if such an “accomplished” student reached these alleged milestones, but had a few felony convictions on his record.

http://www.tjsl.edu/admissions/scholarships

Link to the TTTT Matrix: Check out this text from the commode’s maTTTTrix:

“Entering Student Merit Scholarships Beginning with the class that enters August 2014, TJSL has adopted an exciting new scholarship policy. Thomas Jefferson offers guaranteed merit scholarships to first time entering students based on the students highest LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average (UGPA). An entering student is guaranteed to retain his or her scholarship as long as he or she remains eligible to continue enrollment and is enrolled at the law school. Full-time students receive scholarships for six semesters. Part-time students receive scholarships for eight semesters. There is no need to submit a separate scholarship application; awards will be based on the highest LSAT and UGPA as reported on the student's LSAC CAS Report. Applicants from undergraduate schools that do not use a traditional 4.0 grading system and applicants who received an undergraduate degree from a foreign school will be awarded a scholarship consistent with the matrix using an individualized assessment of the applicant’s complete file.” [Emphasis mine]

Did you see that, lemming?!?! It was mentioned by the toilet more than once. I even highlighted it in bold text, twice. Who are we kidding? Since your reading comprehension skills are lower than those of a typical housecat, I will point it out to you. Quit sticking your finger in the light socket - and stop drinking from the paint can - for a moment and listen. Even if you score terribly on the LSAT, it’s okay. The pigs and cockroaches at TJ$L will only consider the highest score you attain.

Don’t feel bad about your 141 result the first time. Go back and take it again, waterhead. Maybe you’ll get lucky and reach a 148 next time. That will increase your “merit” scholarship significantly. "Earning" a supposed merit scholarship with such weak-ass results is the equivalent of allowing a kid with Down syndrome to "score" a touchdown in a high school football game.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+8

Ranking: Did I mention earlier that US “News” & World Report rates TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Sewer of Law as a fourth tier pile of excrement? What parent, spouse or significant other wouldn’t be proud of their loved one, for gaining admission to such a presTTTTigious in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of “higher learning”?!?!? After all, it is ABA-approved!  And that "professional" organization must have standards, right?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the TJ$L Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $180,655. In fact, 92% of this cesspool’s 2013 cohort took on such foul debt. By the way, dolts: this represents THE HIGHEST damn figure among all diploma mills that reported this data to the defunct magazine. 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: If you are even contemplating applying to this fourth tier dung pile, then you are an ideal candidate for a brain shunt. As such, you should be declared unable to enter into a contract. This would save taxpayers a lot of money, and you would not be financially ruined for life. No one in their right mind would even think – for one microsecond - about taking on an additional $200K-$240K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTTT law degree. Again, if you are considering TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Sewer of Law, then you are a mental midget. Stick to coloring books and large Lego blocks, moron.  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

TTTT Smells of Desperation: Ave Maria School of Law Will Hand Out 50 Scholarships to Those With a Pulse


http://www.aveherald.com/news/ave-maria-news/1593-ave-maria-law-school-launches-major-initiative-to-attract-better-students.html

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?

http://jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=80307

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.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+7

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?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

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.
 
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