Friday, December 26, 2014

Worthless-Ass Third Tier Horse Excrement: University of Wyoming College of Law


http://www.uwyo.edu/law/prospective/finances.html

Tuition: In-state, full-time law students at this dung pit will be charged $13,842 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Full-time, nonresident lemmings will be hit with $27,192 in tuition, for 2014-2015. Who wouldn’t want to attend such a prestigious in$titution of “higher learning” at those prices?!?!

Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, books will add another $1,200 to the tab, while living expenses are all lumped together into one figure. The rodents at this public outhouse estimate this sum as $14,670. This brings the total amount as $29,712 for Wyoming residents and $43,062 for out-of-state law students. 

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited piles of excrement base these costs on a school year. Seeing that actual law students will require expenses, we will prorate that number to reflect reality. Doing so, we reach the following, more accurate total COA numbers: $34,602 for in-state, full-time law students and $47,952 for nonresident, full time idiots. What a tremendous bargain, huh?!?! 

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

Ranking: As you can see, the Univer$iTTTy of Wyoming Commode of Law is rated as the 129th greatest, most remarkable and amazing law school in the entire damn country – by US “News” & World Report! Hell, it only shares this distinction with the following five toilets: Drexel; Maine; North DakoTTTa; University of St. Thomas; and VermonTTT Law Sewer. Their mothers must be very proud of this “accomplishment.”

http://www.uwyo.edu/law/_files/docs/career%20services/2013_nalp_information.pdf

Published Employment Placement Statistics: Let’s take a look at the dung heap’s Class of 2013 School Report to the NALP, to see the job outlook for graduates. Apparently, there were only 76 members of this cohort. However, only 65 of these dolts landed employment within nine months of receiving their TTT law degree. This equates to a mere 85.5 percent “placement” rate.

Now, look under Employment Type. You will notice that only 33 members of this class reported working in private law firms. Here is the breakdown: two desperate solos, 18 grads employed in firms of 2-10 attorneys; four JDs hired by offices of 11-25 lawyers; two in firms of 51-100 lawyers; and seven supposedly working in offices of unknown size. Do you still like your ends of not ending up in toiletlaw or scratching out a living while representing dirt poor sons of bitches?!?! 

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

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Wyoming Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $67,733. In fact, 91% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. While this figure does not seem that daunting, don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, as the student is enrolled. 

http://www.uwyo.edu/law/rural-law-center/

The Cesspool’s World-Renowned Rural Law CenTTTer: Check out this TTT description, courtesy of the commode:

“Rural Law Center

Thank you for visiting the University of Wyoming Rural Law Center. The Rural Law Center is meant to further three general missions: 

• Provide service to rural communities and lawyers who practice law in rural areas. 
• Help prepare students for rural practice and service. 
• Facilitate scholarly research concerning the law relevant to rural areas and issues.” [Emphasis mine]

The entire state is a rural dung heap. But it’s nice that the taxpayers can support a foolish center focused on rural law. Hell, according to this source, Cheyenne, Wyoming has a total population of 59,466 – as of 2014. Yes, go ahead and open up your own legal practice in this thriving metropolis. You will be sure to make a financial killing!  Plus, small time farmers and businessmen must be thrilled to have a center that will produce top notch academic research into their issues, right?!?!

Conclusion: Avoid this third tier commode at all costs. If you do not mind incurring an additional $80K-$110K in NON-DISCHARGEBLE debt – for a chance to practice law in destitute areas – then go ahead and sign on the dotted line, Dumbass. Hopefully, you don’t plan on getting married or starting a family anytime soon. Spouses tend to like when you make more than subsistence wages. Children appreciate having several meals and snacks a day, not to mention necessities such as shoes, clothing, heat, etc. 

Also, good luck trying to land a mortgage with a putrid debt to income ratio. Again, women eventually want a home; it shows stability and security. Plus, these creatures don’t like pissing away large sums of money on rent. While you may be content to scratch your ass, pick your nose, and play video games all day long, you will not attract any decent partners with those habits. This is especially the case if you owe a total of $100K in student loans, while “raking in” $35K-$45K per year.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great News: Law School Total Enrollment is Now at a 27 Year Low – and First Year Enrollment Plunges to 40 Year Depths


http://www.jdjournal.com/2014/12/17/law-school-enrollment-at-27-year-low/?hvid=3kl08B

Happy Holidays!: On December 17, 2014, Noelle Price posted a JD Journal entry labeled “Law School Enrollment at 27-Year Low.” From the opening:

“Law school enrollment has been steadily declining, and that trend continued this fall. According to the American Bar Association, enrollment dropped close to 7 percent from 2013. The New York Times reports that enrollment has declined 17.5 percent from 2010, during which record-breaking enrollment was reported. Enrollment is at the lowest point since 1987—a time during which there were far fewer law schools. 

For the fall semester, 204 law schools that are accredited by the bar association reported 37,924 full- and part-time students had enrolled for their first year of law school. This is a decline of 1,751 students, roughly 4.4 percent, since 2013. 

In March, the ABA reported reduced enrollment at law schools nationwide.

Four years ago, law school enrollment peaked at 52,488 first-year students. This year’s numbers reflect a decline of 27.7 percent since that time. In 2010, the recession had taken its toll and many signed up for law school to obtain professional degrees in hopes of securing job and financial stability. 

However, the job market for attorneys has been gloomy since the recession, and many prospective students have had second thoughts about accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in law school debt to commit to a career that may have few jobs available. Fewer students are signing up for the Law School Admissions Test, with this year’s reported numbers down 8.1 percent from last year, and down 50 percent since the same test period in 2009.” [Emphasis mine]

Once we removed the veil from the pigs’ faces, everyone could see those beady little eyes and vile snouts. Now, fewer people are willing to incur insane amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for such pathetic employment prospects. You’re welcome, law school swine!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-18/law-school-enrollment-plummets-to-27-year-low-business-of-law.html

Other Coverage: Bloomberg published a great Ellen Rosen piece, entitled “Law School Enrollment Plummets to 27 Year Low: Business of Law,” on December 17, 2014. Check out this epic opening:

“With the continuous news of a weak market for young lawyers, enrollment of first-year law students at accredited schools is at a 40-year low and overall enrollment is at its lowest in 27 years. 

Coupled with the drop in LSAT test-takers this year, the likelihood of a turnaround remains low. 

The new statistics on law schools come from the American bar Association, which yesterday released its annual enrollment data. According to the study by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, total law school enrollment at the 204 accredited schools is 119,775, a 6.9 percent decrease from last year and an 18 percent decrease from its record high in 2010. The number enrolled is the lowest since 1987, when there were 175 ABA-approved schools, 29 fewer than today. 

The report also said there were 37,924 full-time and part-time students starting law school this fall, a 4.4 percent drop from last year and 28 percent decrease from 2010, when 52,488 students began law school, an all-time high.

The number of first-year students is the lowest since 1973, when there were only 151 accredited law schools. 

William Hubbard, president of the ABA, said in a phone interview yesterday that the numbers are “an indication that prospective students have read a lot of reports about the job market.” [Emphasis mine]

Good observation, Bitch Hubbard. Perhaps, if your excrementitious organization had done something – any damn thing – to prevent its greedy, selfish member schools from pumping out FAR TOO MANY GRADUATES for decades, then the law sewers might not be in trouble now. Then again, you pieces of trash at the American Bar Association have only ever cared about Biglaw. 

http://lawschooltuitionbubble.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/which-law-schools-are-shedding-full-time-faculty-2014-edition/

Law Schools Shedding Tenured Faculty: On December 18, 2014, Matt Leichter posted a Law School Tuition Bubble article labeled “Which Law Schools Are Shedding Full-Time Faculty? (2014 Edition). After researching the recently-released 509 Information Reports, here are Leichter’s findings:

“Since last year, the number of fall full-time instructors at all law schools fell by 8 percent; the cumulative decline since 2010 has been 11 percent, so much of what’s going on happened just before this academic year.”

Conclusion: This is excellent news. For decades, the law school cockroaches KNOWINGLY and INTENTIONALLY enrolled too many students – each year – for the available number of attorney job openings. Then, the parasites kept pushing up tuition rates to outrageous sums. Plus, the rodents simultaneously published misleading and false employment “placement” data for potential pupils to consume. Again, these “educators” simply do not give one goddamn about their students, applicants/potential victims, or recent graduates. No one should feel sorry for the schools and full-time “professors” who have been forced out of their overpaid, underworked positions since the large decline in overall enrollment. In a just world, these filthy pigs would be put through a meat grinder.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Third Tier Diarrhea Pit: University of Idaho College of Law


http://www.uidaho.edu/law/admissions/payingforlawschool/costsandfees

Tuition: In-state residents attending this rat’s nest full time will be charged $16,480 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Out of state, full-time law students will be bent over a coffee table – to the tune of $30,010, for 2014-2015. Can you name one well-known, practicing lawyer who has graduated from this dung heap?

Total Cost of Attendance: This same document also lists other expenses associated with attending this trash heap. The pigs estimate that room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will add another $15,816 to the tab. This brings the supposed total to $32,296 for Idaho residents and $45,826 for nonresidents – for the current academic year. The transportation figure is suspect, as it is listed as $1,106. Apparently, the cockroaches think that everyone is going to ride a bike or take a bus to class – or otherwise not incur any maintenance or repair fees for their car.

Keep in mind that the bitches and hags base this on a nine-month calendar. Seeing that actual students will require things such as food, shelter and gas for the entire damn year, we will prorate the following items: room and board, transportation, miscellaneous and personal. Doing so, we reach a more accurate total COA of $35,926 for in-state lemmings – and $49,456 for out-of-state dolts. What a great bargain, right?!?! 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+5

Ranking: The Univer$iTTTy of Idaho Commode of Law is rated as the 118th greatest, most wondrous and amazing law school in the entire country – by US “News” & World Report. In fact, it only shares this distinction with two other ABA-accredited diploma mills – Albany and Quinnipiac. What a tremendous in$TTTiTTTuTTTion, huh?!?! 

http://www.uidaho.edu/law/careerdevelopment/employment-statistics

Employment Placement Statistics: Based on the Employment Summary Report for 2013 Graduates, there were a total of 117 members of this class. Of that total, one person did not supply their job status to the toilet. Seeing that 103 JDs from this cohort reported securing within nine months of earning their TTT degrees, the “placement” rate was 88.8 percent, i.e. 103/116.

Under Employment Type, you will notice that only 46 people from the class of 2013 landed jobs as lawyers! This figure includes the nine desperate souls who started solo practices. Hell, here is the full breakdown: nine solos; 34 in firms of 2-10 attorneys; two in offices of 11-25 lawyers; and one damn person hired by a law firm of 26-50 attorneys. Yes, that is truly impressive!

This school did not produce one single, solitary graduate who entered Biglaw – from the Class of 2013! Hell, not one person from this cohort ended up in a firm of larger than 50 lawyers. Let that sink in for a moment. Now, look at the average debt load these students took on, for their TTT degree. 

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

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Idaho JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $98,008. Hell, 78% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such noxious debt. Don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.

http://www.uidaho.edu/law/aboutthecollegeoflaw/diversity

The Trash Pit’s Commitment to Diversity: Sometimes it is best to quote the swine verbatim. To wit: 

Diversity Statement 

The University of Idaho College of Law embraces diversity within the law school community and the legal profession. Our law school protects and fosters an inclusive and respectful learning environment for the discussion of legal principles, concepts, and practical skills. As a preparatory ground for future practitioners of the law, we adhere to the standards of legal professionalism within our classrooms, our offices, our hallways, our student organizations, our gathering places, and our activities. The calling to law is an important one with significant impacts on society, and as a law school we take that significance to the core of our purpose. The law school community values people of diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, physical abilities, lifestyles, opinions, citizenship, philosophies, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, ages, life experience, and identities. Diversity is an essential component of the University of Idaho College of Law and requires legal professionalism from all sectors of our community to provide an appropriately respectful learning environment.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, be all things to all people. That’s the spirit! By the way, how exactly does diversity “require legal professionalism from all sectors of [the law school] community” in order to provide a respectful learning environment? Does Aryan Nations have a presence on campus or something?

In the end, this is merely a ploy to appeal to applicants of all backgrounds. After all, the cockroaches need asses in seats – in order to grab all that federal cash. This is not cutting edge stuff, people. As long you have a pulse – and a 147 LSAT score or 2.75 UGPA – these vile pigs will be happy to take your borrowed money!

Conclusion: While nearly 4/5 of the graduates took on serious debt for a TTT law degree from this pile of waste in 2013, fully 22 percent did not incur an additional dime in student loans. Good luck competing against them – and their influential fathers – for attorney jobs in the state. Lastly, look at the job prospects facing these young men and women. Ask yourself the following: Why in the hell should these students be essentially required to incur $110K-$145K in additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for such an employment outlook?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Plug Your Nose: ABA Cockroaches Release Standard 509 Information Reports


http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/12/aba-releases-.html

Epic Coverage: On December 10, 2014, Paul Caron posted an entry labeled “ABA Releases 2014 Law School Standard 509 Reports.” Take a look at the meaty portion below:

“The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has released the2014 Standard 509 Information Reports for all ABA-accredited law schools. The reports contain a wealth of data for each school, including: 

Tuition and Living Expenses 
Conditional Scholarships 
• J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity 
Admissions (applications, offers, matriculants, 75/50/25 GPA and LSAT Scores) 
• Grants and Scholarships 
• J.D. Attrition and Transfers In 
• Curriculum 
• Faculty and Administrators 
• Bar Passage Rates” [Emphasis mine]

Now, you can look up each ABA-accredited trash pit – and find a treasure trove of information on the bastards. In a just world, any school that accepts applicants with 145 LSAT scores or UGPAs of 3.0 or lower would be immediately bulldozed and razed to the ground. Hell, it's not as if the building is serving a public good.

Look at this comment, from user “Jojo” on December 10, 2014 at 1:46:54 pm:

“My goodness, the data are bad this year!

Ave Maria's 25% LSAT percentage is a 139? So, 1 in 4 students has an LSAT score below 139 at Ave Maria? 

At what point does the ABA step in to stop the hemorrhaging here? When do the law faculty urge reform? When you start to dip below 145, you're not getting people whose lives will be improved from knowledge of law. You're getting students who are debt-funding a life altering burden sold in the guise of a dream. Come on, guys. That's not right.” [Emphasis mine]

This commenter makes a brilliant observation that cuts right to the heart of the matter. These pigs are accepting and enrolling LEGIONS of fools who basically have NO CHANCE of ever practicing law. If you cannot muster a 150 on the LSAT, then you likely cannot pass the bar exam.

Plus, if you perform so poorly on the exam, then your options are severely limited, i.e. you can only attend third tier cesspools and fourth tier trash cans. In such cases, even if you do manage to become licensed, no decent law firm will even consider hiring you - because they will view you as a loser.

http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/

Look Up Your Commode: Enter the name of your favorite dung heap, including the in$titution where you earned that reserve stock of toilet paper known as a law degree, in the search box and hit enter. By the way, check out this pathetic-ass disclaimer:

“The data reported here are submitted by law schools to the ABA. The ABA assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or for changes in such information that may occur after publication.” 

What beacons of integrity, huh?!?! Way to stand by your product, dung beetles!  I suppose the law school swine could submit information, “in error.” Anyway, let’s review the figures for TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer – for 2014. A total of 1,481 morons applied to this pile of excrement. Of that amount, the rodents offered admission to 1,265 of these waterheads. That represents an acceptance rate of 85.4 percent! Don’t forget that Cooley is choosing among the dumbest law school applicants, each year.

Now, look at the numbers for the matriculants. For the current first year class at this garbage heap, the overall 25th percentile UGPA was 2.53 – with a median of 2.90 and a 75th percentile score of 3.28. Keep in mind that most law students had soft undergraduate majors. An LSAT score of 141 was good enough to land you in the 25th percentile for this “school.” The median LSAT score was 145 and the 75th percentile LSAT was 149.

http://www.cambridgelsat.com/resources/data/lsat-percentiles-table/

LSAT Percentiles Table for 2013: Review this chart from Cambridge LSAT Test Prep. For example, if you scored 141 on the LSAT, then you placed in the 16th percentile – as only 15.8% of test takers for that time period scored worse than you, Idiot. However, this is good enough to gain admi$$ion to TTTThoma$ M Cooley Law Sewer. In fact, seeing that this is the 25th percentile score for matriculants at this filth pit – and there were a total of 445 first year students enrolled there – then a total of 111 waterheads scored at or below this figure.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the law school pigs DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students, applicants, or recent graduates. The fact that the sewer rats continue to accept mouthbreather candidates proves this, without a doubt. These bitches and hags will gladly financially ruin countless numbers of young people, in order to keep the scam going. There is no moral justification for the federal government to back and issue student loans to such foul “institutions of higher learning.”

Lastly, it is CLEAR that the American Bar Association cockroaches do not care about those low-paid members of the “profession” – or the general public. After all, thousands of people will end up being represented by corrupt, incompetent, and worthless lawyers – a direct result of allowing such low admi$$ion$ “standards” for member schools. Could you imagine – for one damn millisecond – if the American Medical Association permitted similar conduct by approved med schools?!?! Of course not! In stark contrast, that is a real profession that looks out for practitioners, future members, hospitals and the paying public.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Early Christmas: Law School Applications are Down 9.5 Percent, with an 8.5 Percent Decrease in the Number of Applicants, So Far


http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume

The Numbers Continue to Drop: Anyone who is not a “law professor”/subhuman piece of trash will rejoice at the following news. According to the Law $chool Admi$$ion Council, applications to ABA-accredited toilets – for Fall 2015 – are down 9.5% from this point last year. In the weasels’ own words: 

“Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison

The following charts report ABA applicants and applications for each of the past three falls. As of 11/28/14, there are 70,009 fall 2015 applications submitted by 11,415 applicants.

Applicants are down 8.5% and applications are down 9.5% from 2014. 

Last year at this time, we had 23% of the preliminary final applicant count.” [Emphasis mine]

You’re welcome, bitches! Of course, even if this rate holds, there is no way in hell that the thieves will see a matching decrease in first year enrollment in Fall 2015. As has been the case for several years, the parasites will merely become even less “selective.” 

http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2014/12/news-flash-applicants-down-85.html

Other Coverage: On December 5, 2014, “dupednontraditional” wrote a hilarious OTLSS piece labeled “News Flash: Applicants Down 8.5%.” Here is the full text:

“We interrupt our regular programming to share the latest numbers from LSAC. 

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume

The LawDeans' popcorn they’ve been eating has been pissed in; film at eleven.”

This is a great tagline, especially since the pigs and cockroaches have collectively defecated over LEGIONS of law students and graduates – for decades! In a just world, these academic swine would be locked into a small pen – and forced into a meat grinder.

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/12/endgame.html

Paul Campos Noted the Endgame, Two Years Ago: Back on December 14, 2012, Paul Campos posted an excellent entry, simply entitled “Endgame.” Look at the portion below:

“What are the economic implications for law schools of an admissions cycle that ends up attracting only 53,000 applicants? To answer this question, we have to estimate how many matriculants such a cycle is likely to yield. This is a function of two factors: how many applicants end up getting admitted to at least one school to which they apply, and how many admitted applicants actually end up enrolling. 

As to the first factor, the percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now: 

2004: 55.6% 
2005: 58.6% 
2006: 63.1% 
2007: 66.1% 
2008: 66.5% 
2009: 67.4% 
2010: 68.7% 
2011: 71.1% 

In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued.” [Emphasis mine]

Keep in mind that this was the situation three damn years ago! Hell, there are now SEVERAL ABA-accredited diploma mills that are accepting more than 80 percent of applicants!! Don’t forget that smarter applicants are avoiding law school at a MUCH higher clip than the idiots who score in the 150s or lower. 

Could you imagine if medical schools had such acceptance rates?!?! The spineless public and currently licensed members of the profession wouldn’t stand for that – for one second! Then again, law schools are run for the sole benefit of “professors” and administrators – without any regard to the students, graduates, the general public, the taxpayer or the prevailing job market. In sum, we are dealing with sick bastards and sociopaths.

Conclusion: We are now reaching a point where law school pigs are starting to accept average college grads who are - at best – ideal candidates to work customer service at eBay or filling your popcorn bucket at the local movie theater. This is beyond pathetic. Perhaps the only thing sadder is the fact that so many waterheads are still willing to incur an additional $130K-$200K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTT law degree and garbage job prospects. 

If you are still even contemplating law school – and you are not accepted into Harvard, Stanford or Yale or on a guaranteed, three year scholarship to attend another in$titution – then you do not deserve one ounce of sympathy. You KNOW the score by now. If not, then you are too damn dumb, lazy or self-absorbed to perform basic research into the job market for lawyers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Putrid Smells of Desperation: ABA-Accredited Law Schools Now Handing Out Money to Attract Students


http://www.jdjournal.com/2014/12/02/how-soon-before-law-schools-start-closing/?hvid=5nWoRi

The Swine Now Handing Out Bundles in Scholarship Money: On December 2, 2014, Daniel June posted a JD Journal piece labeled “Law School Closings a Possibility.” Here is his take on the situation:

“Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law was the first of what may soon become a trend: they closed their Ann Arbor campus, some what of a diploma mill, to answer the deflating enrollment rates. They are all feeling it. Law schools across the board are making concessions and devising ways to get through the difficult legal market in the somewhat hope it will get better soon. 

As Northwestern University School of Law Dean Daniel Rodriguez told the New York Times, “I don’t get how the math adds up for the number of schools and the number of students. We all know it’s happening, and we are all taking steps that urgent, not desperate, times call for.” 

These “urgent” times mean changing the tone of law school to a buyer’s market. “74 percent of first-year students this academic year received financial aid, compared with only 30 percent in 2009,”the New York Times reported, and University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Jerry Organ made the comparison of law schools to dental schools, which went through their own crisis after reaching a height in 1979. Due to changes in consumer needs for dentistry, demand declined, and eventually schools had to close. 

Which law schools? Just the diploma mills? Actually, those who score middle to high range on the LSATs who are losing interest. With 204 accredited law schools competing for these students, Rodriguez admitted that, “It’s insane. We’re in hand-to-hand combat with other schools."

Campuses like Wayne State University of Law School are offering a minimum $4,000 scholarship for incoming students and upwards to $1 million in scholarships for current students. Northwestern likewise is offering 74 percent of 1Ls scholarships, up from 30 percent in 2009. This is consistent with many other schools.” [Emphasis mine]

It’s nice to see that the law school pigs are in hoof to hoof combat with each other over students – especially when you consider that the typical applicant is dumber now. Hell, Northwe$tern Univer$ity $chool of Law – ranked as the 12th best law school in the entire damn country – is now awarding scholarships to nearly ¾ of its first year class! Then again, it is only the second best law school in the city of Chicago. In the past, kids would have gladly borrowed the full amount to attend such a school.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/10/strongorgan-will-10-of-law-schools-close-by-2019.html

Other Coverage: On October 21, 2014, Paul Caron reported on the Cockroach Jerry Organ post on the Legal WhiTTTeboard, in an entry entitled “Organ: Will 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019, Just as 10% of Dental Schools Closed 25 Years Ago?” Check out this conclusion:

“The law school experience tracks pretty closely the dental school experience over the first ten years reflected in the charts. For law schools, 2014 looks a lot like 1985 did for dental schools. ... 

[T]he provost and president of a university with a law school likely will be asking: How “mission critical” is the law school to the university when the law school has transformed from a “cash cow” into a “money pit” and when reasonable projections suggest it may continue to be a money pit for the next few years? How "mission critical" is the law school when its entering class profile is significantly weaker than it was just a few years ago, particularly if that weaker profile begins to translate into lower bar passage rates and even less robust employment outcomes? How “mission critical” is the law school to the university if its faculty and alumni seem resistant to change and if the law school faculty and administration are somewhat disconnected from their colleagues in other schools and departments on campus? 

Some universities are going to have difficult decisions to make (as may the Boards of Trustees of some of the independent law schools). As of 1985, no dental schools had closed, but by the late 1980s and early 1990s, roughly ten percent of the dental schools were closed in response to significant declines in the number and quality of applicants and the corresponding financial pressures. When faced with having to invest significantly to keep dental schools open, several universities decided that dental schools no longer were “mission critical” aspects of the university. 

I do not believe law schools should view themselves as so exceptional that they will have more immunity to these market forces than dental schools did in the 1980s. I do not know whether ten percent of law schools will close, but just as some universities decided dental schools were no longer “mission critical” to the university, it is not only very possible, but perhaps even likely, that some universities now will decide that law schools that may require subsidies of $1 million or $2 million or more for a number of years are no longer “mission critical” to the university.” [Emphasis mine]

In the final analysis, “higher education” in America is BIG business. It all boils down to money, people. “Educators,” univer$ity “presidents,” and boards of trustees or regents DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about YOU, the student or graduate. These in$titution$ are propped up by the federally-backed student loan $y$tem. Do you think - for one millisecond - that a bank would otherwise lend someone, with no collateral, $30K so that they can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from State U or a law degree from TTTT Cooley?!?!

Conclusion: The pigs and cockroaches are DESPERATE for asses in seats. Even Daniel Rodriguez, dean at Northwestern Law, employed that word in his description of the situation. The bitches and hags are attempting to balance the following interests: (a) keeping enrollment levels high or decent; (b) maintaining or increasing their respective commode’s ranking; and (c) not going broke in the process. 

Since it is now an “applicant’s market,” the rodents are throwing scholarship money at prospective and current students, in order to keep up enrollment. While schools such as Northwestern – which have a good reputation and a large university endowment – can engage in this academic “arms race,” you can bet your ass that dozens of ABA-approved toilets cannot keep up this pace for long. Independent, stand-alone commodes cannot sustain this type of activity for much longer. Up to this point, creditors have bailed out the swine at TJ$L – and large universities such as Texas A & M have purchased or partnered with financially troubled dung heaps. However, at some point, college and univer$ity administrators – who fancy themselves as shrewd businessmen - are going to decide that they are not going to shell out millions of dollars to acquire shaky institutions.
 
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