Sunday, January 18, 2015
Law Schools Pigs Lowering the Bar, in Order to Grab More Student Loan Money and Stay Afloat
The Hags are Getting Desperate: On January 16, 2015, Inside Higher Ed published a Ry Rivard article entitled “Lowering the Bar.” Take a look at this meaty portion below:
"Five years ago, no American Bar Association-accredited law school had an entering class with a median LSAT score of less than 145. Now, seven law schools do, according to Jerome M. Organ, a professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law who studies the legal market. That means at least half the first-year students at seven law schools scored a 144 on the LSAT or lower.
The LSAT has a scale of 180 down to 120. The average LSAT score is around 150. The LSAT has a margin of error, but 145 is considered a symbolic line by legal education experts and school administrators.
At one level, we’re in uncharted territory,” Organ said.
Southern University Law Center – part of the historically black Southern University and A&M College System – is one of those seven schools. Its median LSAT score last fall was 144. Still, it is running into competition for students.
“Certain schools never would have admitted a student with a 145 LSAT score several years ago,” said SULC's vice chancellor, John K. Pierre. “But this year they did and last year they did, and in some cases they are even offering students with that profile scholarships or tuition reductions.”
Enrollment at ABA-accredited law schools is the lowest it has been since 1973, even though there are 53 more law schools open now, according to Moody's Investors Service. The students still trying to get to law school also have lower test scores than in the recent past.
So the vast majority of law schools are not only shrinking in size but also admitting less-qualified students.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s funny to read that law school administrators see a 145 LSAT score as a symbolic line, especially since they are accepting so many idiots with such a test result. Hell, now they are giving these dolts scholarship money. Clearly, they are happy to cross that boundary – if it means putting more cash in their filthy pockets. This is the equivalent of a man or woman “choosing” a partner who is an unattractive tub of lard, i.e. their options were severely limited.
Other Coverage: On January 16, 2015, Noelle Price wrote a JD Journal piece labeled “Lowering LSAT Score Requirements May Have Consequences.” Check out this opening:
“According to Inside Higher Ed, law schools are actually competing for students with low undergraduate grade point averages and LSAT scores. Why? Because the number of students applying to law schools has sharply declined nationwide. According to Bloomberg, enrollment has dropped 18 percent since 2010. It seems that each year, fewer and fewer students apply to law school, likely due to concerns they have about the legal job market.
For example, it used to be that Thomas M. Cooley Law School was known for admitting underqualified students. During last year’s fall semester, however, the entering classes of seven law schools had lower median LSAT scores than Cooley.
Many professors are concerned that, by admitting underqualified students, law schools will be accepting those students who may not be able to graduate from law school or pass the bar exam.
Just five years ago, not one American Bar Association-accredited law school reported a median LSAT score of less than 145 for its entering class. Today, seven law schools report scores of less than 145. Therefore, at least half of the first-year students at these schools scored 144 or lower on the LSAT.” [Emphasis mine]
This makes perfect sense, as potential law students with a brain stem have chosen to avoid this gamble. As has been noted for a couple of years now, those with high LSAT scores are eschewing this route – while dumbasses with low numbers are still taking the plunge. Good thing for the law schools that no one – certainly not the cockroaches at the American Bar Association – even seeks to hold them liable for their actions.
By the way, for $ome rea$on, these "educators" are not concerned enough to turn away unqualified applicants. Yes, these pieces of trash truly are concerned about their students, right?!?! Apparently, they have a warped view of performing a supposed "public service."
The seven schools with lower median LSAT scores than TTTT Cooley - for first year lemmings - should immediately be shut down and converted into petting zoos or farmers markets. Frankly, if the space was turned into a haven for bums and meth addicts, it would be an improvement. At least then, the taxpayers wouldn’t be robbed blind, in order to support parasites, i.e. “law professors,” and give them bloated, unjustified salaries.
Conclusion: In a just world, the law school pigs would be put on a spit and slowly lowered just above some embers. Think of the MANY hundreds of thousands of lives that these sick bitches have KNOWINGLY ruined financially – with their lies, misleading statistics, and vile sales pitches. They should be held accountable for their conduct. Anyone who defends these rodents is unworthy of one ounce of respect.
Posted by Nando at 3:35 AM