Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The End Result of Law School Diploma Mills Lowering Their Admi$$ion$ “Standards”
Excellent News: On January 21, 2015, CBS Moneywatch featured a Jonathan Berr piece headlined “Are law school admission standards slipping?” Look at the portion below:
"Not all law schools are lowering admission standards," wrote Wendy Margolis of the Law School Admissions Council in an email. "If some of them are, you would need to ask them about their individual reasons. Actually, enrollment did not start to really decline until after the recovery began. There was a lag. We really have no way of knowing what will happen in the future."
In an interview, Organ said his colleagues at other schools have noticed a decline in the quality of their students, though he hasn't noticed it at his university, which is in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"It is a refrain that I hear with some frequency," he said. "The quality of students isn't what it was two or three years ago."
About 30,000 to 38,000 people entered the legal job market annually between 1982 and 2012, according to Organ's analysis. Another 7,000 to 18,000 departed the legal job market during that same period. The numbers of departures is expected to increase in coming years, while entrants are forecast to drop.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, these sick bitches and hags are okay with admitting mouthbreathing morons and ass-wipes. After all, student loan conduits only require a pulse, and a modicum of intelligence. Yes, these “educators” truly are beacons of integrity, huh?!?!
Now, scroll down to this apt and concise conclusion:
“Still, while it's now easier to get into law school than it has been, the chances of ultimately succeeding as practicing lawyers for those who wouldn't have made the cut earlier are only shrinking.”
Do you understand that, Lemming – or do I need to draw you a diagram with Crayola on posterboard?!?! When is this information going to penetrate your gray matter?
Other Coverage: On January 22, 2015, JD Journal published a Noelle Price article entitled “Law Schools Nationwide Lowering Admissions Requirements.” Check out this opening:
“Summary: Although it may now be easier to get accepted to law school, many students will be grossly unprepared and unable to pass the state bar exam.
According to CBS, it’s getting easier and easier to get into law school. This is especially good news when paired with the improvement of the legal job market.
Unfortunately, many students who are admitted to law school under reduced admission requirements may not be able to pass the bar exam. They will incur a massive amount of debt during law school, but may be unable to ever add “Esquire” to the end of their names.
Jerome Organ, a professor at the [Third Tier] University of St. Thomas, has studied admission requirements intently. According to a recent analysis, 33 percent of entering law school students had median LSAT scores of 160 or higher in 2013. In 2010, 40.8 percent had a 160 or above. LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. First-year law students with scores of 149 or under increased from 14.2 percent to 22.5 percent. According to the New York Times, schools are competing for students with the best credentials.” [Emphasis mine]
Hell, it seems that anyone with an IQ approaching room temperate can gain entry into at least one ABA-accredited toilet. Imagine if you could say the same thing about your personal physician. Then again, at least those enrolled in medical school actually learn how to do their job thoroughly, due to labs, rotations, residencies, etc. In stark contrast, “legal educators” fill you with archaic, abstract notions. They pump and dump you, and move onto the next batch of victims.
Conclusion: It is much better to be weeded out of the field BEFORE incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. What the hell is the point of taking on insane amounts of debt for a chance to enter a GLUTTED field, where a few make big salaries but most earn between $40K-$55K upon graduation?!?! Do you care more about your ego than your financial well-being? Real professional schools do not admit applicants with weak-ass entrance test scores or barely competent academic credentials. Medical, dental and veterinary schools have historically done a good job of limiting the number of slots to match the projected number of job openings in that field. I recognize that medical and dental schools are now producing excess numbers of doctors and dentists. However, at least they are not collectively pumping out the equivalent of 46,776 graduates annually - for a total 28,746 positions where “bar passage is required.”
The fact remains that true professional degree programs seek to protect the investment – in time, money and energy – of those working in their specific field, including future practitioners. You also don’t see med schools telling their students that they can do anything with a medical degree. They also do not place their recent grads in school-funded, temporary positions or count those working at Starbucks as “employed.” Plus, you need to major in something more substantive than Political “Science” or History, in order to be considered a viable candidate. In the end, “law professors” and administrators only care about lining their own pockets. If they end up FINANCIALLY RUINING legions of young people – and bilking the taxpayer – in the process, then that is fine with them. These cockroaches will not lose a wink of sleep over their actions.
Posted by Nando at 4:53 AM