Friday, January 9, 2015
Third Tier Drake Accepted 77.6 Percent of Applicants for the 2014-2015 School Year
Dragging Ass: On January 1, 2015, the Des Moines Register printed a Grant Rodgers piece entitled “Dean Ullem has true-blue passion for Drake law school.” Take a look at this tepid opening:
“Drake University Law School is a family affair for Benjamin Ullem, a longtime Des Moines attorney who returned in July to lead the school for a two-year stint as dean.
His father earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Drake. Then, Ullem, now 70, graduated from Drake in 1966 with a liberal arts degree before going on to law school himself. His daughter got her law degree from [Third Tier] Drake in 1997…
Job No. 1 in 2015: working to reverse a six-year decline in applications. But 2015 also will be a year of celebration: The start of the fall semester will mark the law school's 150th year.
During his tenure as dean, Ullem hopes to help sustain and grow the law school by focusing on efforts to attract students, while also building on the school's long tradition of supporting clinical and real-world experiences for its students.
"We think completing 150 years is a good stepping stone to looking forward to the next 150, and we truly are doing that," he said.” [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the school’s exTTTensive history hasn’t amounted to much. It is currently ranked as the 113th “best” law school in the county – by US “News” & World Report. What a tremendous “accomplishment,” huh?!?! Later on, the article continues:
“Ullem takes the helm at [Third Tier] Drake at a time when the number of applications to accredited law schools nationwide has dropped from a 10-year high of 602,300 for the 2010 academic year to 352,400 for 2014 — a 41.4 percent decrease, according to data collected by the nonprofit Law School Admission Council.
At [Third Tier] Drake, applications hit a recent peak at 1,206 in 2009. But numbers then tumbled, hitting a low this year of 496 applications, a 59 percent decrease, according to data the school reports annually to the American Bar Association.
The size of first-year classes at the law school has also dropped, from 166 students in 2010 to 110 at the beginning of the fall semester this school year. To turn the tide, Ullem has championed efforts by professors and faculty to visit undergraduate classrooms to make presentations on the law school or even to teach mock law classes.
Common thought is that would-be attorneys are shying away from law school due to concerns about student debt loads and disappointing post-graduation job opportunities. But Ullem remains optimistic about the future of the legal profession and shares that message with prospective students and with [Third Tier] Drake alumni across the country.
[Third Tier] Drake must amplify its message that a degree from the law school offers good value for the money, Ullem said. The law school has established so called "3 and 3" partnerships with Drake's undergraduate programs, Simpson College and Iowa State University that allow students to get both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years, shaving a year from the usual process. Partnerships with other schools are on the way, Ullem said.” [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the pigs are desperate for asses in seats. Hell, they may start accepting students who drool on the application. Who knows? If you leave Cheetos smudges on the paperwork, the bitches and hags on the admi$$ion$ committee might consider that a bonus. Anyway, it is beyond pathetic to see these rodents pursue dumbass undergrads. When will the swine start handing out applications and bowls of soup to homeless people a few blocks from campus?!?!
The Commode’s 2014 Standard 509 Information Report: Plug your nose, before digging into the following excrement:
“GPA and LSAT Scores
Total number of applications: 496
Total number of offers: 385
Number of matriculants: 106
75th percentile GPA: 3.53
50th percentile GPA: 3.25
25th percentile GPA: 2.97
75th percentile LSAT: 156
50th percentile LSAT: 152
25th percentile LSAT: 148” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, those are truly impressive numbers, huh?!?! Keep in mind that the majority of law school applicants tend to major in soft subjects such as Political “Science,” History, Literature, and Philosophy. Plus, with fewer people applying, most of these lemmings earned their undergrad degrees from garbage univer$itie$.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Third Tier Drake admitted 77.6 percent of all applicants for the 2014 -2015 first year class. You also saw the scores for these dolts, in the 509 report. Simply put, this law school is about as selective as a lonely fat chick on a Saturday night. As the message about the law school scam spreads, fewer people will apply to - and enroll in - ABA-accredited trash heaps. At some point, this will affect bar passage rates – so long as the state examiners do not water down the exams to appease the “educator” pigs.
Posted by Nando at 12:40 AM