Saturday, March 28, 2015
Angry, Desperate "Law Professors” Seek to Set Fire to the Bar Exam
The Swine are Sqealing: On March 19, the New York Times published a piece from Elizabeth Olson, which was entitled “Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire.” Check out this opening:
“For decades, law school graduates have endured a stressful rite of passage, spending the first 10 weeks after classes end taking cram courses in the arcane details of the law before sitting down for the grueling, days-long bar exam. Those who do not pass cannot practice law, at least in nearly all the states and the District of Columbia that consider the exam the professional standard.
But that standard, so long unquestioned, is facing a new round of scrutiny — not just from the test takers but from law school deans and some state legal establishments. Some states, including Arizona, Iowa and New Hampshire, are exploring or have adopted other options, questioning the wisdom of relying on a single written test as the gateway to legal practice.
The debate over the exam is not new, but it broke out in the open after the results of last summer’s exam were released in the fall, showing that the 51,005 test takers had the poorest results in nearly a decade.
Many law school deans, bristling from criticism that they are replenishing their ranks with less academically qualified students as the number of law school applicants has fallen sharply, began to openly question the mechanics of the bar exam.” [Emphasis mine]
Isn’t it odd that the cockroaches never chirped – not once – that the bar exam is an expensive waste and that doesn’t measure legal skills, until the big-ass drop in bar passage rates this past year? What a coincidence, huh?!?!
The author then quotes several pigs. Yes, Nicholas Allard of Crooklyn Law School provides another idiotic comparison. Look at this garbage:
“Stephen C. Ferruolo, dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, said that it was the test, not the students. He asked the bar testing agency in December for details about the test to assure that it was fair and reliable.
Otherwise, he maintained, the exam “is an unpredictable and unacceptable impediment for accessibility to the legal profession.” [Emphasis mine]
Read: Let us bring in as many students as we can, regardless of their test scores and academic credentials, charge them OUTRAGEOUS sums in tuition, and leave us the hell alone. In fact, can we simply waive everyone in, by virtue of having earned a JD?
“The bar exam “does nothing to measure lawyering skills,” said Kristin Booth Glen, a law professor and former dean of the City University of New York School of Law, which trains public interest lawyers, “and only shores up the guild mentality that there should be a barrier to prevent the legal market from being flooded during times when fewer jobs are available.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, and writing essay answers to ridiculous, idiotic fact patterns and editing articles in student-run legal journals does provide a good basis for determining whether one will be an effective lawyer, right?!?! Does anyone believe that “educators” with such reasoning “skills” and minimal “workload” should be paid $200K per year – for providing this "service"?
Other Coverage: On March 19, 2015 6:00 pm, JDU denizen “doublefriedchicken” started a thread labeled “Let’s attack the Bar Exam!” He furnished the link to the story above. Now scroll down to the following comment from “chicagojoe” – regarding Cockroach Kristin Booth Glen - posted on March 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm:
“...and apparently she doesn't care about the market being so flooded her students can't find jobs? I recall my law school exams fondly. Oh, how they measured my lawyering skills!”
Now look at this gem from accountholder “brokelawyer” – from March 27, 2015 10:55 am:
“If a school is having a problem with the majority of its students not passing the exam then it MUST be the exam's fault. Because asking whether half these people have any business even sitting for the exam is unthinkable, right? Right?” [Emphasis mine]
These comments are hilarous and insightful. Do you still want to take the plunge, Lemming?!?! This is an important life decision that will impact YOU – and your family – for the rest of your damn life.
Average Law Student Indebtedness at the Three Toilets Above: U.S. “News” & World Report has published its new figures for the JD Class of 2014. Here are the averages for the schools that employ Nicholas Allard, Stephen Ferruolo, and Kristin Booth Glen. Here are the numbers: Brooklyn Law Sewer, $114,953; Univer$iTTy of $an Diego, $128,477; and CUNY, $82,414. It’s no wonder why these three foul rodents want you to believe that they are fighting for you, with regard to making the bar exam easier.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, as fewer people apply to – and enroll in – ABA-accredited law schools/diploma mill, the administrators and “professors” will become even more desperate for asses in seats. Look for these pieces of trash to push for more state bar associations to license those who graduate from law school. After all, why should any law grad be asked to shell out a few thousand dollars more – when they have already been crushed by $136,722. 18 in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for their “legal education”?! If you believe that these bitches and hags are on your side, then you are mentally deficient.
Posted by Nando at 6:59 AM