Tuesday, March 10, 2015
News Flash: ABA-Accredited Diploma Mills Are Getting Desperate for Asses in Seats
ABA Commodes Lowering the Bar Further: On March 7, 2015, JD Journal published a Daniel June article entitled “Why are some Law Schools Accepting Students Without LSAT Scores.” Look at this opening:
“With the pull and strain of law schools nowadays, which are down the lowest in enrollment since we’ve seen in the 1970s, we expect them to bend, quaver, and maybe for some of the weaker ones, to fall out. After all, if the legal market is so lousy, if the law school debts are so high, if fewer students are signing up, something’s gotta give somewhere, right?
Perhaps we are seeing a little of this “giving” now that two schools have announced they will consider accepting law students who have not taken the LSAT.
The LSAT is the stopgap that weeds out the desperate English majors from those who have a mind for law. It was a test all took, and the passing rates a school is willing to accept go a ways in determining metrics such as its national ranking.
But Bloomberg Business claimed last week that “the State University of New York-Buffalo Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law said they would admit students from their respective undergraduate colleges,” based on GPA and standardized tests such as the SAT and the GRE.
Have they capitulated? Certainly they are taking advantage of a change in rules the American Bar Association lays down. They now state that 10 percent of their classes need not take the LSAT so long as they meet other criterion.” [Emphasis mine]
In comparison to medical and dental school, it is a breeze to gain admission to law school. Yet, the bitches and hags want to make it even easier to get into an ABA-accredited diploma mill. The pigs seek to do this, so that they can get their filthy hooves on more federal student loan dollars. They are CLEARLY not looking out for YOU, lemming.
Ridiculously High Acceptance Rates at U.S. Law Schools: Dybbuk posted an epic OTLSS entry labeled “Tracking the dramatic increase in law school acceptance rates, 2011-2014” – on March 5, 2015. He provides a vivid illustration as to why the pigs have lowered their admi$$ion$ “standards.” Check out this meaty excerpt:
“In my opinion, percentage of applicants accepted is the most important metric in tracking the decline in selectivity at ABA-accredited law schools, and the consequent devaluation of a JD degree. When a law school refuses to accept an applicant with substandard credentials, it is choosing its own reputation over the lucrative opportunity to monetize a dupe. But law schools are turning away far fewer applicants than they used to.
The decline in LSAT scores for incoming law students is important too, and we have discussed that. (See here and here) But law schools can "game" their LSAT numbers somewhat by enrolling likely applicants in LSAT prep courses, or by admitting a certain percentage of the class without an LSAT, which the ABA now allows.
The decline in GPAs for incoming law students is less important, though it may be worth a post at some point. Law schools do not have to game this stat, college students do that for themselves by taking easy courses or easy majors. (College flashback: An "American Studies" class where we piled into a vast lecture hall, standing room only, to watch reruns of "Green Acres" and then pretend to be intellectual by discussing the semiotics of it all. A reasonably coherent essay got you an "A." An unreasonably incoherent one got you a "B.")
In the tables below, I look at how many schools had particular acceptance rates for the incoming class of 2011 as compared with the incoming class of 2014. I then look at the the number of schools that have increased their acceptance rates and by how much during that three year period. I then list the law schools with the highest acceptance rates, the quasi-open enrollment ones that accept 70% or more. Finally, I list the schools that have experienced the greatest percentage point increase in their acceptance rate between 2011 and 2014-- i.e. those schools that are most rapidly abandoning selectivity in the interest of keeping their gravy trains chugging a little longer. [Emphasis mine]
The author then lists the acceptance rates at various dung heaps. Take a look at the following stoll sample, for the 2014 first year class:
TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer, 85%;
Thomas Jefferson SOL, 84%;
Western New England “University,” 82%;
Capital Univer$ity, 81%
Yes, those are super impressive numbers, huh?!?! Hell, cracked-out, busted up prostitutes are more selective than these supposed “institutions of higher learning.”
Conclusion: ABA-approved toilets are becoming less selective, because fewer people are applying to law school. The greedy academic swine do not want to give up on those federal dollars, so they have WILLINGLY decided to admit a higher percentage of boys and girls – even though LSAT figures continue to decline. In the final analysis, these “educators” do not care about maintaining $tandard$. It is ALL about the money, and they don’t want to leave any on the table. If they could enroll dead people into their programs, then the law school cockroaches would do so – with a smile on their vile faces.
Posted by Nando at 4:38 AM