Monday, July 6, 2015
BloombergBusiness Asks Whether the Time is Right to Shutter Some ABA Commodes
Bloomberg’s Analysis: On July 1, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a Natalie Kitroeff piece, which was entitled “Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?” Read the entire article, but first check out this opening:
“This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list should be getting any longer.
Law schools exist for a lot of reasons, but a pretty important one is to prepare people to be lawyers. By that standard, a large handful of institutions seem to be failing. Last year, 10 law schools were unable to place more than 30 percent of their graduating class in permanent jobs that required passing the bar, according to ABA data. Those job numbers don't include positions that schools fund for their graduates or people who say they are starting their own practice.
At the University of Massachusetts School of Law, the American school with the worst job outcomes by this measure, just 22 percent of people who graduated in 2014 got those types of law jobs.
“We are a work in progress, and we need to improve our bar-pass rate and improve our employment, and I am not embarrassed about that,” says Mary Lu Bilek, the dean of U-Mass Law. Forty-two of the 60 U-Mass Law students who took the bar in February or July 2013 passed the test. The school counted 81 graduates in 2014. [Pig] Bilek notes that the school's employment numbers have improved in recent years and says she doesn’t think it’s fair to discount people who have opted to do things with their J.D. besides become lawyers.
“The traditional elite jobs aren’t the jobs that our students generally want,” she says. “There’s not room for another law school that wants to have students who want to do that, because there aren’t enough jobs for that.” [Emphasis mine]
As you can see from Bilak’s comments above, these cockroach deans and “professors” DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about their students or graduates. You are a mere mean$ to an end, mental midget. The swine have no shame and not one ounce of integrity. Plus, nothing is beneath them. Hell, the Univer$iTTTTTy of Ma$$achu$eTTTTTs Sewer of Law “placed” 22% of its grads – from the Class of 2014 – in jobs where bar passage is required – and the bitch still is not embarrassed.
The author then continued:
“Years of a disappointing job market for lawyers have dramatically reduced the number of people interested in getting a law degree. According to the Law School Admission Council, just under 53,000 people are expected to apply to law schools by the beginning of the 2015 academic year, down from more than 100,000 in 2004.
Instead of making more things that fewer and fewer people want to pay for, one thought would be to eliminate some of those things. Are there law schools that should disappear? “Maybe. But how is that going to happen?" asks Al Brophy, a law professor at UNC. "Will it happen because places say voluntarily, ‘hey, we aren’t making money, so we should shut down?’”
Schools will not volunteer for their own demise, Brophy says, partly because so many people—alumni, faculty, staff—have a strong interest in keeping the end at bay. “It is going to take a lot to have schools shut down. What I think we are going to find is that they are going to be able to operate on shoestring budgets.” [Emphasis mine]
Brophy correctly points out that his fellow academic con artists will not voluntarily leave the scam – especially since it continues to be so profitable. However, in order to reach “shoestring budget” levels, MANY staff and even some faculty will first need to be flushed down the toilet.
Other Coverage: On July 1, 2015, JDU poster “sjlawyer” posted a thread simply labeled “Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?” Yes, he merely copied the headline from Bloomberg. Anyway, check out his first comment:
“The traditional elite jobs aren’t the jobs that our students generally want,” [Mary Lu Bilek, the dean of U-Mass Law] says. “There’s not room for another law school that wants to have students who want to do that, because there aren’t enough jobs for that.”
Don't want or can't get? And are there enough jobs for students who want any type of legal career?” [Emphasis mine]
This gets right to the point. Biglaw is NOT AN OPTION for students who graduate from schools such as the Univer$iTTTTTy of Ma$$achu$$eTTTTTs, in the same way that a backup point guard at Oklahoma City Community College has no shot in hell at playing in the NBA. Federal employment is also out of reach for these fools.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, the American Bar Association cockroaches have accredited FAR TOO MANY trash pits. There are now over 200 ABA-approved schools in operation. As fewer people apply to law school, the acceptance rates continue to increase. Still, there are too damn many graduates for the available number of attorney openings each year. Of course, the “professors” and administrators could care less. After all, they got overpaid – via the federal student loan $y$tem – up front, in full. YOU, the student and graduate, are the one stuck with a huge load of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Then again, the information on the law school scam is extensive – and it has been easily available for years, to anyone with an internet connection. If you are still applying to these filthy cesspools and sickening commodes, then you deserve your fate. By the way, if waterheads were not still enrolling in these laughingstock law schools, several of them would have already been demolished. Thanks for keeping the thieves in business, Dumbass.
Posted by Nando at 4:55 AM