Thursday, July 23, 2015

Desperate Bowel Movement: Indiana Tech Law School Pigs Set to Reapply to ABA Cockroaches for Accreditation

TTTTT News: On July 16, 2015, KPC News published a Linda Lipp story entitled “Law school skips appeal, reapplies to ABA.” Take a look at this opening:

“The Indiana Tech Law School did not appeal a June decision by the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education denying it accreditation — but only because the university’s leaders decided reapplying for the ABA’s endorsement would be the quicker, more effective approach. 

The appeals panel is required to affirm the council’s determination unless it thinks that it was arbitrary and capricious, said Charles Cercone, the law school’s dean. The school would not have been allowed to submit any additional evidence or documentation in its appeal, so the likelihood it would win was small. 

“If we had appealed it would have delayed our reapplication process into next year to the point where we would have felt uncomfortable with our charter class that’s going to graduate (in 2016),” Cercone said. “So we decided to abandon the appeal and reapply right away.” 

The accreditation is important, because in Indiana, students must graduate from an accredited law school in order to sit for the bar exam.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, these bastards are truly looking out for their students’ best interests, right?!?! If you believe that, then let me tell you about the time I threw a no hitter at the old Yankee Stadium. Later on, the author continued:

“The ABA had no problems with the school’s faculty or teaching, and did not cite the school’s lack of a permanent dean at the time of its evaluation as a problem, “although to be honest I don’t think it helped us much,” Cercone said. 

The founding dean, Peter Alexander, left abruptly at the end of the law school’s first academic year in 2014. An interim dean served in that position until Cercone came on board in January. 

The school’s enrollment the first two years did not live up to expectations. It had hoped for 100 the first year, and enrolled 25. The second year was a little better, but the school ended the year with just 57 first- and second-year students. 

Because of the uncertainty over the accreditation status, some of those students may well transfer elsewhere, Cercone acknowledged. It also has put a damper on recruitment.

“Obviously, in the posture we’re in this year, I don’t expect that to improve,” he said. “We would like to have 20 students in the incoming class, and that’s what we’re shooting for.”

As an added enticement, the university is giving 100-percent scholarships to every single student enrolled there next year.

“It shows the university’s and the board of trustees’ support for the law school and their belief in the law school, and we hope that’s going to incentivize students to stay,” Cercone said.” [Emphasis mine]

You can smell the combination of desperation and sick feces from a mile away, people. The bitches and hags at this trash heap are now aiming to enroll 20 damn people in their incoming first year class – and they will provide them with free tuition! That must be a sign of strength, huh?!?!

Other Coverage: On the evening of July 22, 2015, the Law School Truth Center featured an entry labeled “An Intimate, Low Cost Law School Experience.” Check out the hilarious portion below:

“Imagine you go to law school at a "top" school. In your 1L torts law class, you might have 60, 80, 100 students. There's no way all of you can fit your tongues onto the professors' asses. 

Now imagine a law school where you go to that same property class and it's just 19 other people. Not just in your section, but in the entire class. You'd get the exact same hands-on attention you got in high school geometry! If you went to a podunk high school in western Nebraska! Justice! 

Ladies and gentlemen, I present Indiana Tech[.]” [Emphasis mine]

You have seen MANY law grads and attorneys advise current dolts to drop out immediately, if they are not in the top 10 percent of their commode’s class – after first semester. In a cohort of 20 morons, you would need to place in the top 2 spots. Guess what, genius? Even if you managed to be in the top “decile” at this toilet, decent law offices will not take a look at you. Hell, good law firms and government agencies would rather hire the bum carrying a cardboard sign than make your ass an offer. Get the point, mental deficient?!?!

Conclusion: If you know anyone who is getting ready to attend this dung heap, gently move their coloring book and Legos out of the way – and then talk to them in terms that they can understand. Use small words and short sentences. Whatever you do, make sure to avoid polysyllabic terms. You may need to draw them a diagram on the sidewalk, with chalk. If it will help them comprehend the message that you are trying to convey, then let them hold their Etch A Sketch. Clearly explain to them that attending Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer is a dumber decision than sticking their arm in a jar filled with fire ants. In the event that they understand you and don’t throw a tantrum, reward them with a sticker of their favorite Sesame Street character and perhaps a glass of warm milk. By seeking to spare the simpletons from financial hell, you will be performing a great work and service.


  1. A couple of things:

    1. I’m surprised that the parent university is going along with this. They’ve already lost a ton of money on this trash heap. And those losses will increase substantially when they eliminate tuition and hire new staff in order to placate the ABA accreditation people. Talk about throwing good money after bad. Someone needs to put the crack pipe down and close the curtain on this shit show.

    2. The numbers for the incoming class this fall must be catastrophically bad for them to come out with this free tuition gambit. I also imagine that the handful of students at this dump who actually have a functioning brain are looking bail, if they haven’t done so already. I’m sure Valpo would take them, no questions asked. Sure, Valpo is a joke. But at least you get to take the bar exam when you graduate.

    1. Valpo? Hell, they could get into better toilets than that.

    2. It's pretty much open admission to everything outside the T8 or so now. And even the bottom half of the T8 is a lot easier to get into now than it was 2005-2008.

      Someone that can't get into a "T1 (top 50)" without a scholarship now probably has no business going to law school.

      Any anyone that just barely misses the mark for a T5 probably is smart enough to know better, if they've done any research whatsoever. Even 5 minutes worth. Which they should really do.

      Eventually student loans are going to get pulled, or at the least capped.

  2. the university is giving 100-percent scholarships to every single student enrolled there next year

    It's still overpriced.

  3. I laughed so hard when I saw that this hole is hoping for 20 students and none of them will pay tuition. I instantly thought of the Jonah hill movie - accepted. I think the people who enrolled at south Harmon institute of technology will still be better than indiana tech's next class.

    But it is progress that they aren't charging. At least they are selling the law school experience for what it is worth. Victory for scam bloggers!!!!

  4. Law School Truth Center's description of shITLS as "An Intimate, Low Cost Law School Experience" is very accurate.

    Something rather similar that is also "intimate" and "low cost" --- getting fucked up the ass by Brian Leiter behind the dumpsters at the University of Chicago. He doesn't charge much for the pleasure...

    1. And when Leiter encourages his students to apply for careers in legal academia, it's almost the same thing. But it's not "low cost."

    2. Which careers in legal academia? I haven't seen many openings. For that matter, Peter Alexander appears not to have continued his career in law-school scamming despite having been the founding dean of an "innovative" new toilet.

  5. For my part, I wonder if any other Law $chool will be willing to take on such an esteemed professor as andre douglas pond cummings to expound upon the critical nexus that is Hip Hop and the Law.

    1. He was a visiting professor at University of Iowa Law 5 years back. UI is 22nd ranked, and kind of a hippie-dippy place... might be a possible landing spot for good ole pondscummings.

    2. The U of Iowa can't fill seats either. As you said, it comes in at the top end of the fourth-tier toilets. But it's still a toilet, and it can ill afford to hire Pond Scum.

  6. Why is it illegal to prey on the old or "unsophisticated" especially as an attorney, but these law schools can so obviously prey on these simpleton wannabe lawyers?

    What exactly is the purpose of the DOE if it just stamps blank checks to these fraudsters?

    Fire everyone in the DOE. The DOE is asking for $2.255B for salary and expenses.

    I say hire a temp for $12/hr to rubber stamp these student loans and be done with it.

  7. Maybe Concordia Law can buy this shithole and call it Concordia Law East.

    1. I want to convert the building into a museum for educational scams.

  8. Tuition free for any dummy that enrolls?

    If they threw in living expenses and happy ending massages every week it'd still be overpriced.


    The cockroaches on this floating turd are DESPERATE for asses in seats. Take a look atht the toilet’s “Campus Visit Scholarship.” In the pigs’ own words:

    “After Admission

    Campus Visit Scholarship

    Indiana Tech proudly offers a campus visit scholarship. We are confident you’ll choose Indiana Tech for your legal education after seeing our experiential learning curriculum and student focused faculty. If you come to our campus, meet with an Admissions Director, take a tour, visit with current students, experience a class OR attend an Accepted Students’ Event and subsequently start classes in the fall of 2015, we will reimburse you for your reasonable travel expenses (mileage/airfare, hotel for those who live more than 200 miles away, and meals) in the form of a scholarship, up to full tuition*, for the 2015-2016 school year.

    Please keep original receipts for travel expenses, including your itemized receipts for meals (sorry, we cannot reimburse for alcohol), for submission for reimbursement. Mileage will be calculated at a rate of $0.56 a mile. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

    *Because we are unable to make scholarship awards over and above full-tuition ($29,500.00), if you have been awarded a full-tuition scholarship, we cannot reimburse you for your travel expenses. Please contact our office if you live more than 200 miles away and traveling is a hardship for you. We will arrange for a hotel room in Fort Wayne to ease the burden of your visit costs.”

    Hell, I’m surprised the swine don’t provide their Fort Wayne hotel occupants/applicants with two free prostitutes of their choice, along with the room. Can you mix and match, so that you can have the services of a brunette and a blonde? I love how the rodents proclaim that they “proudly offer” a campus visiTTTTT scholarship.

    The school is essentially offering FREE TUITION to ANY applicant who: (a) visits the commode; and (b) is willing to enroll in Fall 2015, i.e. in the next 3-4 weeks. Ponder on that for one moment. Amusement park rides have higher standards. Hell, 56 year old women who haven’t been on a date in 14 years require more from prospective partners.

    Here is the academic calendar for the trash pit known as Indiana Tech Law Sewer. Scroll down for 2015-2016 real quick. You will notice that OrienTTTTTaTTTTTion runs from August 19th through the 21st. The first day of TTTTT class is August 24, 2015. It will be interesting to see how much longer the parent college, the Indiana Institute of Technology, is willing to foot the bill for this foolish experiment.

    According to this chart from the National A$$ociation of College and Univer$ity Busine$$ Officer$, Indiana Institute of Technology, Inc. had an endowment of just over $41 million – as of fiscal year 2011. This was before the dolts decided to dump a bunch of money into a useless law school. The precise figure is on page 17 of the PDF, entry 618. There is not much room for error.

    1. Where does the endowment stand now? Have they blown every penny on you-know-what?

  10. Will the ABA stand by its earlier decision to not accredit this shithole? For fuck's sake, they have to set some sort of baseline don't they?

  11. I wonder how the students of the parent university feel about their tuition dollars being used to keep this doomed-from-the-start disaster afloat...

  12. IIT is a mediocre engineering school also. The fact that they have "general/professional studies" and criminal justice means that (in addition to smart students studying engineering, who are probably astute enough not to consider a low tier law school) they also have a large number of not so bright students.


    On July 23, 2015, the ABA Journal published a Debra Cassens Weiss piece entitled “This law school will give 100% scholarships to all of its students; it’s still not too late to apply.” Check out the entire article below:

    “Updated: Indiana Tech Law School is offering 100 percent scholarships to all students enrolled there next year after failing to win provisional accreditation in June from the ABA Section of
    Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

    Law dean Charles Cercone tells the ABA Journal that anyone enrolled in the law school as of January 2016 will get free tuition and fees for the entire 2015-16 school year, as well as for their remaining time at the school. That means those who enroll this fall will get a free legal education.

    It’s not too late to apply for fall admission, Cercone says; the deadline is the first week of August.

    The law school’s plan came to light in an article about its plans to reapply for provisional accreditation by TaxProf Blog noted Cercone’s scholarship disclosure, revealed in the 21st paragraph of the article published last week.

    Cercone hopes to reapply for and win provisional accreditation before the school’s inaugural class graduates in 2016.

    The scholarship offer “shows the university’s and the board of trustees’ support for the law school and their belief in the law school, and we hope that’s going to incentivize students to stay,” Cercone told

    Cercone says he met with ABA representatives, and the law school is responding to the feedback, according to As an example, he said the ABA cited a need to provide more academic support and career placement help for students. The school has hired people for those positions, he said.

    Indiana Tech Law School had planned to enroll 100 students when it opened in 2013 but the inaugural class had only 25 students. At the end of the second year, the school had 57 first- and second-year students.

    “Obviously, in the posture we’re in this year, I don’t expect that to improve,” he told “We would like to have 20 students in the incoming class, and that’s what we’re shooting for.”

    Yes, what a prestigious in$TTTTTiTTTTTuTTTTTion, huh?!?! Regarding Cockroach Charles Cercone, the bastard has to say that the board of trustees and the university administration are behind the commode. It’s obvious that the swine are merely trying to save face, with this apparent last-ditch effort to prop up interest in the law school. If they cannot enroll more than 20-30 first year students – with free tuition – then what the hell will work?!

  14. How will the school pay the admins and lawprofs with no tuition $ rolling in? Because we all know speeches about public service and educating students are steaming piles of shit. It's all about the cash.


    On July 23, 2015, Elie Mystal wiped his big, black ass with Indiana Tech Law Sewer, in an ATL piece labeled “When Is Something NOT Worth $0? When It’s A Scholarship To Attend Indy Tech Law.” Here is the full text below:

    “Indiana Tech Law School, having failed to secure accreditation from the ABA, is offering a full scholarship to all of its 57 students. Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog also reports that the school will offer a free ride to anybody who matriculates in the fall. The school is really hoping to get 20 additional 1Ls.

    It’s a nice gesture for the 57 kids who were unlucky moronic hopeful enough to enroll at the school in the first place. The entire story of Indy Tech (follow along with our previous coverage here and here) could be a case study on everything wrong with legal education. The school has no reason to exist other than the fact that there will be students uninformed enough to attend. But the school opened right at a time when prospective students (and their parents) became more aware about the dangers of legal education. I can only assume that the kids who are there are people who really want to go to law school but don’t know how to use Google. Letting these guys chase the dragon for free seems like the least Indy Tech can do.

    That said, Indy Tech students should quit. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Just fold up the board and go home.

    I know that sounds harsh. I know telling people to give up on their hopes and dreams makes me sound like a “hater.” But as Al Pacino says in the Devil’s Advocate: “I’M A FAN OF MAN!” I don’t want to see these kids waste any more time on a dead end.

    Indy Tech isn’t going to charge them any more money, but is it going to give them the years back? Is Indy Tech going to give them back THE TIME that they could be spending developing other marketable skills? Opportunity costs are real costs too. Spending another year chasing a degree that costs less than the paper it will be printed on is another year wasted. And let’s remember that the pursuit will still cost Indy Tech students money. The kids still have to live, still have to eat — it’s not like Indy Tech is paying them to go to law school. Just because something is free doesn’t mean that it doesn’t cost something.

    Think about all the other things Indy Tech students could do with that year of their lives. They could learn refrigerator and air conditioner repair. They could learn how to code in Javascript. They could build up a year of seniority at the Applebee’s. Don’t laugh: fixing appliances or making malware or serving drinks are real skills — skills that you can make a living with. Nobody cares where you went to school to learn to snake a toilet, but clients do care if you went to an unaccredited law school with the Google footprint of a port-o-potty.

    Instead of offering free tuition at Indy Tech Law, the administrators should offer a free transfer to Indiana Tech College. Go get your associate’s degree in Recreation Management and go run a Little League. That’s a career Indy Tech can help you with. Staying at Indy Tech Law is just throwing time down the drain. And time is money.”

    Mystal is correct. Recipients of full tuition scholarships still incur living expenses – unless they somehow marry into money or their spouse has a damn good job and is willing to cover those costs. Plus, the dolts are still losing time. By the way, clients do care if you went to a ABA-accredited trash pit. People can easily use Google to find out where you earned your degree. Since dentists and doctors actually learn real skills, instead of archaic concepts and abstract garbage, customers don’t really mind where they attended school.

  16. this scenario could well be an Onion article. But it is real. amazing

    1. I agree. Perhaps all the current students are "sets."

      Can anyone believe this is really happening?

      After all the press and scamblog entries, even from 38 year solos like me, and the horror of trying to make a living.

      The lemmings, they still "rush to judgment."

      The guillotine is closer than they know.

      I loaded up 100 boxes of files today from my office and I cull them now in my living room, hoping to reduce them to 10 boxes. I plan to downsize my office space to cut my rent in half. After 38 years I am having trouble paying my bills.
      Hear me: My sons will not be lawyers. I have made certain of that.
      "No greater love can be shown than a lawyer parent who will not let his children be lawyers." Matthew, or Luke, or someone…

      38 year solo.

  17. Indy Tech might be trying to accomplish two things with this move:

    1. It's a Hail Mary pass and last ditch effort to get enough bodies in there to save the school. If literally giving away the education does not succeed in bringing in enough bodies who will turn into paying customers, then the trustees will have to shut it down or risk getting sued for breach of fiduciary duty.

    2. Most importantly, keeping this place open another year gives the faculty and admins time to polish up their CVs and start hitting the pavement to interview for their next jobs.


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