Friday, July 10, 2015
Law School Critics Wipe Their Asses With Bloomberg’s List of Ten Most Underrated Law Schools
Thorough Wipe Job: On July 1, 2015, Joe Patrice posted an ATL entry labeled “Bloomberg’s The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools Is A Terribly Stupid List.” Look at this opening:
“There are a lot of factors that can make for an underrated movie. Perhaps the acting transcends a woefully subpar script. Or maybe the dialogue hangs in your memory long after the plot itself falls forgotten. Or maybe you’ve found a symbolic meaning to Deuce Bigalow that no one considered before. But there’s one feature that all underrated movies share:
They’re actually bad.
There may be a redeeming quality or two, but fundamentally, the film never caught fire for a reason and your effort to resuscitate some personal favorite to respectability to save your own reputation with your friends is just pathetic. Stop trying to make Gigli happen. It’s not going to happen.
This goes double for Bloomberg Business’s sad “The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools” post. Just try to get through this paragraph with a straight face:
There is a strong chance you have never heard of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. The Raleigh, N.C., school is not prestigious enough to be ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s best law schools, and it enrolls only about 400 students at a time. Yet a new law school ranking suggests that most of us are probably underestimating Campbell.
Nope. We’re not. According to Law School Transparency, Campbell earned an employment score of 57.8 percent and an underemployment score of 20.8 percent. This makes it superior to, say, Florida Coastal, but that’s not exactly high praise.” [Emphasis mine]
Considering that a litter box full of moist cat turds is superior to Florida Coa$TTTTal Sewer of Law, that is not high praise. When I profiled the stench pit known as the Norman Adrian Wiggins Sewer of Law, many people thought that I was joking. Believe it or not, it’s an actual law school – with ABA accreditation and everything, including presumably a fax machine!
The Piece in Question: On June 30, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a piece, from the usually reliable Natalie Kitroeff, which was entitled “The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools.” Apparently, the publication must also provide articles that are pro-law school pig. Look at the rubbish below:
“Alfred Brophy, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, published a paper online on Sunday that grades law schools on just three measures of success. Brophy’s [simpleminded] accounting looks at students’ employment outcomes, their median scores on the Law School Admission Test, and the number of citations that a school’s law review receives. By distilling the rankings down to these metrics, Brophy says he can get at the essence of a law school’s worth: how well it prepares its students for the profession they have chosen.
“What this ranking does is reveal how careful students need to be, especially in looking at employment outcomes,” says Brophy. “The job market is so incredibly competitive coming out of law school, you want to make sure you are going to the best school and getting the best value for your money.” [Emphasis mine]
Attending a third tier commode or fourth tier trash can WILL NOT benefit the vast majority of students, either personally or professionally. That is an undisputed fact! Incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt in the process will not increase your career options. It will, however, significantly improve your chances of becoming a broke bastard who struggles to pay his bills and provide for himself or support a family.
Deliberately Comical Coverage: On July 2, 2015, the Law School Truth Center posted an entry labeled “Underrated Law Schools: As Sexy as a Nissan Sentry.” Unlike the Kitroeff piece, it was intentionally funny. Check out the following excerpt:
“You'll have to go to the link to see the full list, but let me just say that any law school ranking that includes Albany is a good ranking in my book.
What’s more, Brophy found that in the middle of the pool—schools ranked from 15 to 150 on his list—there wasn’t very much variation in performance.
“The difference between a Toyota Corolla and a Nissan Sentra isn’t that great. That’s the analogy I would make,” says Brophy.”
You too can wipe your ass with a law degree from any of the 10 toilets mentioned in the Brophy or Bloomberg piece. After earning a JD from those in$TTTiTTTuTTTion$, that’s all it will be good for, mental midget.
Conclusion: If you apply to, or enroll in, ANY of the 10 trash pits listed as “underrated,” then you are a moron. In fact, if you even consider Campbell ‘University,’ Drexel, University of Montana, Mercer University, University of South Dakota, Albany Law Sewer, University of Idaho, Louisiana State University, Northern Illinois University, or Villanova, then you are making a statement as to how DESPERATE you are to be called a lawyer. You are the type of sucker who would go out with an ugly butter cow, for the sake of dating someone and not being alone. Grow a brain stem, you dupe.
Posted by Nando at 4:05 AM