Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pig Nicholas Allard, Dean of Crooklyn Law School, Sticks His Hoof in His Mouth Yet Again Regarding the Big, Mean Bar Exam

Selfishness on Full Display: On August 20, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a Natalie Kitroeff piece that was simply entitled “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” This article is most notable for the fact that Erica Moeser, head of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, wiped her ass with Nicholas Allard’s snout. Take a look for yourself:

“Young people’s aversion to law school is a natural reaction to a saturated job market, says Jim Leipold, the executive director of the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks employment outcomes for recent law grads. “There was definitely an oversupply of law students,” Leipold says. 

On the day the first exams are leaving her fiefdom in July, [Erica] Moeser wants to talk about the LSAT, the law school entrance exam. She pulls out a magazine page. “This is my favorite chart.” One axis shows the change in law students’ LSAT scores at the 25th percentile since 2010, meaning the people who were at the bottom quartile of test takers. Most schools have seen scores at that strata decline. The other axis shows change in enrollment over the same period. Almost every school has lost students, as fewer and fewer young people apply. Some places, Moeser suggests, are dropping their standards dramatically in the interest of stemming that tide. “Feast your eyes on New York,” she says, flipping to a table that has the scatter plot’s data. Her finger lands on Brooklyn Law School, where [Cockroach Nicholas] Allard, her loudest critic, runs the show. In five years the bottom quartile of Allard’s students saw test scores drop 9 points—a steeper decline than at 196 other law schools.” [Emphasis mine]

As has been well-documented, the law school swine have lowered the admi$$ion$ “standards” further, in response to fewer applicants over the past several years. After all, the bitches and hags only care about one thing: federal student loan money! Scroll down to the conclusion:

“When fewer people pass the exam, Allard says, poor and working-class Americans suffer in another way: “Most people in America can’t afford lawyers. Most small businesses can’t afford lawyers. The biggest cause of that is that there are too few lawyers being produced.” The bar exam, he says, “perpetuates the status quo in a way that keeps qualified, motivated people from becoming lawyers and deprives most people of affordable legal services.” 

Paul Campos, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School and author of the 2012 book Don’t Go to Law School (Unless), cannot suppress a laugh when presented with that logic. “There’s a shortage of lawyers in this country the same way that there’s a shortage of Mercedes-Benzes,” he says. “There are many people who want them who don’t have them.” He predicts that pumping out more J.D.s will only lead to more under- or unemployed attorneys. 

That’s part of why Moeser says schools should take their students’ professional prospects into account long before they take the bar. The problem, she insists, isn’t that her test discriminates but that law schools looking to put butts in seats are lowering their standards. In the process, she says, they create false expectations. “You’ve got this underclass in law schools who are really keeping the lights on but not reaping the benefit.” Moeser expects the reckoning to continue. “I would anticipate the scores will drop again, if I had to guess,” she says, her mouth drawing a straight line across her face. “I don’t anticipate a rebound.” [Emphasis mine]

In the final analysis, the “educators” merely want to get as many asses in seats as possible. It's great to see the NCBE chief publicly acknowledge this fact. The academic thieves do not care what happens to those students upon graduation. They know that the American Bar Association criminals will not remove their accreditation – even if bar passage rates continue to drop. However, the jackals are aware that if those numbers decrease any further, than even many lemmings will stop applying to these cesspools and trash pits.

Other Coverage: JDU accountholder “stillajd” posted a thread labeled “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Article” – on August 20, 2015. Here are some of the gems:

From “t3success” – on August 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm:

“I just want to throw up reading that crap. These deans are totally unhinged. Just go away. Close your freaking doors and find something else to do with your life besides taking promissory notes for 150k from people who can't even crack 150 on the LSAT. It's a disgrace and it's shameful. 


Check out this epic beat-down from “ibrslave,” on August 20, 2015.

“Wow, wow! Brooklyn dramatically lowers its admission standards and then more of its graduates begin failing the bar. Any objective observer, hell a 6th grader, can understand the cause and effect. But, Dean Allard blames the bar examiners. The icing on the cake, however, is Dean Allard pretending like a $4,000 bar exam is the impediment to poor law grads becoming lawyers. How many tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars has Brooklyn and Dean Allard taken from these same poor students? Dean Allard cannot be serious. 

I fully support the bar examiners for holding their ground against the likes of Dean Allard.” [Emphasis mine]

The pig is getting roasted to a crisp, on that thread. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can see that Nicholas Allard is a lying sack of excrement who doesn’t give one damn about his students, recent grads, or their financial health. He is simply trying to pass the buck onto someone else, as to why his students are broke-asses and cannot make a living as lawyers.

Conclusion: Avoid the festering dung heap known as Crooklyn Law School. Otherwise, you will likely end up graduating with $150K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, while facing piss poor job prospects. Try repaying such massive student loans on a paltry, annual salary of $40K. Now imagine having children and supporting them, with that debt constantly hanging over your head, Dumbass. You DO NOT NEED to commit financial suicide, in order to support Fat Pig Nicholas Allard and the other cockroaches at Brooklyn Law Sewer. As you can see, the bastard could stand to lose a few pounds.


  1. So lemme get this straight.

    Poor students can afford to take out $100K+ in student loans for a shitty law degree from a shitty school but they can't afford $4,000 for a bar exam 'cause they'll go broke. Riiiight.

  2. Wow, I tell ya, that Allard guy has really let himself go. Just look at him now!
    ...Oh, wait, that's just a picture of an ordinary pig? Huh, could've fooled me. :P

    Also, good on Ms. Moeser for standing up to them. "It can't be our fault for not teaching our students right, it must be your fault for making the test too hard"? Yeah, right... [/sarc]

  3. That's a truly remarkable photo in your November 2014 post. The avaricious, truth-distorting "dean" called Nicholas Allard is the most piglike human being I've ever seen.

  4. It is important to understand just how steep a nine-point drop in LSAT scores is. From 159 to 150, the drop represents a fall of 33.3 percentage points. From 150 to 141, it's a fall of 29.2 percentage points.

    1. Those statistics reveal the shocking irresponsibility of Allard's exploitive admission policies. That bottom quartile never would have been admitted at all five years ago. But Allard had to admit them because his normal applicants dropped by 25% and he refused to reduce his revenues as the market contracted.

    2. All Lard certainly isn't the only pig to do that. LSAT scores have been plunging at all but a handful of law schools.

      Just three or four years ago, 150 was considered to be a bad score. Now it is positively coveted. At many law skules, it will get one a full "scholarship". The low 140s win praise from some scamsters: Dougie Fresh at Indiana Tech, for example, called 143 a "serviceable" score. And people scoring in the 120s have gotten into such prestigious toilets as the Univershitty of Texas.

    3. By way of comparison, even the University of Denver, always notorious for exploiting its students to overpay its arrogant professors, was forced to lower its enrollment by over 10% in the fall of 2014. Of course it hurt financially, but they really had no other choice except serious embarrassment in the national media.

  5. Salaries in NYC:
    Cleaning lady:$20/h
    Doc review:$30/h

    Law a financial pit.

    1. Really, $30/h? I've seen considerably lower rates.

    2. I have seen higher rates for reliable and committed babysitters and cleaning ladies in NYC.

    3. A firm is advertising $10/hour for a lawyer position in LA.

  6. Brooklyn law school graduates should complain to Allard that he is downgraded their school. It used to have a solid reputation in NYC. It is now worth nothing. Graduates will not be able to lateral when needed.

    1. The only graduates who get any attention are those who give big money.

  7. This. Even though applicants to all ABA law schools has decreased roughly 30% since 2011, BL$ has held enrollment steady.

    Even if better schools weren't dropping their standards a little (and thus pulling away the top of BL$'s would-be matriculants), the mere fact that BL$ has been unwilling to shrink its classes shows how ignorant/uncompromising they are with regard to market forces.

    The implications of lower entrance credentials and lower bar passage are one thing -- the "GPA/LSAT is causation for lower bar passage rates" (after three years of law school) is a somewhat tenuous argument. But that's not the point here.

    The big problem is what BL$'s maintaining its class sizes will do to its graduates looking for FT/LT legal jobs. Employers were only willing to hire 200 of its 2014 graduates within ten months. But BL$ allowed 399 to matriculate in 2014.


    I would never recommend someone attend Albany, but at least they placed 127 grads into FT/LT positions in 2014 while only enrolling 117. (So what if their entrance stats are going to shit -- the outcome of a JD is more important than the inputs.)

    Similarly, NYL$ placed 179 graduates in 2014 and will have roughly 195 graduates in 2017. (And from 2010 to 2014 it has shrunk its classes by 62%!!!) Considering the money NYL$ would throw at someone who could be admitted at BL$, that person would have to be an idiot not to take the money for results that will not be very different three years later.

    If someone is going to law school because they want to be a lawyer, BL$ IS NOT THE PLACE TO ATTEND.

    Bottom line: Matriculants to the cesspool known as BL$ have to be seriously unwise. Anyone who attends BL$ will have other options that have demonstrably better results and are cheaper. I would never trust a BL$ graduate's professional judgment. I would never hire one -- as either an employer or as a client.


    Back on December 14, 2012, Paul Campos pointed out that ABA-accredited diploma mills had been lowering admi$$ion$ “standards,” for years. Check out this opening from his epic entry, "Endgame.”

    “What are the economic implications for law schools of an admissions cycle that ends up attracting only 53,000 applicants? To answer this question, we have to estimate how many matriculants such a cycle is likely to yield. This is a function of two factors: how many applicants end up getting admitted to at least one school to which they apply, and how many admitted applicants actually end up enrolling.

    As to the first factor, the percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now:

    2004: 55.6%
    2005: 58.6%
    2006: 63.1%
    2007: 66.1%
    2008: 66.5%
    2009: 67.4%
    2010: 68.7%
    2011: 71.1%

    In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued.

    The second factor – how many applicants who are admitted to at least one school end up enrolling somewhere – has by contrast remained very stable: 86% to 88%.”

    Imagine for one second if 86 percent or more of U.S. medical school applicants – in one year – were admitted to at least school. Now, picture that figure remaining stable, for several years. That right there speaks volumes about that the so-called “legal profession.” In sum, just about anyone who can: (a) muster at least a 145 on the LSAT, and (b) doesn’t care about prohibitive cost or where they enroll, can manage to gain entry into at least one commode every cycle.

    In response to fewer applicants each year, ABA-accredited trash pits have made the conscious decision to admit applicants at a higher rate – in order to put asses in seats. As Moeser pointed out, Crooklyn Law School saw a NINE-POINT DECLINE in its 25th percentile LSAT score, in the span of five years. After bar passage rates from his toilet predictably dropped sharply on the 2014 exam, the cockroach went after the National Conference of Bar Examiners. After all, it couldn’t possibly be Allard’s fault – even though his cesspool DROPPED STANDARDS and admitted morons, right?!?!

    1. Oh, 145 may have been the minimum two years ago, but today it's closer to 138. And now that score is good enough for free tuition at Indiana Tech.

  9. Thanks for posting this, Nando. I consider it a watershed article. The lamestream media has finally convinced students that law school is a rotten investment. This article goes for the jugular by damning the whole avaricious academy.

    Watching these clowns lash out at the NCBE, as they futilely lashed out at scambloggers years ago, is like deja vu.

  10. BLS grads have been failing the bar exam for years. It never became a big deal until they had to start accepting idiots with 150 lsats. And surprise surprise the pass rates went way down.

  11. Nando, have you looked into the news that starting next year, applicants to the New York bar will be ataking a Uniform Bar Examination, and that NY will be the first large state to replace its historically difficult bar exam with this test?

  12. Nando, please address the fact that starting in July of next year, NY, a historically difficult place to take the bar and get licensed, will adopt the uniform bar exam. NY is the only large state to do so as of yet. Arguably, not having to study NY law as much as they previously had to will make NY an easier bar to get into by both test and by waiving in. So the problem that third tier cesspools had with declining bar passage rates should be resolved, further reinforcing the glut of lawyers. In Chief Judge Lippman's justification of this move, he didn't mention what this would do to previously licensed lawyers even once.

    The fact that previously licensed lawyers will have even more newly minted lawyers from out of state to compete with for scarce jobs now, after we have taken a much tougher bar exam, makes me feel like a taxi medallion owner with a medallion mortgage who has no business left because of a flood of uber drivers. We relied on the profession to protect us, and it betrayed us miserably. This move makes it much worse.

    I'd like to see a public shaming of Judge Lippman and all of the other people involved in this decision!

    1. to be fair, uber has usurious terms for leasing/financing taxis. i bet this finance arm makes more than operational will ever make (in the same way General Electric makes more from its financing arm than the manufacturing of goods)

  13. The law degree is entering joke status, with the lowest of admission standards. It does not make sense that people are charged 40K a year for garbage degrees. The law school are not serving much of a purpose. Put those courses on streaming video and charge $2K-3k. The law degree is turning into the same standards as becoming a Realtor. I became a Realtor, after getting the real estate license. To become a Realtor, I had to attend a one day class. At the end of the one day class we all were told Congratulations, to stand up and we received Realtor pins, no test was given. This is the direction that law degrees are going.

    1. That's pretty close to the truth. Any goddamn jackanapes can get into law school nowadays. And pretty much anyone who gets in will graduate, somehow or other.

      Certainly law can no longer be called a learned profession, if indeed it is a profession at all.

  14. I graduated from Ohio State's law school in 2004. Even then, maybe half the class landed good jobs. And it's waaaaaay better than this piece of shit law school.

  15. Not enough lawyers? Allard is a shameless snake. Every matriculant at Crooklyn should have to sit down and hear him talk about the need to depress the cost of lawyer services. This psychopath couldn't care less if they were all homeless.

  16. Our porcine friend pictured above has EVERY RIGHT to be outraged, outraged, at being associated with Crooklyn's Dean Allard.

    And, speaking of those who line up at the trough, none other than the illustrious Mr Infinity continues to travel the globe, his unemployed ass seeing the sights, at taxpayer expense, like never before!

    1. Some things just never change.

  17. LOVE your blog. From the other side of the bar, it's good to see someone standing up for those of us who are tired of the "overlawyering" of America. And I'm sure many would-be law-school victims are grateful, too!


    On July 17, 2015, USA Today published a Trent Crabtree piece that was entitled “Brooklyn Law School offers partial tuition refund to unemployed graduates.” Take a look at this portion:

    "At a time when many college graduates are facing mounting debt and limited job prospects, Brooklyn Law School is now offering to alleviate this burden — by offering graduates a refund.

    As part of the Bridge-to-Success program, the school will begin refunding graduates 15% of their paid tuition if they are still searching for a job nine months after receiving their degree, the school announced on July 13, 2015. According to the school’s website, the program is designed to serve as “both a boost while graduates conduct their job search and as a safety net if the process takes longer than anticipated.”

    To qualify for the refund, graduates must be actively seeking employment and working closely with the school’s career services center. They must also be planning to take the bar exam.

    Nicholas Allard, president and dean of BLS, says that the program was created because of the long and expensive process that many law school graduates endure on their way to becoming lawyers.

    “When they graduate, law students typically have to pass the bar and in order to do that they often have to often pay for an expensive bar review class and forego working in many cases,” Allard says. “And then when they take the bar exam, they have to wait months to get the results.”

    As this process drags on, the debt begins to add up as well.

    “This length of time makes it challenging in many cases to pay your bills and to find jobs, so some people just need more time than other people,” Allard says. “We want our students to not only have the counseling support, but have the financial support they may need in some cases to find a good job that they feel is worthwhile and a good way to start their career.”

    Based on statistics presented by the school, the program likely won’t affect many graduates. BLS — which has a total enrollment of 1,119 — states on its website that it had a 90% job placement rate in 2014."

    Now take a look at the average law student indebtedness for those members of the Brooklyn Law Sewer Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school. According to the emergency reserve of toilet paper known as US “News” & World Report, that figure was $114,953. Furthermore, 79 percent of this cohort took on such foul debt. By the way, this refund pertains to paid tuition only. If you applied loans to living expenses, that part of your debt will not be eligible for the fractional reimbursement. It is sickening to hear Pig Allard snort about the bar exam being so expensive – especially after his commode FINANCIALLY RUINS its students and grads.


    On July 9, 2015, the New York Daily News featured a Katherine Clarke article labeled “Prime Brooklyn Heights building owned by Brooklyn Law School could become fancy condos.” It’s nice to see that these supposed “non-profit educational institutions” are able to acquire such prime real estate, huh?!?! Yes, these cockroaches truly put their students’ interests first, right?

    “Brooklyn Law School is continuing its mass Brooklyn Heights property sell-off with the prospective sale of its best located asset, a 12-story rental building facing the Brooklyn Heights promenade, the Daily News has learned.

    The school has listed the 39-unit building, at 2 Pierrepont St., with commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield. While no asking price is specified, sources said the building could trade for up to $30 million.

    The school snagged the building for just $2.2 million 30 years ago and has been using it as student and faculty housing. Now, it could be converted to for-sale homes or even torn down by a developer to make way for some of the borough’s most luxurious housing.

    “This is one of the best buildings in Brooklyn,” said one person with knowledge of the deal.

    "After very careful consideration, the board of trustees decided that this is an opportune time to sell the property while the real estate market in Brooklyn Heights is at a peak," Nicholas Allard, president and dean of the school, told the Daily News. "This creates the opportunity to put the value of a unique property to better advantage for the future of the law school."

    Offers are due on the property by July 17.”

    1. How much did they get for the building?

      It's a safe bet that the proceeds won't last long: they'll be dissipated on salaries, perqs, junkets, and the like.

  20. Right about now, a new wave of hapless lemmings will crack open the shrinkwrap on those heinously overpriced casebooks, boot up their laptops for some heated note-taking, and commence their voyage down the road of America’s most overrated, miserable, and saturated industry: the practice of law. A pompous, overpaid professor will saunter in and begin blathering and bullying them about some obscure case, reveling in her power like a college calculus student picking on the 4th grade arithmetic class. So begins another bumper crop in this endless harvest of shame.

    Remember those days? The boundless excitement at joining an “elite” profession, envisioning oneself captivating jurors with soaring oratory and seating “surprise’ witnesses like Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird? Or maybe flexing those legal muscles as a powerful DA a la Jack McCoy, cruising around crime scenes and picking up spent shell casings with a pencil tip? Sending rapists and murdering scum up the river and then meeting “the boys” for a well-earned victory beer before firing up the Ferrari to head home?

    Sadly, for most incoming One L’s that isn’t how this dreadful mistake will play out, despite propaganda to the contrary in those glossy admissions brochures. Instead, most will cold-send bales of resumes into a dead chasm of silence, eventually scrounging for document review temp-work at rates lower than a truck driver, bricklayer, or garbage man earns.

  21. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the roasting of Michael Scam-covic's latest nonsense....

  22. If someone can't do the due diligence to understand law school has been an awful bet the past 5 years (really the past decade, but come on, no excuse here) they are probably functionally retarded and incapable of entering an enforceable contractual agreement.

    This debt is never going to get paid back, because these people are unemployable. I wouldn't trust them to flip a burger for me, honestly I'd think they'd manage to screw that up.

    At this point law schools are basically middlemen for welfare. These people should be getting disability insurance directly instead of the government cutting a check to these law school pigs.


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