Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School Experiences a 52% Drop in Enrollment, Since 2010
Excellent news!: On August 16, 2015, the Detroit Free Press re-published a Lansing State Journal article from RJ Wolcott, which was entitled “Cooley Law School enrollment drops 52%.” Take a look at this wonderful opening:
“More than 3,900 students were enrolled at Cooley Law School in 2010. That was the zenith. It’s been downhill since. Cooley’s enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year was 1,880.
That’s a drop of 52%, according to data from Cooley and the American Bar Association. In comparison, Michigan State University College of Law, which is more selective, had about 830 students last year.
Law school enrollment has been declining nationwide since 2010, ABA data show. At Cooley, it has declined almost three times as fast. During its years of explosive growth, Cooley opened three satellite campuses in Michigan and one near Tampa.
Last year, administrators at the school, now known as the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, closed its Ann Arbor campus and laid off faculty members in an effort to mitigate the losses.
Records from the ABA show 119 full-time faculty employed at Cooley in the spring of 2014 compared to 49 in the fall. Jim Robb, associate dean of external affairs, said staff reductions were a combination of retirements and layoffs.
Despite recent struggles, Don LeDuc, president and dean of the school, expects 2015 to be a transition year for Cooley.
He says enrollment is up since December. He anticipates that an increase in students taking the LSAT will soon result in a return to pre-recession enrollment.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! It’s great to see that full-time parasites at the TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer have been reduced by nearly 59 percent, since the spring of 2014. Cockroach Donald LeDuc is truly delusional, if he believes that his FOURTH TIER PILE OF EXCREMENT will soon experience a return to its peak enrollment in 2010. Then again, the bastard gets over-paid to say such idiotic things.
Other Coverage: ATL posted a Staci Zaretsky entry labeled “Which Law School’s Enrollment Has Dropped By More Than 50 Percent?” – on August 17, 2015. Check out the segment below:
“According to Dean Don LeDuc, however, Cooley Law’s drop in enrollment isn’t a big deal. He says the school’s enrollment has gone up since December, and that because more students are taking the LSAT, it’ll translate into a “return to pre-recession enrollment.” Perhaps if more law school deans were as clairvoyant and optimistic as LeDuc, the rest of the nation’s legal educators wouldn’t be in such a precarious predicament.
In an interview with RJ Wolcott of the Lansing State Journal, LeDuc went on to blame other law schools for causing Cooley Law’s enormous enrollment drop: “One of the things that schools will do is they’ll start taking students that they wouldn’t have taken in good times. [They] reach down further into applicant pool. Well, when they do that they’re taking our students, and we’re adversely affected by that.” Pardon me, but just how deep does Dean LeDuc think other law schools are digging into the applicant pool?
Since 2011, Cooley Law’s median LSAT score had fallen from 146 to 145 and plunged from 143 to 141 at the 25th percentile. No matter how desperate they are to put paying asses into seats, not too many law schools are willing to take a chance on applicants with less-than-ideal stats like that — not if they’d like their U.S. News ranks to remain stable.
Not only has Cooley Law’s enrollment dropped, but it’s also seen a stark drop in applications. Per the Lansing State Journal, Cooley received 4,032 applications in 2011, and 1,161 students accepted admission offers and enrolled. Last year, the school received only 1,481 applications, and just 445 students ended up matriculating. We know lawyers are supposedly bad at math, but anyone can see that those numbers are horrendous.” [Emphasis mine]
That is quite an admission from Pig LeDuc, i.e. "Better schools are starting to admit more mentally deficient potential students, and that hurts us because we rely on waterheads to fill our classrooms." The swine acknowledged that his notorious trash pit accepts the dumbest applicants of pretty much any ABA toilet – even though the rodents ranked themselves as the 2nd best law school in the entire damn country, as recently as 2011. Of course, anyone with an IQ above 60 recognized that this was a pathetic attempt by Donald LeDuc and Thomas Brennan.
Apparently, MANY potential Cooley students have realized that they are better off personally and financially, by remaining in their dead end jobs. At least then, they will not end up pissing away three years of their lives – and incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in the process.
Conclusion: When you think of filthy cesspools and putrid waste, the first image that comes to mind is TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer. This school is the epitome of raw sewage in legal “academia.” It is also the prime example of an ABA-accredited diploma mill that does not give one damn about its students or recent graduates. Hell, if they could, these “educators”/bitches and hags would enroll skid row bums and crash test dummies into their TTTT program. It is great to see that people are avoiding this FOURTH TIER TRASH PIT, in droves.
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