Saturday, September 5, 2015
Indiana Tech Law School Gives Free Tuition for One Full Year, and Still Only Fifteen Dolts Enroll for Fall 2015
Free Tuition Offer: On September 1, 2015, “Old Guy” posted a hilarious OTLSS entry that was labeled “Indiana Tech can’t be given away.” Check out the following portion from that article:
“Indiana Tech Law School had great expectations. Two years ago, before the fateful opening of its doors, it confidently charged a $50 application fee, which it generously reduced to $25 for those single-minded centurions who signed up for its binding "early admissions" scheme. In the sugar-plum visions of soon-to-be-former founding dean Alexander, that glorious Harvard on the Wabash would open with a hundred students and a median LSAT score placing it third among the Hoosier State's five law schools.
Alas! not even thirty students showed up, and their median LSAT score came in ten calamitous points lower than Alexander's pie-in-the-sky prognostication. Changes were in order. Out went the application fee. In came numbers-based "scholarships" advertised by spam. Out went the dean. In came a series of specialties, among them "global leadership", for the best damn law students in Allen County.
In year 2, under the masterly interim leadership of André Douglas Pond Cummings (who during a Mormon mission reportedly rechristened himself "Dougie Fresh", with or without the capital letters), Indiana Tech drew roughly the same number of incoming students. It nonetheless soldiered on, confident of getting accreditation.
But, woe! this time the ABA withheld its seal (rubber stamp?) of approval. Now those intrepid centurions of Indiana Tech's inaugural class, resplendent in their rented orange-yellow polyester caps and gowns, may not even be allowed to write the bar exams in Indiana, never mind any other jurisdiction. And who is going to pay $30k per year in tuition for a school that couldn't even get provisional accreditation?
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And the raffling off of a "scholarship" to someone who had not even applied was not nearly desperate enough. With a new scam-dean to open year 3, Indiana Tech proved its vaunted innovative spirit by eliminating tuition. Yes, this year anyone enterprising enough to attend Indiana Tech won't spend a sou for the intellectual fellowship of such godlike figures as Dougie Fresh and Lamparello!
Indiana Tech was hoping to draw in twenty first-year students this year. How many people actually enrolled?
Fifteen.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, you read that correctly. Only 15 souls bothered to enroll in this unaccredited trash pit – even with the offer of free tuition. Then again, how many people want to piss away three years of their lives – in order to receive a law degree from a garbage institution?!?!
"Holistic" Admissions: In the rodents’ own words:
“Indiana Tech Law School uses a holistic approach in reviewing applications for admission. Three members of the faculty and the assistant dean for admissions serve on an Admissions Committee and they review every application that is received. Multiple factors are considered when determining whom to admit to our program.”
In other words, weak-ass LSAT scores and low undergraduate GPAs will not prevent you from gaining admission to this dung heap. Surely, this policy has nothing to do with the “educators” getting their hands on federal student loans, right?!?!
TTTTT SelecTTTTTiviTTTTTy: Take a look at the following numbers, courtesy of the Indiana Tech 2014 Standard 509 Information Report:
“GPA and LSAT scores [for calender year 2014]
# of apps: 96
# of offers: 78
# of matriculants: 35
75th percentile GPA: 3.15
50th percentile GPA: 2.85
25th percentile GPA 2.49
75th percentile LSAT: 151
50th percentile: LSAT: 148
25th percentile LSAT: 142” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, “holistic” means “admit anyone with a pulse.” Frankly, these numbers are pathetic. Of course, that doesn’t stop the school from accepting and enrolling such students!
Conclusion: Indiana Institute of Technology decided to open a law school, in the midst of a fundamental restructuring of the lawyer job market. Outsourcing/LPOs, automation, LegalZoom, etc. had already taken a huge toll on this “profession.” The commode first opened its doors in August 2013. Anyone with a functioning brain stem could see that this was a terrible idea. The pigs hoped to enroll 100 people in their inaugural class. A total of 35 matriculated, and several of them dropped out quickly. Now with free tuition and extended deadlines, the “school” failed to sign up more than 15 students in its current first year class. As of June 30, 2011, the college had an endowment of $41.065 million. How much longer will the parent university and its board of trustees continue to fund this TTTTT venture?
Posted by Nando at 5:15 AM