Monday, October 26, 2015
The New York Times Editorial Board Further Documents the Law School Scam
Law School Pigs Get Kicked in the Snout: On October 24, 2015, the Editorial Board of the New York Times posted an op-ed that was entitled “The Law School Debt Crisis.” The language and tone are monumental. Take a look at this devastating opening:
“In 2013, the median LSAT score of students admitted to Florida Coastal School of Law was in the bottom quarter of all test-takers nationwide. According to the test’s administrators, students with scores this low are unlikely to ever pass the bar exam.
Despite this bleak outlook, Florida Coastal charges nearly $45,000 a year in tuition, which, with living expenses, can lead to crushing amounts of debt for its students. Ninety-three percent of the school’s 2014 graduating class of 484 had debts and the average was almost $163,000 — a higher average than all but three law schools in the country. In short, most of Florida Coastal’s students are leaving law school with a degree they can’t use, bought with a debt they can’t repay.
If this sounds like a scam, that’s because it is. Florida Coastal, in Jacksonville, is one of six for-profit law schools in the country that have been vacuuming up hordes of young people, charging them outrageously high tuition and, after many of the students fail to become lawyers, sticking taxpayers with the tab for their loan defaults.
Yet for-profit schools are not the only offenders. A majority of American law schools, which have nonprofit status, are increasingly engaging in such behavior, and in the process threatening the future of legal education.
Why? The most significant explanation is also the simplest — free money.” [Emphasis mine]
At this point in time, if there is any doubt in your mind that the law school pigs have perpetrated a scam – on applicants, students, and the taxpayers – then you are a prime candidate for a brain shunt. Then again, you may be a “law professor,” administrator or mindless shill.
It always comes down to money, people. That is the motive for the scamming pigs. They want to keep “earning” $180K annually, for rehashing some old notes and “working” 4-6 hours per week. I laugh whenever the sick bitches and hags say that they could make much higher salaries in Biglaw, instead of as “educators” performing a “public service.” They conveniently “forget” to mention that they would be expected to work long hours and bring in business. Plus, they would also be required to do something productive.
Campos Stomps on Their Throats: On October 23, 2015, the Atlantic featured a piece from Paul Campos, under the headline “The Law School Scam Continues.” Check out the following portion:
“The InfiLaw schools’ bar-passage numbers are almost certain to get even worse. Although the schools reduced their admissions standards drastically in 2012, they have since cut them further, to the point where they are now admitting huge numbers of students with credentials including lower LSAT scores and GPAs that would have barred them from getting into these schools three years ago. The admissions process at the InfiLaw schools is now close to a fully open-enrollment system, that inevitably matriculates many people who have little chance of ever passing a bar exam.
InfiLaw is not only exploiting these students, but also taxpayers who will foot the bill when these students cannot repay the hundreds of millions of dollars they borrow. Because the schools are ABA-accredited (via a lax process epitomizing the dangers of regulatory capture) the federal government will loan the full cost of attendance to anyone they admit—even though it is likely that, given their entrance credentials, a very large percentage of InfiLaw’s current students will never pass a bar exam, let alone actually secure jobs as lawyers. (The full cost of attendance at these schools is now over $200,000.)
It would be bad enough if the collapse of law-school admissions standards, and the subsequent collapse of bar-passage rates, were limited to a handful of especially egregious bad actors in the world of for-profit higher education. But as I argued last year, the same basic path followed by Infilaw is now being taken by dozens of other law schools, almost all of which are nonprofits. The only difference between these schools and the InfiLaw group is that most of them waited a year or two longer before reducing their admissions standards in response to plummeting application numbers, and that therefore it will take another year or two before this is reflected in the national bar-exam results.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, cockroaches such as Nicholas Allard of Crooklyn Law School prefer to blame the NCBE for making the bar exam too damn hard. After all, DELIBERATELY lowering admi$$ion$ “standards” could not possibly lead to lower bar passage rates, right?!?! Who the hell could have foreseen this outcome?! Certainly not the academics who were simply trying to get as many asses in seats as possible, out of the goodness of their hearts! They can’t be bothered to think of the repercussions to students, graduates and their families, taxpayers, and potential legal clients.
Conclusion: The law school swine have been roasted once again, by one of the premier news sources on the planet. Hell, this one was authored by the Editorial Board. Lemmings, do you need this spelled out for you in Crayola on posterboard?!?! Perhaps, you may be able to contemplate such a message on an Etch A Sketch. Furthermore, Paul Campos is a tenured professor at the University of Colorado. He has taken on his own Indu$try. Do you think he has done so, because he’s bored or needs a hobby?
If you are still contemplating a “legal education” – in light of a mountain range of research showing that law school is a TERRIBLE GAMBLE for MOST students – then you deserve your fate. I only hope that you don’t drag down a spouse or children, in the process. You would be better off paying someone $10,000 to beat your ass to a pulp. That is certainly preferable to trying to repay $145K-$200K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for a worthless law degree – while earning a paltry $39K per year.
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