Thursday, October 15, 2015
Villanova University School of Law Continues to Get Flushed, Despite the Commode’s Supposed Honesty
The Toilet’s Struggles: On October 14, 2015, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a piece, from Chris Mondics, under the headline “Law Review: Villanova law school paying a price despite doing right.” Take a look at this opening diatribe:
“Honesty is the best policy, goes the childhood refrain.
But it can come with a price. Just ask Villanova University School of Law, which is finding that the truth still hurts years after it acknowledged a handful of administrators secretly manipulated admissions data of incoming first-year students.
Before disclosure in early 2011 of the admissions fraud, which was perpetrated to boost the school's ranking in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey, Villanova was comfortably positioned among the nation's top 100 law schools. It was known for producing some of the region's best lawyers, and many of the leaders of Philadelphia's most influential firms had gotten their law degrees there.
Villanova is still within the top 100, but its U.S. News ranking has plummeted 20 places since the disclosure to No. 87 in the newly released 2016 ranking.
And it has had to spend lavishly to stay in the ratings game since it became known that the law school supplied falsified GPA and LSAT scores to both U.S. News and the American Bar Association for an unknown number of years before 2010.
Nearly 20 percent of Villanova law students now attend tuition-free, under a generous scholarship program that has been a big draw for top students. It has blunted some of the effects of the scandal, but has cost the school millions of dollars.” [Emphasis mine]
Don’t feel sorry for the law school pigs at this “institution of higher learning.” They helped produce too many damn graduates for the available number of attorney job openings, for decades, and they never missed a wink of sleep over this situation. Only now, when the swine are feeling some of the effects, do the bitches and hags want to bring attention to the “crisis.”
It’s funny how the “educators” turn a blind eye, when the students and grads are fed into the meat grinder of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt and pathetic job prospects. Yet the moment that the overcompensated cockroaches are affected, it is suddenly a tragedy.
Average Law Student Indebtedness, Class of 2014: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Villanova Univer$iTTy JD Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school - as $95,297. In fact, 83% of this school’s 2014 cohort took on such putrid debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Looking at the figures above, it is clear that the rodents need to work a little harder on lowering the debt burden of their precious students/victims, by providing them with more scholarship dollars. Then again, this is a mere selling point, in order to lure in more unsuspecting lemmings.
Bar Passage Rate for the Class of 2015: On page three of this PDF, you will see the following date for the Vanillanova University SOL, for the July 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Examination:
1st time bar takers: 153
Pass rate: 84.31%
This exceeds the overall first time bar pass rate on the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, which stood at 78.26 percent. However, getting a law license does not necessarily equate to legal employment. There are legions of unemployed attorneys, across this country. MANY of them have never represented a client who paid for their services. Dispensing free legal advice to friends, associates or the weird guy at the bus stop doesn’t qualify.
The Conduct in Question: Back on February 4, 2011, Elie Mystal wrote an epic ATL entry entitled “Villanova Law ‘Knowingly Reported’ Inaccurate Information to the ABA.” The initial paragraph sums it up nicely:
“In a letter just released to students and alumni of Villanova University School of Law, Dean John Y. Gotanda admits that Villanova Law knowingly reported inaccurate admissions information to the American Bar Association, for years prior to 2010.”
Conclusion: In the mind of the legal academic, being honest about one’s dishonesty makes one honest. The fact remains that Villanova Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law has a reputation that is lower than rat piss. The rodents falsified entering class LSATresults and UGPAs, for the purpose of gaming the rankings system, i.e. the KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY perpetrated this scheme, in order to puff up their USN&WR ranking. They knew that artificially inflating their number would lead to more applications from those with high scores in the future and better quality in enrollment. Now, the bastards want a cookie for “doing the right thing.”
Posted by Nando at 4:53 AM