Saturday, November 28, 2015
Third Tier Toilet Gonzaga University School of Law Offers Buyouts to 17 Tenured Pigs
The Excellent News: On November 23, 2015, ATL published a Staci Zaretsky entry that was labeled “Amid Stark Enrollment Decline, Law School Offers Buyouts To All Tenured Faculty.” Take a look at her opening:
“For years now, when faced with cash crunches, deans at some law schools have allowed their admissions standards to fall to the wayside rather than deal a blow to their budgets. Considering the precipitous drop in bar exam passage over the past two years, it’s evident that this wasn’t a very good strategy. On the other side of the coin, we have law schools that have been forced to make significant cuts to their own tenured faculty in order to keep their incoming students’ credentials from becoming laughable.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve written about law school buyouts, but it seems that one law school waited until now to decide that it was stuck in a completely untenable situation. Which law school may soon have fewer tenured professors?
It’s Gonzaga University School of Law, and between 2011 and 2014, its applicant pool has dropped by 36 percent, while its total enrollment has declined by 28 percent over the same time period. First-year law student enrollment at Gonzaga Law was at 125 students in 2014, compared to 183 in 2010, which represents a drop of 32 percent overall.
As you can see, throughout the law school enrollment crisis, entering students’ admissions profiles have remained roughly the same at Gonzaga Law. Unfortunately, refusing to take on students who were riskier bets came at a cost. What’s the solution?
Dean Jane Korn has offered buyouts to all of the law school’s tenured faculty in the hope of avoiding having to lower Gonzaga Law’s standards for admission. Seventeen tenured faculty members received Korn’s offer, and four have accepted thus far.” [Emphasis mine]
As noted in chart above, the commode’s 25th percentile LSAT score was 154 in Fall 2010 and that figure decreased to 151 in Fall 2014. Their admi$$ion$ “standards” did drop, but not as precipitously as at other ABA-accredited diploma mills. Now, the dung pit is seeking to buy out their overpaid, severely underworked “professors.”
Other Coverage: On November 21, 2015, the Inlander blog featured a Mitch Ryals post that was entitled “Why Gonzaga University School of Law offered buy-outs to its tenured professors.” Check out the portion below:
“Gonzaga University School of Law is no exception to a dip in enrollment nationwide.
From 2011 to 2014, GU's School of Law has seen its application pool deplete by 36 percent. Enrollment has dropped by 28 percent in that same time.
As a result, the administration has offered buy-outs to all of its tenured professors. So far, four of the 17 faculty members have taken the offer. Law school dean Jane Korn does not anticipate the need to cut any more positions.
"Nationally, since 2011, applications to law schools have dropped around 40 percent," Korn says. "Every dean had to make a decision to lower standards or take a budget hit, and we decided to take the budget hit." [Emphasis mine]
It always make me laugh whenever cockroach deans talk as if they are doing the right thing, out of the goodness of their heart or character. The fact remains that the toilet was admitting and enrolling morons before 2011. They have also lowered their $tandard$ further, in order to get more asses in seats – despite a big-ass drop in applicants. Yes, these “educators” are such beacons of integrity, right?!?!
Make sure that you are not drinking anything, while reading the following tripe, in the article’s concluding parapraph:
"We're doing this because when you look at the situation ahead, you want to make sure Gonzaga has a bright and successful future," [Pig] Korn says. "We did this to avoid problems in the future."
Your trash pit is enrolling waterheads who scored 151 on the LSAT, ass monkey! How in the hell is that going to ensure a bright future for your TTT in$TTTiTTTuTTTion?!
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, Gonzaga Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law is rated as the 110th greatest, most phenomenal, and amazing law school in the entire land. What a tremendous accomplishment!
Average Law School Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Gonzaga Univer$iTTTy JD Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school - as $121,281. In fact, 89% of this school’s 2014 cohort took on such foul debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not even include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Gonzaga Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law is trying to stay relevant in the law school game. I suppose you can give the cockroaches credit for not admitting mental midgets with 145 LSAT scores and 2.76 undegraduate GPAs. Then again, that is akin to praising a 12 year old for not smearing feces over himself. Dean Jane Korn is merely seeking to put a positive spin on this development. Even if more academic thieves accept the offer, do not expect tuition to drop.
Posted by Nando at 1:05 AM