Monday, October 26, 2015

The New York Times Editorial Board Further Documents the Law School Scam


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/opinion/sunday/the-law-school-debt-crisis.html?_r=0

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.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/law-school-scam-getting-worse/412159/

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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wall Street Journal Law Blogs Reports on Pigs/Judges in Black Robes Dismissing Fraud Suits Against ABA-Accredited Toilets


http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/10/15/jobless-grads-who-sued-law-schools-find-more-rejection-in-court/

The Article: On October 15, 2015, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Sara Randazzo piece that was entitled “Jobless Grads Who Sued Law Schools Find More Rejection in Court.” Read this opening:

“Back in 2011, disgruntled law school graduates thought they found a way to recover some of their bad investment—by suing their alma maters for alleged fraud. 

The proposed class actions started in San Diego and spread across the country, with at least 15 law schools accused of misleading recruits about their chances of finding decent-paying jobs. 

In the years since, courts have knocked out the suits one by one, including the dismissal last week of a suit in Florida. Of the few that remain, none have been certified as a class action, meaning any recovery will be limited to individual plaintiffs. 

The suits, which challenge the accuracy of the employment statistics and salary data reported by the schools, hit the courts during a particularly acute crisis point for would-be lawyers. Layoffs were rampant across the legal industry, and jobs were in short supply. 

But courts didn’t buy the argument that the schools, most with low national rankings, defrauded applicants with misleading job placement numbers. 

Last week, a U.S. district court judge in Florida, quoting an earlier decision tossing a suit against New York Law School, said prospective students at Florida Coastal School of Law are “‘a sophisticated subset of education consumers, capable of sifting through data and weighing alternatives.’” 

In dismissing the case, the Florida judge said the plaintiffs knew Florida Coastal had some of the lowest admissions standards in the country, and because of that, a rosy employment statistic “would have been a red flag to a reasonable consumer.” The plaintiffs alleged Florida Coastal masked how many graduates held jobs actually requiring a law degree. 

Michael Volpe, a Venable partner who defended New York Law School and Florida Coastal, said he believes the suits “had no basis in law or fact.” Educational institutions, he said, don’t “have an obligation to guarantee employment, nor did they ever guarantee employment.” [Emphasis mine]

The cockroaches never tire of chirping the line about how “educational institutions don’t guarantee employment.” The fact remains that these garbage corporations deliberately posted skewed and artificially high employment “placement” rates on their brochures, websites and recruiting CDs – for the purpose of attracting more applicants to their toilets. These pigs did not provide disclaimers on their websites, showing that the jobs included non-legal, part-time or temporary positions. 

http://jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=96768

Other Coverage: On October 15, 2015, JDU poster “massivemissive” started a thread regarding this excrement. He used the same title as the Randazzo article, for his post. The following comment from “chicagojoe” – on the same day at 10:33 pm – sums this situation up perfectly:

“When the defendant in a fraud action has to rely on "but we told you we were lying!" and they still win at the pleading stage (usually), you know something has gone wrong in the judiciary. 

The law schools effectively argued that they were immune from liability because they were so egregious in their lies that no reasonable person would rely on them even though they clearly intended the consumers to rely on them and alleged sophisticated consumers they enrolled actually did rely on them. Student consumers are thus both sophisticated and mindbogglingly dumb at the same time. The mental gymnastics these courts hae gone through to justify this crap is a rather clear example of legal realism.” [Emphasis mine]

Also, take a look at this comment from user “ichininosan” – from October 15, 2015 - 4:01 pm:

“Prospective students at Florida Coastal School of Law are “‘a sophisticated subset of education consumers, capable of sifting through data and weighing alternatives.’” 

Plaintiffs knew Florida Coastal had some of the lowest admissions standards in the country, and because of that, a rosy employment statistic “would have been a red flag to a reasonable consumer.”

Apparently, FC$L applicants are simultaneously sophisticated and unreasonable or idiotic! Anyone with an IQ above room temperature realizes that the politicians in black dresses first reach the conclusion they want, and then find enough data to justify their decision. If you believe that “judges” look at all the evidence objectively, and achieve a decision based on reason and the facts of the case, then you truly are a na├»ve moron. In the suits against the law school, they chose – from the beginning – to protect the “educators” and administrators.

Hell, Bernard Madoff was hauled off to jail, for scamming fellow multi-millionaires, established trusts, banks, billionaires, development firms, etc. Those are the true sophisticated consumers and investors. Here is a list of his rich, greedy victims. You will notice names such as Brandeis University, Columbia University. They should have known better than to invest huge sums of money into his Ponzi scheme. However, these institutions and their officers suspended disbelief, because they were focused on getting big-ass results.  Yet, they were entitled to civil penalties.  Yes, that makes perfect sense, huh?!

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the law school pigs have achieved a Pyrrhic victory. The fact remains that ABA-accredited diploma mills gamed the $y$tem, in order to artificially inflate their US “News” & World Report ranking and garner more applications. Even the pieces of trash known as federal “judges” don’t dispute that, people. Hell, in many of the decisions, these cockroaches have essentially declared “Yes, the law schools lied about their numbers. It should be obvious to anyone. And, by the way, those applying to these in$titution$ are sophisticated consumer of education services. Tough luck.” While these swine have been protected by their spiritual brethen in the judicial $y$tem, applications have continued to dwindle for several years. Some commodes have merged, and several trash pits have bought out “professor” contracts.  The bitches and hags are now desperate for applicants to enroll/financially ruin.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Villanova University School of Law Continues to Get Flushed, Despite the Commode’s Supposed Honesty


http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20151014_Villanova_law_school_paying_a_price_despite_doing_right.html

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. 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

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. 

http://www.pabarexam.org/pdf/statistics/july/j2015.pdf

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
Successful: 129
Unsuccessful: 24
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. 

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/02/villanova-law-school-knowingly-reported-inaccurate-information-to-the-aba/

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.”

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cockroach Nest Cooperative: Wayne State University Law School Partners With Oakland University to Offer Shorter Path to TTT Law Degree


http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/10/06/wsu-law-ou-offer-shorter-path-law-degree/73388794/

TTT Alliance: On October 5, 2015, the Detroit Free Press published a David Jesse article that was entitled “WSU Law, OU to offer shorter path to law degree.” Take a look at this opening:

“Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School are partnering to allow law students to get their law degree a year quicker. 

The schools will announce the partnership today that will shorten the time needed to get a bachelor's degree and a law degree from seven years to six. The move will save students a fullyear of tuition — about $13,350. 

Under the agreements, students would start at Wayne Law during what would be their senior year at Oakland University. Students would transfer 30 credits from law school courses back to OU to meet bachelor's degree requirements. 

To apply, OU students must have completed a minimum of 75 credits in an approved undergraduate degree. The bachelor of integrative studies is the first program approved for the partnership. It is expected that the list of majors at OU eligible for the partnership will expand as the program moves forward.” [Emphasis mine]

It’s nice to see that students can now earn two worthless-ass academic degrees in six years, as opposed to seven, under this garbage agreement. These credentials will doubtless qualify you to sell insurance policies and stock shelves at Wal-Mart.

Two paragraphs later, the piece continued:

"We are thrilled to work with Oakland University to offer their students this unique opportunity," Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson said in a news release announcing the move. "Being able to complete their undergraduate and legal education in a shorter time frame will allow these students to get a jump start on their careers and begin making a difference as legal professionals even sooner." 

Students who have completed their OU requirements must apply by June 1 to begin taking classes at Wayne Law in fall 2016.” [Emphasis mine]

Of course, Pig Benson is happy to partner with a local college, in an effort to scam more students. These bitches and hags will do and say anything, in order to avoid performing an honest day’s work. Telling young people that they will jump start a non-existing career is unethical. When these JDs are earning $35K per year, the jackals will not be held accountable for their lies.

http://law.wayne.edu/news.php?id=17811

The TTT AnnouncemenTTT: On October 6, 2015, the trash pit known as Wayne $TTTaTTTe Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law posted a news release labeled “Oakland University, Wayne Law partnership offers fast track to bachlor’s plus law degree.” Check out the following excrementitious excerpt:

“Students will be able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced today by Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School.

Traditionally, earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a law degree would total seven years. With this agreement, students will transfer 30 credits from courses at the law school back to Oakland to meet bachelor’s degree requirements.

To apply, Oakland University students must have completed a minimum of 75 credits in an approved undergraduate degree.”

Students will save a year of time and tuition. However, they will have the following brown stains permanently smeared on their resumes: Oakland University, BS and Wayne State University, JD. Yes, what employer wouldn’t offer these lucky grads $100K salaries, right?!?! Hell, they might even throw in a company Cadillac CTS and the NFL Sunday Ticket! [Disclaimer: nothing of this sort will happen.]

Now scroll down to the concluding paragraph, to see an academic swine’s crass attempt at humor:

"Margaret E. Winters, provost and senior vice president at Wayne State University, said, “It will be a pleasure to welcome these well-prepared students from Oakland University to Wayne Law. They will be able to continue their education in a setting where they will be prepared for what we know will be rewarding careers.” [Emphasis mine]

Who is this rodent kidding?!?! Large swaths of Michigan are economic dead zones. There are five ABA-accredited diploma mills located in the state – and one of them has several branches. The only good school located is the University of Michigan Law School. Do you think that YOU, as a Wayne $TTTaTTTe alum can compete against those grads for legal jobs and good non-law positions?!?!

Conclusion: In the final analysis, Wayne State University Sewer of Law is a festering stink pit. It is currently ranked as the 105th greatest, most remarkable and illustrious law school in the entire damn county – by US “News” & World Report. Imagine how many doors you will be able to knock down – on your way to dominating corporate America – armed with two crusty diplomas from these premier “institutions of higher education”! If you can’t figure out that this plan is designed for the benefit of the “educator” pigs, including the administrators, then you are an incredibly dense mark. Taking on incredible amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a chance to enter a GLUTTED “profession” is not a bright idea. Try not be too stupid, lemming.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Explosive Growth in U.S. Lawyer Population Far Outpaces General Population This Past Decade


http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/09/28/texas-sees-boom-in-lawyer-population/

Oversaturated Legal Market Became Even More Glutted: On September 28, 2015, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Jacob Gershman entry labeled “Texas Sees Boom in Lawyer Population.” Take a look at this opening:

“The number of attorneys in Texas grew by nearly 20,000 over the last decade, outpacing growth in the state’s general population, according to a report by the State Bar of Texas. 

Between 2004 and 2014, Texas’s active attorney population grew by 28%, from 67,764 to 86,494. The number of Texans increased by 20% in that time.

There were 20,378 attorneys in the Dallas-Forth Worth area in 2004. In 2014, the number was 26,364, a jump of 29%. In the Midland metropolitan area in western Texas, the attorney population nearly doubled. 

The state bar estimates there’s now one Texas attorney for every 312 Texans. In Dallas County the ratio is one attorney per 157 people.

“It’s much more competitive in Dallas than it has ever been in the 42 years I’ve been here,” criminal defense attorney Bill Knox told the Dallas Morning News, which wrote about the lawyer boom.” [Emphasis mine]

Do you still like your odds, lemmings?!?! One lawyer for every 157 people, i.e. 1:157, in Dallas County. This includes infants, toddlers and children. The number of kids who will require the services of a legal practitioner is miniscule. Child actors, underage Olympic athletes, and 16 year old baseball free agents from the Dominican Republic do not comprise a large segment of society.

Furthermore, MANY adults will never need legal representation. Those who do will typically use a lawyer once or twice, in their lifetimes. Pretty much every single damn contract is boilerplate, and consumers, renters and employees do not have the option of negotiating better terms. 

http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/which_states_had_the_greatest_spikes_in_lawyer_population

Other Coverage: On September 29, 2015, the ABA Journal published a Debra Cassens Weiss piece, which was entitled “Which states had the greatest growth in lawyer population?” Here is the entire text:

“Is Texas’ 28 percent growth in lawyer population over the last decade all that unusual? 

Stories in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Dallas Morning News reported on the number, which represents the growth in the active lawyer population from 2004 to 2014. That compares to a 20 percent increase in the state’s general population over the same time period. 

But ABA figures (PDF) show the state’s growth in lawyer population is outpaced by 10 other states. Overall, lawyer population grew 17.7 percent in the last decade.

The ABA chart generally measures the population of both active and resident lawyers as of Dec. 31, 2014. It shows the 10-year growth in Texas lawyer population was 24.6 percent, below that of Florida (53.3 percent), Utah (46.1 percent), North Carolina (33.7 percent), Arizona (30.6 percent), North Dakota (27.9 percent), Tennessee (27.8 percent), Wyoming (27.6 percent), Pennsylvania (27.4 percent, though a shift in the reporting agency yielded more accurate numbers), Georgia (25.7 percent), and Delaware ( 25.4 percent).

In some states, the percentage growth appears large, but the actual number of lawyers in the state is small. There were 2,921 lawyers in Delaware at the close of 2014; 1,665 lawyers in North Dakota; 8,413 in Utah; and 1,778 in Wyoming.

Statistics at the Law School Tuition Bubble look at the number of active and resident lawyers at the beginning of 2014, compared to the state’s population. Topping the list is Washington, D.C., which has 788.1 lawyers per 10,000 residents, followed by New York (86 per 10,000) and Massachusetts (65.6 per 10,000).” [Emphasis mine]

Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can see that this gutter “profession” is GLUTTED. Do you still want to sign on the dotted line, Dumbass?!?! By the way, I love how the author tries to mitigate the message by noting that some of the states which experienced HUGE INCREASES in the number of licensed attorneys also feature smaller overall populations. The fact remains that people seeking to enter the field in those states will find it much more difficult to accomplish that goal. For $ome rea$on, the “educators” gloss over this situation. Then again, they don’t give a damn about their students and recent grads.

Conclusion: The law school pigs have produced FAR TOO MANY graduates – each year – for several decades. This has directly resulted in a GLUT of lawyers. Keep in mind that these figures include desperate-ass solo practitioners and broke bastards who are making weak salaries. It also takes those who have passed the bar but never represented a paying client into account. I have seen licensed attorneys take on entire cases – from beginning to final disposition – for the princely sum of $400. 

If you ignore these facts and enroll in law school, then you have no one to blame but yourself when you end up owing $189,657.83 in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a worthless TTTT degree. No one will bail you out either, mental midget. You do not represent large business/corporate interests or important trade associations. To the cockroaches in Congre$$, you are merely a member of an expendable class of young people. You are on your own, idiots.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cleveland Steamer: Huge Enrollment Drops at Northeast Ohio ABA-Accredited Toilets


http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150927/NEWS/150929857/enrollment-is-falling-at-northeast-ohio-law-schools

Beautiful News: On September 27, 2015, Crain’s Cleveland Business featured a Jeremy Nobile article entitled “Enrollment is falling at Northeast Ohio law schools.” Check out this wonderful opening:

“Northeast Ohio’s law schools continue to see enrollments dwindle compared with the levels seen just a few years ago, but school officials and industry experts are hopeful the trend may soon turn around. 

The consensus is the overall situation, here and nationwide, is worrisome, but not dire — yet. 

Data from the University of Akron School of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law show that enrollments at those schools are down 3% to 6% from last year. 

More striking, though, are the decreases over the last several years. 

Since 2010, total enrollment has dropped about 36% and 39% at Case Western Reserve and Cleveland-Marshall, respectively, and 16% at Akron.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, the “legal scholar” cockroaches are hopeful that this trend will come to an end. In fact, the pieces of trash will continue to decrease their pathetic-ass admi$$ion$ “standards” further – in order to help reach that goal.  Later on, the author continues:

“Craig Boise, dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, said, “We’re hoping to see if this is bottoming out. But my view of this is we’re going to be in a holding pattern for a while. We’re going to have to get used to having smaller classes.” 

In an emailed statement, Case Western Reserve deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf added, “We already were considering a smaller class size, in part because of the highly experiential nature of the new curriculum we were developing required hands-on learning.”

Smaller class sizes compared with years past is, expectedly, common today. It’s a change some believe is here to stay, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“We’ve been able to have more sections of courses with smaller class sizes,” Boise said. “It’s one of the positive sides of what’s pretty universally viewed as a bleak situation.”

While both Cleveland law schools saw first-year enrollments drop this year, the Akron law school reported growth of more than 20% in new students in the J.D. program. 

Dean Matthew Wilson believes that’s not an anomaly, adding he expects that needle to remain in the black going forward. It’s worth noting that softened admissions standards can help get more students in the door, and Akron’s is the lowest of schools here by a slim margin.” [Emphasis mine]

It’s funny to hear academic rats claim that they were already planning to have smaller class sizes. Yeah, sure you were, bitches – in the same way that fat slobs and losers “choose” to not ask out the prettiest women at their school or job. By the way, notice how the swine don’t even allude to the bleak employment prospects facing their students and graduates.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+6

Ranking of the Commodes: As you can see, Cleveland State University is rated as the 127th greatest, most sensational and tremendous law school in the entire damn country, according to US “News” & World Report. In fact, it shares this prestigious honor with the Univer$iTTTy of Akron Sewer of Law and several other turds. Ca$e We$TTern Re$erve Univer$iTTy is even more elite – as the 59th “best” law school in the United States! What a remarkable institution of “higher learning,” huh?!?! How many future Supremes will this toilet produce?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Law Student Indebtedness for the Three Trash Pits: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the JD Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school. Hell, they even provide this in a ranking format. For some reason, the waterheads still applying to law school don’t simultaneously hyperventilate and cream their pants over these listings. The figures below, including percentage of the class taking on such toxic debt, pertain to the dung piles profiled in the Crain’s piece cited above. The percent of each Remember that these numbers do not include undergraduate debt, and they do not take accrued interest into account – while the student is enrolled.

Case Western Reserve University: $131,724; 73 percent
Cleveland-Marshall: $89,879; 90 percent
Akron: $82,322; 81 percent

Yes, those are really great numbers for the student, right?!?! Now, imagine trying to repay those amounts – and provide for your own food, rent, insurance, automobile, etc. – while your ass is stuck making $35K-$45K per year. Still want to sign on the dotted line, mental midget?!  If you are intent on pissing away large sums of money, then pay me $10,000 to kick you in the nutsack. At least then, the pain will only be temporary – and your future will not be ruined.

Conclusion: These three schools are garbage institutions, which provide their students and graduates with weak-ass, putrid job prospects. Do you believe that YOU will be served well by incurring an additional $100K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a JD from any of these stench pits?!?! If so, what is your basis for that confidence? Do yourself a favor and talk to recent law grads from these cesspools. In stark contrast to “law professors” and administrators, these men and women don’t have a $elf-intere$t in seeing any moron enroll in the school.
 
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