Tuesday, February 16, 2016
First Tier Dung Heap University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is Now Admitting GRE Applicants
Pathetic Development: On February 11, 2016, Elie Mystal posted an ATL entry that was labeled “Law School To Accept GREs In Order To Corner The Market On Mediocrities.” Check out this opening:
"Nowadays, the only barriers to a legal education are the ability to fill out a financial aid form and the ability to fill out the LSAT. You don't even have to "take" the damn thing, JUST FILL IT OUT. Law schools are so desperate to fill seats that anybody can get in. The "brain drain" from law schools is real, and, like climate change, the only people who deny it are the very dumb or those who care more about their profit margins than a sustainable ecosystem.
At least the LSAT separates out the people who have done some basic research into legal education from those who think a J.D. and a Ph.D. in “law” are the same thing. But, evidently, that bar was just a little too high for some law schools. The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law has decided to accept GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scoresfor new applicants who choose that option. We’ve previously talked about Wake Forest Law looking into the same arrangement.
That’s the University of Arizona, folks. We’re not talking about some InfiLaw diploma mill like Arizona Desiccation or Arizona Summit (only one of those names is a joke). We’re talking about a relatively respected state law school that is now inviting in people who couldn’t even be bothered to take the LSAT.” [Emphasis mine]
Currently, the Univer$ity of Arizona Jame$ E. Roger$ Commode of Law is rated as the co-42nd greatest, most remarkable and amazing in the entire nation, by US “News” & World Report. You expect this type of nonsense from sewage pits such as Cooley or Touro. Then again, the law school pigs want to put as many asses into seats as possible – even with fewer applicants.
Three paragraphs down, Mystal continue to piss on this public commode:
“Make no mistake about what is going on here. Now, not only will Arizona take pretty much everybody who is able to score above “illiterate” on the LSAT, they’ll also take the people who took the GREs but were too stupid to get into their first choice graduate program they wanted when they signed up for the damn test.
People with good GRE scores will continue on their path. People with bad GRE scores will get caught in the law school trap. Watching Arizona do this is like watching the moment when a bear decides, “Why would I head to the salmon stream when there’s all this human garbage people have literally just been throwing away.”
And in the bargain, Arizona will have an opportunity to hide the crappy LSAT scores of its admitted students from U.S. News by matriculating a class of students with no LSAT scores at all.” [Emphasis mine]
Other Coverage: On February 11, 2016, Paul Caron re-published a Karen Sloan piece from the National Law Journa;, in his TaxProf blog. He used the headline, “Arizona Is First Law School To Admit Students Based On GRE Instead Of LSAT.” Enjoy the following excerpt:
“No LSAT score? No problem—at least at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
The law school in Tucson will become the first to accept applications from prospective students who have taken the GRE General Test instead of the LSAT, administrators announced Wednesday.
Effectively immediately, the school will consider either LSAT or GRE scores in admissions, a move the law school’s dean, Marc Miller, said would help it reach a broader pool of would-be applicants. That, in turn, should result in a stronger student body, he added. ...
The school made the decision to accept the GRE after a study conducted by Educational Testing Services, which administers the GRE, concluded that the test, coupled with undergraduate grade-point average, is as reliable as the LSAT in predicting the taker’s success in the first year of law school. ...
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David Yellen predicted that other law schools will follow Arizona’s lead if the school is able to bring in a larger—and stronger—applicant pool as a result of accepting the alternative test.
“I think this will potentially be a major change in legal education,” Yellen said. “If Arizona is successful using a different test, there will be a lot of pressure on other schools to move in that direction.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s sickening to see other jackals chime in and say that many law schools may follow this trash heap’s lead in accepting people who couldn’t be bothered to take the LSAT. Hell, you can now score 143 on the damn thing – and still gain admi$$ion to dozens of ABA-accredited toilets. In the end, this is another way for the rats to access more federal student loan money – again without taking the legal job market, or the graduates’ ability to repay the NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, into account. How principles and ethical, huh?!?!
Conclusion: At what point will the law school swine start admitting students who have merely graduated from college with a minimum GPA of 2.5, people?!?! Nobody can honestly state that the cockroaches are doing this for the benefit of students, potential legal clients, or even the supposed “profession.” Does anyone with an IQ above 70 think – for one damn second – that any group other than “professors” and administrators will gain from this scheme? Attending CreighTTTon or Albany Law Sewer, and graduating with $140K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, will not improve your financial situation, Dumbass!
Posted by Nando at 12:20 AM