Friday, February 26, 2016
Recent TTT Offerings from Desperate ABA-Accredited Cess Pits
Midwe$TT: On January 15, 2016, Jack Crittenden posted a National Jurist article labeled “Loyola Chicago to offer weekend part-time program.” Look at the following portion:
“Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has redesigned its part-time J.D. program to provide a more flexible weekend format, consisting of classes over 14 weekends a year that mix campus-based and online learning.
"We wanted to reconcenptualize part-time legal education to make it available to a broader range of people," said David Yellin, dean at Loyola Chicago. We have five plus years of distance [learning] experience and we put that experience to use to come up with this model."
Loyola offers seven online degree programs for graduate law students, making it one of the largest online providers in the U.S. For this program, students will meet on campus on seven weekends each semester, rather than in the evenings. Up to one-third of the instruction in each course will be taught through distance learning, which will allow the reduced in-class time to be used more creatively.
"It will be a truly blended learning program," Yellin said. "On a regular basis, students will be doing assignmemts through distance learning and then coming to class to build on what they learned. It will include videotaped lectures, problem sets they have to do, other kinds of exercises, and chat rooms and other ways to communicate with professors." [Emphasis mine]
If you bastards can provide videotaped lectures, then why can’t you post these online for a MUCH smaller fee?! By the way, do you think that making it EASIER to gain admi$$ion into your stench pit is going to improve your pathetic repuTTTaTTTion?!?!
$ouTTh: On February 25, 2016, this publicaTTTion featured a staff submission entitled “U Tennessee launches certificate in engineering and construction.” Try not to laugh too hard when you read the following nonsense:
“The University of Tennessee College of Law will offer a Graduate Certificate in Contractual and Legal Affairs in Engineering and Construction in the fall, run in conjunction with the UT College of Engineering.
The 15-credit-hour graduate certificate is designed to give lawyers a background in construction and engineering and to give engineers and construction professionals a background in law, specifically contract law. Both fields overlap substantially, from the planning and contracting stages, through project implementation and contract administration, and sometimes ending in formal dispute resolution proceedings. In such an environment, a broad range of knowledge in both fields is not only desirable, but it may be critical to a firm or project’s success.
“Our graduate certificate program is an invaluable opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and instruction at the College of Law,” said Alex B. Long, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law. “Law students will gain a greater perspective by taking classes with engineering students and individuals currently working in the construction field. Plus, students who acquire the certificate will be able to market themselves more effectively to employers in a society where construction engineering is a powerful force in our economy.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, there is no doubt that construction companies – and their attorneys – will fold under the pressure of facing a lawyer armed with a 15 credit hour graduate cerTTTificaTTTe in “Contractual and Legal Affairs in Engineering and Construction.” Apparently, that is enough to make one an “expert” in this area.
Ea$TT: Back on January 13, 2016, National Jurist published a staff piece, under the headline “Albany law students can take masters classes in history, criminal justice.” Enjoy:
“Albany Law School students can now take masters courses in history and criminal justice at the University at Albany. The agreements call on each school to recognize and accept credits for a range of specific courses, creating a more efficient experience — specifically less costly and less time for the students.
The agreement between Albany Law School and UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice, and another between Albany Law and the College of Arts and Sciences, provides more collaborative academic offerings for students pursuing a law degree with a Masters of Art in History, and a law degree with a Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice.
“Students in the School of Criminal Justice are often interested in pursuing a J.D. degree, so this is a very natural connection,” said University at Albany Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, James Stellar. “Working together, we can now provide our students with an opportunity to explore the timely issues of the intersection between law with criminal justice and history right here in the Capital Region.”
“This makes perfect sense,” said Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law’s President and Dean. “These agreements are yet another example of the way our two schools can align to offer a richer student experience for our students. Students of history and criminal justice make excellent law students.” [Emphasis mine]
It only makes perfect $en$e for the law school pigs and other “educators”, Alicia Ouelette. Also, by “richer student experience,” you mean accumulating more NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for another worthless-ass academic “credential.” After all, how many hiring managers – or even desperate solo lawyers – are thinking to themselves “If only we had someone here with a background in criminal justice!
Conclusion: Try not to be stupid, lemmings. These moronic offerings of certificate$ or dual degree$ WILL NOT ENHANCE your job prospects! Incurring additional student debt, for such a supposed credential, will only certify to potential employers that you are a sucker. That is not the image you want to project. I only point that out, since you obviously suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome or some other intellectual impairment. Why not go to culinary school or graduate from beauty school, so that you can really impress the hell out of HR department heads and interview committees?!
Posted by Nando at 4:57 AM