Friday, April 1, 2016
Update on Fourth Tier Excrement: Valparaiso University Law School Pushes Through on Buyout Offers to Tenured Pigs
Excellent News: On March 30, 2016, the South Bend Tribune re-published an Associated Press story, with contributions from reporter Margaret Fosmoe, under the headline “Valparaiso University offers buyouts to law school faculty.” Look at this stellar opening:
“Valparaiso University's law school is offering tenured professors and other faculty members with multi-year contracts buyouts due to the nationwide trend of sharp declines in student applications and enrollment.
"To put the law school and our students in the best position to succeed, we are taking steps to meet the challenges facing legal education," university spokeswoman Nicole Niemi said.
Valparaiso is not alone in seeing a post-recession drop in enrollment. The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University law schools also have seen their class sizes shrink, The (Munster) Times reports.
Andrea Lyon, dean of Valparaiso University's law school, said there are 36 full-time faculty members and the school hasn't yet set a target number for the number of professors it hopes will accept the buyouts.
Enrollment in the law school has been going down and the school has been more selective from a smaller pool of applicants, Lyon said. She also said legal education has taken quite a hit and the number of people taking the LSAT nationwide has gone down 50 percent from 2009 to now.
The number of first-year law students at Valparaiso was 130 in 2015, down from 218 in 2011.
Linda Hanson, president emeritus of Hamline University in Minnesota, commends Valparaiso for downsizing. "You cannot stay at a size that is too large for the number of students they are attracting," she said.” [Emphasis mine]
At least, you are not the ones drowning in horrid sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a worthless academic “credential.” Your recent graduates and current students face financial ruin. This buyout merely means that you cockroaches will have to go out and get real jobs, i.e. positions which require that you actually produce something of use to others.
Other Coverage: On March 20, 2016, the Times of Northwest Indiana published a Rob Earnshaw piece entitled “VU’s law school not alone in facing enrollment decline.” Enjoy the following portion:
“Valparaiso University Law School is not alone as it deals with a post-recession drop in enrollment.
Valparaiso University announced Feb. 26 it was offering tenured faculty and those with multi-year contracts a buyout, citing a sharp decline in student applications and enrollment at its law school.
University spokeswoman Nicole Niemi said then that VU is no exception to the sharp decline in student applications and enrollment at law schools since the recession.
Notre Dame and Indiana University law schools also have seen their class sizes shrink, but some believe the student shortage has bottomed out and job outlooks are promising.
Linda Hanson, president emeritus of Hamline University in Minnesota, commends VU for downsizing.
"You cannot stay at a size that is too large for the number of students they are attracting," she said.
Hanson was on the negotiating team during the 2015 merger of Hamline School of Law with Mitchell College of Law, a move that came in the midst of declining enrollment in law schools nationwide. Hanson, who is on the board of Mitchell/Hamline School of Law, has been following closely what's been happening since 2010 when law school enrollment began to drop off.” [Emphasis mine]
Perhaps, this pile of rancid filth can merge with Indiana TTTTTech Law $chool. Hell, back on October 8, 2012, Paul Campos noted that Indiana did not need a fifth ABA institution. Of course, the pigs moved ahead with their plans. Thankfully, that cesspool has not taken in many victims/students.
The Toilet’s Ranking: As you can see, Valparai$o Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law is once again rated as a FOURTH TIER DUNG HEAP – by US “News” & World Report. What a tremendous distinction, huh?!?!
Conclusion: Valparai$o Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law is a vile stench pit. This school is a backed up toilet that provides it students and graduates with abysmal job prospects. Why piss away three years of your life – and incur outrageous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for a pointless TTTT law degree? There are tons of those losers already. You can find them working at electronics stores, hotel front desks, in insurance offices, etc. These men and women have done the research. You DO NOT NEED to join them in financial ruin. Try not to be a moron; avoid this rat hole.
Posted by Nando at 4:40 AM