Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Arizona Summit Law School Drags Down Bar Passage Rate on Arizona State Bar Exam for February 2016
Garbage Law School Produces Garbage Results: On May 20, 2016, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Law School Completely Derails State’s Bar Exam Passage Rate.” Check out this opening:
“Earlier this week, we brought you news about the February 2016 administration of the Arizona bar exam. At about 49 percent, the pass rate for the exam was horrendous; in fact, it was the worst Arizona had seen for more than 10 years (and possibly even longer).
Today, we have the school-by-school breakdown of the February 2016 passage rates in Arizona, and as everyone suspected, one law school’s incredibly subpar results dragged down the state’s entire pass rate, much like what we saw in the results of the July 2015 administration of the exam.
To be frank, it’s amazing how much damage one law school can do to the results of an entire state’s bar exam passage rate. Take a look at this breakdown of results by in-state law schools, courtesy of the State of Arizona Committee on Examinations:
[February 2016 Examination Results
Pass Rates for First Time Writers
ASU - 81.6%
U of A - 71.1%
Arizona Summit - 38.1%
All ABA - 61.2%]
Arizona Summit is a law school that pleaded with its low-performing graduates to defer taking the July 2015 bar exam and wait until February 2016 to sit for the test. Arizona Summit is a law school that offered $5,000 stipends to all graduates who waited to take the exam and instead enrolled in their “Unlock Potential” program, a bar prep program that would “extend [their] bar preparation from the usual 10-week program to more of a four-month program.” Arizona Summit is a law school whose dean called graduates the day before the July 2015 exam and begged them to accept $10,000 deferral stipends instead of sitting for the bar exam the next day. With an overall pass rate of 28.4 percent, Arizona Summit is a law school whose teaching methods are clearly not working.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, what a prestigious “institution of higher learning,” huh?!?! Hell, why didn’t the rodents add in a free two year subscription to Netflix, in order to entice their dumbass students to refrain from taking the state bar exam? Better yet, the pigs should have officially disavowed these graduates. Perhaps a statement from the dean to the effect of “We tried to convince these morons not to take the bar exam. In fact, we offered them cash and other incentives. It’s not as though these boys and girls have legal jobs lined up or anything. As such, we wash our hands of this group.”
Tuition: As you can see, full-time tuition at this ABA-accredited trash heap amounts to $43,966 – for the 2015-2016 school year. In good news, part-time tuition is only $35,556. That sure is one hell of a bargain for the students!
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the commode lists all other expenses as adding up to $22,110. By the swines’ own figures, the total COA will reach $66,066 for full-time law students at Arizona $ummiTTTT.
Since ABA-approved diploma mills base their estimates regarding living expenses on a nine-month academic calendar, we will need to prorate the following items: housing and meals, as well as transportation. Doing so, we reach a more accurate total COA of $70,943 – for a full-time law student attending this dung pit for the 2015-2016 school year. Who wouldn’t want to enroll at this “professional school”?!?!
Ranking: Based on these prohibitive costs of admission, this school must have a stellar reputation in the academic and legal communities! Hold on for a second. Somehow, US “News” & World Report has listed Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer as a fourth tier trash can. Bob Morse changed this category as “Rank Not Published,” several years ago. The fact remains that this toilet is fourth tier.
Employment “Placement” Statistics: These figures are beyond pathetic. There were 334 members of the Arizona $ummiTTTT JD Class of 2015. Of that massive number, a total of 143 were employed in positions “requiring bar passage.” Then again, seeing the putrid pass rates from this commode, the pigs have an excuse. For $ome rea$on, the cockroaches were not that selective in the admi$$ion$ process. The federal student money has long since been collected – and cashed!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Arizona $ummiTTTT Law $chool is a bottom-feeding cesspool that WILLINGLY admits applicants who have minimal chances to pass the bar exam – and it charges them outrageous sums in tuition. Furthermore, due to the sewage pit’s ranking, its graduates will be lucky to find toiletlaw positions upon earning their TTTT law degrees. No decent law firm seeks out graduates of FOURTH TIER law schools! In this specific case, we are dealing with a for profit dung heap owned by Infilaw. Can you picture hiring partners saying to themselves “We really need to branch out more. I have an idea. Let’s hire someone from Arizona Summit! The clients will love seeing that we’re willing to take risks.” If you cannot imagine that foolish scenario, then why even consider applying to this rancid pile of excrement?
Posted by Nando at 4:51 AM