Sunday, May 29, 2016
Indiana Tech Issues Toilet Paper Law Degrees to Twenty Numbskull Graduates of Inaugural Class
Wipe Carefully: On May 23, 2016, the National Jurist published a Katie Thisdell piece that was entitled “Indiana Tech celebrates charter class’s graduation.” Here is the full text of that article:
“It was a GOOD week for the 20 graduates from Indiana Tech Law School who had faith in their school.
The school’s inaugural class started with 27 students when it opened in 2013, but some left when the school failed to gain accreditation after two years. The remaining 20 students chose to stay despite the fact that they would be ineligible to take the bar exam if the school did not secure accreditation before they graduated.
Indiana Tech received provisional accreditation this spring.
“They’ve got to be better than just good lawyers,” andré douglas pond [c]ummings, associate dean for admissions and student affairs, told the Indiana Lawyer. “That’s how our reputation increases is when people that graduated from other law schools work with our law students and they see how competent they are, how ethical they are, how sort of well-ahead of the curve they are from the other law school graduates.” [Emphasis mine]
Would you mind telling us how graduates of a brand new stink pit are going to achieve that lofty goal, Pond Scummings? Which firms are even hiring Indiana TTTTTech JDs?!
Prior Coverage: On May 16, 2016, Marilyn Odendahl’s article, “Class of 20 is first to graduate from Indiana Tech Law School,” appeared in the Indiana Lawyer. Check out this opening:
“The charter class of Indiana Tech Law School participated in commencement ceremonies Saturday, marking another milestone for the Fort Wayne institution.
A total of 20 students walked across the stage inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to receive their law degrees as part of the 95th commencement ceremony for the Indiana Institute of Technology. Dean Charles Cercone introduced the law school Class of 2016, saying the faculty was proud to award degrees to the charter class.
Originally 27 students matriculated when the law school opened in August 2013. Several students became academically ineligible to continue while a few left after the law school parted ways with its founding dean Peter Alexander and then failed to gain provisional accreditation in the spring of 2015.
Indiana Tech Law School has since been able to secure provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association. The institution was notified it had received approval in March 2016, which enables the Class of 2016 to sit for the Indiana Bar Exam.
After commencement, the graduates and their families gathered at the law school for a special reception. Associate dean for admissions and student affairs andré douglas pond cummings made some brief heartfelt remarks, recounting the school’s difficult journey to get accreditation and thanking the graduates for continuing their studies at Indiana Tech.
The class will now begin studying for the bar exam that will be given in July. Many graduates are planning to return to Indiana Tech in about a week to take a bar preparation course.” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, the commode didn’t have enough money to hold its own graduation ceremony. Then again, what the hell is the point when there are only 20 law degrees handed out? By the way, I'm sure the pigs were even prouder to cash those federal student loans.
On May 15, 2016, “Old Guy” posted an OTLSS entry labeled “Gee, Wally, that’s swell: Indiana Tech produces graduates.” The entire article has an edge and features biting commentary, but enjoy the portion below:
“[Jerry] Mathers was eminently qualified to address Indiana Tech's graduating class of 2016. Presumably through parental connections and geographic circumstance, he stumbled into acting for the boob tube at age 2. Whatever that early gig was, he parlayed it into Leave It to Beaver, which ran until Wally and the Beaver were simply too old to carry on the boyish farce. Since then, he has done … well, nothing, really. According to the introduction given at the ceremony, he worked at a bank for a time and also sold real estate. He seems to have had a few minor acting gigs over the past 40 years or so. That's it.
So why exactly was this actor manqué selected as keynote speaker? Well, the baby boomers who chose him must have looked with nostalgic admiration upon their childhood hero, even though most of the graduates probably hadn't heard of him. In addition, he must have been cheap. More prominent celebrities have exacted six-figure honoraria—too expensive for Indiana Tech, whose coffers have been depleted by a certain failed law school that shall go unnamed. And that is how Indiana Tech came to hire this flash in the pan. [Emphasis mine]
Conclusion: The commode doesn’t have an alumni base and it is only provisionally approved at this point. These poor fools are limited to the practice of toiletlaw – if they pass the bar exam. What law firms are seeking to hire Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer grads anyway? Perhaps, these dolts will try to start up their own practice – or simply return to their old line of work. Does anyone with a functioning brain stem think that any of these JDs will see a positive return on investment?! Well, at least they were able to support the “law professors” for three years. Now, have fun repaying those NON-DISCHARGEABLE loans for the next 25-30 years.
Posted by Nando at 7:36 AM