Monday, June 27, 2016
U.S. Department of Education Panel Recommends Suspending ABA Cockroaches from Accrediting New Law Schools, for One Year
It’s About Damn Time!: On June 24, 2016, Inside Higher Ed published a Paul Fein piece that was entitled “Accreditor on Life Support.” This headline refers to another garbage accrediting agency, but check out the following portion as it pertains to the law school pigs:
“Most notably, the panel on Wednesday rebuked the American Bar Association, in part for its lack of attention to student achievement.
The ABA accredits law schools, some of them freestanding institutions. NACIQI, after three contentious votes, recommended that the department suspend the association's ability to accredit new members for a year. The panel said the ABA had failed to implement its student achievement standards and probationary sanctions, while also falling short on its audit process and analysis of graduates' debt levels.
Barry Currier, the ABA's managing director of accreditation and legal education, said the finding followed a department staff report that listed minor technical deficiencies with the association's accrediting process.
"The council believes that it is operating in compliance with the recognition criteria," Currier said in a written statement, "but will make any changes to its accreditation standards and rules of procedures that are necessary to stay in good standing with NACIQI and the Department of Education." [Emphasis mine]
Notice how Cockroach Barry Currier does not even address bar passage rates or JD student debt levels. His mother must be exceptionally proud of her little hatchling. On June 24, 2016, poster “Unemployed_Northeastern” provided this scathing analysis:
“I think my favorite part of this long, long overdue penalty for the ABA's feckless, disinterested, and usually anti-student *accreditation practices* is this: Barry Currier, the ABA's managing director of accreditation and legal education, was formerly dean of Concord Law School, an unaccredited, for-profit, online law school in California, owned by Kaplan, that, according to Wikipedia, had an average bar exam pass rate in California of just 36% between 2003 and 2011.”
In fact, the old hag is still listed on Concord Law Sewer’s website as “dean emeritus.” For $ome rea$on, he conveniently forgot to mention that in his reply.
Other Coverage: On June 24, 2016, Paul Caron posted an entry labeled “Department Of Education Panel Recommends Suspension Of ABA's Power To Accredit Law Schools Due To Its 'Lack Of Attention To Student Achievement'” Look at this brief introduction:
“In stunning news, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) voted on Wednesday to recommend that the U.S. Department of Education suspend for one year the ABA's power to accredit new law schools due to the ABA's "lack of attention to student achievement[.]"
Scroll down to the Comments section, for the following gems. First, Sam Browning’s remarks on June 25, 2016 7:55:57 am:
“I await the arrival of a couple law professors who will inevitably argue that we face a critical shortage of lawyers and law schools in this country and 204 law schools are simply not enough to serve ______________ segment of our population.” [Emphasis mine]
Courtesy of Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King – posted on June 25, 2016 at 10:56:50 am:
“Reading this post made my day!!!!! The ABA is nothing more than a trade group like the National Automobile Dealers Association or National Retail Federation and on and on. Who is the ABA? What authority do this group have? GW Bush was correct to "de-authorize" the ABA from having any sort of influence or veto power regarding Supreme Court nominees. What does the ABA do? Hold a trade show once a year where you can pick up stress balls and candy from West?”
As you can see, those with a brain stem and some honesty can see the pigs’ next move. You can bet your ass that the American Bar Association filth will argue that they have the students’ best interest in mind – and that no other agency can better or equally perform their tasks and enforce their rules. Here is their stated Goal II:
“IMPROVE OUR PROFESSION.
1. Promote the highest quality legal education.
2. Promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism.
3. Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.” [Emphasis in original]
Yeah, accrediting dung heaps such as TJSL, Cooley, Arizona Summit, Ave Maria, etc. shows that you take this objective seriously. Who cares if these graduates incur RIDICULOUS SUMS OF NON-DISCHARGEABLE DEBT, for pathetic job prospects, right?!?!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, the ABA is a scum organization. The swine who run the institution have the no integrity or any guiding principles. In a just world, these sick bitches and hags would be prosecuted under the RICO statute. Hell, if purchase several trailers, install the internet, provide bookshelves, running water, and a fax machine, you can get approval. Just make sure to set aside enough cash for ABA site fees. Don’t expect this action to do much, other than to perhaps embarrass the cockroaches. Then again, they have proven that they have no shame.
Posted by Nando at 5:14 AM