Friday, July 1, 2016

South Texas Commode of Law Changes Its Name and School Colors, and Upsets University of Houston Law Cesspool

A Turd by Any Other Name: The dung pit has provided a page regarding Frequently Asked Questions. Here is one sample:

“Why is the school changing its name? 

As Houston’s oldest law school, we have a nearly 100-year history and tradition of success in legal education. As we honor our past, it is important that we continue to evolve to meet the needs of current and future students. By transforming our brand, we will bring increased awareness to the law school’s distinctive location in downtown Houston and better represent the law school’s diversity and global impact, thereby bolstering our regional and national profile.”

[Read: Our school is a perennial FOURTH TIER PILE OF DOG EXCREMENT, and we’re hoping that a name change will make you forget our sordid, pathetic-ass reputation. Plus, it's easier than actually improving our garbage product.  For $ome rea$on, we did not address the change in color scheme.]

Media Coverage: On June 23, 2016, Kathryn Rubino posted an ATL piece entitled “Law School’s Name Change Sparks Ire, Potential Lawsuit.” Look at this opening:

“Just yesterday we told you about South Texas College of Law’s decision to change its name to Houston College of Law. The only problem? A little less than four miles away there is already a University of Houston Law Center, and they share the same red school color. 

Tipsters and folks on social media had an immediate reaction, nearly all of it negative. Changing your school’s name after 93 years is bound to be controversial, especially when there is a good chance the school could be confused with one significantly ahead of it in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, what a coincidence, huh?!?! Maybe it’s one of those pesky, beneficial “errors” that the law school pigs regularly commit. Later on, the author continued:

“And now, the University of Houston Law Center is weighing in on the issue. They are not pleased. From Dean Leonard Baynes: 

It has come to the University of Houston’s attention that South Texas College of Law has announced that it is changing its name to Houston College of Law. The University of Houston Law Center has an established history of nearly 70 years in the City of Houston. The University of Houston is concerned about the significant confusion this creates in the marketplace and will take any and all appropriate legal actions to protect the interests of our institution, our brand and our standing in the communities we serve. 

They are definitely keeping the door open for a lawsuit down the road, and the Dean has promised to protect the “integrity and interests” of the school. Dealing with potential legal threats the day after they announced their name change is probably not what the administration at the erstwhile South Texas College of Law wanted, but here we are.” [Emphasis mine]

It’s fun to see selfish academic swine go after each other. After all, they are competing for simpletons to enroll. Then again, at least the University of Houston's law students can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Respective Rankings:

The Univer$iTTy of Hou$TTon Law CenTTer is rated as the 50th greatest, most remarkable and amazing law school in the entire damn country – by US “News” & World Report. In fact, it “only” shares that distinction with four other ABA-accredited diploma mills. Frankly, that is not impressive. However, it beats the hell out of the following:

Yes, you read that correctly! South Texas Commode of Law is ranked as a FOURTH TIER TRASH PIT, by USN&WR! What a TTTTremendou$ accompli$hmenTTTT. 

Comparing Tuition:

In-state law students attending the University of Houston Law Cesspool on a full-time law students will face a tuition bill of $30,401 – for the 2016-2017 academic year. Non-resident, full-time victims will take it up the ass, to the tune of $45,219.  What a bargain!

In contrast, Fourth Tier Houston Commode of Law charges everyone the same amount – since it is a private, free-standing in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of “higher learning.” Those attending this dump were charged $29,490 in tuition, for the 2015-2016 school year. Perhaps, the thieves will need to increase their rates, if they want to be confused with the 50th “best” law school in the United States.

Conclusion: As the Law School Truth Center blog noted, “Maybe they should have called it Houston Summit instead?” This would cause even more cross-branding scenarios and po$$ibilitie$, as the home arena of the Houston Rockets used to be The Summit. This was in the era before essentially all pro sports stadiums and arenas featured idiotic corporate names. 

Wait, there’s more. Retired women’s college basketball coach Pat Summitt died on June 28, 2016. Since the Rockets won two NBA titles during their Summit days and Pat Summitt won eight NCAA championships as head coach, such a name change might cause increasingly dumber law school applicants to view the toilet formerly known as South Texas College of Law as the home of winners. Hell, the new color scheme even matches that of the Houston Rockets. Keep in mind that NBA teams will start selling ad space on game jerseys, starting in the 2017-2018 season. Do you see the possibilities yet, pigs?!?! This type of name change may even help the University of Houston Law Cesspool to drop this federal lawsuit, alleging trademark infringement. You’re welcome, bitches.


  1. Now that's what I call turd polishing.

  2. Stealing another scam school's name; I'm shocked, just shocked. Whatever happened to professional courtesy? Not among lawyers-that never existed-but whatever happened to honor among thieves?

  3. So basically the U of H law school is saying that the students they admit are so stupid that they could be confused by the similar names. One can't help but wonder how many 1Ls at Boston College Law School have stormed into the admissions office screaming "Hey man! You didn't tell me BU was a Catholic school!

  4. Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance KingJuly 1, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Value Jet crashed into the Everglades and killed hundreds of people after mechanics loaded oxygen generators into the cargo hold. A few weeks later, another Value Jet crashed. Shortly thereafter, they merged with Air Tran and dropped the Value Jet name.

  5. Law is not a prestigious profession. I went to a wedding reception last night for one of my good friends. Each table had 8 seats and the one I was sitting at had 3 fucking JDs counting me. And I was the best dressed of the three.

    I met 7 more lawyers or JDs and I didn't even meet everyone there. So of maybe 140 people, at least 10 of 'em had law degrees. From different areas. Different Schools. Miami. American. SMU. But they all had one thing in common. None of them were making it big. A couple of 'em worked for hospitals. A few were at insurance defense mills. One guy was working part time at a shitty law firm. One was in compliance. I met a guy who reviewed docs in DC. The guy speaks 3 languages fluently. Several had tried the solo thing, but then went to companies that offer 401s, health insurance. Oh, and the steady paycheck every 2 weeks.

    Law has always been a bifurcated profession. At least back in the day even if you didn't make it as a lawyer, you could do something else and pay back your student loans pretty easily. BTW, the violinist got all the attention of the single ladies. None of them paid any attention to the single lawyers. Women are more drawn to actual talent and a guy who has played Carnegie than they are to some loser with bad posture and a pot belly who makes $45k with a law degree. Peace out.

    1. Soon enough, our friend will post about how they disagree and law is "prestigious".

      I killed my earlier tentative reply because I wanted to check something re: PAYE and REPAYE.

      And here that is:

      Yup, law sure is prestigious when you're $300 grand in the Hole working at Starbucks..

      And when it's all said and done at the end of the repayment period, you get a parting Gift!


      He's blabbing on about prestige while (gasp!) I'd prefer to focus on money and debt. But you know.. real-world considerations are for Plebs.

      Things like Prestige and Status and faking it till you might make it - boy, now they matter!!

  6. This new development will certainly allow more law grads to be "gainfully employed" ... at Starbucks:

  7. A really shitty school trying to confuse retard applicants by making them think they're applying to a less shitty school.

  8. This thread stuck with me for some reason, especially the first post:


    fishgalore (Jun 27, 2016 - 6:11 pm)

    This profession is such a joke. Before I quit biglaw I applied to a 50k a year non profit/gov job. I received an interview but no offer. Apparently they received hundreds of applications.

    Just as a heads up, my creds are honors grad out of T-14, honors grad out of top 15 undergrad, multiple languages (helps for non profit), and multiple years in biglaw working crap hours while on call 24/7.

    This profession is a goddamn joke. I received multiple $60k+ year offers straight out of college for jobs with 9 to 5 working hours (not a liberal arts major - think analyst jobs). In retrospect, I should have just done that instead of killing myself working 60-80 hour weeks in a crap profession where you need to be a Yale, order of the coif grad to get any job. I also graduated with NO debt out of undergrad - all of my friends from college with my major are now making six figures working 9 to 5 in industry.

    Law school is a mistake even if you "make" it. The only good things that came out of going to law school was meeting my spouse (who fortunately came from a rich family to have law school paid for in cash) and learning that working hard is not worth it since it just leads to worse QOL.


    Bingo. Note who law does work for - his PPC wife who comes from money. The OP couldn't bag a "stress-reducer" gig a step down from Biglaw with his formidable creds. His wife from a wealthy family can not - cannot - Lose the Game because she has no debt and anything she gets in law is pure gravy AND, also, it doesn't even matter because she's due to win anyway when her parents pass and won the Game before she ever started.

    The OP learned that working hard leads to poor QOL however. Good observation..

    .. But let's blab on about "prestige", shall we? Ridiculous.

    You can be in $300,000, work hard like the OP - without his creds - and get nowhere very fast in law.

    Nando's simple solution to avoid this Fate: Don't go. He's trying to save you, idiots.. But fuck it.. Screw yourself if you want to. Not my problem or his.

    You're welcome to find out the hard way.

    Then we'll see what "prestige" and an empty purse is worth - an empty purse. A lifetime of dent you'll never escape, and no way to win.


    On June 27, 2016, the Texas Tribune published an article from reporter Matthew Watkins, under the headline “Houston Law Schools in Fight Over Names.” Check out the following portion:

    “A fight over the names of two Houston law schools has gone to federal court, with the University of Houston suing the former South Texas College of Law on Monday for changing its name to the Houston College of Law.

    UH claims in the suit that the other school's new name too closely resembles the University of Houston Law Center, diluting the brand of UH's law school and infringing on UH's trademarks.

    The suit also makes clear that UH views itself as the superior school and is worried about being confused with its competitor in the state's largest city. Last year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UH Law Center the 50th best law school in the country.

    "In stark contrast to the reputation and renown of UH regarding education services, and particularly legal education services, as of 2016 [South Texas College of Law] was not ranked at all in the U.S. News Rankings of Best Law Schools," the lawsuit says. "In fact, STCL has struggled since its inception to shed its image as a 'night school.'"

    South Texas announced its name change on June 22 in an effort to "further distinguish itself regionally and nationally." On its website the change is already official, and the school has a new logo of the white scales of justice in a red rectangle. UH also objects to that color scheme, saying UH's colors are also red and white.

    The lawsuit asks a judge to order the former South Texas to "cease using UH's trademarks and any other mark that is confusingly similar" to any of UH's trademarks. It also asks to recover damages for the alleged trademark infringement, though no dollar amount is suggested.

    The former South Texas declined to comment on Monday, saying it has a policy not to discuss pending litigation.”

    Of course, the pigs do not want to comment on this suit. I laughed when I read the third paragraph. What’s the big deal if the UniverSiTTy of Hou$TTon views itself as the better toilet? Hell, a litter box filled with fresh cat turds is superior to Hou$TTTTon Commode of Law. Sadly, mental midgets will continue to enroll in this dung heap.

  10. I guess the U of Houston might give some of its grads good job prospects. The shithole formerly known as the South Texas College of Law gives basically all its students shit job prospects.


    On June 27, 2016, Benjamin Wermund's article, "UH files suit over Houston law school name change," appeared in the Houston Chronicle. Look at this opening:

    "The University of Houston is suing a 90-year-old downtown Houston law school that recently changed its name.

    The suit filed in federal court claims that the newly renamed Houston College of Law - formerly South Texas College of Law - has "willfully" infringed upon UH's intellectual property.

    "Through this name change and by adopting UH's color scheme, STCL is attempting to associate itself with the standing and reputation of the University of Houston System and the University of Houston Law Center," the lawsuit, filed on Monday, says.

    Houston College of Law officials, who declined to comment Monday, have said they believe they were on firm legal ground in changing the name of the school, which they wanted to more closely associate with its longtime home.

    "We made the decision to change the name of the 93-year-old law school based on overwhelming support to tie our institution with its birthplace in downtown Houston," the law school's board of directors said in a statement last week. "We believe that we are on firm legal ground with this name change, and that we are acting in the best interest of the law school and its students."

    In a statement, UH officials said South Texas College of Law is not ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News. The UH Law Center, on the other hand, landed at No. 50 in the annual rankings.

    "This is about protecting our reputation and our business," UH chairman Tilman Fertitta said in the statement. "We've earned our standing as a nationally ranked law center, and we won't allow someone else to change their name and colors and market themselves on our success."

    Nothing says "tradition" more than changing the name of your commode, after 93 years. It will be interesting to see what happens.

    1. "nationally ranked law center"


      Where did YOU go to law center? Georgetown? Cool! I went to Houston!


      On July 3, 2016, the Bend Bulletin published an AP story entitled "Help wanted: prosecutor, no pay." It should have read "Federal prosecutor, no pay." Check out this excerpt:

      "An association made up of assistant U.S. attorneys goes a step further, saying the unpaid positions violate the law.

      Supporters point to the short duration of the unpaid jobs — most appear to be for only a year — and the experience they provide. The U.S. Department of Justice’s website in May included postings for “uncompensated” special assistant U.S. attorneys in California, Oklahoma, Maryland and West Virginia. Oklahoma’s posting was for two years, while the others asked for commitments of at most a year.

      “My view is it could be criticized if special assistant U.S. attorneys were permitted to remain indefinitely unpaid employees,” said Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Maryland. “We view it as sort of an internship.”

      Rosenstein said his office has had 10 unpaid special assistant U.S. attorneys since 2010.

      One of them, Kiran Patel, said the experience set him up well for his current law firm job.

      “The (attorneys) who organized the program went out of their way to make sure that I got the opportunity to work on cases that aligned well with my interests and goals in terms of experience and skill development,” he said.

      Justin Lee, who worked as an uncompensated federal prosecutor in Sacramento three years after graduating with a law degree from Georgetown University in 2008, handled misdemeanor cases such as traffic violations on federal land. The office hired him for a paid position right after his unpaid stint, but he said the vast majority of the 20 or so unpaid prosecutors who have come through Sacramento since 2010 didn’t land such full-time jobs with the office.

      “When I looked at the position being unpaid, that gave me pause,” he said. “But the potential benefit far outweighed that.”

      The DOJ did not respond to repeated requests for comment about the jobs."

      Yes, that unpaid "special assistant U.S. attorney" gig really paid off for that Georgetown Univer$ity Law Cesspool grad, huh?!?! The emphasis for these poor bastards is on the word "special."


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