Thursday, December 22, 2016
Charlotte School of Law Gets Bitch-Slapped by the Department of Education: No More Federal Loans and Grant Due to Its Deceptive Practices
Happy Holidays: On December 19, 2016, the Washington Post published an article from Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, under the beautiful headline “Education Department denies federal student aid to for-profit N.C. law school.” Enjoy the following glorious excerpt:
“The Education Department on Monday said Charlotte School of Law can no longer receive federal loans and grants for misleading students about their chances of passing the bar and its shaky accreditation with the American Bar Association.
“The ABA repeatedly found that the Charlotte School of Law does not prepare students for participation in the legal profession. Yet CSL continuously misrepresented itself to current and prospective students as hitting the mark,” Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell said in a statement. “CSL’s actions were misleading and dishonest. We can no longer allow them continued access to federal student aid.”
The bar association first raised concerns about Charlotte School of Law, a for-profit college founded in 2004, after an on-site evaluation last year. Examiners concluded that the school’s curriculum failed to prepare students to take the bar and that the administration admitted people incapable of completing the program. After months of hearings and requests for more information, the bar this summer said the law school was not living up to the standards necessary for accreditation.
Half of the 354 first-year students at the school dropped out of the program this year, compared with 45 percent last year, according to the Education Department. Of the 174 who left, more than 36 percent said it was due to academic attrition, meaning that they were not in good academic standing. The bar association said that of the 208 law schools it accredits, Charlotte School of Law has the highest number of first-year students leaving for academic reasons.
The law school appealed the bar’s decision, but the bar rejected the request and placed the school on probation in November, which ultimately led education officials to deny Charlotte access to federal student aid. The Education Department also takes issue with the school’s advertising that it is fully accredited, that it has a rigorous curriculum and that its students have an above-average rate of passing the bar, none of which is accurate.” [Emphasis mine]
Do you have any difficulty understanding that, Lemming?!?! Perhaps, you suck at reading comprehension – and could only muster an LSAT score of 144. Here are the key takeaways: (a) this trash pit KNOWINGLY misrepresented outcomes for its students; (b) it WILLINGLY admitted applicants who had no business being enrolled; and (c) it has the highest rate of attrition for academic reasons of all 208 ABA-accredited toilets. Got it now, Bitch?!
Press Release: On December 19, 2016, United States Department of Education furnished a statement entitled “Charlotte School of Law Denied Continued Access to Federal Student Aid Dollars.” From the opening:
“The U.S. Department of Education today announced that on Dec. 31, 2016, it will end access to federal student financial aid for Charlotte School of Law (CSL), a for-profit member institution in the InfiLaw System. This action furthers the Department’s commitment to vigorously protect students, safeguard taxpayer dollars, and increase institutional accountability among postsecondary institutions.
Following a review of the relevant information, the Department concluded that CSL’s non-compliance with the fundamental standards set by its accreditor, the American Bar Association (ABA), resulted in its violation of the Higher Education Act, the Department’s regulations, and CSL’s Program Participation Agreement with the Department. Additionally, the Department concluded that CSL made substantial misrepresentations to current and prospective students regarding the nature and extent of its accreditation and the likelihood that its graduates would pass the bar exam. Both findings merit denial of the school’s request for continued participation in the federal student aid programs.” [Emphasis mine]
Did that penetrate your small gray matter, prospective law student?! To those already enrolled in this dung heap, I am certain that you are already on the phone with private lenders so that you can finance the rest of your TTTT “legal education.”
Other Coverage: On December 19, 2016, Staci Zaretski posted an ATL entry that was labeled “Law School DENIED Access to Federal Student Loan Dollars.” I have provided her conclusion below:
“What are Charlotte Law students supposed to do now? Will they be forced to turn to private lenders to finance the rest of their legal educations at a school that recently posted its worst July bar exam passage rate — 45.24 percent — in nearly a decade?
Charlotte Law has until January 3, 2017, to submit evidence to dispute the Department of Education’s findings. Will Charlotte be the first InfiLaw institution to fold under the substantial weight of its own failures? Perhaps we’ll learn its fate in 2017.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, that figure above is correct. Think about that for a moment – 45.24 percent of first-time bar exam takers from this festering pile of rancid waste managed to pass the July 2016 test! In a just world, this cesspit would have been shuttered imediately. Of course, the scam continues because students are mere collateral damage. After all, law school pigs have to own nice suits, live in big homes, drive expensive cars – while managing to “work” for 4-10 hours per week.
Conclusion: In the last analysis, if this is the best law school that you can get into, then you are a cretin. Good luck trying to get through the day, without shoving a knife into an electric socket. I’m sure that your payee or residential home manager can get your ass dressed, after they bathe and shave you. Also, I don’t expect this action to last long. The school will likely cite to “a disparate impact on minority students.” However, InfiLaw may just try to dissolve that school – and place those students into the other trash pits in its consortium. Lastly, just think how high the bar pass failure rate would be if the commode didn’t kick out so many before graduation.
Posted by Nando at 5:56 AM