Friday, February 24, 2017
Annals in Idiocy: California State Legislator and Dumbass Sabrina Cervantes Wants to Establish a New Public Law School in Glutted Market
A Special Kind of Stupid: On February 22, 2017, the Recorder published a Cheryl Miller piece that was entitled “California Needs Another Law School, State Legislator Says.” Enjoy this trite opening:
“One week after California’s state bar leader declared a “crisis” in legal education due in part to a decline in student applicants, a first-year lawmaker has introduced legislation endorsing the creation of a new law school at UC Riverside.
Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona, said her bill, AB 951, offers the state a chance to study the possible economic benefits of opening a public law school in one of California’s fastest-growing regions.
Cervantes said her proposal is about “making sure we can get graduates to establish roots in the Inland Empire and start their careers here.” The bill is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, chairman of the Higher Education Committee.
The bill contains a single sentence: “It is the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would provide for the establishment and construction of a school of law at the University of California, Riverside.” The proposal does not include cost or timeline projections—details, Cervantes said, that would be worked out later.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, why worry about such trivial details now, right?!?! After all, it’s only taxpayer money! And you can bet your ass that tuition is not a big priority for these dolts either. Later on, the article notes the following important information:
“Former UC Riverside Chancellor Raymond Orbach campaigned for a law school on his campus in the late 1990s and early 2000s only to be rebuffed by UC regents. Campus leaders again included a “first-tier” law school in its long-range plans in 2006. In the years since, Riverside has opened a medical school and a school of public policy—but no law school.
Regents have not officially ruled out a law school at Riverside. UC Irvine, the most recent public law school to open, is about 35 miles away. The Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino are also home to a few private law schools, including the American Bar Association-approved University of La Verne in Ontario.
“There is a perception that the law school market is saturated, and there’s some validity to that,” La Verne Dean Gilbert Holmes said. “I’m not sure there’s room for another law school.” [Emphasis mine]
Cockroach Gilbert Holmes, that is not perception. It's called reality, bitch. Hell, why not open a law school on every street corner in the area – as if these things were 7-11s or Arco gas stations?! As you can see, the region is already home to the University of California, Irvine Sewer of Law and the Univer$iTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law! Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature still think that the “professors” or elected puppets give one damn about the students, the health of the “profession,” or potential clients?
California State Bar Crisis: On February 18, 2017, the Sacramento Bee featured a story by Dan Walters, under the headline "Law school enrollment, bar exam passage rate dropping in California." Take a look at the following portion:
“[A]nother crisis has popped up – a sharply declining rate of passage in the State Bar’s licensing examination.
California, unusually among the states, allows students of non-accredited law schools to take the test, but also has a relatively high test score passage requirement.
Even so, passage rates for first-time test takers had been fairly consistent at around 70 percent until three years ago, when they began to drop sharply – down to 56.1 percent in last July’s version of the twice-yearly testing.
The decline hit graduates of both accredited schools and those lacking American Bar Association accreditation, with the accredited schools dropping from a high of 83.2 percent in 2008 to 62.4 percent last July.
The passage rates are particularly low for non-white students and those from poor families, a state Assembly hearing on the issue this month was told. Meanwhile, the Assembly Judiciary Committee was told, low bar exam passage rates are reducing the supply of lawyers and legal interns to handle the needs of consumers, particularly low-income Californians.
Ed Howard of the Center for Public Interest Law said it means “real consequences for real people.”
The state’s law schools are seeing a very sharp decrease in applications and enrollment, which means less revenue, and could lose their ABA accreditation if their passage rates are persistently low.
Their deans are calling on the State Bar to lower the acceptable passage score, arguing that it is higher than those of other states and hasn’t been evaluated for validity in three decades.” [Emphasis mine]
You will notice that the law school pigs are primarily concerned with loss of revenue, i.e. federal student loan dollars. Admitting more waterheads and lowering the bar passage score is their garbage solution. You, the student, are a mere mean$ to an end. Once you graduate, you then become an afterthought. They see you as a used condom.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this is a moronic proposal. California needs a new law school in the same way that you need to be hit by a truck. Try not to be too stupid, lemmings. If this pile of garbage is built on the backs of state taxpayers, don’t even think of enrolling to, or enrolling in, the cesspool. You would be better off working at PetSmart. Get that through your head, Stupid!
Posted by Nando at 4:40 AM