Monday, February 6, 2017
Seton Hall University School of Law Has Experienced a 56 Percent Drop in Number of Applications, Since 2009
Power Flush: On February 1, 2017, NJ Advance Media published a Kelly Heyboer article entitled “As law school applications fall nationwide, Seton Hall Law faces 'new normal.'” Take a look at this opening:
“It's a tough time to be a law school dean.
Nationwide, applications to law schools have fallen about 40 percent in what many view as a crisis in legal education.
The downturn in the economy, a [scarcity] of legal jobs and high law school tuition made many students rethink the idea of spending years training to become a lawyer. Many law schools have had to lay off staff and shrink the size of their incoming classes to stay afloat.
Kathleen Boozang, a veteran professor at Seton Hall School of Law in Newark,took over as dean of New Jersey's only private law school in 2015 just as the institution was making changes to compensate for declining applications.
Seton Hall Law still had more applications than available seats. But, school officials decided to shrink the incoming class size so the institution could keep up its standards and admit the same quality of students as before.
After 18 months on the job, Boozang told NJ Advance Media that Seton Hall Law is bouncing back with new programs and a renewed mission.
The entire law school field has been struggling. Seton Hall Law's applications dropped from 3,666 in 2009 to 1,609 last year. How is the school doing?
We're doing well. But, you're exactly right. Applications have declined nationally 40 to 45 percent since 2008 and I think a little bit more than that in the New York metropolitan area. So, while every law school dean is hoping that things will improve as soon as possible, I don't think I'm counting on the market to ever go back to its heyday. The legal market is changing. It's being impacted by technology and the global economy. But there are also new opportunities as well that Seton Hall Law is trying to take advantage of.” [Emphasis mine]
Cockroach Kathleen Boozang answered that question with the corporatese and spin of a White House press secretary or senator’s staff. You bastards did not “voluntarily decide” to shrink your incoming class sizes. Your toilet saw a HUGE drop in applicants, and you responded accordingly. That is the equvalent of a guy “choosing” to not date gorgeous women who have no interest – at all – in his ass.
Other Coverage: On February 3, 2017, NJTV News featured a piece from correspondent Erin Delmore, under the headline “Applications for Law School Have Declined in Recent Years.” Check out this segment:
“Consider it a hangover from the Great Recession: applications to law schools nationwide are down.
“Applications have declined 40 to 45 percent. In the New York metropolitian area, I would say it’s been a little bit more of a decline,” said Seton Hall Law School Dean Kathleen Boozang. Legal professionals say it’s a reflection of client need, which just hasn’t rebounded in recent years.
“I think generally the demand for legal services is down, which means that the demand for lawyers is down, which means that generally applications are going to be down. And I think that’s just the cycle that we’re in,” said Joseph Boccassini, a managing partner at McCarter & English.
In 2009, Seton Hall Law School took in 3,666 applications. Last year there were 2,000 fewer. The school responded by shrinking its incoming class size.
“We made a policy decision to become a smaller law school,” explained Boozang. “We used to be one of the largest law schools in the country and we decided looking into the future that having large JD classes was not the path to take going forward.”
Boozang says admitting a smaller incoming class allowed the school to keep up its caliber of students. And the trend holds, whether by choice or force. Enrollment at law schools nationwide is down 20 percent over the last seven years. Perhaps not surprising, given the price tag, which can exceed $50,000 a year.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! Now, let’s see if you pigs did indeed maintain the “calibur” of students/willing rape victims.
By The Numbers: According to this chart by Law School Transparency, the bitches and hags at $eTTon Haul Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law have actually lowered admi$$ion$ “standards” – just to up keep enrollment. And first year class size still went from 358 in 2010 to 149 in 2016!
For the entering first year class of 2010, 25th percentile LSAT was 155; 50th percentile LSAT stood at 159; and the 75th percentile LSAT score was 161. Corresponding Fall 2016 entering class figures were 153, 156, and 159, respectively. Those are precipitous drops. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.
Conclusion: While it may tougher now to be a law school dean, that pales in comparison to the toll on the students and recent graduates who have accumulated $140K+ in additional NON-DISCHARGEABLE – for a garbage law degree. By the way, $eTTon Haul Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is rated by US “News” & World Report as the co-65th greatest, most remarkable, and amazing law school in the entire damn country. What a prestigious in$TTiTTuTTion, huh?!?! It only shares this honor with six other ABA-accredited commodes. Yes, I’m sure Biglaw firms wet their pants at the chance to hire a significant portion of each graduating class, right?!
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