Sunday, February 19, 2017
TTT Smells of Desperation: ABA Commodes at University of North Dakota and Syracuse University Take Drastic Measures
UND Flushes Its Pro Bono Clinic: On February 9, 2017, the Grand Forks Herald published an Andrew Hazzard piece that was entitled “UND School of Law looks at tuition increase, puts pro bono clinic on hiatus.” Enjoy this opening:
“The UND School of Law will put its student law clinic on hiatus for at least two years and is beginning to discuss tuition increases because of higher education budget cuts proposed by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.
In a meeting with about 80 law students Thursday afternoon, UND School of Law Dean Kathryn Rand told students the program would need to begin making hard cuts. Those cuts will include no longer operating the law clinic, which provides pro bono legal service primarily in immigration and employment law fields. The clinic allows law students to get some of the hands-on credits they need to earn their juris doctorates.
Rand said the law school also has decided to eliminate the summer term, which she said was well-liked by students but was not cost-effective for the university.
The law school and other graduate programs also have been asked by UND President Mark Kennedy to eliminate courses with fewer than eight students, Rand said.
“The president will no longer allow us to continue courses with low-enrollment numbers,” she said.” [Emphasis mine]
Later on, the author noted that staff has been asked to make further concessions and sacrifices in salary. For $ome rea$on, there is no mention of the dean of tenured “professors” offering to take a pay cut. Perhaps this is a mere oversight.
Frigid Northeast Toilet Slashes Tuition: On February 15, 2017, the Syracuse Post Standard featured a story from contributor Katie Shafsky, under the headline “New law school grant will make Syracuse University NY's cheapest private option.” Here is the full text of that article below:
“Syracuse University's College of Law will offer new tuition grants to New York state residents starting with the upcoming school year.
The Empire State Scholars Grant will offer $20,000 of tuition assistance to all admitted state residents. Qualified students in good standing will receive the grant for all three years of their program.
The College of Law's tuition cost is $46,460 this year, and the grant will make tuition comparable to law schools in the SUNY system for residents. Currently, tuition at the law school at SUNY Buffalo is $26,997 for in-state residents.
The grant will also make Syracuse the least-expensive private law school in New York States for in-state residents.
In an announcement from the university, Dean Craig Boise cited the College of Law's long history of quality education and a strong passing rate on the New York State Bar Exam. SU has an 89.5 percent passing rate for first-time test takers, which is over six percent higher than the average for other state ABA accredited law schools.
Boise also said that the grant is intended to give residents who want to stay in the state the chance to attend law school without the high costs.
"With over 5,000 New York state residents applying to law schools each year, this innovative program has the potential to positively impact a great number of students interested in attending Syracuse Law," Boise said in the statement.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep in mind that cretins and poor white trash from Montana and other parts of the country are dumb enough to apply to, and enroll in, New York law schools. This grant will not be available to those waterheads.
Rankings: As you can see, $yracu$e Univer$iTTTy Commode of Law is rated as the 86th greatest, most remarkable and incredible law school in the entire damn country – by US “News” & World Report! Hell, it only shares this distinction with the following five toilets: Chicago-Kent, both Penn State campuses, Arkansas, and the University of Tulsa.
In comparison, the same defunct magazine lists the Univer$iTTTy of NorTTTh DakoTTTa Sewer of Law as the co-144th “best” law school in the United States. In fact, only five other ABA cesspits can stake claim this honor: Campbell “University,” Northern Illinois, Oklahoma City University, Pacific, and the University of TTToledo. How prestigious, huh?!?! If we were talking about wristwatches, this school would be a Timex with a nylon strap.
Conclusion: Avoid both of these piles of excrement at all costs. Syracuse will still be an expensive venture – and the in-state recipients are required to keep solid grade in order to maintain those grants/scholarship discounts. New York is home to 15 ABA law schools, including real ones such as NYU, Columbia, and Cornell. The rest are trash. North Dakota appears to be cutting the fat, due to government leadership. Do the math, simpleton. See if pissing away three years of your life – and incurring significant NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for a chance to make $40K per year is a good idea.
Posted by Nando at 7:06 AM