Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Second Tier Sewer Dean David Faigman Posts LA Times Op-Ed Bitching About the California Bar Exam Being Too Difficult
Crocodile Tears: On March 21, 2017, David Faigman posted a Los Angeles Times op-ed, headlined “The California bar exam flunks too many law school graduates.” Take a look at this opening:
“I still remember opening the envelope with my California bar exam results. It’s one of those flashbulb memories. I passed, with more relief than joy. Much has changed since then. Graduates no longer open envelopes; they check scores on a computer. I was a professor then, and now I am the dean. But the basic experience has not changed. Thousands of graduates continue to hold their breath each fall as they check their scores. A lot depends on those results.
Graduates who fail face losing jobs already started, not getting jobs that were promised, debt, embarrassment and more debt. Simply taking the exam again costs more than $700, and add to that the cost of further bar review classes, living expenses in the meantime and income lost. All told, thousands more dollars may be piled onto law school debt that is increasingly well above $100,000.
Most of those who fail their first attempt eventually pass the bar on the second or third try. After each attempt, however, these graduates do not learn to be better lawyers, they simply learn how to beat the test. And the damage done from the initial failure can be great. In addition to the financial costs, they may find themselves timed out of promising professional opportunities that never reappear. Finally, there are the emotional and psychological costs that are possibly the most overwhelming consequence of even one failed attempt.
Given the stakes for the individual law graduate, as well as the state’s obligation to ensure that those given a license to practice law are qualified, one would think the state bar, which administers the test, would have sound reasons for how it sets the line — the “cut score” — between passing and failing. If you thought that about California, you would be mistaken.” [Emphasis mine]
You consign your students to outrageous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, but you are focusing on $700 for an applicant to re-take the bar exam?!?! That is the “logic” of law school pigs. Of course, these bastards are going to teach you how to “think like a lawyer.” By the way, have you ever laughed at how these supposed wordsmiths and “scholars” keep using this grammatically incorrect phrase?
Earlier Coverage: Back on December 6, 2016, Joe Patrice authored an ATL entry labeled “Who’s To Blame For School’s ‘Horrific’ Bar Results? Maybe The California Bar Examiners.” Enjoy the following segment:
“The California Bar Examiners have sent letters to law schools informing them of their passage rates. For UC Hastings, acting Dean David Faigman was on the receiving end of “horrific” news. The July 2016 passage rate for first-time takers from Hastings was a mere 51 percent.
Faigman certainly doesn’t sugarcoat it in a message sent to the Hastings community. He calls it unacceptable. He highlights that the school is 11 points below the state average. He outlines concrete efforts the school will make to help those who failed. He explains that he’s already taken steps designed to improve passage rates going forward. You can read his entire message and evaluate his proposals for yourself here.
And while some alums are understandably dissatisfied with what they see as the deeper problem born of slackening admission standards in the post-industry collapse world, at least this school is willing to be blunt about its bar exam problem instead of hiding behind a wall of obfuscation…
As an aside, let me express my utter incredulity with the conduct of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. The pass-rate for first-time takers of ABA accredited California law schools was 62%. In comparison, New York’s bar-pass rate was 83%. The California Bar is effectively saying that 38% of graduates from ABA accredited law schools are not qualified to practice law. This is outrageous and constitutes unconscionable conduct on the part of a trade association that masquerades as a state agency.
However shameful the State Bar’s conduct, it does not relieve us of our obligation to fully prepare our students to pass the bar exam.” [Emphasis mine]
Your admi$$ion$ “standards” keep dropping, ass-wipe. Is that the state bar examiners’ fault?!
The Toilet’s Tuition: As you can see, estimated in-state tuition and fees for full-time students at University of California, Hastings Commode of the Law stand at $48,971 – for the 2017-2018 school year. Non-residents attending on a full-time basis will be ass-raped to the tune of $54,971 in tuition and fees, for the same academic year. Still want to take the plunge, waterhead?!?!
Check Out the Trash Pit’s Ranking: According to the cat litter box liner known as US “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTy of California Ha$TTing$ Commode of the Law is co-rated as the 54th greatest, most fantastic and remarkable law school in the entire damn country! At least it only shares this “distinct honor” with two other diploma mills: University of Connecticut and University of Houston.
Conclusion: David Faigman is your typical academic con man. He takes no responsibility for his actions or those of his ABA-accredited dung heap. If the toilet takes in dumber students, in order to get more asses in seats, the resultant drop in bar passage rates is the the fault of somone else, i.e. lazy-ass JDs or the state bar examiners. How honorable, huh?!?!
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