Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Transcontinental TTTT Partnership: Arizona Summit Law Sewer Has Affiliated With HBCU Bethune-Cookman University
Desperation at Arizona Summit Continues: On March 10, 2017, Elie Mystal covered this silly nonsense in an ATL entry labeled “Arizona Summit: Now Counting On Black People Not Knowing How To Use Google.” He comes out swinging:
“As we mentioned in Morning Docket, legal diploma mill Arizona Summit Law School has entered into an affiliation agreement with Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college.
This seems like a good time to mention that Bethune-Cookman is in Florida while Arizona Summit is in… Arizona. I want this point to be clear.
Officials from Bethune-Cookman and Arizona Summit say that they’ve entered into this transcontinental arrangement to further their mutual goals of increasing diversity in the legal profession. Here are some quotes:
“This enables us to take it to a much higher level sooner, swifter and with greater impact,” Arizona Summit President Donald Lively said.
Bethune-Cookman President Edison Jackson said in a statement, “Together, we aim to be a leading force in disrupting a legacy of exclusion that has persisted into the 21st century.”
With all due respect to Mr. Lively and Mr. Jackson, these quotes represent some of the dumbest takes on legal education available in the English language. NOTHING THAT THEY ARE SAYING MAKES ANY SENSE.
To Edison Jackson, I’d ask: How, how in the ACTUAL F**K, does sending students to a law school that boasts a 25% first-time bar passage rate disrupt “a legacy of exclusion that has persisted into the 21st century”? NEWS FLASH: Black people who have been to law school but don’t pass the bar ARE STILL EXCLUDED FROM THE LEGAL INDUSTRY. This is like saying that we’re going to increase diversity in the medical profession by giving every black child a free game of Operation.
Sorry, my analogy fails because Arizona Summit is NOT FREE. The school charges $45,424, for its for-profit education, and then there’s another $22,100 to live in Phoenix for a year.
Going to a law school like Arizona Summit doesn’t help black people, it hobbles them. Economically disadvantaged minorities are in a terrible position to shoulder the (LST-estimated) $249,469 cost of three years of attendance, only to graduate with an education that doesn’t prepare them to pass the bar and a degree that is practically worthless. I mean, my God, the Arizona Summit bar passage rate is their rate in Arizona. CAN YOU IMAGINE what the pass rate is for Arizona Summit grads who try to pass the Florida bar? Bethune-Cookman grads who go out to Arizona Summit are likely leaving behind family, friends, their entire community network (see MAP, above). THEY’LL NEVER RETURN, not as employed lawyers at least. I don’t know the employment rate for Arizona Summit grads in any Southeastern legal market, but if I put the over/under at 2%, would you really feel great about taking the over?” [Emphasis mine]
This man speaks the truth about the law school scam, and he roasted the pigs at Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer accordingly. This is a FOR-PROFIT, FOURTH TIER TRASH CAN in the InfiLaw system – which is owned and operated by Chicago-based, private equity firm Sterling Partners. Do you think – for one millisecond – that the “professors” and shareholders give one goddamn about black students from Bethune-Cookman?!?! They just see them as dollar signs/marks.
Other Coverage: Also on March 10, 2017, the Arizona Republic published an Anne Ryman piece that was entitled “Arizona Summit Law School moves to affiliate with a private, nonprofit university.” Check out this excerpt:
“Arizona Summit has won awards for its diverse student population, which is about 43 percent minority students.
Many of the Summit’s students come to law school in a “catch-up mode,” Interim Dean Penny Willrich said in a recent interview with The Arizona Republic. Some are from poor families. They are astute, bright and want to become attorneys, she said.
“What we try to do is meet our students where they are when they come in the door,” she said.
But legal experts and law-school watchdogs question whether Arizona Summit admitted too many students. The school, formerly known as the Phoenix School of Law, once had as many as 1,000 students as it admitted more students with lower Law School Admission Test scores.
That, combined with a change in curriculum, resulted in fewer students passing the bar on the first try, officials said.” [Emphasis mine]
Who gives a damn about the toilet’s awards for diversity in enrollment?!?! If their goal is to increase the number of minority lawyers, they are failing miserably. Furthermore, how many black and brown students at Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer have been financially ruined/ass-raped by attending this cesspit?!
Conclusion: If you’re a moron still considering law school, don’t even contemplate attending a FOURTH TIER TRASH CAN, let alone a for-profit one. Furthermore, do not enroll in a pile of excrement with a first-time Arizona bar passage rate of 24.7 percent! In fact, it’s a good idea to forget about going to a commode that pays its recent graduates - on separate occasions, $5,000 to as much as $36,000 in stipends per student - to NOT take the bar exam. This rancid garbage heap is partnering with a historically black college or university that is more than 2,100 miles away. That is the essence of desperation, people. When these young men and women are unable to get licensed, the swine will blame it on the state board of examiners or “institutional racism.” But that is a ruse, as the cockroaches will have cashed dozens more federal student loan checks. And that is the name of the game!
Posted by Nando at 4:35 AM