Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Crack Open a Window: Florida Coastal School of Law Grads Had a 25% Passage Rate on February 2017 Florida Bar Exam


http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/most-law-schools-did-horrendously-on-this-states-bar-exam/

Booyah: On April 11, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Most Law Schools Did Horrendously On This State’s Bar Exam.” Take a look at the following portion:

“As we mentioned earlier today, the results from Florida’s administration of the February 2017 bar exam are out, and they are not pretty. In fact, the passage rate on Florida’s winter bar is now at its lowest point since the February 2009 exam (and possibly even earlier, but that is the final date for which scores are listed on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners website). The state’s overall passage rate was 57.7 percent, and some law schools posted passage rates that barely hovered around the 50 percent mark. One law school’s passage rate was far, far lower than that. 

Which schools performed the best on the test, and which schools performed the worst? 

Here are the results for all Florida law schools for the February 2017 exam: 

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As you can see, Miami and Florida International blew away the competition, with passage rates of 80.6 percent and 78.9 percent, respectively. Congratulations to graduates of both law schools. On the flip side of the coin, hovering around or below a 50 percent passage rate are law schools like Barry (51.5 percent), Florida A&M (46.2 percent), Nova Southeastern (55 percent), St. Thomas (44.7 percent), and Stetson (51.3 percent). The school with the worst performance of all was Florida Coastal, which posted a 25 percent passage rate. Recall that its sister school, Charlotte Law, posted a 25 percent passage rate on the February 2017 administration of the North Carolina bar exam. Who knew two Infilaw schools could produce terrible twin passage rates?” [Emphasis mine]

Still want to take the plunge, waterhead?!?! The fact that this commode and DOZENS OF OTHERS are allowed to operate and take public money shows beyond any doubt that the “higher education” scam is alive and well in the U.S. Who wouldn’t want to take on mortgage-sized sums of NON-DISCHARGABLE debt – for a 25 percent chance of becoming a licensed attorney? 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-bar-rates-florida-20170410-story.html

Other Coverage: On April 10, 2017, the Orlando Sentinel published a piece from reporter Gabrielle Russon, under the headline “Which law schools had the highest bar passage rates?” Read this opening:

“The bar passage rates at Barry University improved significantly from a year ago while Florida A&M University’s dipped 11 percentage points, according to test results released Monday. 

However, law students at the two Orlando law schools were both less likely to pass the bar exam than test-takers statewide, according to a news release from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. 

The state agency released the passage rates for the 1,881 students who took the test for the first time in Tampa in February. 

About 58 percent passed statewide, the results showed.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, that is highly impressive! Spending three years of your life – and accumulating outrageous, idiotic sums of student debt in the process – for this garbage outcome is beyond pathetic. Only an imbecile or a “law professor” could defend this sick $y$tem.

Now, scroll down to the penultimate paragraph:

“The worst was Florida Coastal School of Law where only three out of every four failed the test. Of the 48 who took the bar, 12 passed.” [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, the pigs at Florida Coa$TTTTal have yet to feature this anemic bar passage rate prominently on their website. That must be a mere oversight on their part, right?!?! Then again, anyone applying to this dung heap should be able to find these exam results – in under five minutes of searching online.

https://www.lstreports.com/schools/floridacoastal/admissions/

Atrocious Admissions “Standards”: Let’s take a look at the Law School Transparency report for this ABA-accredited toilet’s admi$$ion$ information. Seeing that these 48 idiots took the exam this past February, we will look at the figure for the class entering in Fall 2013. Take a peak:

25th percentile LSAT: 141 
50th percentile LSAT: 144 
75th percentile LSAT: 148 
25th percentile UGPA: 2.69 
50th percentile UGPA: 2.97
75th percentile UGPA: 3.26 [Emphasis mine]

Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature want to defend these TTTT practices?! Hell, halfway intelligent people could take the LSAT without sleeping the prior 48 hours, and score higher than these cretins at the 25th percentile.

Conclusion: Do you see a correlation, Lemming?!?! By the way, when you are this damn dumb and get into a law school, it doesn’t matter how many hours you study, read case briefs, work on outlines, or prepare for the bar exam. Since your starting point is so low, you will need to make monstrous strides to pass the test. Lastly, even if you manage to get licensed as an attorney, now all you have to do is get hired by a decent law firm – or hustle your ass off to get paying clients. Good luck with that, Bitch! Meanwhile, the “professors” and deans are laughing their way to the bank – while you are consigned to a lifetime of crushing debt and piss poor wages.

31 comments:

  1. There is no way these schools can remain viable with these bar passage rates. Even the most cynical folks would have to agree that the end is near for some.

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    1. Whittier Toilet of Law is dust. Game over for Whittier. Time for cesspools like NYLS,Kooley and Torrrrro to perish.

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  2. Throwaway AttorneyApril 19, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Those numbers are just plain laughable. That the ABA continues to let schools like this operate is a total disgrace.

    This profession is so fucked.

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  3. President of the Board of Trustees for Whittier College announces closure of their Law School:

    https://www.law.whittier.edu/index/news/article/a-message-from-the-whittier-college-board-of-trustees

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    1. Good riddance to Shittier (or should I say Shit-tier?).

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  4. With its low bar passage rate, South Dakota has become the Cooley of the Upper Midwest.

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    1. With the possible exception of the University of Minnesota, every law school in the Upper Midwest is a Cooley.

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  5. Whittier Law School is shutting down! Congrats to Nando and all of the law school scam bloggers for shutting down another ABA trash pit. This is a great accomplishment.

    https://www.law.whittier.edu/index/news/article/a-message-from-the-whittier-college-board-of-trustees

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    1. This is excellent news, but it is the result of the work of many people. I am glad there is one less toilet in operation. Of course, other ABA-accredited cesspits will continue to admit and enroll idiots with 143 LSAT scores. Still, make sure to enjoy this story.

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    2. Hooray for the first ABA-accredited cesspit closing. Nando, you and else own your fair share of this success, bask in it. If you and I ever cross paths, I'll buy you a meal and drinks.

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  6. "the end is near for some."

    That would be this:

    http://jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=130392#post10254224

    doublefriedchicken
    (Apr 19, 2017 - 4:59 pm)

    It would be nicer if they just had closed the school to give their poor students an option of being able to discharge their loans.

    Yes it would. But the idea is to give the faculty soft parachute landings, not the students. The students *never* come first. Never.

    Those who complete the program will be left facing:

    https://www.lstreports.com/schools/whittier/

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  7. Nando has done several entries on Whittier (note: They over-expanded, naturally..) 700 law students in 2010 according to Wikipedia - just before the collapse in admissions as the scamblog movement took off while the schools kept jacking tuition.

    But here is a past entry on OTTSS by Dybbuk that perfectly captures the greed:

    http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-two-faces-of-whittier-law-dean.html

    See? Someone got paid - and well-paid - for touting the virtues of a legal degree. And, you know, puppies!!

    What could be wrong??

    Classic Boomerism. Classic.

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  8. I'd have to be comatose or dead in order to score only 148, never mind 141 or lower, on the LSAT. I could exceed 160 after drinking two bottles of wine, if I had to write with my left foot.

    There's no fucking way that anyone with a score that low belongs in law school, especially when even good lawyers struggle to find work.

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    1. The 700 students enrollment figure is discussed here:

      http://www.nationaljurist.com/prelaw/whittier-law-school-may-close-trustees-announce-no-new-students

      I found it somewhere else but can't find the particular quick-figure link at the moment.

      Typical Boomer "Boom and Bust" scam. Boom and Bust, Boom and Bust.. Only the law school scammers never foresaw the impact of the scamblog movement and, as I predicted, the tipping point of tuition rising 3-5x inflation to where it becomes impossible to actually repay the debt, leaving no or in many cases a negative value to 95% of law degrees.

      Publication of this and other information about the scam over the internet and easy access to the Web is what is finally starting to kill the scam.

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    2. I got a 160 and I was just getting over the flu. Seriously, I took the test and then had my first solid food in about 5 days...

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  9. Besides Whittier getting flushed, in other news Staci Zaretsky at Above the Law had an article on employment outcomes for the class of 2016. The national statistics are not available, but Staci published a list of the top 21 schools by placement into full time, long term, bar passage required employment. Not surprisingly, only the top schools made the list. There was also a substantial difference between the #1 school, U. of Chicago (93.49% in FT, LT, bar passage required jobs), and the #21 school, USC (70% in FT, LT, Bar passage required jobs).

    Remember a few years ago, when the pigs said it was the best time to go to law school? Pig Ted Seto claimed in 2013, that by 2016 employers would experience a shortage of law grads. Yet, the #19 and #20 ranked law schools in the country, USC and Iowa, failed to place more than ¾ of their grads into FT, LT, bar passage required jobs.

    http://abovethelaw.com/2017/04/the-top-law-schools-with-the-best-employment-outcomes/?rf=1

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    1. "Placement" is not the correct term. Law schools almost never "place" anyone into a job.

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  10. This was a worthy article from Preston Bell (where did he go, anyway, along with the Great Dybbuk (box)?)

    http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2013/05/toxic-debt-no-intrinsic-value-ie-your-jd.html

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  11. I, for one, am willing to give Whittier a small amount of credit for faalling on their sword while even worse cesspools continue to milk student loan money. There are no doubt lot of Whittier lawprofs who are now going to be pretty far up shit creek.

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    1. It was the University trustees that made the call to pull the plug.

      The law school pigs themselves are completely without shame! They'd happily ruin as many lives as needed to keep the scam going.

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  12. Time for more sanctions and denial of access to federal loans by DOE. Time for Infilaw to go out of business.

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    1. Please do. We can make the point without posting photos of excrement and toilets.

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  14. Steve Diamond is at it again. He wrote a garbage blog post titled "Whittier's big mistake." You see, "Whittier...has been a gateway school into the legal profession...that is very important, particularly in the era of Trump..." Diamond claims the decision doesn't make economic sense either. You see, the school is "exiting a market that has shown steady improvement over the past five years...[the Orange County region has seen] a 22% rise in employment [of lawyers]...Incomes have improved...from $149,000 in 2013 to $161,000 in 2016, a 7.5% increase." Strange that all the Whittier grads hauling in $161k aren't opening their wallets to keep Whittier open!

    http://stephen-diamond.com/2017/04/21/whittiers-big-mistake/

    By the way, the Faculty Lounge also has a article on Whittier. The comments are great. Even law profs are trashing the professors at Whittier.

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    1. What? A gateway into the legal profession? For whom, pray tell?

      Even if the Orange County region has seen a rise in employment of lawyers, those coming out of Shittier may still be in trouble. And they are.

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  15. Garbage dump photos would suffice. Also, these professors are going to need to learn to hustle for a living like everyone else. Don't feel sorry for them. It might do them some good in the long run.

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  16. There were so many comments trashing law professors and law schools on the Faculty Lounge post covering Whittier Law School’s demise, that the law profs running the blog had to shut down and delete the comments. Before the comments were deleted, one law prof tried to defend his exorbitant salary and workload, claiming they took a pay cut to teach and they work 60 hours a week. The response was ridiculed by commenters, noting that the law profs were unlikely to work at a big law firm for more than a few years anyway, and questioning where all the law profs went after 5 pm if they worked so many hours.

    I have a feeling that the typical law prof will not concede that there is a problem in legal academia or the legal profession. Their six figure salary and light workload depends upon a continual stream of lemmings enrolling at their school every year. Over the next year or so, we will see more garbage spouted by these pigs attacking the state bar examiners, predictions that a turnaround in legal hiring is imminent, and more fraudulent claims about the JD advantage job market. Over on Tax Prof blog, one pig lamented the closing of Whittier because a JD can lead to great careers in accounting and human resources. Strange because it appears accounting firms and corporations didn’t get the message they should hire JDs.

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    1. That site is notorious for deleting comments that paint scamsters in a negative light. Did anyone keep a copy of the comments? Probably a scam-blog would be happy to post them.

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  17. http://www.fcsl.edu/about-coastal-law.html

    Look at this TTTT de$cripTTTTion from this festering pile of excrement:

    “About Coastal Law

    Founded in 1996, Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) is an ABA-accredited institution whose culturally diverse students graduate practice-ready through hard work and award-winning, ongoing practical training that is taught by supportive and experienced full-time faculty.

    Coastal Law has been recognized by The National Jurist magazine in its honor roll of best law schools for practical training. Unlike the 65% national law-school average, 100% of our students participate in pro bono legal work prior to graduation – which combined with our other experiential learning opportunities results in over 100,000 hours per year in practical training.

    Coastal Law’s competitive teams are consistent winners and have received individual honors at statewide, regional, and national competitions. We were National Moot Court Champions and have been ranked #1 in the nation for two of the last three years – adding to a decade of success as winners in 25 national competitions. Our Moot Court Honor Board is consistently ranked in the top 10 among all ABA accredited Law Schools.

    Coastal Law serves a student body that is nearly 50% diverse compared to just 13% diversity in the U.S. legal profession. Because of this, our institution is a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

    Thanks in part to our highly skilled faculty, Coastal Law has also been named by The National Jurist as one of the top innovative law schools in the country.

    Coastal Law operates on rolling admissions, and enrollment in our Full-Time JD Program is available in the fall, spring and summer. Regardless of when you start, you will receive the same quality education and curriculum.

    We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Jacksonville.”

    How the hell can you claim to prepare to make your students “practice ready” when ¾ of your most recent cohort FAILED the Florida State Bar Exam?!?! Oh, wait. ABA-accredited law schools can say whatever they want – in order to get get asses in seats.

    By the way, no one gives a damn if you went to one of the “most diverse law schools in the country.” And they care even less about the supposed “success” of your commode’s Moot Court, i.e. fake court, team and program. Doing well in make believe scenarios does not mean that you will do well in actual litigation. Plus, you have to pass the bar exam AND get either a firm to hire you – or hustle your balls off to get clients willing and able to pay you to represent them in legal matters.

    Also, operating on rolling admi$$ion$ means “We take anyone with a pulse throughout the year.” You don’t see real law schools boast about this feature. Getting into a “professional school” should not be the equivalent of beating your 60 year old uncle in a game of chess. It should be more significant than that type of deed.

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  18. These bar results are shit. If the A.B.A. cared at all about the profession they'd set minimum lsat standards for admission.

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    1. Meaningful standards. Technically, there already is a standard—120 or better, since 120 is the lowest possible score.

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