Saturday, April 1, 2017
No April Fool’s Joke: Arizona Summit Law Sewer Placed on Probation by ABA for Pathetic Bar Passage Rates
The Beautiful News: On March 30, 2017, the New York Times DealBook section featured an article from Elizabeth Olson, under the banner headline “For-Profit Law School in Arizona Is Put on Probation.” Check out this opening:
“Arizona Summit Law school, a troubled for-profit institution owned by the InfiLaw System, has been placed on probation by its accrediting body, the American Bar Association.
The association’s move was announced on Monday and followed Arizona Summit’s affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University, a nonprofit historically black college in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Arizona Summit Law in Phoenix is the second school owned by InfiLaw to be placed on probation for failing to meet A.B.A. accreditation standards. Sterling Partners, a private equity firm in Chicago and Baltimore, is an investor.
The first, Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C., lost its eligibility for federal student aid in January as a result of the probation. Its enrollment has declined sharply, and the school has said it is trying to restart federal aid and is exploring affiliation with a nonprofit college in a Northeastern state.
At Arizona Summit, the bar association found that admissions practices, academic programs, and graduation and bar exam passage rates were below par.
These deficiencies, according to a statement by the A.B.A. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, “have resulted in the law school now being in a position where only immediate and substantial action can bring about a sufficient change to put the law school on a realistic path to being in compliance within the time allowed” by the bar association’s rules.
Only 24.6 percent of Arizona Summit graduates who took the Arizona state bar exam for the first time in July 2016 passed, an exceptionally low rate. Charlotte School of Law reported nearly the same passage rate for its graduates who took the North Carolina bar exam last month.” [Emphasis mine]
What a brilliant and amazing in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of “higher learning,” huh?!?! Sadly, waterheads and hopeless twats will continue to apply to – and enroll in – this festering pile of excrement. After all, some cretins still “dream of being a lawyer.” One wonders how many of these special snowflake idiots have ACTUALLY WORKED in a law firm, prior to reaching this realization.
Other Coverage: On March 28, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “ABA Finally Puts Law School On Probation For Horrendous Bar Passage Rates.” Read the following segment:
“Arizona Summit Law School’s numerous weaknesses and failures have been documented in these pages for years. From its dubious admissions practices to its repeated bar-exam embarrassmentsto its depressing employment statistics, this for-profit InfiLaw institution has been maligned in the press for good reason.
One would think there wasn’t enough lipstick in the world to be put on this pig to make it look enticing, but the school recently entered into a questionable affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black college.
People have wondered for quite some time when the American Bar Association would step in and take action to discipline this school for the good of its students and those who would dare to attend in the future. At long last, after years of poor results for Arizona Summit graduates, the ABA finally decided to do something about it.
Yesterday afternoon, after finding the school to be out of compliance with numerous standards required for it to maintain its accreditation, the ABA put Arizona Summit Law School on probation. Here’s a relevant excerpt from the ABA’s public memorandum to the school[:]
“The council determined that the law school’s admissions practices, academic program (including its academic standards and academic support) and outcomes (graduation and bar passage) have resulted in the law school now being in a position where only immediate and substantial action can bring about sufficient change to put the law school on a realistic path back to being in compliance within the time allowed by the Standards and Rules of Procedure.”
The memorandum, sent from Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education, goes on to note that due to the “critical nature and urgency of this matter,” the law school must attend additional hearings before the Accreditation Committee in September and the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in November to review its progress with the remedial action recommended by the Council, and to consider whether additional remedial actions must be taken or additional sanctions must be levied, up to and including stripping Arizona Summit of its accreditation.” [Emphasis mine]
In a just world, the city would take a wrecking ball to this toilet. Anyone still dumb enough to even consider this school deserves their fate. It would actually be more humane to leave them in the woods alone. At least then they wouldn’t be FINANCIALLY RUINED FOR LIFE, by obtaining a worthless-ass TTTT law degree!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer is a true cesspit. If your “dream” is to be an attorney, you may need a psych eval. Does representing broke bastards in custody hearings sound appealing to you? Perhaps, you want to help dirt poor tenants in disuptes with their landlords. Here’s a hint that will potentially save you three years of your life, and $140K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt: if they don’t pay the full rent on time, they are going to be evicted. Do you like fighting losing battles for a living, Bitch?!?! If you feel the need to “prove yourself” in the world, because you have little to no self-worth, then go into a gym and walk up to an experienced boxer or MMA guy – and slap him across the mouth. When he puts your face and ass in the dirt, just realize that at least he didn’t bury you financially for the next 30 years of your pathetic life.
Posted by Nando at 7:54 AM