Sunday, May 14, 2017
Are Low-Ranked, ABA-Accredited Toilets at Risk of Closing?
Commodes With the Highest Acceptance Rates: On May 9, 2017, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “The Law Schools With The Lowest (And Highest) Acceptance Rates.” Take a look at the following excerpt:
“What do things look like on the opposite side of the coin? For your daily dose of schadenfreude, we’ve done some research to present our readers with the top 10 law schools with the highest acceptance rates. Check them out:
[Respective figures are for the following:] School Full-time and part-time applicants (fall 2016); Full-time and part-time acceptances; Acceptance rate; U.S. News rank (2018)
Thomas M. Cooley 1,067; 915; 85.8 percent; RNP
Loyola New Orleans 711; 603; 84.8 percent; RNP
Thomas Jefferson 1,107; 915; 82.7 percent; RNP
Vermont 647; 524; 81 percent; 134 (tie)
Capital 528; 418; 79.2 percent; RNP
Charleston 1,165; 912; 78.3 percent; RNP
Northern Kentucky 420; 327; 77.9 percent; RNP
Creighton 903; 688; 76.2 percent; 120 (tie)
Willamette 507; 376; 74.2 percent; 142 (tie)
Mitchell Hamline 1,033; 750; 72.6 percent; RNP
Cooley no longer has to settle for being the second-best law school in the country, because the school is finally the best at something. Congratulations, Cooley! As for the rest of the law schools with the highest acceptance rates, the fact that their admissions offices have to accept so many applicants in a world where law schools are merging or closing their doors is a bit… concerning.” [Emphasis mine]
Hell, that list is beyond pathetic. If you are considering any of the commodes on that list, then you do not have the mental capacity to walk to your neighborhood convenience store and back. You would be at a high risk of crossing the street into oncoming traffic.
Low Bar Passage Rates: On May 12, 2017, Bloomberg Law published a Stephanie Russell-Kraft piece entitled “Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?” Enjoy this opening:
“The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first try after graduation.
Should that affect whether it stays open?
The disconnect between a school’s low bar passage rate, relative to other schools in the country, and its ability to draw applicants raises a question that’s been looming for legal education regulators: Is the bar passage rate the best way to measure whether a law school is adequately preparing its students to become lawyers?
On one side, there are voices urging the ABA to raise the standard of graduates who must pass the bar exam on their first attempt. They say the high cost of a legal education means schools owe it to their students to guarantee a certain level of success and chance of a career in the law.
“When law schools admit students, they are making at least an implicit representation to these people that they are going to be or at least quite likely be eligible to practice law,” said Paul Campos, a professor at [University of Colorado,] who studies legal education. “I do think the ABA ought to be more aggressive in forcing schools to be more explicit about risks associated with not becoming eligible to become an attorney.”
Others argue the ABA’s standards would limit diversity in the legal profession by disproportionately forcing the closure of law schools that serve historically underrepresented populations. They claim a focus on bar passage rates does not adequately capture their success or account for the role they play in their communities.
La Verne’s Dean Gilbert Holmes said critics such as Campos get it wrong: The bar passage rate measured by the ABA only looks at first-time scores. If a student fails but then retakes the bar and passes, that pass is not counted. Holmes claimed that over three years, a much higher percentage of his students — from 83 to 92 percent depending on the year — pass the bar.” [Emphasis mine]
Pig Gilbert Holmes is a con man, along with the rest of the “legal education” cartel. He asserts a high eventual pass rate – without providing any facts or proof. However, the swine conveniently fails to point out that law firms typically do not bother to hire JDs from non-elite schools, if they take too long to pass a bar exam. After all, the diploma mills keep pushing out FAR TOO MANY graduates each year. Why look at a La Verne dolt who got licensed three years after earning his TTTT law degree?!?!
Conclusion: Low-ranked trash pits will continue to operate, as long as the the spigot of federal government loans keeps running. Idiots still believe that THEY will personally buck the trend. If these cretins were truly exceptional, then they would not end up in law schools that admit anyone with a pulse. Don't go into financial ruin, in order to pay under-worked, lazy-ass "law professors" a handsome salary, i.e. try not be too damn stupid.
Posted by Nando at 7:01 AM