Monday, July 6, 2015

BloombergBusiness Asks Whether the Time is Right to Shutter Some ABA Commodes


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-01/is-it-time-to-start-shutting-down-law-schools-

Bloomberg’s Analysis: On July 1, 2015, BloombergBusiness published a Natalie Kitroeff piece, which was entitled “Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?” Read the entire article, but first check out this opening:

“This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list should be getting any longer. 

Law schools exist for a lot of reasons, but a pretty important one is to prepare people to be lawyers. By that standard, a large handful of institutions seem to be failing. Last year, 10 law schools were unable to place more than 30 percent of their graduating class in permanent jobs that required passing the bar, according to ABA data. Those job numbers don't include positions that schools fund for their graduates or people who say they are starting their own practice. 

At the University of Massachusetts School of Law, the American school with the worst job outcomes by this measure, just 22 percent of people who graduated in 2014 got those types of law jobs. 

“We are a work in progress, and we need to improve our bar-pass rate and improve our employment, and I am not embarrassed about that,” says Mary Lu Bilek, the dean of U-Mass Law. Forty-two of the 60 U-Mass Law students who took the bar in February or July 2013 passed the test. The school counted 81 graduates in 2014. [Pig] Bilek notes that the school's employment numbers have improved in recent years and says she doesn’t think it’s fair to discount people who have opted to do things with their J.D. besides become lawyers. 

“The traditional elite jobs aren’t the jobs that our students generally want,” she says. “There’s not room for another law school that wants to have students who want to do that, because there aren’t enough jobs for that.” [Emphasis mine]

As you can see from Bilak’s comments above, these cockroach deans and “professors” DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about their students or graduates. You are a mere mean$ to an end, mental midget. The swine have no shame and not one ounce of integrity. Plus, nothing is beneath them. Hell, the Univer$iTTTTTy of Ma$$achu$eTTTTTs Sewer of Law “placed” 22% of its grads – from the Class of 2014 – in jobs where bar passage is required – and the bitch still is not embarrassed.

The author then continued:

“Years of a disappointing job market for lawyers have dramatically reduced the number of people interested in getting a law degree. According to the Law School Admission Council, just under 53,000 people are expected to apply to law schools by the beginning of the 2015 academic year, down from more than 100,000 in 2004. 

Instead of making more things that fewer and fewer people want to pay for, one thought would be to eliminate some of those things. Are there law schools that should disappear? “Maybe. But how is that going to happen?" asks Al Brophy, a law professor at UNC. "Will it happen because places say voluntarily, ‘hey, we aren’t making money, so we should shut down?’” 

Schools will not volunteer for their own demise, Brophy says, partly because so many people—alumni, faculty, staff—have a strong interest in keeping the end at bay. “It is going to take a lot to have schools shut down. What I think we are going to find is that they are going to be able to operate on shoestring budgets.” [Emphasis mine]

Brophy correctly points out that his fellow academic con artists will not voluntarily leave the scam – especially since it continues to be so profitable. However, in order to reach “shoestring budget” levels, MANY staff and even some faculty will first need to be flushed down the toilet. 

http://www.jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=92028

Other Coverage: On July 1, 2015, JDU poster “sjlawyer” posted a thread simply labeled “Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?” Yes, he merely copied the headline from Bloomberg. Anyway, check out his first comment:

“Money quote: 

“The traditional elite jobs aren’t the jobs that our students generally want,” [Mary Lu Bilek, the dean of U-Mass Law] says. “There’s not room for another law school that wants to have students who want to do that, because there aren’t enough jobs for that.” 

Don't want or can't get? And are there enough jobs for students who want any type of legal career?” [Emphasis mine]

This gets right to the point. Biglaw is NOT AN OPTION for students who graduate from schools such as the Univer$iTTTTTy of Ma$$achu$$eTTTTTs, in the same way that a backup point guard at Oklahoma City Community College has no shot in hell at playing in the NBA. Federal employment is also out of reach for these fools.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the American Bar Association cockroaches have accredited FAR TOO MANY trash pits. There are now over 200 ABA-approved schools in operation. As fewer people apply to law school, the acceptance rates continue to increase. Still, there are too damn many graduates for the available number of attorney openings each year. Of course, the “professors” and administrators could care less. After all, they got overpaid – via the federal student loan $y$tem – up front, in full. YOU, the student and graduate, are the one stuck with a huge load of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. 

Then again, the information on the law school scam is extensive – and it has been easily available for years, to anyone with an internet connection. If you are still applying to these filthy cesspools and sickening commodes, then you deserve your fate. By the way, if waterheads were not still enrolling in these laughingstock law schools, several of them would have already been demolished.  Thanks for keeping the thieves in business, Dumbass.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisionally-Accredited Trash Pit Concordia University School of Law Set to Ramp Up Recruitment Efforts


http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/06/23/3865276_concordia-law-school-launches.html?rh=1

TTTTT News: On June 23, the Idaho Statesman published a Bill Roberts piece, which was entitled “Concordia law school launches media campaign to attract students, inform community.” Take a look at this opening:

“Boise’s Concordia University School of Law is raising its profile just weeks after the American Bar Association gave it provisional approval, which means graduates are eligible to take the bar exam. 

Over the next couple of months, Concordia law, which has about 100 students, will use social media, newspapers, billboards and local radio stations to encourage students to enroll and to better acquaint itself with the community. 

“We wanted to make sure we reached all the key stakeholder groups,” said Madeline Turnock, a spokeswoman for Concordia University, based in Portland.” [Emphasis mine]

If you want to reach the full extent of your potential applicant pool, make sure to post billboards in the following locations: homeless shelters, soup kitchens, Wal-Mart, Burger King, welfare offices, etc. You should also smear your advertising feces all over park benches and buses throughout the area. After all, your graduates will end up riding the damn bus or sleeping in the park – after you’ve financially raped them in the ass.  Later on, the author continued:

“A new billboard along Interstate 84 near the Orchard Street exit encourages students to apply. 

Concordia has room to grow, said Turnock, but school officials say they don’t have a specific enrollment number in mind. Concordia’s law school can take 75 students in each of its three grade levels. 

Concordia says it is looking carefully at the quality of its students, since passage of the bar exam is regarded as one indicator of the school’s quality. 

The media campaign will continue until August, when approximately 17 students are expected to graduate, Concordia officials say.” [Emphasis mine]

Wow! This commode will have a total of 17 graduates in its first year class. What a terrific accomplishment, huh?!?! Hell, if a 6’8” transvestite was offering its services for free, there were be more than 17 people huddled around.

http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/06/24/concordia-law-school-working-to-attract-students/

Other Coverage: On June 24, 2015, Noelle Price posted a JD Journal entry labeled “Concordia Law School Working to Attract Students.” Read the following excerpt:

“The school opened its doors in 2012. In August of 2014, it began the process of seeking accreditation from the American Bar Association. The ABA, however, delayed rendering a decision at that time, and sent a team of professionals to the school to gather additional information. Earlier this month, it received provisional accreditation. The National Law Journal adds that the school will be eligible for full accreditation in 2017. 

However, due to the delay in provisional accreditation, 55 second- and third-year law students transferred to the University of Idaho’s law school so that they were eligible to sit for the bar exam. According to Boise Weekly, the Idaho Supreme Court refused to give the school a waiver that would allow third-year students to take the exam.” [Emphasis mine]

Maybe by 2017, the pigs will have a graduating class with more than 30 members. In that case, you can bet your ass that the American Bar Association cockroaches will grant full accreditation to this pile of moist excrement. The fact that that the University of Idaho Commode of Law accepted 55 of these dolts speaks volumes about that school.

http://law.cu-portland.edu/admission-financial-aid/financial-aid

Tuition: Full-time students/victims will be charged $28,500 in tuition, for the 2015-2016 academic year. In the pigs’ own words:

“Tuition 2015 - 2016

After careful research, analysis, and budgeting, Concordia University set the tuition rate at $950 per credit hour. 

This rate results in a full-time (30 credits per year) tuition cost of $28,500, an annual cost that is more than $10,000 below the annual price point of the average private, nonprofit law school. 

In addition, students who enroll for the fall 2015 incoming class will receive a Transformation Through Service Grant of $15,000 ($5,000 per year for full-time students and $3,750 per year for part-time students). Students may also be eligible for additional scholarships.” [Emphasis mine]

Yeah, who wouldn’t want to shell out $28,500 per year – even if offset by a partial tuition reduction, i.e. “scholarship” – to attend an unproven, barely-accredited dung heap?!?! This is the equivalent of purchasing a broken down 1991 Ford Tempo for $20K.

Conclusion: If you are even considering attending a provisionally-accredited stink pit – such as Concordia “University” Sewer of Law – then you are an ideal candidate for a brain shunt. In fact, such morons should not permitted to order their own meals off the McDonald’s menu, since they don’t have the mental capacity to make these types of big decisions. 

Does anyone else think that this cesspool should post fliers in convenience store and truck stop bathroom stalls, advertising its “legal education” program? Hell, they might be able to get a few dumbass truck drivers to take the bait. Certainly, some meth addicts will jump at the chance to become lawyers, right?!?! Just post some Concordia Law magnets next to the condom dispensers or right above the rolls of toilet paper.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University Seeks to Game the Employment Placement Numbers


http://abovethelaw.com/2015/06/this-is-how-one-law-school-is-trying-to-game-its-job-statistics/

The Dung Heap’s “Jobs Program”: On June 24, 2015, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “This Is How One Law School Is Trying To Game Its Job Statistics.” Look at the following excerpt:

“[O]ne law school is attempting to get traction for its latest graduate employment program — a program that will fulfill all of the U.S. News requirements for a greater employment-placement weight come rankings time. Before we describe the program, here’s what one of our sources had to say about it: 

I thought the legal community would like to know Cardozo’s plans for keeping up its employment numbers. Hopefully, it won’t put the rest of us making a living wage out of work. 

Yes, Cardozo Law, a school where students apparently need walking instructions, is rolling out a brand-new jobs program for its unemployed 2015 graduates, and it’s targeting small to mid-size firms in the process. Here’s the school’s email pitch from a career services officer, with a subject line that reads “$38k — Hire a Junior Attorney”: 

I want to let you know about a great program that allows small-medium size firms and legal departments hire talented junior attorneys for a one year commitment at a salary of $38,000 (paid by the employer). The Resident Associate Mentor Program (RAMP) allows you to build and grow your practice without taking on a heavy financial burden or making a commitment to an attorney beyond one year. You are also helping a young lawyer embark on their legal career. We are actively recruiting employers to hire 2015 graduates with a start date in August/September. Please get in touch if you are interested in participating or learning more. I am attaching a flyer with additional information. 

Best, 

Leila J. Faridi | Employer Outreach Coordinator
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 

Cardozo is offering employers the chance to spend their own money to support one of its graduates for at least a year. Yes, friends, for just $104 a day, you can help save Cardozo Law’s employment statistics. Just 56.9 percent of the class of 2014 were employed in full-time, long-term jobs where bar passage was required, but with a program like this, Cardozo could stand to potentially bump that number up to at least 60 percent.” [Emphasis mine]

Now, scroll down to her conclusion:

“The only people who are getting true value out of this program are Cardozo Law’s career services staff members — they won’t have to explain why so many of their graduates aren’t employed as lawyers, and U.S. News will look kindly upon their job statistics.”

This is exactly the point of the RAMP program. Again, the students are a mere means to an end, i.e. big-ass bags of federal student loan dollars.

http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/RAMP

The Description: The Resident Associate Mentor Program, in the pigs’ own words:

“For Employers, RAMP Provides: 

• An opportunity for small- and medium- sized firms and legal departments to employ new lawyers at an affordable cost 

• A way to grow their firm or legal department by hiring bright and motivated new lawyers without taking on a financial commitment beyond one year

At the end of one year the legal residency ends, but employers can sign up for another year with a new Resident Associate, or if they wish, they can hire their already-trained associate on terms that work for both parties. 

For Recent Graduates, RAMP Provides:

• Fellowship-style jobs, in which they perform the equivalent of associate work for one year 

• A chance to build essential practice skills, and to work directly with clients 

• An opportunity to be better positioned to make a lateral move with experience, and a great way to launch a permanent career 

Salary: $43,000 potential salary, consisting of a guaranteed $38,000 salary with an optional $5,000 increase with bar examination passage or bar admission. The salary is competitive with a fellowship or residency program, making it affordable for RAMP employers to hire new associates when they otherwise would not have done so. 

Benefits: A benefits package is not required as a condition to participate in RAMP; however, we strongly urge employers to offer one.” [Emphasis mine]

How lucrative for the grads, right?!?! Way to pimp out your students, cockroaches. For $ome rea$on, the bitches and hags “overlooked” the benefits to the ABA-accredited trash heap, i.e. gaming the employment “placement” statistics. What a noble gesture, huh?!?! By the way, relying on a second tier cesspool’s rankings-gaming effort to “launch a permanent career” is about as smart as having your cat watch your tuna fish sandwich – while you go out and run a few errands. Then again, in the latter scenario, if the animal does the expected, then you are only out some bread and maybe a couple of bucks.

Conclusion: Avoid this filthy pile of excrement at all costs. In the end, the bastards KNOW that they are offering a garbage “education,” which provides their students and graduates with putrid job prospects. Again, who in the hell takes out an average of $121,644 in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a chance to rake in $38K per year in a temporary legal job?!?! Remember, the law school confidence men need easy marks/willing victims, in order to perpetrate the scam.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Excellent News: Law School Enrollment Continues to Dwindle


http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/06/09/law-school-applications-keep-falling/

The New Normal for ABA-Accredited Toilets: The Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a Sara Randazzo entry labeled “Law School Applications Keep Falling” – on June 9, 2015. Take a look at that article:

“As the cost of law school rises and the number of entry-level legal jobs stagnates, the number of law-school applicants continues to fall. 

According to the latest numbers from the Law School Admission Council, 50,269 people submitted applications to nationally accredited law schools as of last week, down 2.5% from the same time last year. Those would-be lawyers applied to an average of more than six schools per person, and the total volume of applications was down 4.6% from 2014. At this point in the year, LSAC says it usually has around 95% of the year’s data collected. 

The numbers track with what LSAC reported in April, when applicants were down 2.6% versus last year and applications down 4.7%. 

Until the recession, law school often served as a stopping-off point for college graduates unsure what to do with their lives or looking to bolster their resume. Now, with the average cost of public law school tuition at $23,900 per year and the average private school tab at nearly $42,000 a year, according to the American Bar Association, it’s no longer a decision to take lightly. 

Law schools have adjusted by scaling back entry-level class sizes, boosting financial aid or cutting tuition price, and trimming staff ranks.” [Emphasis mine]

If the law school pigs were not so damn greedy and shortsighted, the bitches and hags would drastically lower tuition – and not merely offer rate discounts in the form of revocable “scholarships.” Of course, that might impact the UNJUSTIFIED, bloated salaries of faculty members, and that would be a travesty. After all, cockroaches who rehash dog-eared copies of their notes for the last 20 years – and “work” 4-6 hours per week – simply MUST make $160K per year, right?!?!

Hell, even Randazzo notes that the ridiculously high cost of law school tuition is a major contributing factor to the decline in applications. She also mentioned that the paucity of legal openings each year has discouraged college grads from enrolling in ABA-accredited dung pits and trash heaps. Yes, that is a terrible combination. The pigs are starting to feel the heat. At least, the “law professors” and administrators will not be the ones saddled with outrageous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. 

http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/06/11/law-school-enrollment-continues-to-shrink/

Other Coverage: On June 11, 2015, JD Journal published a Daniel June piece entitled “Law School Enrollment Continues to Shrink.” Here is the entire text:

“We know the situation by now: there are more law schools in existence in these United States than ever before – more faculty, more buildings, higher expectations for enrollment – and meanwhile, conversely, enrollment is at a 30 year low. The 2008 market collapse pulled the rug out of the legal market, and unlike most the other industries, they still haven’t crawled out of oblivion. Pretty much if you are an accomplished JD coming out of law school, chances are you are straddled with six figures of debt, but have few prospects to help with that particular problem. 

The latest stats from the Law School Admission Council shows that this trend, which came into its own in 2010, hasn’t since diminished, but in fact, with 50,269 applicants for law school nationally, we are down by 2.5 percent from this point last year. 

More to the point, those applications are redundant: people are averaging submissions to six schools. And considering that this stat is up, that means even fewer students are actually submitting, down 4.6 percent compared to last year. 

In light that law schools are charging $23,900 for yearly tuition, or $42,000 for private schools, and this according to the American Bar Association, choosing to be a lawyer is no longer the natural next step for those undergrad graduates who still haven’t figured things out.” [Emphasis mine]

At what point will law schools simply start admitting people who can recite the alphabet correctly? As you can see from this Paul Campos post back on December 14, 2012, the rodents have consistently accepted more applicants each year for the last decade. Yes, what a “prestigious” degree to obtain, huh?!?! At this point in time, if anyone is impressed by your ability to earn a TTTT law degree, then that person is fundamentally ignorant.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the law school swine have no one to blame, but themselves, for their current predicament. Unfortunately, many more legions of students will be put through the financial wood chipper, before these old farts/criminals retire from their academic posts. However, something has to give at these “institutions of higher education.” Many of these schools have resorted to faculty buyouts, staff layoffs, and pushing untenured “professors” out the door. Several law schools have decided to merge, in order to stay in business. 

The good schools, i.e. the ones actually worth attending due to their reputation and ability to open doors for your ass, will still be able to attract quality applicants. Although, the lower-ranked commodes will: (a) continue to be inundated with morons who have little chance of passing the bar exam; and (b) admit an even higher percentage of those mental midgets, in order to fill seats. Wait until some of these dolts start representing clients in legal matters. Then, the general public will have a better idea of how easy it is to get into law school. Seeing that many law students are seeking prestige, that will further impact enrollment down the line.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Profiles in Cowardly Paper Lions: Athornia Steele, Adjunct “Professor” at Fourth Tier Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center


Here is Steele’s bio. You can tell that this rat hasn’t missed many meals – off the backs of debt-strapped graduates and students. If you dare try to warn lemmings of the law school scam, he cites to lousy musicals in LSAC publications that are worth less than single ply toilet paper.

http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/publications-(lsac-resources)/may_2015_report.pdf

Academic Small-Mindedness: In the May 2015 issue of the LSAC Report newsleTTTer, Cockroach Athornia Steele wrote a column labeled “The Leadership of Admission Professionals in the Land of Oz.” Look at his opening paragraph:

“Legal education, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, has been caught in an ill wind. Negativity about the value of a law degree, ethical dilemmas in the admission process, questions about the qualifications of the applicant pool, declines in the legal job market, increases in student debt, and the resultant decrease in applicants to law school has made for a tumultuous ride. You, the admission professionals, are like Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Lion courageously in search of a way home, a feeling of stability, and a sense of forward momentum. We are all hoping that there IS a Wizard of Oz, or at least a Good Witch, who will help us in our quest.” [Emphasis mine]

In his little Tin Man mind, $TTTTeele thinks that a declining applicant pool, the weak-ass JD employment market, and increases in student debt are no big deal. That’s because this bastard isn’t the one who has to face today’s prevailing job outlook. In fact, it is in his be$t intere$t to enroll as many morons as possible – regardless of their chances of ever practicing law!

Now, scroll down to Steele’s last “substantive” paragraph:

“I have always loved the story of the Wizard of Oz and believe it to be a story directed to adults as well as children. If you go to your library’s catalog or Google any combination of the words leadership and/or personal development along with Wizard of Oz, a number of books and articles written on the leadership and personal development lessons of the Wizard of Oz appear. Of course, many of you have long ago observed that the Scarecrow complaining of no brain, the Tin Woodsman lamenting the absence of a heart, and the Cowardly Lion crying about his lack of courage each possessed and demonstrated that which they thought they lacked…Legal education in general, and admission professionals in particular, are engaged in a journey. It may take a bit more than clicking our heels together to overcome the wicked witch of the scam bloggers, rankings, negative media stories, declining applications, and pressuring deans, but at least at this annual meeting and educational conference, we can take some time to consider possibilities, recharge our internal strengths, and bask in the support of our friends and colleagues (and some lovely beaches and sunshine).”

Yeah, it’s always great when a 60 year old man publicly proclaims how much he loves a children’s story, right?!?! It is clear that these “educators” have too much free time on their hands. When reading his reference to beaches and sunshine in San Diego, you can tell that this rodent doesn’t miss a wink of sleep at night, thinking of the legions of students who have been FINANCIALLY RUINED as a direct result of their decision to attend law school. 

http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2015/06/athornia-steele-nova-southeastern-law.html

Other Coverage: On June 12, 2015, dybbuk wiped his ass with Athornia Steele’s little mustache, in a OTLSS entry entitled “Athornia Steele, Nova Southeastern Law Prof. and LSAC Board of Trustees Chair, compares scambloggers to the "wicked witch" from the Wizard of Oz.” After berating the cockroach, here is his conclusion:

“Now, Dorothy did say that there is no place like home, but a fancy resort vacation is still pretty good, especially when LSAC or one's employer is picking up the tab. And, of course, there is also law school - there is definitely no place like that. 

It may be presumptuous to criticize a children’s fantasy classic, but it really is a shame that the story did not end on a more uplifting note. There should have been a joyous concluding scene where Dorothy mortgages the family farm to attend law school so that she can address the obvious crisis of unmet legal needs in her small Nebraska, I mean Kansas, rural community, as well as elevate her own leadership skills and personal development. In solidarity with Toto, she could then go on to obtain an LLM in Animal Law, the better to critique the legal system's species-based hierarchy. 

Lacking that, it is fortunate that we have great and powerful legal intellectuals like Professor Athornia Steele to tease out the similarities between Oz and law school recruitment. Which scambloggers can do too, of course, but our perspective is tainted by wicked witchery.” [Emphasis mine]

You can see that these “educators”/swine view the students as a mere mean$ to an end, i.e. big piles of federal student loan dollars. Anyway, let’s take a brief look at the commode where Steele “works.” 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+8

Rank of Steele’s Toilet: According to US “News” & World Report, Nova $ouTTTThea$TTTTern Univer$iTTTTy $hepard Broad Law Cesspool is rated as FOURTH TIER TRASH PIT! Yes, what a remarkable achievement, huh?!?! 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Law Student Indebtedness: The same publication provides an even more meaningful metric, regarding student debt. US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Nova Southeastern University JD Class of 2014 who incurred debt for law school - as $136,450. Hell, 86% of this school’s 2014 cohort took on such toxic debt. Don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt. Nor does it take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, Athornia “Dorothy” Steele is mad because others – with brains, balls, and a backbone – have informed legions of people about the law school scam. As a result of our efforts, along with major help from mainstream press articles, enrollment continues to drop at ABA-accredited dung heaps. Now this cockroach and his fellow academic piles of waste are not able to reap as much federal student loan money, with so little effort. Steele has less honor than the old man behind the curtain. After all, he DOES NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN ABOUT YOU or your job prospects, coming out of his garbage in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

ABA Cockroaches Deny Provisional Accredition to Indiana Tech Law School But Approve Concoria University School of Law


http://www.jdjournal.com/2015/06/10/provisional-accreditation-denied-to-indiana-tech-law-school/

Indiana TTTTTech Temporarily Flushed: On June 10, 2015, Noelle Price’s article, “Provisional Accreditation Denied to Indiana Tech Law School,” appeared in the JD Journal. Look at this opening: 

“According to the Indiana Lawyer, the American Bar Association has denied provisional accreditation to Indiana Tech Law School. Without accreditation, students will not be able to sit for the state bar exam, according to the Journal Gazette

On Tuesday, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar explained in a memorandum that the application for provisional ABA approval was rejected. The school is just two years old and is located in Fort Wayne. The school received notice of the decision prior to the publication of the memorandum. 

Dean Charles Cercone said, “While we are disappointed not to receive accreditation at this time, we were encouraged that the Council narrowed the issue we need to focus on, and we believe that the Council has provided us with good feedback as we begin the reapplication process.” According to WANE.com, the school is optimistic that it will receive a vote from the ABA next year. 

Cercone was named dean in November. 

On June 5 and 6, the council heard a presentation by Dean Cercone and other officials from the school. Indiana Tech said that the presentation was productive, but details have not been revealed. 

The school’s first dean stepped down after less than one year.

The school has 30 days to appeal the decision. If the appeal is filed properly, it will be considered by an appeals panel, and the council’s current decision would be stayed pending the final decision.” [Emphasis mine]

Perhaps they should have had Vice Dean andrĂ© douglas pond cummings make the presentation in spoken word/hip-hip format. Frankly, this appears to be a temporary setback for the Indiana Tech Law Sewer pigs. Every now and then, the American Bar Association cockroaches need to show that “they take the accreditation process seriously.” You can bet your ass that this stench pit will appeal within 30 days. Hell, the morons didn’t shut down operations after having enrolled 30 students in its first year entering class. 

http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/education/2015/06/08/concordia-law-school-earns-provisional-accreditiation/28708569/

Concordia “University” Fares Better: On June 9, 2015, KTVB reporter Kim Fields presented a segment labeled “Concordia Law Earns Provisional Approval.” Check out this comical portion:

“Concordia University School of Law in downtown Boise has received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association. 

Earning provisional approval from the American Bar Association means the school's graduates will be able to take the bar exam. It also demonstrates the school's compliance with ABA Standards for Approved Law Schools. 

The school's students are busy studying for the bar exam scheduled this July. 

Dean Cathy Silak says earning the provisional approval is a very exact and strict process that takes several years, and it was a key milestone the school set out to accomplish when it first opened. 

"This is truly exciting. We have such a high-quality student body, faculty and staff. And so now these students will be eligible to take the bar exam here in the state of Idaho. So we're just so excited for them too," said Silak. 

Another big milestone for Concordia Law is its first commencement ceremonies in Boise scheduled for August 8 with some 27 graduates.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, Cathy, gaining provisional accreditation is a super exact and strict process. According to the ABA, there are currently 205 institutions with ABA approval – including five commodes with provisional status. Hell, skid row bums are more strict and discriminating when it comes to their choice of cheap vodka.

By the way, look at the 0:31 second mark of the video. You will see a bunch of old guys with laptops, listening to a boring-ass law lecture. It’s funny that they are all dressed up in slacks and dress shirts. I understand that the swine want to make a good impression, but this is artificial. At any rate, being eligible to take the Idaho bar exam is not a big deal. It does not mean that you will land a lawyer job – especially if you’re a 45 year old white guy with a big-ass mustache who just graduated from a provisionally-accredited dung heap.

Conclusion: Don’t feel sad for the bastards at Indiana TTTTTech Law Sewer. The ABA has denied other trash pits initially, and then later approved their application for accreditation. Plus, the mental midgets running that place chose to ignore reality – by choosing to open a law school in the midst of a fundamental restructuring of the U.S. legal job market. 

Cathy Silak – who should invest in a new hairdo, wardrobe, teeth whitening, and makeup – acts as though she is happy for the law students. This decision is MUCH better – and much more important - for the school. This means that they can continue to operate, and take in more bundles of federal student loan money each year. After all, the students and grads are a mere means to an end. Don’t feel too bad for the lemmings. If you are dumb enough to enroll in such a dump, then you deserve your fate. My only concern is for the families of these dolts, especially after seeing pupils who appear to be 35-50 years of age.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

TTT Smells of Desperation: Albany Law School and University of Albany Move Toward ParTTTnership


http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202728270433/Albany-Law-University-Move-Toward-Partnership?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=0

The TTT AgreemenTTT: On June 4, 2015, the New York Law Journal published an Andrew Denney piece entitled “Albany Law, University Move Toward Partnership.” Look at this opening:

“Albany Law School and the University at Albany announced they are finalizing an agreement to affiliate. 

Alicia Ouellette, who becomes dean of Albany Law on July 1, and Robert Jones, president of the University at Albany, posted a joint letter online stating that the two schools have signed a memorandum of intent and plan to complete an agreement by the end of October. 

"It is clear to us that our students and faculties have much to gain from a stronger affiliation between our two schools," the letter states. The schools have been discussing a possible affiliation since last summer.

The letter said the affiliation is not a merger, as both schools will remain financially independent and there are no plans to change their names.

Additionally, the schools would retain their respective accreditations and continue to issue their own degrees. 

But affiliation would allow the schools to jointly pursue grants while giving students at both schools an expanded offering of courses. 

For example, a future scientist at the University at Albany could study legal issues surrounding environmental contamination, or a future attorney attending Albany Law could learn more about cybersecurity.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, future scientists will be blessed by attending Albany Law Sewer, and learning about IT security from a TTT, right?!?! Data breaches occur all the damn time, and spending $43,248 in tuition – the current rate for 2015-2016 at AL$ – will not make you more marketable, or less susceptible to such occurrences.

At this point, no one with a functioning brain stem buys the pigs’ filth. When you see a PR blitz from oil company cockroaches - usually following a recent spill - you KNOW that they don’t mean a word of what they say. They are simply trying to cover their asses and limit damage to the firm’s reputation. Whenever you hear the phrases “We are doing our part to be a responsible corporate citizen” or “We care about our community,” your gut instinct is to smirk and change the channel. It is the same with the “higher education” swine. When you hear or read, “Our students have much to gain from this affiliation,” you likewise just laugh to yourself and move on with your day. By the way, this commode is ranked as the 138th greatest, most remarkable and sensational law school in the country – by US “News” & World Report.

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Momentum-building-for-schools-to-partner-6073848.php

Chronology of a Toilet Merger: Back on February 10, 2015, the Times-Union published a Cathleen F. Crowley article, under the headline “Momentum building for schools to partner.” Check out the following excerpt:

“A partnership appears to be blooming between Albany Law School and the University at Albany. Neither is calling it a merger, but that doesn't stop others from using the term.

"The law school and the university are approaching this carefully, with graduated steps, which I believe will eventually culminate in a merger of the two institutions," said Laurie Shanks, an Albany lawyer and professor emerita at Albany Law who thinks merging is a win-win for both schools. 

UAlbany President Robert J. Jones said talks are going "extremely well." 

"We are going to be much stronger in this partnership than we would be separately," Jones said. 

Jones spoke about the partnership with the law school in an interview broadcast on SEFCU's big screen during halftime of a basketball game this weekend. 

He has briefed the chancellor of the State University of New York on the discussions and said he plans a presentation for the SUNY board of trustees.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, Cockroach Jones is an extremely busy man, huh?!?! Apparently, he has enough spare time to take in college men’s basketball games, in person. A few paragraphs later, the reporter noted the reason for this garbage merger:

“Enrollment at Albany Law School, as at most law schools, has dropped dramatically. 

In 2003, the school had 821 students. Today it has 475, a 42 percent decrease. A $1 million deficit is expected in the 2014-15 school year.” [Emphasis mine]

You’re welcome, bitches! Cockroaches can only swim short distances, so you vile, lazy academics are in desperate need of a flotation device.

Conclusion: In the last analysis, you morons who are enrolled at this ABA-accredited dung heap are mere pawns in the pigs’ endgame. Then again, you were always a mere means to an end, i.e. big-ass bags of federal student loan money. Notice how Cockroach Laurie Shanks said that this is "a win-win" for the two “institions of higher learning.” What part of that statement leads you, dumbass, to believe that the students’ interests were even a consideration?!?! Remember, these “educators” do not care about you, in the slightest! The thieves will do an say anything to keep their cushy “jobs.” This merger is an attempt to keep these two turds afloat. Saddling you down with huge amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt was a happy afterthought.
 
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