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February 26, 2013

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Previously Anon

Great. Another unnecessary law school. I'm sure he's a wonderful guy, extremely competent, etc., etc., but. . .Fire him, close it down.

Previously Anon

Of course, one does have to wonder how wonderful a guy he is if he's willing to be dean of a bottom-feeder law school like La Verne, which has the following statistics (from 2009, and it's probably gotten worse):

Post-graduation employment

41% of the Class of 2009 were known to be working for law firms in the private sector nine months after graduation. 31% of Class of 2009 graduates were known to hold positions that required bar passage nine months after graduation. 27% of the Class of 2009 were known to be unemployed nine months after graduation.

Student loans

The average Class of 2009 graduate had $101,237 of student loan debt.

Sounds pretty slimy, really, to be willing to participate in, and even lead, an institution that rips off its students to that extent.

Previously Anon

Oh wait, but you're Professor Dan Filler, from the hallowed halls of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, which had a whole. . .43.5% of its graduates in long-term employment requiring bar passage (whatever that may mean in practical terms)--and 21.4% unemployed in any job, out of the class of 2011. Suddenly, I can see where the enthusiasm comes from.

NewProf

What difference does it make where he got his JD?

Previously Anon

He teaches at Drexel. I'm not sure where he got his JD--that would probably be irrelevant, though.

New Prof.

No, I meant in the original post. NYU.

dybbuk

Is there anyone, but anyone, on Faculty Lounge who does not smirk at the sight of the words "LaVerne College of Law," whether on a blog post, a CV, or elsewhere?

But the kids who borrow a hundred grand, and commit three years of their lives, to attend LaVerne don't realize that it is a joke of a school, and that their chances of an actual legal career are miniscule. Maybe they should know, but they don't. And Mr. Gilbert Holmes and the Laverne faculty who DO know, but who are profiting off the ignorance of those kids, are scammers.

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