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January 05, 2019


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Scott Fruehwald

But, the incoming President of AALS says that "the state of legal education is excellent." (see the TaxProf Blog)


Shouldn't repeat offenders be subject to a heightened level of scrutiny?

Tomas Gomez-Arostegui

From what I can tell, the Cal Bar Study didn't inquire into how students were studying for the bar exam. I've always thought that might have something to do with it (apart from drop in credentials). In my 13 years of teaching, at least, students at the beginning were usually attending live classes offered by BarBri and the like. But for the last several years (maybe 6 years or so) students essentially never do that. Instead they just watch videos while sitting at home in their pajamas (too many distractions). Could that be part of the difference? Obviously Oregon is a much smaller market than California, so I assume live classes are still available in many big cities in California. But even so, maybe students aren't going. I think the Bar should look at that.

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Let's not mince words here. Their not the smartest. They should have worked harder like Brett Kavanaugh. He worked hard.


Bottom line is the bottom line.

There is no need in California for the four schools mentioned.

Qualified students can find admission elsewhere.

The market can't and has proven that it won't absorb graduates of crass bottom feeders, if they are even able to pass the bar.

These schools exist for one reason and one reason only: the benefit of the faculty and owners.

The faculty because, in at least one instance mentioned above, the faculty has demonstrably failed, again and again, to sustain the bare minimum in results that the ABA supposedly requires. Question: what about repeat offenders? Isn't this almost the best evidence of a faculty culture?

The owners because the business model appears to involve admitting too many unqualified first year students, and then attrition at unconscionable levels, in order to fleece that first year class to the greatest possible extent.

This latter practice is so disgusting and reprehensible.

The failure by the ABA to shutter any such schools demands that the DOE strip the ABA of its authority, immediately.

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^^^^^anon, I need to enlighten you. Your name is Liam or Amber and your 24 and you matriculated with a 2.25 GPA in Psychology or Marketing East Central Iowa Torah Tech College. You scored an assistant manager position at the Family Dollar for $41K and your exhausted once again after working 71 hours per week. You sit down with your Amazon Avocado Toast and after 4 craft brews you pick up your iPhone and search for "new careers" for college graduates. A pop up for Thomas Jefferson or Cookey Law School appears on screen. They promise lucrative careers as a LAWYER!!!! A LAWYER!!!! You are the next Atticus Finch!!!!!! You take the LSAT and score 110. You are accepted to both. After six long years, poof, you are now a LAWYER!!!! You score a job with a Collections Mill, threatening debtors over the Capital One bill, for $43K per year. At least you can tell your mom you are a LAWYEER and now get Thanksgiving off. Its beautiful. What don't you understand, ANON?

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