-Campos' third post about specific law schools antics in response to the crash of applications. This time Hofstra is under the cross hairs.
-TaxProf blog posts fresh 1L enrollment figures for 20 California law schools. Best tidbit? La Verne went from 165 in 2010, to 44 in 2012, up a tick to 54 in 2013.
-Cooley's suit against bloggers and the law firm Kurzon Strauss failed as the court gave summary judgement to the defendants. In the opinion, Judge Jonker (I love that name) wrote that "the statement that 'Cooley grossly inflates its graduates’
reported mean salaries' may not merely be protected hyperbole, but
-Finally, some good news from Matt Leichter at Law School Tuition Bubble. He found that the amount of educational debt taken out by students from the government has dipped from the 2011-2012 school year to the 2012-2013 school year.
La Verne class entering in 2012 - only 34 full time students.ReplyDelete
15 full time faculty and 21 adjuncts
first to close?
Do they have a giant cursive capital "L" on the outside of their buildings?Delete
Isn't their JD factory situated in Ontario? Why not rename it the University of Ontario? Might get a few decent students to attend that one.Delete
Hofstra hosted a presidential election debate and is doing fine.ReplyDelete
So they made enough money from that debate to pay off their present and future deficits? I doubt it.Delete
There are still 54 people in the US who want to enroll in Laverne?ReplyDelete
Wow. Country's in trouble.
Great news roundup.ReplyDelete
I have an OT comment. Did anyone see this yet?
It's old, but apparently you can search twitter for law school tweet and you get the crazies stuff from special snowlflakes about to attend their TTTs, celebrating their 143 LSATs, etc.
This blog might use some of this for 1) comic relief, 2) contacting people about to ruin their lives to talk them out of it.
Those numbers for Hofstra are brutal. In three years its gone from an entering class of 370 with a mean GPA/LSAT of 3.58/159 to a class of 215 with a mean GPA/LSAT of 3.14/154. In other words, both its admissions standards and enrollment numbers are crashing. Not good.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's an astonishing disaster for Hofstra, and fantastic news for the reform movement.Delete
I'm not so surprised that their incoming students decreased by 45% or so. But I am surprised that they had to trash their admissions standards to bring them in. Without the easier (and embarrassing) admissions criteria, Hofstra might be staring at fewer than 50 beginning students this year.
Excellent news re: Cooley. They may have won the battle over damages for false employment statistics, but we now have two opinions that label Cooley as the home of false employment statistics out on the record. Looks like the mean, uncouth scambloggers have a right to their interpretation of the facts after all, despite Boomer ScamDean efforts to suppress free speech and all that other Constitutional jazz.ReplyDelete
Truth is a defense, bitchez. Lemmings, run away now unless you enjoy being objectively lied to and taken advantage of.
I predict that within 3 years, Jusitce Brennan's scamfest is going to have just two campuses remaining. Tampa's going to shut down, Ann Arbor can't stay open...ReplyDelete
Wow, that's quite a news roundup.ReplyDelete
Any one of those stories makes a great post (hint to contributors...)
Perspective: UC Hasting's 2009 class = 550 1L's. That's about 50 more than they were running historically - it's always been a large school. So, drop to 331 is pretty damn bad for them = just a tuition revenue loss of about 3.23 MM **each year.**ReplyDelete
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! DIE! (They spend 80 million per year), and the place deserves to be a third tier school.