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The Law School Scam: Dean of for-profit school begs grads not to take bar exam

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by franticscribe, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Apparently Infilaw - a for-profit company that operates three law schools - offers some of its graduates $5,000 not to take the bar exam in an effort to protect their bar passage rates and keep accreditation. This just might be a new low for legal education, and it comes just when I didn't think things could get lower.

    Law School Dean Allegedly Begged Graduates Not To Take The Bar Exam — On The Day Before The Test | Above the Law

     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Anyone who took that crappy offer definitely wouldn't pass the bar. They've at least got to throw in all tuition you paid.
     
  3. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    And many who turned it down are also unlikely to pass. These schools shouldn't even exist.
     
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  4. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Active Member

    Obligatory link to Adult Swim clip:

     
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  5. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

  6. qtlaw24

    qtlaw24 Active Member

    As someone in the profession, I truly feel for those who are being essentially scammed. I do see some excellent lawyers who come from less than prestigious schools but the chances are very slim for those from schools who have essentially open enrollment. Using my economics background, the opportunity cost for paying and attending such a school are so high, I would not recommend it for anyone, unless that person knew they were basically taking a lottery ticket.
     
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  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure anything after the first four words is necessary in the subject line.
     
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  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The University of American Samoa. Go Sandcrabs!
     
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    For-Profit Education is one of the great oxymorons of our time.
     
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