Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

andré douglas pond cummings career resurrected at JM Law! I am so happy for the good professor!!!

A scholar and a gentleman isn't he? The future of hip hop an wolfman11/25/17
I don’t know anything about this professor, but there are defectoantesto11/26/17
I suppose law school is a lot like politics: the swamp will patenttrollnj11/26/17
JMLS hired andre pond scummings as a visiting professor at J hairypalms11/26/17
Yea a few years ago he was tenured at West Virginia. Taking doublefriedchicken11/26/17
wolfman (Nov 25, 2017 - 8:58 pm)

A scholar and a gentleman isn't he? The future of hip hop and the law is safe at John Marshall law!

For the unitiated, I know how to capitalize - this is how the gentleman spells his name! If you've been living under a rock, cummings was an associate dean and a big cheerleader of, and then the last DEAN of Indiana Tech Law, that miserable life-ruining joke of a school that opened in the middle of the recession and then shut fown (I heard ONE of their grads actually passsed the bar). There are lots of articls about that, just google this guy's name and Indiana Tech Law... or search this forum... great coverage here:

http://www.jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=138527

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED TO THE GOOD DEAN AND PROFESSOR? Selling used cars? Actually scratching out a living as a lawyer? hahah the joke is on you (I mean, for all I know, those could also be this estemed scholar's side gigs, who knows) but LOOK!

It took some web sleuthing, but here's a nice academic symposium LAST MONTH (at Drexel Law... if ONLY they and a hundred other law schools would go the way of Iniana Tech... one can dream) on race and crime and whatnot, don't you know... and here he is:

http://drexel.edu/law/about/news/articles/overview/2017/October/race-and-policing-symposium-10232017/

"In the symposium’s third panel, John Marshall Law School Professor andré douglas pond cummings, Defenders Association of Philadelphia Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey and Kline School of Law Professor Donald Tibbs discussed ways to change the paradigm of race and policing."

And what ground-breaking thoughts: "Cummings said law enforcement training and hiring should be changed to alter the dynamics between those policed and those who police. Private and for-profit prisons should be abolished, cummings said."

Hahaha, I wonder what folks who enrolled, or even worse, graduated from Indian Tech Law have to say about these lofty subjects? Maybe some of them can get jobs as guards at private prisons? But wait, those will be abolished also... cummings strikes again!!!

This "profession" is a sick joke, and legal "academia" is a lying travesty and a scamming perversion of every ideal related to the pursuit of knowledge.

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defectoantesto (Nov 26, 2017 - 9:33 am)

I don’t know anything about this professor, but there are some interesting parallels between law schools and private prisons.

Private prisons should be abolished, presumably because their business model is to (1) maintain a high volume of new prisoners coming in, (2) obtain funds to support the prisoners directly from the state, (3) and make a profit by ensuring the flow of new prisoners and state money keeps coming despite broader societal issues (such a massive lack of employment opportunities for released inmates).

Sounds vaguely like another business model I have heard of....

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patenttrollnj (Nov 26, 2017 - 10:49 am)

I suppose law school is a lot like politics: the swamp will circle the wagons for its own.

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hairypalms (Nov 26, 2017 - 11:23 am)

JMLS hired andre pond scummings as a visiting professor at JMLS. That's never a good sign. He's obviously looking for his next meal ticket lecturing on hip hop and the law. Why any law school would hire this buffoon is beyond me.

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doublefriedchicken (Nov 26, 2017 - 12:17 pm)

Yea a few years ago he was tenured at West Virginia. Taking the job at Indiana Tech put his career in a tailspin.

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