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TJSL may need to move by May or June and only 15 students began this spring

The lease is ending and is not likely to be renewed. This is frida203/23/18
"TJSL is going to close. They laid off six people by walking 6figuremistake03/23/18
I wonder what is going to happen to the invaluable scholars wearyattorney03/23/18
"worse comes to worse, you’ll transition into full equity onehell03/23/18
I live for the day that they pay, not because they scammed, wearyattorney03/23/18
180 massivemissive03/23/18
Triggered. trollfeeder03/25/18
Absolutely. The only benefit from these vermin in my life i wearyattorney03/26/18
Bro aba is private as is the school... Don't let your idioti triplesix03/26/18
The ABA is responsible for accrediting law schools. This is wearyattorney03/26/18
I agree the issue itself is apolitical. Most of the scoundre 6figuremistake03/26/18
Brilliant. wolfman03/23/18
frida2 (Mar 23, 2018 - 3:11 pm)

The lease is ending and is not likely to be renewed. This is from a month ago but as far as I can tell it hasn't been posted here yet. I wonder what will happen to the building.

https://abovethelaw.com/2018/02/law-school-on-probation-is-reportedly-struggling-financially-conducting-layoffs/

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6figuremistake (Mar 23, 2018 - 3:26 pm)

"TJSL is going to close. They laid off six people by walking us out, one-by-one. Two other senior staff members quit suddenly after this. They cannot afford their expensive “campus” building past May/June of THIS YEAR (was confirmed in a staff meeting by the Dean and General Counsel). They are looking for a new building but no one will rent to them, so they are trying get the empty offices rented out to third parties. It’s a mess. The school is in financial trouble."

Maybe they can hold classes at a local In N Out Burger...

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wearyattorney (Mar 23, 2018 - 4:40 pm)

I wonder what is going to happen to the invaluable scholars teaching at this esteemed institution, who made the magnimonious sacrifie of foregoing an 8-figure big law salary in the name and service of ideals like racial equality, access to higher education for the downtrodden, social justice and establishing affordable legal services for the poor.

I salute these paragorns of sacrifice and altruism, and I hope they can continue their sacrifice, ideally in some form of political office, such as democratic politicians serving the great state of California.

It’s a sad day to see the rich and the racists win, but rest assured these folks will continue to strive for the betterment of mankind. I can even see them making sure law schools of this type receive a guaranteed stipend from the federal government irrespective of enrollment, as the scholarship produced at these institutions further the cause of remedying the incalculable and incomparable travesties that the white race and the rich have inflicted on racial minorities and the poor. In fact, but for these racist policies, which demand that the schools actually have students to receive payment, these scholars would be able to continue their struggle unencumbered by pecuniary obstacles.

God Speed ladies and gentlemen of the faculty. God Speed. I take heart that at least your sacrifice will not go unnoticed, worse comes to worse, you’ll transition into full equity partner positions at vault 25 law firms and carry on the struggle therefrom.

This is Trump’s fault btw. We have garbage institutions like Trump University conning people to attend, when they would otherwise attend fine institutions of this kind, and receive a real education, that would enable them to earn a great living and experience social mobility, irrespective of race and preexisting social standing.

I guess the world isn’t fair, at least those 15 students, especially the ones from poor backgrounds, will have a great life as a result of attending this place, and let’s be greatful we have great liberal politicians in Congress that ensure proper legislation is in place, like guaranteed federal payment, to make sure these downtrodden and intelligent students aren’t stopped by the white man from advancing in society. I’m glad they are getting on one of the last boats for success. God Bless.

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onehell (Mar 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm)

"worse comes to worse, you’ll transition into full equity partner positions at vault 25 law firms and carry on the struggle therefrom."

LOL. Yeah, lawprofs often do like to act as if they are giving up vast sums of money every day they keep teaching. Not so. No doubt, all of them had the credentials for biglaw when they first got out of school/clerkships. But that ship has sailed. The criteria when you've been out of school for decades is not the same as the criteria when you're going through OCI. The sterling academic record is still necessary, but it is no longer sufficient.

There's a reason they call everyone who isn't hired right out of school a "lateral hire." It's because the main qualification for a job at a major law firm is that you're already working at one, and past a certain point, have big clients you can bring with you. Even people who go in-house from biglaw find that they can't later go back.

Most profs have been out of law school a long time. They haven't stepped foot in a courtroom since they clerked and they haven't stepped foot in a law firm since they were a summer associate. They've literally never practiced, in most cases, as the drudgery of actual practice is viewed as anathema to the ivory tower. Well guess what, the ivory tower mindset is anathema to big law firms too, and they certainly aren't coming in with a book of business. Why on earth would they hire someone who is accustomed to taking every summer off, periodically taking whole years off on sabbatical, and who has spent most of his time, outside of teaching a class or two and grading ONE TEST PER YEAR, sitting around writing abstract papers on esoteric subjects?

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wearyattorney (Mar 23, 2018 - 7:04 pm)

I live for the day that they pay, not because they scammed, not because they profited at expense of others, not because those others were frequent from the lower caste of society, not because what they teach is absolutely useless in law practice, and not even because that was all possible because they took control of the regulatory authority responsible for overseeing them. I live for the day that they pay because they did all those things while lecturing students and society to sacrifice, serve the poor, not be greedy, and do the right to thing. I can’t wait for them to bleed for this. It’s unlikely because of recent developments, eg wind down of the scamblogs, lowering of admission standards, and acceptance of the GRE. However, there is a chance, especially with the guy in the White House now who is beholden to no one. It’s possible a perfect storm of events arises and he has an axe to grind with academia, and for personal vengeance, and par for the course, he goes after his enemies saying what everyone else knows but is afraid to say.

One can dream.

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massivemissive (Mar 23, 2018 - 6:23 pm)

180

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trollfeeder (Mar 25, 2018 - 8:57 am)

Triggered.

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wearyattorney (Mar 26, 2018 - 12:00 am)

Absolutely. The only benefit from these vermin in my life is that I understood what liberalism really was all about.

A buddy of mine saw one of our former law school professors a few years back and he told the guy “I’m making 550 bucks a week, I made
more money working at a deli when I was in high school.” His response? “At least you have a job, other people don’t have a job.”

They are getting a way with this scam because they took over the relevant portion of the government, ie ABA, and they are profiting handsomely at the expense of their students and the public. That’s big government. That’s liberalism. The bigger the government, the bigger the parasites profiting therefrom.

Most of them will still probably get away with the stealing, but I get really happy at the prospect that a good number of them are going to find themselves on the breadlines.

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triplesix (Mar 26, 2018 - 10:03 am)

Bro aba is private as is the school... Don't let your idiotic idealogy detract from the message. Thanks.

This is corporate socialism and generational wealth transfer at its finest.

Also the schools were doing it before obama took over the loans.

But bush too bankruptcy away.

I think we can all agree that this ain't left/issue.

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wearyattorney (Mar 26, 2018 - 12:24 pm)

The ABA is responsible for accrediting law schools. This is done by government action, ie it is vested the power by the Department of Education. The subsections responsible for setting the standards are staffed overwhelmingly by lower tier school deans and professors, and the minority that do not fall into that category, understand the broader picture: if they do not systematically reduce standards, the market will destroy no less than half of the law schools in existence, while also doing significant damage to higher ranked schools (as smarter people have better options than law in general, and that’s why Harvard spearheaded the GRE change).

Without the government affirmatively supporting this scheme, the whole thing collapses in 2-3 years tops. This is a microcosm of the broader problem. The government works for the people who work for the goverment and the underlying interests of people who staff the government agencies and provide money to the staff and politicians.

These are ironclad facts. This is the real reason law school professors are liberal, and it’s also the underlying thinking of liberal power brokers. They need a large government to protect them. They need a massive uninformed constituency seething in envy and ignorance so they can get away with the innumerable scams, the law school one being a small but clear example.

No private lender would lend money for a poor and uniformed kid to go to a T100 law school, forget about the lower tier school. So, if you are greed and lazy, ie law school professor, how do you collect? You use identity politics. You use class envy. You use gender issues. In other words, when the opposition says this is a fiscal catastrophe, you label them racists, sexists and rich elitist trying to hold down minorities, the poor and women, when in reality, your policies obliterate, completely, those same groups. Go to the law professor forums, and without fail any mention of maintaining standards or containing costs is met with this nonesense.

Does this sound like a familiar strategy in the broader American body politic?

It’s a con job. A big con job. That’s liberalism.

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6figuremistake (Mar 26, 2018 - 12:27 pm)

I agree the issue itself is apolitical. Most of the scoundrels are leftists - e.g. Diamond and Leiter but so are most of the heroes - Campos and Elie Mystal. I don't think too many commentators on the right have much to say about this matter.

However, the professors and the law schools often time really push the "social justice" angle. Fine, politics isn't my concern in this debate, but if you want to advocate for social justice - how about you start by not luring in naive students with bogus employment numbers and saddling them with six figures of debt so you can enjoy a cushy job?

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wolfman (Mar 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm)

Brilliant.

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