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Arizona Summit Law School locked out of its Phoenix offices for not paying rent

https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/10757 02002 bigsal08/24/18
I imagine many of their graduates have faced a similar exper 6figuremistake08/24/18
brave locking a class full of law students out. At least 1 o dietcoke08/24/18
... and then, they, too, will be locking people out of their jeffm08/24/18
Locked out but they cut Fall semester anyways...decided not irishlaw08/24/18
Draconian measure to lock them out for not paying rent. jdslug08/25/18
I've said it before and I'll say it again. These kids have a onehell08/27/18
Yeah, honestly these kids are in a much better position than 6figuremistake08/27/18
Great analogy about the car wreck. These kids were in the wo onehell08/27/18
They will enroll at another school and finish their degree b mtbislife08/27/18
bigsal (Aug 24, 2018 - 10:03 am)

https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/1075702002

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6figuremistake (Aug 24, 2018 - 11:07 am)

I imagine many of their graduates have faced a similar experience.

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dietcoke (Aug 24, 2018 - 2:34 pm)

brave locking a class full of law students out. At least 1 out of 100 of them will be attorneys someday.

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jeffm (Aug 24, 2018 - 2:36 pm)

... and then, they, too, will be locking people out of their homes/businesses.

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irishlaw (Aug 24, 2018 - 6:29 pm)

Locked out but they cut Fall semester anyways...decided not to pay because they were not going to offer class...scum bag school.

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jdslug (Aug 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm)

Draconian measure to lock them out for not paying rent.

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onehell (Aug 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm)

I've said it before and I'll say it again. These kids have a golden opportunity to get a mulligan. They can get all their debt forgiven if they simply give up on the JD. But if they accept visiting student status at ASU or Florida Coastal as currently offered, or if they transfer even one credit to another law school, they will lose this once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a do-over.

The tragedy isn't the kids who don't finish. It's the ones who do.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/closed-school#different-program-new-school

"Q: If my school closes and I then enroll (either through a teach-out plan or by transferring academic credits or hours earned from the closed school) in a comparable program at another school for the purpose of completing the program for which a loan was made at the closed school, can I still receive a discharge?

A: No, not if you completed or are in the process of completing a comparable program of study."

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6figuremistake (Aug 27, 2018 - 2:22 pm)

Yeah, honestly these kids are in a much better position than the average graduate from a "much better" program. What does an American or Villanova law grad have to show for his superior degree? Maybe a $50k a year small firm job (if he's lucky) and $200k worth of loans. Take the bailout and walk away free and clear, folks. Transferring at this point is like surviving a devastating car accident and then climbing back into the wreckage.

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onehell (Aug 27, 2018 - 2:58 pm)

Great analogy about the car wreck. These kids were in the worst place a law student could possibly be and then overnight, they were handed a one-time opportunity to take a better outcome than almost any law school outside the top-ranked ones can offer. And all they have to do to get it, is quit.

I am so, so sad for the poor ignorant schmucks who still, despite all this, refuse to quit. It's not like the school is going to be pointing them towards discharge; the availability of this outcome will only be known to kids who do their homework, and kids who do their homework don't typically wind up at a place like Summit in the 1st place.

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mtbislife (Aug 27, 2018 - 3:25 pm)

They will enroll at another school and finish their degree because they are not quitters!

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