Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

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Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

Postby phialphadelta » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm

The Thomas Jefferson school of law representatives issued a statement to the student population taking ZERO responsibility for the bar passage rate being 33%- the very bottom of the 20 ABA accredited law schools in California. Instead, Thomas Jefferson School of law blamed the low bar passage rate on unmotivated students and proceeded to state that students in the top 15% had a higher bar passage rate.

The next lowest law school is nearly double TJSL's Bar passage rate at 55% (Whittier Law)

Even Laverne law which became unaccredited has a better passage rate than TJSL. (56.35)

The school stopped allowing Barbri to come on campus and will not let the Barbri reps make announcements in classes. They instead charge their own Thomas Jefferson law school students another $4,000 to take their "Bar Secrets" course to pass the bar.

Thomas Jefferson School of law representatives are preoccupied with the new building and buying awards from the San Diego law community rather than worrying about their students learn how to take the California bar.

Thomas Jefferson school of law's academic structure is a joke and Academic Dean Eric Mitnick does not properly oversee the material being taught in classrooms or hold the Professor's strictly responsible for making sure the students learn the way material will be tested on the California Bar.

Look at Professor's like Eniola Akinemowo, the tenured contracts professor, who barely understands contracts let alone teach it.
Most professors have mixed reviews, but hers are all across the board horrendous even for students who received a 4.3 grade for her class.

Worst yet, 1L's are forced to take her class because 1L classes are assigned.

Cal-Western might be low ranked, but they make damn sure their graduates pass the bar. The first year they cut 20% of the class, and if you were near the bottom you are required to take classes that help you learn how to do better in classes your 2L year. Your 3L year you have to take a pre-bar class that teaches you how to write bar essays and performance tests, and if you take all these classes you then get Bar Bri for $500, and it's not just normal Bar Bri - its Bar Bri on steroids and because CWSL is on trimesters, you get an extra 3-4 weeks of studying time. It sucks not to get a spring break, but it's totally worth it come bar prep time.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

Postby tdluxon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:50 pm

phialphadelta wrote:The Thomas Jefferson school of law representatives issued a statement to the student population taking ZERO responsibility for the bar passage rate being 33%- the very bottom of the 20 ABA accredited law schools in California. Instead, Thomas Jefferson School of law blamed the low bar passage rate on unmotivated students and proceeded to state that students in the top 15% had a higher bar passage rate.

The next lowest law school is nearly double TJSL's Bar passage rate at 55% (Whittier Law)

Even Laverne law which became unaccredited has a better passage rate than TJSL. (56.35)

The school stopped allowing Barbri to come on campus and will not let the Barbri reps make announcements in classes. They instead charge their own Thomas Jefferson law school students another $4,000 to take their "Bar Secrets" course to pass the bar.

Thomas Jefferson School of law representatives are preoccupied with the new building and buying awards from the San Diego law community rather than worrying about their students learn how to take the California bar.

Thomas Jefferson school of law's academic structure is a joke and Academic Dean Eric Mitnick does not properly oversee the material being taught in classrooms or hold the Professor's strictly responsible for making sure the students learn the way material will be tested on the California Bar.

Look at Professor's like Eniola Akinemowo, the tenured contracts professor, who barely understands contracts let alone teach it.
Most professors have mixed reviews, but hers are all across the board horrendous even for students who received a 4.3 grade for her class.

Worst yet, 1L's are forced to take her class because 1L classes are assigned.

Cal-Western might be low ranked, but they make damn sure their graduates pass the bar. The first year they cut 20% of the class, and if you were near the bottom you are required to take classes that help you learn how to do better in classes your 2L year. Your 3L year you have to take a pre-bar class that teaches you how to write bar essays and performance tests, and if you take all these classes you then get Bar Bri for $500, and it's not just normal Bar Bri - its Bar Bri on steroids and because CWSL is on trimesters, you get an extra 3-4 weeks of studying time. It sucks not to get a spring break, but it's totally worth it come bar prep time.


2 things

1. There is nothing wrong with Prof Akindemowo... She is a fine professor, she just has a bad reputation because she is tough and contracts is a boring class. I had her for contracts I and II and have no complaints other than having to listen to people whine about her... Yes she has a bit of an accent but get over it, life isn't perfect and out in practice you'll have to deal with people who have accents/are hard to understand. Most of the people who don't like her are too stupid to understand anyways.

2. Like you mentioned, Cal Western cuts the bottom 20% of their class after the first year... They do this to help keep their bar passage rate up (and it does work) but it's not such a cool policy if you are one of those people. A friend of mine from undergrad had a 72 average after his 1L year and found himself out on his ass... I'm not going to defend him and maybe he deserved it, and maybe it was the right thing for him because maybe he wouldn't have been able to pay the bar, but all I know is he was devastated and didn't even get a chance to bring his grades up or retake any classes... Shitty

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Re: Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

Postby LWOP » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:52 pm

the economy is in the shitter...especially in CA... and people are pissed thatthey spent the money to get a JD an dnow they cant find work.... the short answer to the whole law suit issue.

My suggestion: move away if you cant find work where you are.... etc.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

Postby romothesavior » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:15 am

tdluxon wrote:2. Like you mentioned, Cal Western cuts the bottom 20% of their class after the first year.

Cal Western and TJLS should probably cut the bottom 90% of their classes. They'd be doing them a favor.

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Re: Thomas Jefferson school of law 33% bar passage rate for 2011

Postby 20121109 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:36 am

flem wrote:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174033

Cool story bro




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