timbs4339 wrote:bingbang1025 wrote:They need to make the bar exam a lot, lot more difficult. Slash the bottom 50-75 schools. Set up more lienient 1st-year exit programs for people to gracefully GTFO of school if their grades are crap (e.g., refund 50% of tuition or something).
Maybe some sort of paralegal certification or something?bingbang1025 wrote:What these TTT schools do is absolutely criminal re: grade stipulations.
They systematically ensure that some of their scholarship students will lose their grants. The school gets to not pay in years 2/3 while keeping the GPA/LSAT inflation that student (likely way above their medians) brought them.
I never understood the justification for the stipulations. You're attending a shitty school in one of the worst job markets ever. You need to score in the top 10% just to have a shot at a decent job. Unless people are really just treating law school like a three-year vacation what exactly is the risk that a hardworking, intelligent student will suddenly stop working and voluntarily accept certain unemployment?
stips are used so that they can get students to come as a result of an incredible price. Then they don't have to pay out to a large percentage of the class for the last two years. The crazy thing is, they often put all the scholly kids in sections together so that a disproportionately high percentage of students will lose their scholarship, thus giving more money to repeat the cycle of luring people in under dubious pretenses