UNT Law School set to open in 2014

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:00 am

Presidentjlh wrote:No federal loans for the first year?

lol

At least. Haha. Can't wait for it to fail in the first year, tamu to sweep in and buy the parts like they did with Texas Wesleyan, and be the first school in Texas with multiple law school locations a la Cooley.

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:10 am

jenesaislaw wrote:I am consulting this week for a few days with this school. LST is putting a lot of pressure on this school to structure its faculty differently and thus far the school has been receptive to our ideas, which all aim towards keeping the prices VERY low. I've seen early curriculum plans, too, and I am optimistic.

What we do not need are more of the same schools. What we do need is competition from genuinely low-cost, high-quality alternatives that understand a narrowly defined mission. I am certain I will be either its loudest critic or its loudest fan when all is said and done.


I support this. If they can't get federal loans they have to keep the price low by default.

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:18 am

timbs4339 wrote:
jenesaislaw wrote:I am consulting this week for a few days with this school. LST is putting a lot of pressure on this school to structure its faculty differently and thus far the school has been receptive to our ideas, which all aim towards keeping the prices VERY low. I've seen early curriculum plans, too, and I am optimistic.

What we do not need are more of the same schools. What we do need is competition from genuinely low-cost, high-quality alternatives that understand a narrowly defined mission. I am certain I will be either its loudest critic or its loudest fan when all is said and done.


I support this. If they can't get federal loans they have to keep the price low by default.

Serious question: could students not just borrow private loans to attend?

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:05 am

patrickd139 wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:
jenesaislaw wrote:I am consulting this week for a few days with this school. LST is putting a lot of pressure on this school to structure its faculty differently and thus far the school has been receptive to our ideas, which all aim towards keeping the prices VERY low. I've seen early curriculum plans, too, and I am optimistic.

What we do not need are more of the same schools. What we do need is competition from genuinely low-cost, high-quality alternatives that understand a narrowly defined mission. I am certain I will be either its loudest critic or its loudest fan when all is said and done.


I support this. If they can't get federal loans they have to keep the price low by default.

Serious question: could students not just borrow private loans to attend?


The private student loan market is limited and usually requires a co-signer. Although I have heard of some (non-law) schools encouraging students to charge tuition on their credit cards.

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby cooldude87 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:02 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
jenesaislaw wrote:I am consulting this week for a few days with this school. LST is putting a lot of pressure on this school to structure its faculty differently and thus far the school has been receptive to our ideas, which all aim towards keeping the prices VERY low. I've seen early curriculum plans, too, and I am optimistic.

What we do not need are more of the same schools. What we do need is competition from genuinely low-cost, high-quality alternatives that understand a narrowly defined mission. I am certain I will be either its loudest critic or its loudest fan when all is said and done.


I support this. If they can't get federal loans they have to keep the price low by default.


+1

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby thisiswater » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:04 pm

this ran in the dallas morning news this weekend.

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunda ... limate.ece

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby Ave » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:16 pm

They should be closing down law schools instead

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby BasilHallward » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Came here to study before interview/events this afternoon and evening in Dallas. I am dressed for these occasions. Everyone that I have come across (admin., library, professor–presumably–) has treated me with passive and active annoyance. It's like they have never had a "guest" before. This is a PUBLIC school and I am a TX resident, but using a table in the library to open a book has become the most burdensome task. It's like goddamn Fort Knox here; everything is locked down. Nobody that I have come across has greeted me with a smile or been helpful in any way when prompted.

Seriously, for a school that is not accredited, they should be kissing some serious butt to anyone who walks through their doors to use their bathroom. They have no alumni base in a huge legal market. A fake smile could go a long way.

Inconsequential rant complete.

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Re: UNT Law School set to open in 2014

Postby BigTex » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:36 pm

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