uion1715 wrote:Just two things, Ferris (and here goes nothing):
Widener has the 10th highest attrition rate in the country. 30.5 percent of the 1L left the school. Take this post for instance (viewtopic.php?t=10076):I'm in my 3rd semester at WUSL-DE. Grade deflation is the biggest issue. Small 4th tier schools are plagued by grade deflation. We work harder for the same grades as higher ranked schools because the curve is so low. The curve for 1L's is something like a 2.3-2.69, which is insane. My friends at Temple Law had a 1L curve of 2.7-2.9 and over a 3.0 for 2L and 3L. Widener NEVER gets above a 3.0 curve.
Grade deflation is one of the tools WUSL uses to slash the 1L class by 1/3 for the 2L year. If you make that cut chances are you'll graduate. Widener's party line on the intentional cut is they give people a chance to prove themselves that other schools turn away. Ok. But it's also a fact that those 1/3 ( about 100 ppl) spend about $55,000, minimum, for that wasted year. Money that is typically borrowed and needs to be paid back starting almost immediately upon withdrawal from school. Seems like a cash-cow to me.
So, if WUSL is the only law school you get into beware. You have a 1/3 chance of getting the boot.
Widener was also sued in 2016 for misrepresenting its career statistics:
http://blogs.findlaw.com/greedy_associa ... nding.html
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/new ... /88904918/
It's not just that less than 50 percent of the students at Widener can find a job. It's also that if you account for the school's attrition and the bar passage rate, a very good chunk of the students at Widener can't get a bar license to begin with.
EDIT: Let me phrase it this way - You have a greater chance of failing out of Widener than getting a decent job.
Again, a 0L here, and do what you want with UConn, etc. but Widener cannot be your option.
Message received, Dozo/Brooklyn is now my third choice.