CanadianWolf wrote:Actually, we are not thriving on bad news--just discussing it. You are close to the situation & may be a bit too sensitive to open, frank discussions about this matter. And understandably so. You, as a current second year Villanova Law student, are more victimized by this fraudulent reporting than others with little or no investment in Villanova Law. If you were a first year, would you consider transferring ?
I understand your concern that VLS students would be easily offended by a discussion of the scandal. However, I wouldn’t characterize some of the posts on this thread as a mere discussion. See SrLaw’s post “Who cares, Villanova still sucks” on page 2 or Robotclubmember’s post referring to VLS as a 3rd tier school run by carpetbaggers on page 3.
I’ll be honest I don’t particularly feel any special bond or sense of loyalty toward VLS (particularly not after what’s happened). I checked this forum because I wanted to see what people were saying and after seeing them I decided to respond just because of the nature of the posts I listed above. I think posts like those transform an “open, frank” discussion of the issue into an open, frank, and offensive discussion in which any student, not just those who are “too sensitive” would want to defend their school.
I think you bring up a good question about transferring. I wish that VLS would have had a system of internal controls to ensure scandals like this weren’t possible. I don’t think VLS takes full advantage of the technology that the new building offers and I don't approve of every professor I’ve taken here.
That being said, I don’t think I would transfer because, as I stated in my previous post, I don’t think the scandal is as severe as people make it out to be. I still think the new VLS building is absolutely phenomenal in terms of its capabilities and as those capabilities become fully utilized the school as a whole will improve. Most importantly, I still think that the VLS faculty members are brilliant and accomplished. I understand that other people have different opinions and so the question of transferring would reasonably and understandably have a different answer for them.