CChuff wrote:I am very upset at what our PREVIOUS DEAN and administration did. What I am not upset about is the potential effects of this act, because most people, like you, are completely overstating the effects of this. Our new dean and administration has handled this problem perfectly and is gaining admiration from law firms and employers. Villanova law students will not be punished because our former Dean was, to say the least, less than ethical. Rather, they will benefit from having a Dean like Gotanda at the helm.
LOL at "gaining admiration" from law firms. I admire the glass is half full attitude, but you have to at least agree that lying to the ABA is a big issue for any 0L looking to attend VLS this year without a full ride.
Our "current administration" has certainly gained admiration from employers and law firms. The misreporting were discovered by our own people and the current administration could have tried to cover it up. But, Dean Gotanda instead, correctly and ethically, reported it to the ABA, hired an independent auditing firm, and went public with the information. Thus, the current administration is certainly gaining admiration. Of course the public perception of the school takes a hit by what our FORMER administration did. But, much of the talk is simply overractions about what the effects of the misstatements will be. I agree with you that 0 L's should certainly consider the possible effects of the misstatements, but not overestimate the effects, like many are doing. Villanova is still and will continue to be in the top tier (top 50, currently 40) in NLJ, which is the placment rankings in Big Law, and that is the most important rankings. Employers have already indicated that this wil NOT deter them from hiring Vilanova students.