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Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:13 pm
by SemiReverseSplinter

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:16 pm
by dietcoke1
wow. surprising but not surprising

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:19 pm
by lawpotato
Wow. What happens to the current students there?

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:50 pm
by DCfilterDC
lawpotato wrote:Wow. What happens to the current students there?


the notice just says its not enrolling another class, I assume the school continues

but its about time for sure

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 pm
by star fox
RIP

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:32 pm
by jjcorvino
19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:41 pm
by VeiledProtectorate
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:01 pm
by ManoftheHour
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:02 pm
by Johann
ManoftheHour wrote:
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.


Loans get completely wiped so you shouldn't.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 pm
by presidentspivey
Johann wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.


Loans get completely wiped so you shouldn't.


Can't get back the three years. Obviously should have known better though.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:08 pm
by UVA2B
Johann wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.


Loans get completely wiped so you shouldn't.


What is the justification for forgiving loans in this situation? They're not enrolling new students, but presumably they're going to graduate their current students, right?

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:14 pm
by Monday
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Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 pm
by curry1
Johann wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.


Loans get completely wiped so you shouldn't.


Yeah, I hope that more of these scams shut down so the students can live remotely normal lives without the burden of debt.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 pm
by presidentspivey
curry1 wrote:
Johann wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
VeiledProtectorate wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.

Good lord.

Feel awful for the current and past students but good riddance.


Loans get completely wiped so you shouldn't.


Yeah, I hope that more of these scams shut down so the students can live remotely normal lives without the burden of debt.

So who do we think is next?

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:38 pm
by cron1834
Charlotte and Florida Coastal should be next.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:39 pm
by UVA2B
cron1834 wrote:Charlotte and Florida Coastal should be next.


For profit complicates this, but you're absolutely right. Infinilaw is a satan beast.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:15 am
by SemiReverseSplinter
Next headline: Thomas Jefferson extends open offer to all Whittier 1Ls wishing to transfer.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:23 am
by Redfactor
"The Board also entered into conversations with entities capable of investing in, merging with, or acquiring the Law School."

Sounds like not even the for-profits wanted to get involved.

Good riddance. Now if only another 50 or 60 schools would follow suit....

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 am
by Ferrisjso
cron1834 wrote:Charlotte and Florida Coastal should be next.


Isn't Charlotte already shutting down though? Thought they weren't enrolling a new class (which is typically the first step of shutting down). Or did the Trump DOE save them?

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 pm
by White Dwarf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGoUXR3EUA

The student meeting where this was announced.

This is painful to watch for a lot of reasons. Some students try to paint the closing as an attack on minorities. The level of denial here is just stunning. You can't help but feel bad for the students who are stuck with $200k in debt from this place, but good Lord it is hard to listen to them try and deflect the blame onto everyone else.

"The past job numbers are irrelevant because I know our classes' numbers are going to be great. I'm retaking my 3L year, and I have 3.0!"

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:26 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
Did anyone else get the email from Charlotte saying that anyone who applies to Charlotte and is accepted can take a FREE credited summer course?? That's kind of cool I guess. If I had the free time and lived in Charlotte I might've considered that haha

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:31 pm
by yupyup

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:04 pm
by Greenteachurro
White Dwarf wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGoUXR3EUA

The student meeting where this was announced.

This is painful to watch for a lot of reasons. Some students try to paint the closing as an attack on minorities. The level of denial here is just stunning. You can't help but feel bad for the students who are stuck with $200k in debt from this place, but good Lord it is hard to listen to them try and deflect the blame onto everyone else.

"The past job numbers are irrelevant because I know our classes' numbers are going to be great. I'm retaking my 3L year, and I have 3.0!"


Man that was painful to listen to. I feel for all of those students, but how could they have not known when they entered the school that their future was in a shaky place?

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm
by jjcorvino
White Dwarf wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGoUXR3EUA

The student meeting where this was announced.

This is painful to watch for a lot of reasons. Some students try to paint the closing as an attack on minorities. The level of denial here is just stunning. You can't help but feel bad for the students who are stuck with $200k in debt from this place, but good Lord it is hard to listen to them try and deflect the blame onto everyone else.

"The past job numbers are irrelevant because I know our classes' numbers are going to be great. I'm retaking my 3L year, and I have 3.0!"


Holy shit, listening to this is insane. I feel bad for them but the situations are awful and I have no idea how someone can put themselves in that situation.

"I have over $200k in debt because of this school"

"We are way above what we need to be to be ABA accredited" (yeah that is the mark you want to meet)

"How did you conduct your investigation, did you just look at numbers or did you actually come here and meet people?"

"Did you look at the jobs current 3L students have, we have far higher numbers. If you looked at those, you wouldn't be saying what you are saying?!?!"

"Do you want a suggestion? I am redoing 3L and have a 3.0 in blank class. You should implement that more."

"What happens to the 4ls?!?!"

wow.

Re: Whittier Shutting Down

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:20 pm
by zot1
jjcorvino wrote:19% employment score. wow that is bad.


In one of the articles I read about this, one student about to graduate was wholly concerned with the implications the school closing would have on his diploma. I do feel bad they're all in this situation, but, at least for those students who get to graduate, the school shutting down is the least of their problems.