So why break the balls of Thomas Jefferson The School? Were they not trying the exact same thing as the critics imagine it, repurposed for modern times like when HBO thought Native Son needed a makeover? A corporation of modest, sustainable annual profits built on unpayable indentures? A thirst for justice and improvements to democracy? A postmodern Monticello on the shores of the Pacific?
Yet here we go again. The ABA's sub-whatever voted to strip accreditation from TJLS. Blah blah blah.
The American Bar Association’s accrediting arm has decided to pull approval from Thomas Jefferson School of Law for not complying with standards related to financial resources, program rigor and admissions.Thanks, ABA. I'm sure the real Thomas Jefferson would give these assholes quite a rigorous admission. At there's a silver lining:
Thomas Jefferson will keep its accreditation throughout the appeal, which is expected to take from six to nine months.Capricious, indeed. What kind of a rule-of-law-loving organization so casually disregards established ideas of due process and impartiality and decides so capriciously after several years of investigation to give some poor multimillion dollar paper mill the effective death penalty? Obviously, the ABA needs more lawyers on its staff trained at places that understand the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. More from the TJLSs of the world and less from, say, the hoity-toity University of Virginia.
“The law school is disappointed by this capricious decision and strongly disagrees with the council’s findings,” it said in a statement.
Maybe someday it'll be a fair world where the little guy can get a break and continue mortgaging the future for self-important profits. Until then, fight the power and scam on.