Thursday, December 19, 2013

ABA Overly Tough on Fraud, Slams Kansas

In what is quickly becoming a distressing theme for law schools interested in freedom of speech and academic freedom and freedom to be fine-tuned lemming-processing machine, the ABA has sanctioned the University of Kansas:
The ABA's final report concluded KU law school administrators "made misleading statements" regarding the new degree. In addition, the ABA determined the law school's handling of the matter was "grossly negligent" and that officials engaged in "an absence of candor."
Apparently, there was a mix-up regarding two foreign students and admitting them into the ABA-approved elder law program and telling the ABA they wanted to get it approved through the elder law program while separately applying to the Board of Regents to make it a separate program and yada yada yada.

Feel the cold, hard wrath of justice, Kansas.  

Things like this are why law schools have resolutely and unmistakably avoided any "absence of candor" and gone overboard in being completely forthright with applicants, students, faculty members, and the general public.

If the police are strict and the police didn't catch you, there's no way you did anything wrong.  That's logic, friends.  Logic.  What another syllogism?

1. Law school today makes people successful and happy and totally not regret six-figure debt.
2. You go to law school.
3. You win and retire at 62 to a tropical yacht called the Daily Orgasm.

Ain't no way the ABA could sanction that truth.


  1. This is very strange. Why isn't the ABA punishing more egregious violations, like bait and switch scholarships and misleading employment data?

    1. Why do the police shift funds from investigating assaults and car thefts to busting pot farms?

  2. I think that the problem was that KU wanted to implement an LLM program in US legal studies to attract foreign students. This LLM program had not been sanctioned by the ABA. Previously the ABA had sanctioned an LLM in Elder Law and KU was trying to run the new program out of the Elder law program, which is of course deceptive and just plain crazy.

    Remember though that foreign students and LLM programs are going to "save" the law schools (save the law faculty that is). In speaking with a few law professors from my alma mater, they all get glassy-eyed talking about the Chinese students who want US LLMs.

  3. They target foreign marks for the LLM program at Vanderbilt. It's a summer program, lol. There must be a 'prestige' value the mostly Chinese students get out of this. Law schools may be the biggest factor in undermining foreigners' perception of U.S. exceptionalism.