Critics say the nation has too many antiquated transportation systems, and you build a $50M steam locomotive railroad system and start charging $500 a
I think it's pretty clear that you were right and the critics are a bunch of misguided, naysaying dunderheads.
So why doesn't this logic apply to law schools?
Look at the University of North Texas - Dallas College of Law. A chorus of Negative Nancys. Accreditation problems. Yet...
Two weeks into its third year, the UNT-Dallas College of Law reports a total enrollment of 387 students. That includes 145 first-year students, a slight increase from last year.Yes, even in 2016, an unaccredited start-up law school can reel in 145 new students. America doesn't need to be made great again; it's already there.
"I feel good about the numbers," Royal Furgeson, the school's dean, said this week. "We got a little more than we expected."
Meanwhile, in Indiana...
Indiana Tech is gaining in popularity.
Hilgenbrink is one of 55 incoming first-year law students who bring the law school’s total enrollment to about 85, Dean Charles Cercone said during the school’s August registration. The school is entering its fourth academic year. Classes began Aug. 22.Pessimists, you can cause delays in the Law School Express. You can create hazards and mechanical breakdowns, damaged track segments and adverse weather. You can try to sabotage the fuel shipments so the boilers run temporarily dry. You can torch the train stations and yards.
The goal was to enroll 50 new students, Cercone said. Recruitment by email and social media played a big role, but gaining provisional accreditation in March was even bigger.
“It has enhanced our ability to attract students,” Cercone said.
But you cannot stop the Law School Express. The people demand the service and the service will come.
Now it's up to the regulators - the good ol', reliable ABA - to take the free muffins and stay the fuck out of the way.