Friday, February 17, 2017

Cleaning the Swamp: 3rd Tier Law School Dean Nominee to Head Labor Department

Donald J. Trump, populist, riding to Washington in his shiny black chariot from his New York fortress, a kingdom so removed, so distant from the hustle and bustle of DC that his fair queen can't possibly stomach the culture shock involved in moving to one of the most secure and posh buildings on the planet, has appointed R. Alexander Acosta as his replacement choice to head the Department of Labor:
In Mr. Acosta, Mr. Trump has chosen a nominee with deep experience in labor relations, law and education. The pick answers concerns about the lack of diversity in the Trump administration, in that Mr. Acosta would be the first Hispanic in the president’s cabinet. And his chances of being confirmed appear relatively high, since Mr. Acosta, currently the dean of Florida International University’s law school, has made it through the Senate process three times for different roles.
Talk about a grand slam!  You poor schmucks have been clamoring for widespread, systemic reform for years now - and the dean of a public scam school just zipped right past in the glass elevator on his way to helping set policies to keep the underclass just barely content enough.

According to Law School Transparency, Florida International costs $179,807 for residents increasing faster than inflation.  Roughly 1/3 pay full price and only 1/3 get a discount of more than $5k.  Its employment score is 63.9% with a quarter of all graduates working in small firms and a quarter working in public service.

Lest the "scamblog" crowd think those numbers are "bad," it's objectively one of the top 5 schools in a state that has 11.5 of 'em. Just look at this beautiful back-alley appendectomy of a law school picture.  If sunshine be the best disinfectant, the Sunshine State's law school output is so mercilessly bright it's the equivalent of dumping chlorine bleach into a beer bong.

I'd say the fact that the nominee helped flood the ranks of lower-paid lawyers in a saturated state with an above-average law school more than qualifies Mr. Acosta.  Wouldn't you?


  1. Homey's gotta eat . . .

  2. Those numbers for admission, bar passage rate, and employment are lower than alligator piss.

  3. Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance KingFebruary 19, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    This ain't such a bad thing. Maybe, just maybe, he will hire us attorneys who came from dip-shit schools. Hell, back in the 80s, I did not attend a T-1 School. There was no such thing. Today, my school is now a T-2 toilet. If you got into any ABA accredited law school back when I was a young buck, save for Marshall, you were golden and it was damn competitive. If you didn't have a 3.4 and stellar LSAT scores, forgetaboutit. Not like today. All you have to do is tell this Secretary, I ain't a costal elite from Harvard, Chicago, Northwestern. Perfect pitch to get a job at DOL

  4. compared to many health programs, 3.4 is still not competitive. different snap shots of scam progression.