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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ave Maria Law Backs Out Of Transparency Promise

Petronius already reported on Ave Maria Law's decision to back out of its commitment to Law School Transparency to disclose employment data. I just wanted to add some highlights.

1. The Law School Transparency site has all the details. And here is Law School Transparency's take:
When Ave Maria originally agreed to comply with the LST Standard, it admitted that the school was not in the practice of providing adequate employment information to prospective students. By waiting until the ABA dictates what Ave Maria must disclose, the school now acknowledges that it is willing to keep its prospective students in the dark.

2. The National Law Journal has an article here, with quotes from Dean Milhizer.

3. A choice quote from Above the Law's commentary:
Guys, this is my bad. I made a mistake. You see, back in September, Ave Maria School of Law said it was going to do something. And me, silly fool that I am, believed them. I know, I know, I’m an idiot. What kind of person actually believes Ave Maria will keep its word?......
It's just amazing to me when an institution of higher education can’t even keep its word....
Ouch again.

4. Here is the Fumare article back in September reporting on Ave Maria Law's decision to join Law School Transparency. In the comments, "The Curling Coach" said: "This may be the first time ever that AMSL and transparency are mentioned in the same sentence."

I guess it was too good to be true.