No one is looking for grads from this school. Savannah Law School notified students and faculty March 21 that the Savannah campus would close at the end of the spring semester, and the law school building had been sold. One student who was a year from graduating (apparently she was studying part time for four years) has sued Savannah Law School, John Marshall Law School, John Marshall University, and a couple of officials of these celebrated establishments for fraud and breach of trust:http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180323/savannah-law-school-student-sues-for-fraud-breaching-trust-in-planned-closingThe plaintiff alleges that the officials were just trying to soak up federal funds and flip the real estate for a profit. In historic Savannah, GA, Savannah Law School welcomes its students with nothing less than the best in southern hospitality. It's not worth it..Also btw, I once got busy in a BK bathroom. I admired Nando's efforts, and I admire the folks here at OTLSS but it seems almost impossible to get through to these folks who are hellbent on attending law school, any law school. That's an opinion piece, it's really not "from Bloomberg" and there is no point in taking it seriously.For all the real problems there are, a poorly written and researched editorial really isn't shedding much if any light on it. They did a fantastic job. The elite schools are selective when it comes to undergrad, MBAs, and MDs. Thirty years pass, people forget, but there's money to be made fleecing the law school wannabe sheep, so open it again... Ellipses troll here......This is terrible news. Savannah Law School is permanently closed and does not accept new application (closed date: 05/24/2018). “We hope to help these students secure an adequate recovery in light of this devastating turn of events.”. Powered by, CLASS BIAS AND RANDOM THINGS ABOUT LAW SCHOOL AND WHATEVER, UF Becomes the The New Trump University and the Sheep Who Work There, Labor Dept. Dartmouth now offers some type of online masters in health care management to doctors and health care administrators. They said the school doesn’t care what happens to graduates. Savannah Law School will be closing at the end of this semester, according to a student who was in a meeting held at the school on Wednesday. Not a single Harvard or Yale on the list. Many of the scholarship students have highly educated parents who just may not have much money. “These students attended Savannah Law School in good faith, with the expectation that they could complete a law degree in Savannah from an accredited institution,” he said. The Administrators at the short-lived Savannah Law School had informed students late Wednesday that it will shutter at the end of the spring semester. I know many of you are happy that schools are closing based on the comments in this forum when this was first announced. They were actually all very kind, smart people. March 22nd 2018 . The median LSAT score was 147, which is at the 33d percentile; in other words, most of the class was in the bottom third on the LSAT.Where did the professors study law?https://www.savannahlawschool.org/facultystaff/Mostly at undistinguished, which is to say toilet, law schools. This person should know better. I honestly do not think there is any real issue with student loan debt, especially outside of law and maybe from shoddy MBAs (a very similar scam to law school really). Savannah Law School, a branch of John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, will close at the end of the semester. Can always go to another school, etc. You will be responsible for your own expenses PLUS SEP taxes (~ 15%) and all taxes at the end. In med school, many of the students were from wealthy families and went to the Ivy Leagues, or schools like Stanford and Chicago. By my second year, after failing to get a job through OCI, it became clear the school was lying. Recently, I spoke with a member of the faculty. Scumbags. Only about half of grads of the liberal arts school even earn salaries higher than a high school grad. It was a new school, started by a for-profit company that also ran the pretty mediocre John Marshall Law School in Atlanta (not to be confused with the decent John Marshall Law School in Chicago). The school will not generally look at public school students in New York City who are not from one of the tested honor schools like Stuyvesant or Bronx Science. While college attendance is high, the debt is still limited and most of the population does not continue its education after college, if it even finishes college. All rights reserved. The suit says the defendants represented that the Savannah Law School students would receive their education at the Savannah campus, and that it was and would be accredited by the ABA. What difference did the rankings really make I thought! Less than 48 hours after officials from Savannah Law School held a meeting with students and announced the local facility is closing in May, a student has filed legal action. Here's what I say: He'll get people. Law dean Malcolm Morris told students about the plan at a town hall meeting, report the Savannah Morning News, Law.com and Above the Law.Faculty members had learned of the closure shortly before the meeting, law professor Andy Wright said in a tweet. Friday, March 23, 2018 Another one bites the dust: Savannah Law School closing soon Savannah Law School, a branch of John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, will close at the end of the semester. 223 Shares / Mar 27, 2018 at 2:27 PM Savannah Law School Closure Yields Student Class Action. sweet! Our state school is highly ranked. I heard an ad on NPR a couple weeks ago. Even the elite schools are cashing in on the higher education scam now. They had good union jobs with great benefits and a pension. Why anybody would think they could learn anything from such a person or would give that person the time of day is beyond me...especially if they are asking for full time work....heck, I don't know of any legal assistants who would agree to work for so little. Savannah Law School students have had a week to freak out over their futures after the law school announced it was closing. $21K is still 21K and at the end of 4 years (part-time, remember?) After announcement of the closure, students were told that if they sought to transfer their credits, the potential school would be notified that Savannah had used a deflated grading curve of 2.7 rather than the customary 2.9 or 3.0, according to the suit. And there it was, as it is in every one of these nonsense pieces about a TTTT: the school "caters to non-traditional students." Because of the deflated curve, a significant number of those students lost their scholarships and were forced to take additional student loans, the suit says. Check this thread out:http://jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=155512$20k base and 1/3rd of what they bring in.Try paying back $250,000+ (more like 350k after undergrad) on that.Or, for that matter, living in anything but a box under a bridge..Everyone yelling at the OP. It was filed on behalf of seven plaintiffs. All District Facilities, including Central Office, closed until Staff return on January 4, 2021. The other suit was filed on Friday by student Jordan Crewe, WSAV reports. But if we had more info available at the time, like the College Scorecard website, we would have avoided the liberal arts toilet. Some just use code words like midlevel or junior level. 11. Wow...read through that thread. Savannah Law School, a branch of the John Marshall Law School will be shutting down. But times have changed. They were surprised my family would suggest a low ranked liberal arts college. Administrators at the short-lived Savannah Law School informed students late Wednesday that it will shutter at the end of the spring semester. The school has admissions representatives dedicated to expensive private schools and prep schools. I was encouraged to go to the nearby, more expensive, low ranked liberal arts college because of the benefits of small classes and a “well-rounded” education. The students, if I may so flatter them, of this über-toilet were informed two days ago. It’s like closing a school in NYC and advising students not to worry, they have entree to a campus located somewhere in Maryland between Baltimore and D.C. Check and find available services at Savannah Law School homepage. The closing comes about six years after the John Marshall Law School purchased the 199-year-old former Candler Hospital building to use for its Savannah Law School campus. Afternoon Briefs: 2 death-row inmates test positive for COVID-19; US attorney in Missouri will resign, TV-star-turned-lawyer offers 10 acting tips for trial lawyers, Deloitte is monitoring regulatory reforms but is focused on growing new practice. that adds up to $85k per sucker, er.. Current students will be assisted with their personal higher education goals. The suit was filed Friday against the Savannah Law School and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, which operates the Savannah school as a branch campus. Some campuses closed (Cooley’s Ann Arbor branch, Atlanta’s John Marshall’s Savannah branch), two schools merged into one (William Mitchell and Hamline), and others announced their closure (Indiana Tech, Whittier, Charlotte, and Valparaiso). Not just being admitted for 5 years.$20.hr. : 32,300 New Lawyer Jobs by 2029, Turnover of 24 Percent, The Three Questions to Ask Yourself Right Now, For-Profit Charlotte School of Law Closes. The thieving law professors and administrators are still laughing at the lives they've destroyed. Simple theme. The building served as both a Confederate and Union hospital during the Civil War. But there is so much info available now. The editorial ignores debt, lack of job prospects-although it does mention the sterling 54.5% bar passage rate.So if people flunk the bar in huge numbers-in this case,nearly half the test takers did; and if nobody can find a job, well that's no big deal because the school caters to non-trad students, who presumably don't care if they pass the bar or are employed. And 30% of what you bring in...how generous of the lawyer to pay him what he would have to pay in a referral fee anyway to a lawyer not working for him. Read More › News. Maths. The dean of both law schools is Malcolm Morris. Savannah Now reports..... Savannah Law School will be closing at the end of this semester, according to a student who was in a meeting held at the school on Wednesday. Savannah Law School, a branch of the John Marshall Law School will be shutting down. That was a good analysis and should (in quotes) be sobering to any Lemming who researches the current legal field.This is what's out there, btw, for 5 years of specific plaintiff experience in NYC. I grew up in a lower middle class family. At least that’s what students in the first … Great stuff. Why couldn't the LSAC have given out a couple of dozen 180s instead? The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar notified Atlanta’s John Marshall in October that its accreditation committee had concluded it wasn’t complying with ABA standards, and the law school was being required to submit a report by February. In the depths of the Great Depression, Furman closed its law school in 1932. Class action claims closing of Savannah Law…. After failing out of law school, getting readmitted, and passed the bar on the first time, I believe this is just the beginning. At least that’s what students in the first graduating class would have told you. But I naively thought, no sweat. It was rolled into Duke University Law School, which is now rated number 11 among U.S. law schools. !Top of the class (does not know about / understand forced 1L curve unlike undergrad. Savannah Law School will be closing at the end of this semester, according to a student who was in a meeting held at the school on Wednesday. Law Students and Alums Seek to 'Save Savannah' From Closing. Yet another law campus is closing shop. I mean .. student. The shutdown comes approximately six whole years after it opened. The Candler Oak Tree is located on the campus. Had I known the truth, I would never have gone to law school.Many of my friends took non-legal jobs. Very few employers came to interview students. That's not even 5% off the super-low scam price of $42,628. That's the real world of law. I didn’t get a corporate job but I’ll just go to law school! No benes. I guess selling off all the buildings before telling the students and faculty about the closure avoids those pesky student protests which invariably follow. InitiativesNews; Announcements; District Public Forms; Alerts; List Of Schools Dates To Know. Nonetheless, my college did a S__T job of advising students of the pros and cons of their career choice and gave no help as to what to look in a career. The dean said everyone got a job, even the bottom of the class. ^^^^^^^^^^ Needed to be said. It joins a growing club of law schools across the U.S. that have closed or are in the process of closing. A North Carolina school that was well-funded by a tobacco magnate, bought the library of Furman’s law school. And of course the usual reference to the lack of other law schools in the vicinity. I eventually graduated and passed the bar. How was he able to be successful without the fabled JD advantage? One year ago today—March 22, 2018—I reflected on the “trickle” of law school closures. From the Web site of Appalachian School of Law: "Several cities, including Asheville, N.C., Knoxville, T.N. Because the Savannah Law School is a branch of Atlanta’s John Marshall, its accreditation was also at risk, the suit alleges. Archived. Also, I know it's not a guaranteed thing but with my stats I'm confident I can be at the top of my class at the school so you would think someone would hire the top student from a local LS.I know the obvious counterpoint is not to bank my career on being first in my class, but it's a risk I'm considering."----------------------------------------------------Yuh-Huh! There were no scam blogs or NYT articles to warn me about the perils of law school. Get a load of this unsigned editorial:http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180324/editorial-law-school-close-robs-savannah-of-valuable-assetParticularly amusing, amidst the general stupidity, is the characterization as "callous" of the school's justification for closing: it could not "attract the quality of students needed to be sustainable". It is an opinion piece, but was published by Bloomberg, and it cites numerous stats to support its suggestions. A significant percentage of Savannah students got scholarships that required them to keep a GPA of 2.75, but they were not told of the deflated grading curve, the suit alleges. Even the few minorities were from elite schools. In the state school, you would have had little individual attention. Beyond that, none of those cities is particularly inviting. I've heard the conventional wisdom about attending third tier schools before and it's quite rational.I guess I was hoping to hear from someone who has first hand experience with this school or could provide specific insight into practicing in Savannah. In other news, the students of Savannah Law School have been offered a $2k "scholarship" at the parent institution, John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. Maybe the attention you got at your small liberal arts college actually helped you make your way to and through medical school. Moving in order to pursue a degree is out of the question; bring it all right to my doorstep, mach' schnell! Now is the time to invest in your future, in the heart of Savannah Georgia. In addition, transcript and other document services may be available through online. Best of luck with your applications! I had a lot of conversations about education and class with them. Savannah Law School notified students and facultyMarch 21 that the Savannah campus would close at the end of the spring semester, and the law school building had been sold. All law schools had pretty much the same job stats. As I said earlier in this thread I am not determined to go to Savannah and I may wind up taking a year off to improve my LSAT and get into a better school. There are 18,000 lawyer jobs, including solos, for each law school class assuming the jobs are distributed evenly by classes. I can’t attend law school after getting arrested for.....in a Walmart bathroom. Of course, we need really 150 law schools to close to bring the market anywhere near balance. Without a car, none of them is realistically accessible, particularly for a period as short as a weekend. Savannah Law School began in the historic former Warren A. Candler Hospital building on Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah. The suit was filed by Savage, Turner, Durham, Pinckney & Savage. You can earn your law degree attending classes full or part time. Some open lawyer jobs have unadvertised experience limits.The problem of a separate and very much unequal job market for experienced lawyers is really there. The shocker is that a huge percentage of advertised jobs in law firms and in house have experience limits of about 6 years or less. Savannah Now reports a student is suing Savannah Law School for closing and leaving her unable to complete her degree. Do law students, professors and administrators agree on challenges of online learning? Her fiancee’s job leaves her unable to transfer. The shutdown comes approximately six whole years after it opened. During my senior year, I kept my options open and applied to corporate jobs. SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Savannah Law School is closing in May and offering $2,000 scholarships for students to transfer to the parent school, John Marshall Law School, but the Atlanta-based school's own future could be in jeopardy. So for the older law school classes, which numbered over 40,000 people for years, only 20% of the class can have a full-time permanent lawyer job.We need many more law school closures and many law schools to drop their class sizes considerably for most law school graduates to have a prayer of a career working as lawyers. Savannah Law School is survived by all of us who care when schools that shouldn’t close are forced to while schools that ought to close continue. Absolutely. A … Only one member of its inaugural class passed the bar exam, and the school reportedly has suffered $20 million in losses. I didn’t know about the higher education scam. 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