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Saturday, March 9, 2013

NLJ: Two Law Schools Offer Money-Back Guarantee to Students

LogosNational Law Journal:  Two Law Schools Offer a Money-Back Guarantee — With Strings Attached, by Karen Sloan:

Can't pass the bar exam? Here's a $10,000 refund. 

Two law schools are experimenting with refund programs for graduates who don't pass the bar examination after two tries, provided they complete a rigorous set of bar preparation courses beforehand.

Florida Coastal School of Law is offering the same refund to students dismissed for academic reasons following their 1L year, plus $2,000 to those who fail to secure a externship, clerkship, clinical experiences or other substantive legal work while in school.

The Charlotte School of Law has launched its own pilot program offering $10,000 to graduates tripped up more than once by the bar exam. Both are for-profit law schools operated by InfiLaw Inc., which also owns the Phoenix School of Law.

The idea behind the Assured Outcomes Partnership, as the programs have been dubbed, is to assure students and prospective applicants that their instructors will do all they can to help them succeed both academically and in their careers.

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The fact is that I gained a JD from UT Austin when it was almost free. I even got a scholarship.

But the Texas Bar Assn wouldn't let me sit for the bar because I declared myself an atheist, disqualifying me by the Texas Constitution from serving as judge, juror, lawyer or any officer of the court. [the Supremes later busted them]

Would a person in my situaton nowadays qualify for a refund?

Posted by: jimbino | Mar 9, 2013 9:59:41 AM

Where is the 'and if you call within the next 30 minutes, we will toss in a set of Ginsu® Knives' ?

Posted by: JP | Mar 10, 2013 8:02:29 AM

"we will toss in a set of Ginsu® Knives"

The difference between law school and Ginsu Knives -

The latter work more than 50% of the time.

And they don't cost $100,000.

Isn't it time we put the blade to the grotesque farce that the law school industrial complex has become?

Truly, is there anyone in the know who doesn't think the overwhelming majority of schools are run by sociopathic scum?

Posted by: cas127 | Mar 10, 2013 11:42:50 PM