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Whittier board of trustees announcement video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMG oUXR3EUA The kids yell rubbersoul1404/20/17
Some great moments in snowflake syndrome there. doublefriedchicken04/20/17
Boy those 140-145 lsat scores really come through in the co karlmarx04/20/17
This is really a great decision by Whittier. They probably doublefriedchicken04/20/17
Wow! What a sh-t show! I love how the 3L's believe that ibrslave04/20/17
LOL. These kids don't realize they are doing them - or at le 6figuremistake04/20/17
Wow, just wow. The numbers at this law school are totally a roadkingrider04/20/17
I'm surprised by this announcement since I did a couple of d trijocker04/20/17
These kids are going to be able to discharge their loans, th vulturelaw04/20/17
Can't have it both ways. triplesix04/20/17
If you have transferred you are precluded from discharging t soupcansham04/20/17
In some states there is a state agency that does it. In oth kaneloa04/20/17
Ugh. I can't watch more than a few seconds of that video. Wh finklebots04/20/17
That was brutal. pauperesq04/20/17
rubbersoul14 (Apr 20, 2017 - 11:45 am)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGoUXR3EUA

The kids yelling about their 200K debt should rejoice. If the school shutters and they can't complete their degrees, they can get their loans discharged.

Of course, if they were capable of thinking this way, they wouldn't have enrolled at a school with a 22% bar passage rate.

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doublefriedchicken (Apr 20, 2017 - 12:12 pm)

Some great moments in snowflake syndrome there.

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karlmarx (Apr 20, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

Boy those 140-145 lsat scores really come through in the content and substance of the questions. All emotion and nonsequitars, no data or evidence, some strange references to their religion of diversity.

These kids are radically disconnected from reality. You can't change the financial statements with feel good references to "community" and "our future". This kind of magical thinking and sloganering apparently is what is taught in college now.

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doublefriedchicken (Apr 20, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

This is really a great decision by Whittier. They probably weren't losing a ton of money but their outcomes were horrible. They couldn't attract candidates who could reasonably pass the California bar and no one was getting jobs. It is nice to see them throw in the towel. There might be 50 schools in the same situation.

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ibrslave (Apr 20, 2017 - 1:09 pm)

Wow! What a sh-t show! I love how the 3L's believe that THEIR class will do soooo much better than other classes on the bar exam. Special snowflake syndrome at its finest.

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6figuremistake (Apr 20, 2017 - 1:29 pm)

LOL. These kids don't realize they are doing them - or at least prospective future students - a favor. Still, they should refund their tuition.

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roadkingrider (Apr 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm)

Wow, just wow. The numbers at this law school are totally appalling, they have a 19.1% employment score and 283,000 in debt if paying full boat. This place deserved to be shut down and not by the board. This is very good news.

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trijocker (Apr 20, 2017 - 2:10 pm)

I'm surprised by this announcement since I did a couple of doc reviews with Whittier grads who were very proud/elitist about their Whittier lineage, even though they had passed the bar, yet could not get stable employment.

I am somewhat jealous they can get their loans discharged.

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vulturelaw (Apr 20, 2017 - 3:03 pm)

These kids are going to be able to discharge their loans, they should be ecstatic. Idiots.

"I'm out 200k from this school! give me answers!"

Fool, not anymore. Go learn HVAC.

Question: If student loans are discharged for a closure, can a student then continue their education at another school post discharge? Or can they not transfer credits?

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triplesix (Apr 20, 2017 - 3:09 pm)

Can't have it both ways.

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soupcansham (Apr 20, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

If you have transferred you are precluded from discharging the loans by statute, but I don't know what the mechanism is if you discharge first. I assume there is some database you go into or note that gets applied to whatever repository keeps your academic records (if any).

For a standalone, I wonder what happens with records after closure. Who would verify attendance after the school is gone?

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kaneloa (Apr 20, 2017 - 5:22 pm)

In some states there is a state agency that does it. In others, the schools just arrange for their transcripts to be available at another school, often a "sister school" or one that is supported by the same church, for example.

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finklebots (Apr 20, 2017 - 10:06 pm)

Ugh. I can't watch more than a few seconds of that video. What a den of vipers. All of them. I must have been mentally ill to have subjected myself to three years of law school.

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pauperesq (Apr 20, 2017 - 11:00 pm)

That was brutal.

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