Florida Coastal Law School Still Undecided

The Ave Herald recently ran a story about Florida law schools’ bar passage rates. The story pointed out that “Ave Maria School of Law has . . . drawn some national attention recently by becoming the only law school in the United States to agree to provide detailed post-graduate information to a fledgling project that aims to provide better data on employment of law school graduates.”

More importantly one of The Ave Herald’s publishers, David Shnaider, attempted to contact non-respondent “Florida law schools and Catholic University of America for their reaction” to our initial request. To date, The Ave Herald reports that only one school responded to Mr. Schnaider’s request: Florida Coastal Law School.

Mr. Schnaider reports:

[Florida Coastal] said it would monitor the Law School Transparency project but had [sic] decided whether it would participate.

This week, LST will contact Ave Maria, American, Michigan, Vanderbilt, and Florida Coastal to see if any of these schools’ administrators have suggestions for the 2010 LST Standard Guidelines. In the meantime, we hope that other journalists investigate local schools like Mr. Shnaider has. It is very useful for us to know which schools are still undecided on whether to commit to LST’s Standard.

One thought on “Florida Coastal Law School Still Undecided”

  1. If they are REALLY REALLY concerned about their students’ privacy, they might be able to disclose their graduates’ salary info as following:

    Yearly salary:
    Higher than $150,000 : 109 students
    between $130,000 and $150,000 : 204 students
    between $100,000 and $130,000 : 333 students
    between $80,000 and $100,000 : 450 students
    between $70,000 and $80,000 : 100 students
    below $70,000 : 555 students

    I gave the shorter range for lower salary because that range is where people are really worried about. When one takes a look at top-law-schools.com. A thread was indicating many people expect to earn less than 70k as a starting salary.

    I AM NOT TRYING TO MAKE LAW SCHOOLS LOOK LIKE MONEY-ORIENTED SCHOOLs. BUT TO EMPHASIZE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO LAW SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF THEIR STARTING SALARY FIGURE ON the ADMISSION FACT-LIKE WEBSITES. ANOTHER POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS THAT THEY SHOULD LET PROSPECTIVE LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CALCULATE FEASIBILITY OF LEGAL EDUCATION BEFORE they enter there. AVERAGE DEBT OVER 100K FOR MOST TOP 60 LAW SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO PRINCETON REVIEW’S BOOK. This is just horrible for future lawyers who will make less than 70k.

    I am just saying.

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