« on: March 27, 2009, 01:05:49 AM »
The only number that matters is 38%... the amount of 1Ls no longer with the class at graduation. 89 students and only 28 were transfers.
The San Diego Local Pre-Law Perspective: TJSL is a solid, up-in coming school, especially in comparison to the other two law schools in town. Ive noticed how most of these assessments of Thomas J are only taking things at face value. Ive got a few misunderstandings that I feel obligated to clarify, but ill start off with TJ TROLL’s because it’s the most recent, and easier one that I can warm up on…
If we look solely look at the stats from LSAC (ABA Approved Law Schools):
~4% (20 people) forced to leave due to academic reasons
~6% (30 people) left for other reasons
After 2L & 3L
5 people leave due to academics
34 people leave for other reasons
*So the reason why you are coming up with 38% of students not finishing, is because you have more than 30% leaving for other reasons other than academics after the three years. Im not sure if you have checked the profile of the school, but a good number of students at TJSL are parents, working professionals, and others who have multiple obligations to juggle with in addition to Law School. After the first and most challenging year, only 4% of students were forced to leave because they couldn’t make the grades. In comparison, that’s not half bad. USD is 3%, and Cal Western is 12%.
(if you would like to know my math, feel free to check)
TJSL: -20(academic) -30(other)= -50 (11% out)……4% Academic Attrition
Cal W: -39(academic) -60(other)= -99 (30%out)…..12% Academic Attrition
USD: -9(academic) -29(other)= -38 (11%out)……….3% Academic Attrition