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Wow!  Washington & Lee enrolled only one African-American student for the 2015 academic year according to its latest 509 report. No wonder Dean Nora Demleitner "resigned" suddenly last spring.

Wow!  Washington & Lee enrolled only one African-American student for the 2015 academic year according to its latest 509 report. No wonder the Dean Nora Demleitner "resigned" suddenly last spring.

You have it backward. Hofstra lost about 25% of its faculty. That means larger classes. So there would be more crowding at exam time.

Black Law Students / Re: Unbelievable
« on: May 22, 2014, 12:12:34 PM »
When you've been exposed to a life time of racism, you demand, you don't request.

When a law school loses a significant percentage of its faculty it can no longer offer the variety of courses it did before. I agree that animal rights law and similar courses are useless but there are many courses students will need. Some one who wants to practice healthcare law needs a variety of health care law courses. Some one who wants to practice business law needs a variety of business law courses. A school that doesn't offer enough advanced courses might as well be a bar review law school.

FYI Maintain. Hofstra's student-faculty ratio has dropped from 15.1 to 18.2. Thats about a 20% drop.

Are you serious? Larger classes are okay? Not getting the classes you need is okay? Do you think tuition is going down? When you lose a significant number of teachers the quality of the education goes down.

Wrong again Maintain. According to its 509 disclosures Hofstra's part-time faculty dropped from 64 in spring 2013 to 37 in Fall 2013.

Hofstra U School of Law / Hofstra Lost 12 Full-Time Faculty in a Year
« on: April 27, 2014, 12:24:58 PM »
Hofstra law lost 12 full-time faculty between fall 2012 and fall 2013 which is about 25% of the faculty.  [] One has to wonder whether Hofstra now has enough faculty to offer a full and diverse curriculum.

Black Law Students / Re: Unbelievable
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:43:58 PM »
Dean Nora Demleitner's reply to the African-American students' complaints.

"I met with all the original members of the Committee, upon their request, immediately after they had sent their letter to the senior University administration.

While most of our discussion that evening focused on the demands in the letter, in the meantime I have met or spoken informally with many members of the Committee about their demands and also about changes they would like to see at the law school.

You raise questions about the law school admissions process. We disclose on our website the make-up of our student body and our faculty. The data has always been publicly available. Most of our students diverse or not perceive the law campus as welcoming and supportive of all students. In fact, many students and our student engagement survey indicate that they value in particular the opportunity to meet and become friends with students who are substantially different from them, which includes racial and ethnic differences.

Many of our students help in the recruitment process for the new class. They share their assessments of the campus and the academic and social climate at the law school freely. As a small law school which prides itself on the relationships students build with each other and with their faculty, we have always worked hard at including all of our students, and will do even more so in the days and weeks to come to assure that all of our students feel welcome and believe that they are full and valued members of our community. In the last year, for example, we have hired diverse faculty and administrators to increase the diversity within those groups as well.

I am saddened that some of our students do not feel that they belong or are fully accepted, and I will work to change that. I am also gratified that our students feel they should and can raise these issues to bring change and improve their law school."


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