Getting state funding hardly equates to being worth anything. It's a scam school. Fall for it if you wish. If your credentials are low enough to consider this cess pool, then you need to be looking at other professions.
There is a similar discussion going on at abovethelaw.com for all those who can't get enough of this one.
I think dewayne_wayne's last point is valid. In fact, I was thinking about this same thing last night. More law students = more affordable legal services. While I agree with this from an economic standpoint there is still the issue of the quality of legal services. If these attorneys are not competent (not saying that all T3 and T4 grads are not competent) then those people who need public legal services are not getting effective representation. In other words, they are f***ed.
On the other hand, if these attorneys were eliminated from the marketplace, then people who desperately need services of that sort would have absolutely no low-cost option. In other words, they will be doubly-f***ed.
As with most segments of our society, the poor get shafted. This is no different.
My "TTT" just earned the second highest first time passage rate for the Feb bar. That on top of a nearly 90% pass rate last July. But hey, stick to those reports and rankings, it'll make you feel good. You may have to take the bar 2 or 3 times, but at least you'll have "prestige".
No. TTT schools are bad. They have horrible job prospects for everyone outside of the top 10%, conceal their real employment statistics from students and cost practically as much as good schools (unless the TTT is a state school). They also are usually highly competitive and offer an inferior educational product. True, TTTT's are worse but that is not saying much because they should be shut down by the ABA.