Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Peer assessment: 1.2
Lawyer/judge assessement: 1.6
Acceptance rate: 54%
Student/faculty ratio: 19.3
Employed 9 months after graduation: 65.5%
School bar passage rate: 65.4% (Overall: 78% in FL)
Monday, February 20, 2012
Wonder what a Gyrene burger is like? Here's a detailed food review courtesy of the Naples News.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Naples News has all the details. He's being held on a $1 million bond.
Above the Law has three articles with lots more details and information:
First, an article about the incident and a copy of the arrest report.
Second, some personal information about the accused.
Third, copies of emails sent by Dean Milhizer about the situation.
According to Dean Milhizer's emails, Ringley has "permanently withdrawn" from AMSOL and is barred from campus. But the Naples News reported that in August 2010, Ringley was convicted of a misdemeanor DUI and sentenced to 12 months' probation and 50 hours of community service hours. Did AMSOL know about this?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The new fast-food concept will offer two types of burgers, with no substitutions: The classic with ketchup, mustard and pickle and the deluxe with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Each will cost about $6. Both burgers will have double Angus beef patties, plus cheese and bacon.I like this line:
One of their latest ideas is to put the delivery drivers on scooters to ensure they don't speed. The scooters will be rugged-looking to match Gyrene Burger's military theme. Deliveries will only be made 1.5 miles from the store and drivers will carry only one order at a time.
Monaghan's protege, Adrian Martinez, who will be the manager of the first store, said the concept is constantly evolving. "No good idea is dismissed," he said.Finally, a small revealing glimpse into what makes Tom Monaghan tick:
As word has spread about his new venture, Monaghan said some have questioned him about whether it will work, especially with only two choices on the menu. "We'll make it work," he said, adding that an accountant once told him he couldn't make any money in the pizza delivery business.Good luck with the business! Our Florida readers will have to give us a full review when the store opens on December 12.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
An interesting excerpt from the article:
[Monaghan] has two stores planned to open in the next few months in Naples, and hopes to build a franchise business. At first, he said, he will offer franchises "exclusively to former Marine Corps officers and Ave Maria University graduates." "The venture is to provide funds for Ave Maria University," Mr. Monaghan said, "And I hope it is as successful as the pizza business was for me."So we've got a birthday party for the Marines held on Ave Maria's campus, at a yearly ball to raise scholarship funds for Marine veterans to attend Ave Maria, with a menu served by Gyrene Burger, which is styled and named after the Marines and which shares the same name as Ave Maria's school name and mascot (which in turn is a mascot that looks like that of the Marines), and which are going to be created at franchises operated only by Marines or Ave Maria graduates (at least at first), in order to fund Ave Maria. I used to be sad about this identity crisis, but now I'm just completely amused. There is an underlying common denominator here, but I'll let you guess what (or better yet, who) that is.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
He calls his new venture Gyrene Hamburger. The name gyrene is given to Ave Maria's sports teams. It's a nickname for a Marine, thought to have come from a combination of "GI" and "Marine."
In the 1950s, Monaghan spent three years in the Marine Corps. Suiting its name, the new hamburger business will have a warrior-like feel. Employees will wear camouflage uniforms and the store, he promises, will be as spotless as barracks. The drivers will be known as gyrene joggers and the managers will be captains. There will be an extensive training program, called the burger boot camp.
"Everybody is going to be referred to as sir or ma'am," Monaghan said of his customers. "Then we're going to salute you, and you're going to be on your way."
No surprise, he’s already thinking about growing the business.
"We will franchise, but not immediately," a confident Monaghan said. "This first store is a test. If there’s anyone who knows how to grow an organization it's me."
He thinks the business could be even bigger than Domino's one day, with 6,000 stores in the U.S. alone, and that many or more in the rest of the world.
Gyrene Hamburger will only sell hamburgers, which will make the operation run more efficiently and speed delivery. There will be no sides and no drinks.
There will be two hamburger choices, with each burger costing a little less than $6: The classic with ketchup, mustard and pickle and the deluxe with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Both hamburgers will have double Angus beef patties, plus cheese and bacon.
"That's it. No substitutes," Monaghan said.
Asked how he would compete with the big hamburger chains, like McDonald's and Burger King, he said: "Our edge is delivery."
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Mr. Healy had just started his second retirement, and during the course of the conversation, Mr. Monaghan asked him to assume the role of president himself - just for a year.
"It started as 'interim,' then became 'indefinite'," Mr. Healy said, as efforts to recruit another president were unsuccessful.
"Traditional academics might not like the structure - like sending Tom daily reports," Mr. Healy said.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
[UPDATE. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has confirmed the statistics (though there is a minor discrepancy for the number of Florida State passers.) I'll use the Florida Board's statistics, and add the statistic for non-Florida law schools.]
Florida International University, 89.6% (120 of 134)
University of Florida, 89.1% (285 of 320)
Florida State University, 88.3% (182 of 206)
Stetson University, 87.7% (185 of 211)
Nova Southeastern University, 87.4% (201 of 230)
University of Miami, 82.6% (237 of 287)
FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 82.2% (1694 of 2062)
ALL LAW SCHOOLS, 80.1% (2314 of 2890)
St. Thomas University, 77.9% (113 of 145)
NON-FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 74.9% (620 of 828)
Florida Coastal, 74.6% (179 of 240)
Barry University, 70.3% (104 of 148)
Florida A&M University, 65.3% (77 of 118)
Ave Maria, 47.8% (11 of 23)
It's interesting to compare these results with those of last year.
UPDATE: From the comment thread, a news article about Ave Maria's results with comments from Professor Charlie Rice.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tax Prof Blog has a list of the most interesting factor, peer reputation, as this marks a law school's reputation in the law school community. If you recall, AMSL's reputation has steadily dropped over the years, until last year's ignominious results, when AMSL dropped to 1.2 out of 5.0 -- and was the only school in the country to hold that lowest score.
What about this year? No improvement. AMSL remains at 1.2. But fortunately for those who are "positively-Ave-Maria", it doesn't look as bad this year, since there are three other schools at 1.2: Barry dropped from 1.3 to 1.2, while Liberty and Phoenix are two newly-accredited law schools who are debuting in the U.S. News at 1.2.
What about the other stats? Anyone have any observations?
Friday, February 25, 2011
Rubio was asked to speak, according to a press release, because of his accomplishments as an attorney and statesman, his faithfulness to the teachings of the Catholic Church and his recognition as a rising figure in American politics.Since I'm not sure that Rubio is a practicing Catholic, I don't think that he should be lauded as being faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Don't get me wrong - I think Rubio is great - but let's be careful praising him for Catholic fidelity if that is not the case.
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