The University of West Bohemia law school (Plzeƈ, Czech Republic), was famous for its fast-track law degree, awarded tout suite to anyone with money, until some journalists got hold of the scam and it had to shut down.

Now there’s a lawsuit from a guy pissed that he can’t make people call him Magister anymore (his degree was rescinded). He wants his diploma mill degree back.

Closer to home, there’s this pathetic guy, who bought his PhD at a diploma mill and made everyone call him Doctor until some journalist noticed that Madison University is way bogus.

Asked who was on his dissertation committee, Rogers said, “Oh, God, it’s been eight years. I don’t remember.” Asked for a copy of the dissertation, he said all his copies were at his house in Norfolk, Virginia…

and he lives in North Carolina now and is unable to access it.

Trackback URL for this post:
http://www.margaretsoltan.com/wp-trackback.php?p=32384

4 Responses to ““He completed the five-year course in under three months, during the summer holidays.””

  1. Clarissa Says:

    People with these diploma mill degrees tend to be very touchy. :-) It’s very easy to find out who got their PhD from a normal institution: a real PhD can’t shut up about his or her research, the dissertation committee, and the corrections suggested for page 211. A diploma mill PhD recipient has all the copies of the dissertation in Virginia. :-)

  2. david foster Says:

    Hmmm…..I’m thinking of a new version of Faust (“Magister, Doctor, no less”) in which it turns out these titles were granted by a diploma mill. Mephistopheles now decides that Faust’s soul isn’t worth the damning, and wants to annul the contract. Gretchen will either be very understanding and supportive or her hypergamous instincts will kick in and she will go to the Emperor and accuse Faust of date-rape…not sure which works better.

  3. DM Says:

    Don’t you mean “tout de suite”?

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    No, David. I’m using the form of it we tend to use here in the States. Google it.

Comment on this Entry

Latest UD posts at IHE

Archives

Categories