Louise Linton — yes, that Louise Linton who took to Instagram to publicly humiliate a poster from Oregon — might not want to do too much bragging about the law school she attended. Linton, the wife of U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, went on a bit of an Instagram diatribe when she replied condescendingly to an Oregon Instagram poster that questioned whether taxpayers paid for her “little getaway” when she posted a picture of herself getting off a military jet.
“Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable, Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?” she wrote.
Her #hermesscarf, and #tomford sunnies aren’t the only thing that the actress has bragged about. On her sleekly designed website, Linton also boasts about attending the University of West Los Angeles School of Law where she started “with a partial scholarship.”
Interesting thing is the law school is not exactly very well-respected in the legal world. In 2006, LawNewz.com has confirmed the school had its accreditation “terminated” by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Universities can have their accreditation pulled if they are in violation the standards of the accrediting agency. For example, if the school has problems managing their finances, or if their educational standards aren’t up to snuff.
We reached out to the president of WSCUC to find out why the law school lost accreditation. The school has currently re-applied to be accredited by WSCUC. The application is pending and right now students still can not receive federal aid. Linton claims she graduated in 2012. At that time, the school remained un-accredited by the agency.
The school is also not accredited by the prestigious American Bar Association. Therefore, students who attend can only sit for the bar in the State of California. The California State Bar Examiners has since re-accredited the school. According to recent statistics, students at the University have a 50% pass rate of the state bar. The law school did not respond to our email for comment, including our request to confirm Linton’s attendance.
In her personal blog, Linton claims practicing law wasn’t her end goal, and she was “fascinated” by what she learned there.