Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Garbage Law School Produces Garbage Results: On May 20, 2016, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry labeled “Law School Completely Derails State’s Bar Exam Passage Rate.” Check out this opening:
“Earlier this week, we brought you news about the February 2016 administration of the Arizona bar exam. At about 49 percent, the pass rate for the exam was horrendous; in fact, it was the worst Arizona had seen for more than 10 years (and possibly even longer).
Today, we have the school-by-school breakdown of the February 2016 passage rates in Arizona, and as everyone suspected, one law school’s incredibly subpar results dragged down the state’s entire pass rate, much like what we saw in the results of the July 2015 administration of the exam.
To be frank, it’s amazing how much damage one law school can do to the results of an entire state’s bar exam passage rate. Take a look at this breakdown of results by in-state law schools, courtesy of the State of Arizona Committee on Examinations:
[February 2016 Examination Results
Pass Rates for First Time Writers
ASU - 81.6%
U of A - 71.1%
Arizona Summit - 38.1%
All ABA - 61.2%]
Arizona Summit is a law school that pleaded with its low-performing graduates to defer taking the July 2015 bar exam and wait until February 2016 to sit for the test. Arizona Summit is a law school that offered $5,000 stipends to all graduates who waited to take the exam and instead enrolled in their “Unlock Potential” program, a bar prep program that would “extend [their] bar preparation from the usual 10-week program to more of a four-month program.” Arizona Summit is a law school whose dean called graduates the day before the July 2015 exam and begged them to accept $10,000 deferral stipends instead of sitting for the bar exam the next day. With an overall pass rate of 28.4 percent, Arizona Summit is a law school whose teaching methods are clearly not working.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, what a prestigious “institution of higher learning,” huh?!?! Hell, why didn’t the rodents add in a free two year subscription to Netflix, in order to entice their dumbass students to refrain from taking the state bar exam? Better yet, the pigs should have officially disavowed these graduates. Perhaps a statement from the dean to the effect of “We tried to convince these morons not to take the bar exam. In fact, we offered them cash and other incentives. It’s not as though these boys and girls have legal jobs lined up or anything. As such, we wash our hands of this group.”
Tuition: As you can see, full-time tuition at this ABA-accredited trash heap amounts to $43,966 – for the 2015-2016 school year. In good news, part-time tuition is only $35,556. That sure is one hell of a bargain for the students!
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the commode lists all other expenses as adding up to $22,110. By the swines’ own figures, the total COA will reach $66,066 for full-time law students at Arizona $ummiTTTT.
Since ABA-approved diploma mills base their estimates regarding living expenses on a nine-month academic calendar, we will need to prorate the following items: housing and meals, as well as transportation. Doing so, we reach a more accurate total COA of $70,943 – for a full-time law student attending this dung pit for the 2015-2016 school year. Who wouldn’t want to enroll at this “professional school”?!?!
Ranking: Based on these prohibitive costs of admission, this school must have a stellar reputation in the academic and legal communities! Hold on for a second. Somehow, US “News” & World Report has listed Arizona $ummiTTTT Law Sewer as a fourth tier trash can. Bob Morse changed this category as “Rank Not Published,” several years ago. The fact remains that this toilet is fourth tier.
Employment “Placement” Statistics: These figures are beyond pathetic. There were 334 members of the Arizona $ummiTTTT JD Class of 2015. Of that massive number, a total of 143 were employed in positions “requiring bar passage.” Then again, seeing the putrid pass rates from this commode, the pigs have an excuse. For $ome rea$on, the cockroaches were not that selective in the admi$$ion$ process. The federal student money has long since been collected – and cashed!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Arizona $ummiTTTT Law $chool is a bottom-feeding cesspool that WILLINGLY admits applicants who have minimal chances to pass the bar exam – and it charges them outrageous sums in tuition. Furthermore, due to the sewage pit’s ranking, its graduates will be lucky to find toiletlaw positions upon earning their TTTT law degrees. No decent law firm seeks out graduates of FOURTH TIER law schools! In this specific case, we are dealing with a for profit dung heap owned by Infilaw. Can you picture hiring partners saying to themselves “We really need to branch out more. I have an idea. Let’s hire someone from Arizona Summit! The clients will love seeing that we’re willing to take risks.” If you cannot imagine that foolish scenario, then why even consider applying to this rancid pile of excrement?
Posted by Nando at 4:51 AM
Friday, May 20, 2016
Dismal Job Prospects Remain: On May 16, 2016, the American Lawyer published a Matt Leichter article entitled “As Supply of Law Grads Drops, More Struggle to Find Work.” Check out the following portion:
“What would it take to spark an employment recovery for law school graduates?
In simple economic terms, there are just two factors at play: the demand for new lawyers and the supply of graduates. The U.S. economy is still lagging, and the legal sector hasn't improved either, so it's understandable if law grads aren't finding more and better jobs amid slack demand.
That leaves the supply side. If the number of graduates falls, then those remaining should have an easier time finding jobs, leaving fewer graduates unemployed. And even if poor demand for new attorneys limits the positions available to graduates, those who don't find work as lawyers should be able to find it elsewhere. Like musical chairs, the fewer people who play, the fewer are left standing when the music stops. This is the glass-half-full prediction for law school graduates.
Unfortunately for graduates, the employment results for the class of 2015, which the American Bar Association officially released in May, tell a different story.
Excluding the three law schools in Puerto Rico, 3,772 fewer people graduated from ABA-accredited law schools in 2015, an 8.7 percent decline from 2014. Somewhat surprisingly, the number of graduates with jobs requiring a law degree fell by nearly 2,000, equivalent to more than half the difference in graduates between the two years. To some extent, this is due to lower bar exam passage rates. Another category that used to employ more graduates was law-school-funded jobs. Changes in the ABA's definition of that category helped it fall by a third.
The number of graduates who were unemployed and not seeking work, looking for work or couldn't be found dropped by nearly 500, which is about 13.1 percent of this year's decline in graduates. Even so, 12.7 percent of graduates in both classes fall into these categories. Full-time, long-term jobs dominated the kinds of positions that vanished this year, in contrast to less consistent work.” [Emphasis mine]
Still want to take the plunge, waterhead?!?! Leichter does excellent work, and his research truly is top-notch. However, he should qualify the first factor as “demand for new lawyers by those who can pay for legal services.” After all, there are legions of broke-asses and deadbeats in this country who could use an attorney. However, representing ignorant, poor white trash is not going to put food in your fridge – or a roof over your head.
Flush Twice and Open a Window: On May 18, 2016, Staci Zaretsky posted an ATL entry that was labeled “The 20 Law Schools With The Most Unemployed Graduates.” Check out this opening:
“In the past, the American Bar Association released law school employment statistics nine months after graduation. It was like a birth story of sorts — recent graduates had nine months to carry their fledgling careers to full term, and after their diligent laboring in search of employment, they’d have beautiful entry-level jobs.
After the recession hit, that was no longer the case. Career prospects were being aborted left and right. Entry-level employment for recent graduates were few and far between, and law school administrators blamed the ABA for not giving their alumni enough time to find a job. The ABA eventually caved to law school deans’ demands, and began compiling law school employment statistics 10 months after graduation.
Has this solved the unemployment problem for recent law school graduates?
Thanks to smaller law school class sizes, it looks like things have improved, when in reality, they have not. Ten months after the class of 2015 graduated, 59.3 percent had long-term, full-time jobs that required bar passage, compared with 57.9 percent for the class of 2014. The job market has not improved much, if at all — the only thing that improved was the fact that there was a nine percent drop in the number of new law school graduates flooding the market in search of employment.
The National Law Journal produced several helpful charts based on law school employment data for the class of 2015. Today, we will highlight the most alarming chart of all, the 20 law schools with the highest percentage of unemployed graduates. Here are the the top 10 law schools on that chart for your sadistic viewing pleasure:
1. Southwestern Law: 30.55 percent unemployed
2. Florida Coastal Law: 28.36 percent unemployed
3. Santa Clara Law: 28.31 percent unemployed
4. Liberty U. Law: 26.23 percent unemployed
5. Thomas Jefferson Law: 26.14 percent unemployed
6. San Francisco Law: 24.70 percent unemployed
7. Cooley Law: 23.55 percent unemployed
8. Pacific McGeorge Law: 22.81 percent unemployed
9. St. Thomas U. Law: 22.42 percent unemployed
10. Charlotte Law: 22.37 percent unemployed
That was depressing.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, that was incredibly uplifting, huh?!?! Two-ply toilet paper has greater value than a degree from any of these cesspits.
Conclusion: The U.S. lawyer job market is oversaturated, i.e. GLUTTED. Anyone who states otherwise falls into one or more of the following categories: (a) pathological liar; (b) willfully ignorant; (c) employee or mouthpiece of the commodes; or (d) mentally deficient. For $ome rea$on, the mass retirement of Baby Boomer scum has yet to occur – despite the assertions by ass-hat “law professors” and deans. Then again, the pieces of trash were simply mouthing the words – with no basis in fact – for the sole purpose of getting a few more cretins to enroll in their respective ABA-accredited toilet.
Posted by Nando at 4:30 AM
Monday, May 16, 2016
Staying Afloat: First Tier Toilet University of Minnesota School of Law Experiences a Big-Ass Drop in Applications Since 2010
The New Normal Arrives: On May 12, 2015, New York Times DealBook featured a lengthy article, by reporter Elizabeth Olson, under the banner headline “Minnesota Law School, Facing Waning Interest, Cuts Admissions.” Check out this portion of her conclusion:
“Even with taxpayer money coming in the door, Minnesota has been offsetting its expenses by shedding staff and leaving faculty openings unfilled. It has also explored new ways to strengthen graduate employment rates, which are another factor in maintaining its national reputation. The law school is adding a Minnesota Law Public Interest Residency Program, in which third-year students work full time in public interest and government jobs and earn a full-time paid position with the same organization for a year after graduation.
More than 50 percent of the school’s graduates stay in Minnesota, typically working at a locally headquartered corporation like Target or General Mills. Another slice of graduates joins small firms with two to 10 lawyers, or large law firms, or enters the public interest sector. As law firms have merged, however, there are fewer jobs, said David B. Potter, a Minnesota law graduate who is active in raising money for the school.
“We’ve had consolidation in the job market here,” said Mr. Potter, a partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild in Minneapolis. “Perhaps we don’t have the same variety of jobs that we once did.” Other strong supporters in the local legal community include the former Vice President Walter Mondale, an alumnus and a senior counsel at Dorsey & Whitney, a major Minneapolis law firm. Mr. Mondale actively backs the school – the dean’s office is in Mondale Hall — but even efforts like a recent $73 million fund-raising campaign cannot sustain a law school with a $54.8 million annual budget.
Some $13 million of that campaign was slated for needy students because Minnesota, like most schools, has expanded its financial aid, giving varying amounts to 90 percent of its students so they do not pay full price.
“People are turned off on legal education because of a lack of suitable paying jobs,” Mr. Mondale said. “I don’t think you can underestimate the havoc that these law school debts can cause.” [Emphasis mine]
You will notice that the cockroaches are still trying to game the employment placement statistics, with its “public interest residency program.” The bigger news is that we now have a former Vice President of the United States – and current Biglaw senior counsel – on record, stating that “legal education” can wreak havoc on the graduates. That is a great development. Hell, the Univer$ity of Minne$ota Sewer of Law is located in Walter F. Mondale Hall.
Other Coverage: On May 13, 2016 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal managing editor Mark Reilly posted an article, which was entitled “University of Minnesota Law School slashes enrollment as demand cools.” Enjoy the full text below:
“There are a lot more empty seats in the University of Minnesota Law School's classes these days.
The New York Times reports its move to significantly cut enrollment, responding to a nationwide decline in interest for law degrees. The U of M's first-year law class size is down to 174 students, 30 percent lower than a few years ago.
Prior to the recession, law schools were enjoying a boom. But demand plummeted after 2010, when many law-school graduates found they couldn't find jobs that would justify the cost of the degree.
It's not just the U of M facing the decline; schools across the country have been cutting staff in recent years. Last year, the Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law merged. The U of M's enrollment decline has been the largest of major schools, though; officials aren't sure why.
The University of Minnesota could have kept enrollment up by lowering admissions standards — taking in students who might otherwise have gone to a lower-ranked law school, for example. But officials didn't want to hurt the U of M's own standing as one of the nation's Top 25-ranked law schools. Another option: cutting tuition, as Iowa did in 2014, which helped reverse a decline in applications.
With fewer students comes lower tuition income, which is being supplemented at the U of M by subsidies from the school's Board of Regents, which has given $16.1 million to close law-school deficits through 2018.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep taking more money from the taxpayers, bitches. That will surely make them happy. Remember, the public views lawyers just a shade above used car salesmen – in terms of overall reputation. Then again, the swine who operate ABA-accredited toilets merely want to extend the scam until they reach the time when they want to retire.
Ranking: As you can see, the University of Minnesota School of Law is rated as the 22nd best law school in the entire country, by US “News” & World Report. Do you still want to attend commodes ranked in the second and third tier, Dumbass?!?!
Conclusion: The commode has resorted to faculty buyouts, in order to cope with the drop in applicants. Hell, the bastards even removed coffee from the faculty lounge. That must have been some crisis, huh?!?! Apparently, the pigs figured out that many of the remaining applicants – and more importantly, those who enroll – are willing to accept some tuition reductions, i.e. “scholarships,” while paying a high premium. After all, these students are attending a top 25 law school. Wait until these dolts graduate and see that the legal job market is still GLUTTED. Don’t give the swine too much credit for supposedly maintaining admission standards. They lowered tuition for many students, knowing that they could always resort to more handouts, in order to make up the shortfall. That is disgraceful conduct.
Posted by Nando at 2:52 PM
Thursday, May 12, 2016
A Turd by Any Other Name: On May 5, 2016, Jacob Gershmann of Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported the name change in a piece labeled “Pace Law School Gets Mega-Gift, New Name.” Here is the full text of that article:
“It’s the season of giving in the legal education world.
Pace University’s law school outside of New York City is the latest school to benefit from a burst of largesse. A German family has donated what the university says is the largest gift in its history.
The law school is announcing the donation Thursday along with news that it’s renaming itself after the donors’ late matriarch, Elisabeth Haub, a philanthropist and businesswoman who championed environmental causes.
Pace isn’t saying how much it received — at the donor’s request. But school officials say it’s comparable to recent donations made to law schools at George Mason University and Villanova University. Those schools announced gifts of $30 million and $25 million, respectively.
Pace says the money will establish a law school endowment and fund a scholars program within its top-ranked environmental law program. The gift will also endow chairs in environmental law, public international law, the school said. The new name of the school will be the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
The money comes from the son and daughter-in-law of Elisabeth Haub, who died in 1977. The Haub family owns the Tengelmann Group, a retail conglomerate.
The money comes at a pivotal time for Pace, which has been buffeted by the nation-wide downturn in the legal-education market. Law Blog recently reported that its faculty and staff were forced to take pay cuts to save money for a tuition-matching program.
“We are enormously thankful for the Haub family’s support of our distinctive ‘path to practice’ model of legal education,” the school’s dean, David Yassky, said in a statement. “At a time when many law schools are retrenching, this gift allows us to strengthen our program, especially the in-the-field learning that we believe is so crucial for students’ success in practice.” [Emphasis mine]
A law degree from this dung pit still isn’t worth a puddle of warm piss. Sadly, some lemmings may see a law school endowment and a TTT $cholar$ program as proof that this institution is a viable option for them. A few endowed chairs in garbage such as environmental law and “public international law” WILL NOT LEAD TO JOBS in those areas, Dumbass! When you end up selling insurance premiums for Allstate or stocking shelves at Best Buy, your employer will not be impressed with your legal TTTraining.
Other Coverage: On May 9, 2016, Bloomberg Law provided a story entitled “Pace University’s Law Dean on Name Changes and the State of Legal Education.” Take a look at these excerpts from this interview with TTT dean David Yassky:
“Big Law Business: There have been a number of donations to law schools lately. Do you think it’s a sign of turbulence in the business of legal education that administrative officials are seeking outside funding like this?
Yassky: I think there is a bit of a myth that took hold in the past few years that law school isn’t what it used to be, and maybe the value to the students isn’t what it used to be. I think that’s clearly wrong. Part of what you’re seeing with these investments is that donors recognize that having first rate legal education available to students isn’t just important and valuable (to the students), but also is (important) to society… I feel very strongly that the law school “turbulence” was the story for a while, but I think it’s the past. To me, this gift and some of the other recent ones, rather than being signs of turbulence, I think they are more signs that the turbulence has passed. Someone making a big investment is doing so because they believe that there is a bright future ahead and they are confident that we will be able to use that investment to turn out terrific law students. I think gifts like this are a sign of optimism and confidence.” [Emphasis mine]
Pace and “first rate legal education”?!?! Scroll down to find the following nonsense:
“Big Law Business: Tell us more about Pace’s recent donation and what it will bring to the school.
Yassky: It’s a thrilling milestone for the law school. We have had a longstanding partnership with the Haub family, particularly focused on our environmental law program. This gift will allow us not just to expand that program but, I think, to take our overall program to the next level. It will fund a Haub scholarship program, so the best and brightest environmental law students will get substantial scholarships to go out and do environmental law without the debt burden that can narrow your options. It will expand our variety of classes into international law fields, and expand our experiential learning and clinics. We are really working to craft a kind of legal education that suits today’s practice world. Law firms can’t just devote a year or two years training people. They need graduates who can practice right away.” [Emphasis mine]
Listen, Bitch: Biglaw is still not going to hire Pace Law grads – and that is the only route for potentially practicing “international law.” Furthermore, no one just “goes out and does environmental law.” These relative few jobs are typically provided by Big Polluters, so that they can continue to leave a gigantic-ass footprint.
The Commode’s Ranking: As you can see, Pace Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law is currently rated as the co-136th greatest, most remarkable and amazing law school in the entire damn country - by US "News" & World Report! What a TTTremendous accomplishmenTTT, huh?!?! Hell, it “only” shares this distinction with the following toilets: Akron, Arkansas-Little Rock, and Chapman “University.”
Conclusion: Pace University Sewer of Law is a pathetic dung heap that would change its name after Jeffrey Dahmer, if his family donated enough money to the school. If you are still considering attending this trash can, then do yourself a favor and first schedule an IQ test with a psychologist. You are not capable of choosing fast food from a drive thru window, moron. How can you be expected to take out an additional $160K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTT law degree? Good luck repaying that amount, waterhead.
Posted by Nando at 2:54 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Law School Cockroaches Back University of Arizona James E. Rodgers Commode of Law in Dispute With LSAC Over Use of GRE for Admissions
LSAC TTThrows Down the GaunTTTleTTT: On May 2, 2016, Paul Caron covered the controversy in a piece entitled “The Empire Strikes Back: LSAC Threatens To Expel University of Arizona Over Use of GRE in Law School Admissions.” Check out the following portion, which relies heavily on the Wall Street Journal story:
“A top-tier law school’s decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group that administers the exam and controls much of the law-school application process nationwide.
University of Arizona College of Law has started allowing applicants to take the Graduate Record Examination test in lieu of the LSAT, a move the school hopes will expand and diversify the pool of students considering enrolling.
Since 2010, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the number of students applying to law schools has shrunk considerably and is only now starting to stabilize. Allowing the GRE, the thinking goes, could give a boost to applications; at least five times as many people took the GRE in the latest admissions cycle as the LSAT…
Arizona Law, based in Tucson, says a study it conducted has convinced school administrators that the GRE, which is accepted by most business schools, is a reliable standardized substitute. But the change of its requirements has drawn them into a clash with Newtown, Pa.,-based Law School Admission Council Inc., which controls the LSAT and acts as a key application clearinghouse for more than 200 law schools across the nation.
LSAC’s general counsel in April notified Arizona Law that the school’s new policy may violate its bylaws, which require that “substantially all of” a law school’s applicants take the LSAT.
The group is considering expelling Arizona Law from its membership, which would effectively cut off the school’s access to a crucial student admissions pipeline.” [Emphasis mine]
Frankly, this seems to be an empty threat. Both the LSAC and law schools are parasites, and they need the lifeblood of young students and federal student loans to survive. They both benefit by morons applying to, and enrolling in, ABA-accredited cesspits. I laughed when I read that the bitches and hags want to “expand and diversify the pool of students” considering law school. It is ALL about the money, and that has ALWAYS been the name of the game! Providing opportunities to historically under-represented groups is meaningless tripe, merely designed to mask their ill intentions.
The Cockroaches Unite Against the LSAC: On May 4, 2016, Kathryn Rubino posted an ATL entry labeled “Law School Deans Fight Back Against The Tyranny Of The LSAT.” Check out this opening:
“When 148 law school deans all come together to say something, you’d better listen — especially if you administer the Law School Admission Test. For those who haven’t been following the story, Arizona Law decided to accept students who have taken only the GRE, not the LSAT. As the body that runs the traditional law school exam, the LSAC had a few choice words about that move. Earlier this week, they informed Arizona Law that if “substantially all” of their law students didn’t take the LSAT, they were in danger of getting kicked out of the LSAC, losing access to applicant data and the common application process…
LSAC has managed to consolidate quite a bit of power in the law school admissions game, and they are not looking to share that anytime soon.
Now a majority of law school deans have written a letter to the president of the Law School Admissions Council, Daniel Bernstine, in response to LSAC’s actions against Arizona Law.
They’ve picked a side, and it is Arizona’s:
We write as law school [cockroaches] to express our great concern over LSAC’s threat to expel the University of Arizona Law School because it experimented with using the GRE as a small part of its admissions process. Experimentation benefits all of us. We all expect to learn from the University of Arizona’s experiment and it should not be punished by LSAC.
Most importantly, we strongly urge that the Board of Trustees allow the University of Arizona to remain a member of the Council. Expelling it for this is unwarranted under the existing rules and sends a terrible message to law schools about experimentation in the admissions process. Also, as deans at ABA accredited law schools and members of the LSAC Council, we urge the LSAC Board of Trustees to modify the provision of LSAC Bylaws Article I, Section 1, which “requires that substantially all of its applicants for admission” take the LSAT. The rule should be changed to allow experimentation with alternative tests.” [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the Raid-resistant, academic subspecies of the American cockroach came together to fight yet another evil destroyer of dreams. Remember when these pieces of garbage – led by Crooklyn’s Nicholas Allard – went after the National Conference of Bar Examiners, for making the MBE portion of the bar exam too damn difficult for their dumbass graduates?
On page two of this ATL piece, you can read the cockroaches’ letter to the president of the Law School Admissions Council. I guess they are taking no chances that this is a bluff. Somehow, I’m not surprised to see that the dean of Third Tier Drake joined the peTTTiTTTion.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, the law school swine want to be left alone – so that they can continue unabated to FINANCIALLY RAPE LEGIONS of students each year. They don’t want anyone – including organizations that are peripheral to the scam – to interfere with their scheme to grab more federal student loan dollars. As noted on Outside the Law School Scam by dybbuk, the “educators” are now looking to exploit community college pupils. Remember, they want to expand and diver$ify the applicant pool. Their experiment regarding the admi$$ion$ process can only hurt the students.
Often, these young men and women come from rougher backgrounds and lower socioeconomic status. Typically, they are brown or black – and they often juggle their course work with one or two low-wage jobs. The academic thieves want to get their claws on these marks. After all, they DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about their current students, many of whom come from middle class families. Despite all their liberal rhetoric, these “scholars” CERTAINLY do not care about Marquis, Shanice, Enrique, or Trang.
Posted by Nando at 4:17 AM
Sunday, May 1, 2016
TTTT Job Prospects: On April 22, 2016, the Dallas Morning News featured an article from Natalie Posgate, with the headline “Nearly one-fourth of Texas law grads are unemployed or underemployed.” The piece was in the Business section. Take a look at this opening:
“Just a decade ago, earning a law degree was the sure fire way to a guaranteed job and a six-figure income. Not so much anymore.
Despite paying as much as $200,000 for their legal education, nearly one-fourth of the 2,072 Texas law school graduates of 2015 are unemployed or underemployed, according to new data compiled by The Texas Lawbook.
Statistics show that less than two-thirds of law school graduates in Texas from 2015 have full-time jobs as lawyers 10 months after graduating. About 12 percent of graduates are employed full-time in non-lawyer professional positions.
More than 13 percent of newly minted Texas lawyers are unemployed, which is actually worse than in 2010 — the year the Great Recession hit the Texas legal industry the hardest — when 9 percent of Texas law school graduates could not find a job after graduation.
Three percent of 2015 law graduates are stuck working part-time jobs — some of them having nothing to do with law at all, according to data just made public by the nine law schools in the state.” [Emphasis mine]
Still want to go to law school, Dumbass?!?! After looking at the numbers for several commodes in the state, the author then provides the following information:
“Recent data indicates that the demand for legal services has remained flat since the end of the Great Recession.
The number of full-time practicing lawyers in Texas increased by less than 3,500 during the past four years — from 37,600 in 2012 to 41,000 now, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Yet, the nine Texas law schools — 10 once the University of North Texas College of Law graduates its first class next year — continue to pump out more than 2,000 new lawyers annually. This is despite the fact that most law schools have shrunk their incoming classes over the past few years.
“It took Texas longer to feel the recession in legal jobs than the rest of the nation,” said Faye Bracey, the assistant dean for career services at St. Mary’s University School of Law. “With the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry and the increase in attorneys who moved to Texas when the rest of the nation was experiencing high unemployment, the job market in Texas has become tighter.”
The three-year legal education costs at the nine law schools range from $37,000 to $71,000 annually.
On the upside, BLS reports that the median annual salary for practicing lawyers in Texas is $137,000.” [Emphasis mine]
This story was solid, until the reporter cited to Bureau of Labor Statistics data that purports a median annual salary of $137,000 for attorneys. Nice way to patch things together. Of course, she also quoted several $elf-intere$ted law school pigs – without talking to a single critic. Hell, I put more thought and research into each blog entry than this chick did on a major news article.
Other Coverage: On April 25, 2016, Paul Caron discussed the Posgate piece in a TaxProf blog entry labeled “Nearly One-Fourth Of Texas Law School Grads Are Unemployed Or Uunderemployed.” Scroll down to the comments, for the following remarks:
On April 26, 2016 12:22:17 am, user “Lonnie” wrote this gem:
“That 25% must not know about their million dollar JD premium, right?”
Matthew Bruckner, assistant “professor of law” and balding ape at Howard Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law, posted this nonsense on April 26, 2016 at 6:13:56 am:
“It's not clear to me that the 12% who are "employed full-time in non-lawyer professional positions" would prefer to be lawyers but cannot find a good legal job. I have a lot of friends who never practiced law. Anecdotes aren't data, but I think more granular information on these folks might be helpful.”
People attend professional school in order to enter a secure career in the field of their choice, Bitch. Those who get into medical school have every intention of becoming physicians, students bust their ass to get into veterinary school so that they can practice veterinary medicine, and men and women go to dental school to become dentists or orthodontists. Those who enter law school want to become – wait for it, since it might shock you – lawyers! No one with an IQ above 90 willingly goes through seven years of post-secondary “education” – while incurring ridiculous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – so that they can do work that does not require a supposed “professional” degree! Do…you…understand…that, cockroach – or do I need to draw you a diagram with Crayola on posterboard?!?!
Conclusion: There are nowhere near enough lawyer jobs for the amount of JDs pumped out each year. Back in 2008 and 2009, “unperson” from the now defunt Exposing the Law School Scam blog was highlighting the attorney GLUT in Texas. The current story is certainly not news to anyone who has graduated from law school, in the last decade. The fact that the ass-hats in the Texas $tate Legi$lature opened a law school at garbage pit UNT speaks volumes, i.e. they also DO NOT GIVE ONE GODDAMN about potential law students/financial rape victims or taxpayers. The University of North Texas has no real name recognition outside of the state. Hell, within the region it is seen as a dung pit. Now, imagine the stench of a law school attached to such a corroded in$TTTiTTTuTTTion. Good luck trying to land decent employment, with a law degree from this rancid excrement pile.
Posted by Nando at 2:56 AM
Monday, April 25, 2016
Institutonal Idiocy in Action: University of Washington Officials Seek to Open a Separate Law School in Tacoma
Pigs Rehash the Same BS Arguments: On April 20, 2016, the News-Tribune featured a Melissa Santos article, which was entitled “Law school at UW Tacoma would be separate from Seattle program.” Check out the following nonsense:
“University of Washington officials are moving forward with plans to create a law school at the UW Tacoma and want it to operate separately from the law school at the university’s Seattle campus, UW President Ana Mari Cauce said Wednesday.
Speaking at a meeting of the Tacoma City Club, Cauce said a standalone law school in Tacoma makes sense partly because the school would focus on subject areas that are important to the local community, such as environmental law, public service law and tribal law.
Beyond that, the proposed UWT law school will work hard to accommodate students who work full time, Cauce said.
“This is not going to be a law school like every other law school,” Cauce told City Club members.
“It really makes sense, given that the biggest purpose here is to fulfill the legal needs of this area, to have it be its own law school within the University of Washington Tacoma.” [Emphasis mine]
Forget lucrative “areas of practice.” Environmental law, public service dreck, and tribal law are not stable forms of employment. Later on, the story included this information:
“Bruce Kendall, one of the founding directors of a group that has been working to bring a law school to Tacoma, said the school would provide big economic benefits for the region. He and other members of the Tacoma Law Foundation think the law school could open as early as fall 2017.
Kendall, who is also the president and CEO of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, said a law school is needed in the South Sound partly because many of the state’s current lawyers are baby boomers who are nearing retirement.
The UW Tacoma law school would help train new lawyers to take the place of those who are retiring, he said.
Lawyers educated in Tacoma also are more likely to stay in the area, helping fill local needs for legal services and helping boost the local economy, he said.
Tacoma hasn’t had its own law school since 1999, when the University of Puget Sound sold its law school to Seattle University.
“It’s part of being a mature, growing community to have these kind of educational opportunities at people’s disposal,” Kendall said.” [Emphasis mine]
Opening an unnecessary law school in Tacoma will line the pockets of a relative few people, i.e. contractors, developers, and “law professors.” Furthermore, Baby Boomer pigs are NOT retiring en masse. Anyone who states otherwise is a simpleton or a lying bastard. Older attorneys who have a successful practice typically stay in the field until they are into their 70s or older. They are certainly not going to voluntarily give up their clients, for the benefit of the next generation of lawyers.
Lastly, law grads are not beholden to stay in the area where they were educated. You go where there is employment. Plus, will adding several “professionals” who make $35K-$43K per year boost Tacoma’s economy. Hell, the area will likely see an increase in Food Stamp applications among those with advanced degrees.
Other Coverage: On April 22, 2016, Paul Caron wrote a thin entry labeled “University of Washington (Seattle) to Open Separate Second Law School in Tacoma.” Scroll down to these two comments. On the same date, at 6:27:22 am, “Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King” wrote the following:
“A law school on every corner. Even Walmart, Starbucks and McDonalds close stores corresponding with the market. I will bet, just like in good old Illinois, if one were to flip open the Tacoma Yellow Pages to the "Lawyers" section, it will be the largest segment in the book. All desperate attorneys seeking clients, fees, and work. Those are the micro firms and solos that can afford two bills a month......” [Emphasis mine]
On April 22, 2016 9:26:04 am, “Unemployed Northeastern” dropped this turd in UW’s punch bowl:
“Let's see now. There are three law schools in the state of Washington. Gonzaga placed 92 of 162 graduates from the Co2014 into full-time, long-term, license-required jobs at any salary. Seattle University, 144 of 295. UWash, 127 of 200. That's 363 of 657 graduates overall, or 55%. Pretty much a mirror of the nationwide average, and I'm not aware of anyone, including prawfs, arguing that we don't have enough law schools nationwide. Oh, and only one school - Gonzaga - has released its NALP reports. For the Co2014, the median salary was just $54,000, and that's with a 42% reporting rate. Factor in the 19% unemployment rate, and it means that we only know that about 1 in 5 graduates made that median or more.” [Emphasis mine]
These two commenters ripped this plan to shreds, with facts, numbers and solid analysis. For $ome rea$on, the Univer$ity of Wa$hington and the CEO of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County overlooked these numbers.
Conclusion: In the end, if the “educators” want to shell out serious cash – courtesy of state and federal tax dollars – to open a separate law school. When the toilet fails to attract decent size classes of morons, the cockroaches will need to explain that to their bosses. There was no damn reason to open a law school at Indiana Tech, and the same applies to Tacoma. If you really want to go to law school, there are currently over 200 ABA-accredited diploma mills – and DOZENS of them will admit you, even if you have a 2.8 UGPA and scored 145 on the LSAT. Plus, there are already three commodes in the state, with two located in Seattle. For those not familiar with the area, Seattle is roughly 33 miles from Tacoma.
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