Monday, March 10, 2014
The Swine Sell Off Housing Units: On February 21, 2014, the Real Deal published Katherine Clarke’s piece, “Kushner snaps up Brooklyn Law School portfolio for $36.5M.” Look at this portion:
“Today, Brooklyn Law School executed a contract and accepted a deposit for the sale of six of our smaller properties,” Nick Allard, dean of the law school, told TRD via email. “The Board of Trustees authorized the sale because with a smaller student body we need fewer apartments to meet the housing needs of our students.”
The school decided to liquidate assets at this “opportune time in the real estate market,” he said.” [Emphasis mine]
The freestanding commode publicly acknowledged that there are fewer idiots enrolled at Crooklyn Law School. The board of tru$tee$ is doing what they can to keep the turd above water.
Brooklyn Law Sewer’s Prior Financial Situation: Back on Octoner 15, 2013, Crain’s New York Business posted an article from Theresa Agovino, which was entitled “Brooklyn Law School faces debt downgrade.” Check out this opening:
“Standard & Poor's on Tuesday warned Brooklyn Law School that the institution needed to reverse its financial decline or face higher borrowing costs.
In a report, the credit ratings agency lowered its outlook on the school's debt, issued by the New York State Dormitory, to negative from stable. The lowered outlook means the rating agency believes there is a one in three chance it could downgrade the debt, and the decision on whether to change the BBB+ rated debt could come within the next two years if Brooklyn Law's fiscal problems don’t improve.
In a statement, a spokesman for the law school acknowledged S&P’s concerns but added, “We are highly confident that, despite these challenges, Brooklyn Law School will continue to do well.” He also noted that Moody’s Investors Service reconfirmed a stable outlook on the school’s debt two months ago.
Law schools in recent years have seen steep drops in enrollment and tuition revenue and the ratings agency said that trend could continue for the next two years. Brooklyn law has been especially hard hit. Headcount decreased 10% to 1,137 this fall from a year ago and 22% over the last three years, the ratings agency said.
Competition for students has led to discounts on tuition. Even though full-time tuition increased 2.5% at the school this year to $51,243, the school has increased the amount it offers in grants or scholarships to 37%, compared to 15% in 2007, according to S&P.” [Emphasis mine]
Of course, the sale of the trash pit’s property has nothing to do with this prior debt downgrade, right?!?! This must merely be one hell of a coincidence!
Crooklyn Buildings on the Market Since June 2013: On June 19, 2013, the Brooklyn Paper featured a Jaime Lutz article labeled “You have the right to sell: Brooklyn Law to unload six Heights buildings.” Focus on the following excerpt:
“Brooklyn Law School is selling six of its student housing buildings in Brooklyn Heights.
Realtor Massey Knakal announced yesterday that the 114-year-old institution has put the residences, which, combined, could be valued at more than $41 million on the market — and is pitching them as a landlord’s dream.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, this is a clear sign of stability, huh?!?! Law school critics have been very effective in spreading the truth to prospective students.
Pig Wexler Stepped Down Last Summer: The New York Law Journal published a piece from Joel Stashenko, entitled “Departure of President Leaves Dean in Charge at Brooklyn Law” - on June 17, 2013. This stub is still available on the link above:
“Joan Wexler will step down at the end of this month as Brooklyn Law School president, a position she took in 2010 after serving 16 years as the school's dean, the chairman of Brooklyn Law's board of trustees announced Thursday. Dean Nicholas Allard, who was hired last July, will now have sole responsibility for running the 1,000-student school.”
Apparently, the rats didn’t waste any time trying to sell off some of their assets. The academic thieves at this ABA-accredited dung heap are trying to stay feasible.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, 80th ranked Brooklyn Law Sewer is struggling to stay afloat. The law school cockroaches riding on this pile of moist excrement simply do not have much room for error, since it is not attached to a college or univer$ity. Then again, this chronological series of events may not be significant. After all, the pigs claim that the school is in good shape. And fundamentally dishonest, $elf-$erving “law professors” and deans should be taken at their word when it comes to their filthy industry, correct?!?!
Posted by Nando at 6:40 AM
Thursday, March 6, 2014
First Tier Toilet George Washington University Law School Lowers Its Admissions Standards, in Order to Get Asses in Seats
More Great News!: On March 3, 2014, the GW Hatchet published staff writer Jacqueline Thomsen’s piece labeled “Law school becomes less selective.” This is an independent, student newspaper at George Wa$hington Univer$ity. Look at this opening:
“If you want a spot in the No. 21 law school in the country, it’s now a lot easier to get in.
Forty-two percent of applicants secured admission to the GW Law School last year – eroding selectivity by 13 percentage points in a single year as the school tried to amass tuition dollars despite declining application numbers.
But the numbers show an even more extreme picture of how the school's admissions have changed over the past few years. In 2004, GW Law School accepted just 17 percent of applicants, a standard that helped it rise in the rankings and maintain elite status.
Accepting more applicants last year enabled the college to grow its incoming class by one-fifth after record-low enrollment cut into tuition revenue. The college has also had to foot $2 million to $3 million a year to pay stipends to recent graduates who can only find short-term, unpaid legal jobs.
Gregory Maggs, the school’s interim dean, and Sophia Sim, the assistant dean of admissions, declined to comment last week on whether they were concerned by the increase, what selectivity meant for the school or their plans moving forward.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, you read that correctly. The supposed 21st greatest law school in the nation accepted 42% of applicants last year! According to this article, back in 2004, this figure stood at a mere 17 percent. This represents a 147% increase in acceptance rate from 2004, i.e. (42-17/17)100.
This post also contained the following gem:
“GW’s yield rate – the number of students who accept an offer of admission – also dropped this year to 16.7 percent, the lowest the school has seen in at least a decade.
Other schools, like New York and Emory universities, have opted to shrink the size of their law schools, in part because of the decline in legal jobs. Less than half of the GW Law School’s Class of 2012 secured full-time salaried jobs nine months after graduation.
Only one peer school, American University, saw a bigger slide in its selectivity than GW's. Southern Methodist University’s law school had the next biggest jump, increasing its acceptance rate by 7 percentage points this fall.” [Emphasis mine]
How do you like that, bitches?!?! College graduates and the general public now have much better information about your overpriced, garbage product. As a result, they are less inclined to consign themselves to a lifetime of soul-crushing debt - for a piece of paper from your commode. Again, less than half of this toilet’s 2012 graduating class landed full-time salaried positions - within nine months of receiving their degrees.
Real Legal Job Placement: On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry entitled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs” This article is based off of each ABA-accredited diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report. As the text and title make clear, the figures pertain to JD Required positions that are full-time, long term - and exclude law school funded jobs.
Under these measures, George Washington University Law Sewer has the 76th best placement rate, with 60.35% of 2012 grads landing real jobs. The following ABA-accredited trash pits had better employment outcomes for their students: Mercer University; Campbell University; $eTTon Haul; University of South Dakota; Northern Illinois University; Florida International; Texas Tech; University of New Hampshire; University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Who wouldn’t consider this a tremendous accomplishment?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the George Wa$hington Univer$ity JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $128,341. Then again, only 84 percent of this commode’s 2012 class took on such foul debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: The pigs at “The” George Wa$hington Univer$ity Law Sewer are starting to feel the heat. In sum, they have consciously decided to lower admi$$ions “standards,” in order to increase enrollment. What beacons of integrity, huh?!?! Keep in mind that this dung heap has the 76th highest placement rate - for real legal jobs - yet is $omehow rated as the 21st best law school in the country, by US “News” & World Report.
In the final analysis, the law school swine have been pummeled with facts, charts, graphs, industry statements, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, etc. In response, the bastards can only muster a few weak-ass, baseless claims, i.e. “There will soon be a shortage of lawyers.” If the bitches and hags at this toilet become any less selective in their admi$$ion$ process, then they will soon start accepting half of their applicants. Thank all of you for helping to make this possible. We still aim to put the academic thieves’ faces, snouts and carcasses in the ground.
Posted by Nando at 2:23 AM
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Mainstream News Source Asks the Big Question: On February 24, 2014, CNN Money published a Maya Itah article labeled “Why do so many people hate law school?” From the opening:
“You know law schools are deeply troubled when you ask a dean what it feels like to be under constant fire and he answers the question with a question of his own.
"When you say 'coming under fire,' what are we really talking about?" asks John Corkery, dean of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. "Which fire are we talking about?"
You can't blame him for seeking clarity. Truth is, law schools have not merely fallen out of favor in recent years, as jobs have become scarce and unemployment among freshly minted JD graduates has soared. Law schools have become the most despised part of the academy.
Most people associate lawyers with misery: an unfair lawsuit, a divorce. But at least previous attacks had come from outside of the profession. In recent years, plenty of criticism has come from insiders, mostly law school professors who acknowledge that schools have supplied far too many lawyers than the market can absorb, and from graduates who now carry six-figure debt loads and can't get jobs in law.
Corkery's school has been sued by its graduates for embellishing employment prospects. When asked if he considers his position difficult, though, he deflects: "The fire I'm thinking of is that there are a lot less people going to law school," he says.
It's telling that Corkery first lists a problem that afflicts the schools rather than the graduates. He's on the mark about one thing, though: Law schools are trying to put out fires from all directions.” [Emphasis mine]
As I have said for years on this blog - as well as on other sites and forums - the law school pigs DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students or recent graduates. To the academic thieves, these young men and women are a means to an end, i.e. the cockroaches need asses in seats, in order to get their claws on those federally-backed student loans.
From Pig Face’s Faculty Bio: Click on the link above, in order to access John Corkery’s JML$ page. Take a look at this portion:
“Dean Corkery has testified as an expert witness in matters of professional responsibility and has been a member of the teaching faculty for the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission's Professional Responsibility Institute. He was a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Board of Managers for two years and has been a co-writer of the CBA's annual Gridiron musical, "Christmas Spirits," since 1973. He is the author of Illinois Civil and Criminal Evidence (2000).”
Of course, this piece of human waste wouldn’t know “professional responsibility” if it bit him on his portly ass. Yet, he may be well-coached in the area of profe$$ional re$pon$iblity. By the way, does anyone else notice that Cockroach John Corkery resembles a fatter, paler, slightly retarded version of John Lithgow?!?! In fact, he seems even crazier than the actor’s oddball character portrayals.
Other Reasons Why People Despise Law School:
Look at these average law student indebtedness figures for the JD Class of 2012. Remember, these totals do not include interest that accrues while the student is enrolled for three years. It also does not take debt from undergrad into account. Yet, this average amount of additional debt stood at $168,800 - for this cohort at FOURTH TIER TRASH PIT TTTThoma$ Jeffer$on Sewer of Law! Yes, who wouldn’t want to take on such filthy debt from a garbage heap, right?!?!
According to the NALP Class of 2012 National Summary Report, 84.7 percent of this massive cohort was employed within nine months of graduation. Of course, this figure includes non-law positions, attorney jobs, part-time and full-time work, plus long term and temporary posts. If you worked at State Farm or tended bar, you were considered "employed."
Overall, there were 46,364 members of the JD Class of 2012 – competing for a total of 28,567 jobs labeled “bar passage required.” Keep in mind that not all of those positions were traditional attorney openings. Then again, only 45,434 graduates had their info sent to NALP. Using the entire class size, a mere 61.6% of all JDs ended up finding such legal work, i.e. 28,567/46,364.
From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, under Job Outlook:
“Employment of lawyers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students are graduating from law school each year than there are jobs available.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, the swine continue to squeal "There is going to be a shortage of lawyers soon, due to so many Boomers getting ready to retire." The lying bitches and hags are simply ignoring reality. What beacons of integrity, huh?!?!
Conclusion: The law schools have been exposed as diploma mills, by various online critics. Now that college grads have access to better information, ABA-accredited trash pits - such as Fourth Tier John Marshall Law Sewer - are having a much harder time attracting applicants and students. Hell, this is also the case for decent schools. You are welcome, bitches.
In the end, law students and graduates have effectively sandblasted the toilets - armed with the facts, figures and justified anger. You don’t see too many blogs from dental, medical or veterinary students telling you how badly their school sucks filthy goat balls, do you?! SKYROCKETING tuition - coupled with pathetic job prospects and lies from the pigs, as well as a lack of learning hard skills - has caused people to speak up about the law school scam. The “educators” expect these financial rape victims to simply keep their mouths shut. Now, the only thing these bastards/perpetrators can look forward to is getting pummeled in return, for their horrid conduct.
Posted by Nando at 6:48 AM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuition: Full-time law students at Wa$hington Univer$ity in $t. Loui$ were charged $48,345 in tuition - for the 2013-2014 school year. It’s nice to see that this commode is looking out for the students’ best interests, right?!?! This figure does not include mandatory fees, which amount to an additional $1,760. When you include those charges, the price of admission reaches $50,105.
Total Cost of Attendance: Based on the same document, the rodents list the total tuition and living expenses - for 2013-2014 - as $71,285. By the way, this total does not include the Student Health Service Insurance Fee of $1,300 - even though all students are required to carry coverage. Of course, the vermin try to justify these costs by pointing out the following: “Washington University School of Law is a private institution and top law school, and competition to attend is very high.”
Keep in in mind that the law school pigs base living expenses off of a nine-month academic calendar. Actual law students will require such costs over the full 12 months. In order to reach a more accurate, total COA, we must prorate the following items: room/board; and personal costs. Doing so, we reach a total estimate of $78,772 - for the current year. This does not even count the optional parking pass of $480.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, WUSTL is rated as the 19th best law school in the country. It only shares this honor with one other school, i.e. the University of Minnesota.
On January 25, 2011, former Biglaw associate Will Meyerhofer back-handed this toilet, in an article entitled “Are Law Schools Lying to Their Applicants?” After pointing out that the pigs can charge ridiculous sums of money, due to guaranteed government loans to students, he delivers this forceful slap:
“If it was true supply and demand, #1 ranked Harvard and #100 ranked Hofstra wouldn't have the same tuition. But they do, the same as stupid Washington University, which is so stupid it's in Missouri. "It's underrated." Bite me." [Emphasis mine]
Employment Placement Statistics: Here is the link to the Employment Summary for the WUSTL Law Class of 2012. There were a total of 300 graduates from this cohort. Of that figure, 276 were hired in some capacity - within nine months of earning their law degree. One JD did not report his status to the sewer, while 23 were unemployed. As such, the placement rate was 92.3 percent, i.e. 276/299.
On page one of this PDF, you will notice that the private toilet put 29 graduates from this class in university or law school-funded positions - in order to artificially increase the placement rate. The cockroaches were able to boost this figure by 9.7%, using this underhanded tactic. Hell, only four of these jobs were full-time and long term! In contrast, 16 of these posts were part-time and short term. But the law school pigs care about their students and graduates, don‘t they, Lemming?!?!
A total of 130 members of this class found jobs in private law firms. However, only 44 of these men and woman landed in offices of more than 500 attorneys - as full-time workers. Another 10 went into federal clerkships. And this is from the 19th greatest law school in the country!
On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry entitled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs” This article is based off of each ABA-accredited diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report. As the text and title make clear, the figures pertain to JD Required positions that are full-time, long term - and exclude law school funded jobs. Under these measures, WUSTL placed 67 percent of its grads in such positions. These are the employment opportunities that one seeks when applying to law school.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Wa$hington Univer$ity JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $117,964. Yet, only 73 percent of this commode’s 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: Washington University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced trash heap. In sum, it is a moist turd with sprinkles on top. Furthermore, more than a quarter of the graduates from 2012 did not incur one dime of student loan debt for their law degree. This means that you will also be competing against those who are wealthy and connected, for the available number of attorney jobs. How will YOU fare, as a person of modest means, when you are essentially required to take on an additional $125K-$170K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a chance to enter this GLUTTED “profession”?!?! If you cannot answer this question honestly and objectively, then you have no business making such a financial decision.
Posted by Nando at 6:07 AM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Power Flush: Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the University of La Verne College of Law Experience the Biggest-Ass Drops in Enrollment - by Percentage - Since 2010
Toilets Getting Flushed: The NaTTTional Juri$TTT published Alicia Albertson’s piece, which was entitled “Cooley, NYLS have largest enrollment declines since 2010-2011” - on February 17, 2014. Take a look at this opening:
“The drop in law school applications during the past three years has had a profound impact on enrollment, according to a new study by The National Jurist.
Law school enrollment has dropped by an average of 99 students per school from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, with only 16 schools enjoying an increase in students.
Eighteen law schools saw enrollment drop by more than 30 percent, led by University of La Verne (down 66.2 percent) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (down 40.6 percent). Cooley Law School, with five campuses in Michigan and Florida, dropped from 3,931 students in 2010-2011 to 2,334 students in 2013-2014, the single largest drop in raw numbers.” [Emphasis mine]
This is excellent news. Only a truly sick bastard would view this otherwise. Remember, “law professors” and administrators have consigned LEGIONS of students and graduates to a lifetime of debt servitude and financial ruin - over the course of several decades.
At the conclusion of this article, you will see a chart showing the 25 ABA-accredited dung heaps that have had the largest enrollment declines, as a percentage. Among these commodes: New York Law $chool; Widener University - both campuses; $eTTon Haul; Western New England “University”; Appalachian Sewer of Law; VermonTTT Law School; and Pace University.
Other Coverage: On February 18, 2014, Staci Zaretsky posted an epic ATL entry labeled “Ouch: The Law Schools With The Biggest Drops In Enrollment Since 2010.” Check out this portion:
“For the past few years, law schools have been in a state of crisis, and it’s getting worse. Prospective students just aren’t as interested as they used to be in borrowing up to six figures of government Monopoly money in the hope of surviving the post-graduation gauntlet of legal employment. At last count, applicants were down 11.1 percent from this time last year, and national 1L enrollment is down 24 percent from where it was in 2010.
Unable to keep up with the changing times and put asses in seats, law schools are doing anything they can to cut costs — up to and including laying off faculty and staff. Amid hefty declines in enrollment, some schools seem to be struggling.” [Emphasis mine]
As scam-bloggers have pointed out for a while, the law school pigs did not “strategically plan” to scale back their operations. They were essentially forced to decrease enrollment. Hell, according to Paul Campos, the rodents are accepting a higher percentage of applicants than ever before!
Later on, Zaretsky reported the following:
“All joking aside, the schools that have purposefully reduced their class sizes — by more than two handfuls of students — are doing a very good thing. But when a law school’s decline in student enrollment is greater than 30 percent, we’ve got to wonder what portion of that percentage was planned.
In a recent study, National Jurist compared data from the 2010-2011 school year to data from the 2013-2014 school year using numbers from law schools’ most recent American Bar Association 509 reports. Without further ado, here are the 10 law schools with the biggest drops in enrollment since 2010:
University of La Verne: -66.2 percent
Cooley Law School: -40.6 percent
Catholic University: -39.5 percent
New York Law School: -38.7 percent
University of Dayton: -38.5 percent
Pacific McGeorge School of Law: -38.4 percent
Widener University – Harrisburg: -36.9 percent
University of New Hampshire: -34.8 percent
Seton Hall University: -34.7 percent
Liberty University: -33.9 percent” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, law school swine! Once prospective students received better information about your garbage product, fewer of them chose to incur insane amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for dwindling job prospects.
Conclusion: The law school pigs are sweating their little balls off, due to the consistent, steep decline in applications. Again, these bitches and hags DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about their students or recent graduates. The cockroaches merely want to keep the scam going for as long as possible. The academic parasites should be happy that they were able to fleece the taxpayers - and financially rape the students - for such an extended period of time. Instead, the pathetic, selfish whores are sobbing over their supposed misfortune. In a just world, these vile creatures would be shoved into small crates - and force-fed their own excrement.
Posted by Nando at 5:03 AM
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Catholic Guilt or Mere Desperation?: Villanova University School of Law Doubles the Number of Full-Tuition Scholarships
The Announcement: On January 27, the NaTTTional Juri$TTT published a piece by Alicia Albertson, under the headline “Villanova doubles full tuition scholarships, makes curricular changes.” Look at this excerpt:
“Villanova University School of Law announced it will double the number of full-tuition scholarships for incoming students, and the Pennsylvania school also announced curricular changes.
The Innovation Scholars program will fund up to 50 full scholarships for the 2014 incoming class, effectively doubling the number of students who receive such. Students will receive the scholarship for all three years of law school study.
To be eligible, students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher, an LSAT score of 157 or higher and must maintain good academic standing with the institution.
“These new Innovation Scholars will find in Villanova a law school that is responding to the new market realities of their degrees,” John Gotanda, Dean of the law school said. “We have listened to our students and to the law firm, corporate and government employers.”
The law school also announced it would lock in tuition for each incoming class so students will pay the same each year for educational expenses.” [Emphasis mine]
In sum, the commode is desperate for asses in seats. Maybe the cockroaches will toss in free ball massages and an iPad. This is a marketing ploy, but it will end up costing the pigs, too. Plus, the requirements are not too strenuous. You can major in Political “Science” or History and easily earn higher than a 3.6 UGPA.
Remember, this is the same trash pit where SCHOOL OFFICIALS KNOWINGLY FALSIFIED DATA pertaining to incoming UGPAs and LSAT scores - in an effort to increase the toilet’s USN&WR ranking. As reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Katherine Mangan, in a February 26, 2011 piece entitled “Villanova U. Reveals Its Law School Gave False Reports of GPA's and Test Scores”:
“Villanova University officials announced on Friday that unidentified employees of its law school knowingly reported inaccurate, and presumably inflated, grade-point averages and admission-test scores to the American Bar Association in years before 2010, a scheme that could have affected where it fell in national rankings.” [Emphasis mine]
Other Coverage: Elie Mystal wrote an entry labeled “Law School Offers Free Tuition To 50 Applicants,” back on January 22, 2014. From his opening:
“We know the new economics for middle-tier law schools. Applications are down, so to convince students with good test scores to come to your school, you have to offer them money. It’s the market, imperfect though it may be, at work.
So when a law school offers “full scholarships” to a number of students with strong academic credentials, don’t think that it’s doing you a favor. They’re trying to fill their seats, not trying to address the fundamental cost problem of law school. If a law school is offering “scholarships” to high-performing students, that means that the low-performing students who are paying full price are subsidizing the people in their class who are most likely to bust up the curve. Addressing the value proposition of law school involves lowering tuition for all students, not making law school free for the kids with potentially better options.” [Emphasis mine]
Tuition: Mystal is correct, regarding the prohibitive cost of admission to this dung heap. Scroll down to the section labeled Law School Program Rates 2013-2014. First year law students for the current academic year were charged $39,660 in tuition. They must also pay a combined $400 in student health and SBA fees. Therefore, these dolts are paying $40,060 to attend this ABA-accredited garbage pile for one damn year.
Ranking: As you can see, Vanillanova Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is rated as the 98th greatest, most fantastic and wonderful law school in the entire country by US “News” & World Report. What an immense accomplishment, huh?!?! In fact, it shares this prestigious honor with only three other commodes, i.e. Indiana University-Indianapolis, St. John’s University, and the University of South Carolina. Such elite company!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Villanova JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,283. In fact, 79 percent of this commode’s 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Villanova University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, vile, Catholic toilet. These bitches and hags do not give one damn about their students or recent grads. They simply want to keep the scam going. After all, the academic parasites are living well off of the federally-backed student loan system. Their compensation is in no way tied to their students’ outcomes. The swine are using this scholarship boost to attract quality applicants. Plus, the pigs believe that it will buy them some goodwill among potential consumers in the area, as well as with the ABA and USN&WR. Up to 50 new students will receive full tuition, while their classmates will continue to drown in large sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 6:27 AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Glorious News!: On February 11, 2014, Albany Business Review published a piece entitled “Albany Law School offers buyouts to faculty” - by reporter Megan Rogers. From the opening:
“Albany Law School is offering buyouts to faculty so its payroll better matches the school's declining student enrollment.
While Albany Law School's enrollment decreased by about 200 students in the past ten years, the size of its faculty has remained steady at about 50 full-time faculty. Last week, the board began efforts to downsize, offering a voluntary buyout program for tenured and long-term contract faculty.
The buyouts are a starting point for cost-reductions and the board will have a better sense of potential cuts when it determines how many faculty members take the buyout this spring, said Daniel Nolan, chairman of the school's Board of Trustees. Nolan also is president and CEO at Hugh Johnson Advisors LLC investment firm in Albany.
The board acknowledges that Albany Law School's situation marks a structural change, Nolan said, and will seek other reductions and new sources of revenue.” [Emphasis mine]
It is great to see that the board realizes - and publicly admits - that this is a fundamental restructuring. In a just world, they would take a wrecking ball to this toilet. Near the conclusion, Rogers noted:
“The school wants to reduce faculty size rather than lower admittance standards to raise revenue. Albany Law School is the second lowest in the state for bar passage and lowering enrollment standards as employment opportunities dwindle would be "unethical," the board wrote last week in a letter to faculty members.
"Cutbacks are very, very hard. But what is motivating everything about what I'm doing is my student-centric approach," [dean Penelope] Andrews said. "Albany Law School and law schools exist to train students and it's all about the students."
Enrollment fell from 821 students in 2003-04 to 617 students in 2013-14. This year, applications are down by about 15 percent compared to the same time last year, Andrews said. The challenge isn't making sure students apply to Albany Law School, but making sure they enroll.” [Emphasis mine]
In other words, if enrollment continues to drop at Albany Law Sewer, then further buyouts and faculty cuts can be expected. This is a wonderful day!
Other Coverage: On February 4, 2014, the New York Law Journal posted an article from John Caher and Tania Karas, under the headline “Albany Law Offers Buyouts to Offset Lower Enrollment.” Free registration is required to view the full contents. At any rate, take a look at this opening:
“Albany Law School and some of its professors are at odds over plans to reduce faculty size due to declining enrollment, giving rise to a broader question of whether the institution should lower its standards to save jobs.
The school on Monday offered buyouts to up to eight longer-tenured and higher-salaried professors. At the same time, the Board of Trustees, in a statement, and the law school's dean, in an interview, flatly rejected an idea, apparently promoted by some faculty, to lower admissions standards.
"A review of our declining bar passage statistics (we are now the second lowest law school in New York State for bar passage), combined with the extremely difficult employment market for our graduates, compels us to believe that we must focus on quality of applicants, not quantity," the board said in a memo Monday to faculty. "To admit students in order to increase revenues due to projected operating deficits would be both unethical and in violation of ABA standards."
Penelope Andrews, dean and president of Albany Law School, said in an interview that any discussion of lowering standards is off the table.” [Emphasis mine]
The school was nice to offer such buyouts to the academic swine. It’s not as if any of these rats has done anything useful in their position. Of course, the "law professors"/parasites wanted to lower admissions "standards" further. Yes, these cockroaches truly care about the students, right?!?!
Now look at this excerpt:
“The memo from the Board of Trustees, distributed by its chairman, Daniel Nolan, made clear that "the voluntary buy-out program announced today is but one step in a comprehensive strategy designed to bring operating costs in line with anticipated revenues." It said the board "will continue to assess the school's financial condition to determine what other measures might be appropriate as we move forward."
Andrews said it is unclear how many faculty positions need to be cut, either through buyouts or layoffs, and depends on several factors, including admissions, the number of students who drop out after the first or second year and other variables.
"There is no fixed number that will fix the situation because it is so fluid," Andrews said.”
Again, this is merely a single step in keeping costs down. It’s great to see the law school pigs sweat their tiny balls off. Thank all of you for helping to spread the truth about the law school scam. Applications and enrollment have fallen for years, because of our collective efforts.
Conclusion: The administrators and Board of TTTru$TTTee$ at the 132nd greatest, most amazing and terrific law school in the United States have begrudgingly accepted the fact that they must toss many of the overpaid pigs out on their useless asses, if they want to stay in business. Don’t buy the high-minded reasons given by the school, for this move. This is about survival. As we all know, faculty compensation - including benefits - is the biggest expense at ABA-accredited diploma mills. That is the reason why law school tuition is so damn high. It’s about time that the administrators start trimming the fat, where it will actually make a difference!
Posted by Nando at 5:36 AM