Tuition and Fees: [Disclaimer: this is not for the faint of heart or for those with a family history of cardio problems] In order to attend this toilet of law for the 2010-2011 academic year, a full-time student will pay $37,380 in tuition only! (Do you need a moment to recover your senses?)
Total Cost of Attendance: Okay, now here is the real kicker: total COA is estimated - by the school - at $58,074 for a full-time peon/student, for the 2010-2011 school year.
Ranking: Surely, the school’s sterling reputation among “the legal community” justifies such costs, right?!?! Well…according to US News & World Report, Loyola-Chicago is tied for 87th best law school in the land – with six other schools (including another piece of trash in the same city, i.e. DePaul)! It’s uncanny how many 6 and 7 way ties US News comes up with, in its annual law school rankings scheme. Who says politics plays no role in these rankings?
So what if the school’s reputation is lower than corroded toilet water – certainly the job prospects can’t be that bad.
Employment Prospects: For $ome rea$on, the school does not provide an actual breakdown of employment placement or starting salary info. Instead, the school throws out a bunch of meaningless info. (I wonder why that might be.)
More garbage spews forth – from this purported “Fact Sheet.” Seriously, just peruse this putrid filth for a minute. Make sure to bring a cloth to hold over your nose.
A list of supposedly “distinguished alumni.” Have you ever heard of any of these people? Neither have I. And guess what? After you get a JD from this fesTTering TToileTT, the only person who will know your name is the bureaucrat who processes your unemployment benefits claim. And perhaps, the person who processes your Food Stamp application will too.
Location: You can always tell a sewer of law by the way it puffs up its location. Well, new flash for you: you are also located in a HEAVILY-SATURATED legal market. Legal employers are seeking to hire attorneys for $10 an hour on Craig’s List:
Oh, and I almost forgot. You will be competing against students from two top ten law schools – in the same city – for legal positions. Good luck, Lemmings!
And lastly, NOBODY gives a wet turd that you were the Notes Editor for the Public Interest Law Reporter – or the equally bland Children’s Legal Rights Journal. In fact, it is best to leave these "accomplishments" off your resume, altogether.
What is so upsetting about these toilets is that they KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that their students will have little chance of landing a job that will pay them enough to allow them to repay their student loans and have a decent lifestyle. Yet, the tenured “law professors” of these genteel “institutions of higher learning” are not doing without. They talk about public service and giving something back to the community, but they earn well above $150K a year for “working” a mere 6 hours a week!
By their fruits, ye shall know them – especially when they teach at ostensibly Christian schools and yet make money over fist while pushing legions of young people into a lifetime of financial ruin. I imagine Jesus of Nazareth – as presented in the Bible – would literally toss these professors and administrators out into the street. With a nice, swift kick in the ass – for good measure!