Tip of the hat to my girl, JJD, for highlighting the fact that this school will now accept minority applicants who have not taken the LSAT. Given, the exam itself is a joke – as it does not measure anyone’s legal knowledge. But scrapping this requirement for some will not magically improve “legal education” nor help those it intends to aid.
Tuition: For the 2010-2011 academic year, tuition for a full-time student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will amount to $36,022! (Yes, that figure is in actual U.S. currency.) And don’t forget $290 in required fees!
Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that indirect costs, i.e. books, supplies, housing, meals, transportation, insurance and other miscellaneous expenses, will be $17,795 for this same school year. This means that the total COA for the 2010-2011 school year will be $54,107.
Ranking: Seeing that this school is pricey, surely it has a strong reputation and will be a good investment, right?!?! (Please reassure me that I'm right.) What’s that you say? US News & World Report has this school listed in the third tier of American law schools?! (Did you contact the magazine to make sure this is not an error?)
After all, the school notes on its home page that it: (a) accepts those of various faiths; (b) seeks to advance social justice; (c) values diversity; and (d) generates ideas/the search for truth. Yeah, the school says a lot of things to get asses in seats.
Employment Prospects: This page leaves much to be desired.
From the pathetic Office of Career & Professional Development.
Well, did you put that statement on your marketing materials to your incoming students, ass monkey? Did you?! And it is good to know that you don’t lose sleep over the fact that you make deep six figures by financially ruining hundreds of law students every year. It must be nice not to have a conscience, sociopath.
Listen to the 1:04-1:41 portion of this interview. You can see that Mengler clearly does not give a damn about his students’ indebtedness. Regarding those students who are borrowing heavily for a third tier legal education, the Dean of Hypocrisy had this to say: “I still think that’s a pretty good deal. If you ask yourself, ‘Are you prepared to invest $75,000 or $80,000 in a career that might extend for 40 or 50 years.’”