“The School offers a curriculum designed to produce ethical lawyers who will zealously and competently represent clients within the bounds of law and, at the same time, recognize their duty to improve society.”
[Now would be a good time to grab another roll of toilet paper]
Total Cost of Attendance: The school also estimates that additional expenses, i.e. living allowance, travel, books/supplies, and parking, will amount to $16,156. That would bring the total cost of attendance for a full-time Creighton law student to $49,562 – for the upcoming school year.
We need to understand that the law schools, and their friends at the ABA and NALP, count employment as anything, i.e. unpaid internships, temporary employment, non-legal jobs, etc. If you work as a waitress at the Upstream Brewing Company in downtown Omaha, and report that to the school, guess what? For the purposes of the graduate survey, you are among the 92.5% of JDs employed within nine months of graduating from Creighton! The same goes if you are stocking the bar at Goodfellas Nightclub.
Starting Salary Info: The school, in its self-serving, SELF-REPORTED statistics also claims a mean starting salary of $63,754. For those in “private practice”, the school asserts a mean starting salary of $66,136. (Apparently, public sector jobs and non-legal jobs in Omaha do not differ much - in terms of pay - from those in private practice.) Of course, the school fails to produce one iota of proof to back up these assertions. Oh that’s right. The ABA and NALP do not require the schools to submit their figures to an independent audit! And lemmings will believe anything the schools say, anyway. So that means “no harm done”, right?!
“These 480 students are among the best in the nation. Drawn from over 40 states, 7 foreign countries and 165 undergraduate institutions, they move into judicial clerkships and jobs at top law firms in Omaha, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City and beyond.”
“In 2009, the law school again hosted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as he taught a supreme court seminar to second and third-year students.”
Ooh! Excuse me while I check my pulse. Honestly, who gives a damn about this seminar? I heard John G. Roberts speak at Third Tier Drake, during my third year. Did this help ANYONE land a single interview? Did anyone other than the biggest law nerds get excited over his visit?
Conclusion: If you are a Nebraska resident, and you cannot get into the University of Nebraska College of Law, then do not settle for this overpriced toilet. In-state tuition at this “top 100” law school – currently in a five-way tie for 93rd best law school in the United States – is a mere fraction of CreighTTTon’s cost of attendance. I guess Creighton University proudly continues the tradition of providing over-priced “Jesuit legal education” while strapping down its graduates with a lifetime of soul-crushing debt.
The reality is that attending and graduating from CreighTTTon Law School – absent some strong political, business or family connections – will NOT provide you with a decent chance at paying off your non-dischargeable student loan debt. In fact, attending this school will adversely affect the bulk of its students – as many will not find jobs that will allow them to reasonably pay back their debt. A person could EASILY take on an extra $135K in student loans to attend this dump. Although Creighton students tend to be arrogant loudmouths, who wants to see another 140 JDs flushed down the financial commode every year?