Tuition: A full-time student at this truly prestigious law school will be charged $33,082 in tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 academic year. But hey, who wouldn’t mind making the daily grinding commute from Davie, Fort Lauderdale or Coral Gables to attend this fine, upstanding “institution of higher learning”, right?!
“Our team won 2 of their 3 oral argument rounds and just missed advancing to the round of 16 by fractions of a point. Although the near-miss was disappointing, the two competitors, the student-coach, our faculty advisor, the second research assistant, and I were very excited to have achieved success in the competition, and were grateful for the opportunity to compete! Our participation in this prestigious national championship competition for the first time does wonders to enhance the reputation of our school!”
Congratulations on your hard work and dedication leading to your Moot Court team just missing the round of 16. Your parents must be very proud. All your effort sure paid off – just like it will when you are looking for work after graduation. Also, when does getting bounced out in the round of 32 of a regional Moot Court competition enhance the reputation of a law school?!?!
At least, this student blog actually allows comments from viewers. That is better than the diploma mills at Drake and Michigan State can offer. I am still trying to figure out why the student author of this entry is THRILLED that the toilet of law’s Moot Court team *barely* missed the round of 16 by “fractions of a point.” Make sure to comment on her post, and ask her if she is still excited by this close finish. See if this competition has helped with her job search.
Ranking: Okay, so the cost of tuition may be a little high. Surely, the school’s reputation will make up for this, right?! What’s that you say? The law school is ranked in the fourth tier?!
Employment and Starting Salary Figures: This is the extent of the placement and salary info, i.e. links to the following areas: Simplicity, Career Counseling, How to Draft Resumes and Cover Letter, Career Tips and Timelines, OCI Programs, Alternative Careers, Judicial Clerkships, Survey Forms, NALP “Principles and Standards”, Externships, STU Clinics and Judicial Internships, and something called the Professional Organization Resource List.
Does “Career Counseling” mean that Career Services will coach you on how to “network”, smile and attend pointless law school mixers with broke-ass local toiletlawyers – who are there for the free booze, cheese and crackers? Does “Alternative Careers” include a “workshop” on how to fill out Wal-Mart’s computer screen job application – or how to properly serve a mojito at the Miami hot-spots?!
Actually, here is what I found when I clicked on the link to Alternative Careers:
“Read the well-known book “What Can You Do with a Law Degree” by Deborah Aaron (available in the CSO library). Aaron’s book will familiarize you with approaches for seeking and obtaining a nontraditional legal job.”
Yes, stellar career advice!! You know what else you can do with a law degree? You can wipe your ass with it – ESPECIALLY if it came from a fourth tier trash can!!
“At St. Thomas University School of Law, we are grounded in the Catholic traditions of service, social justice, and ethical behavior. Our steadfast commitment to services is manifested in all we do, including our Pro Bono program, one of only a handful of such programs in the country.”
[Read: We are also proud to charge $33,082 in tuition and fees per year. Now, give me your wallet!]
Conclusion: This school is a steaming pile of cockroach dung. This commode charges its students $33,082 for one single year of TTTT education – and it can’t be bothered to provide basic consumer information on its site?!?! As we have noted before, the Florida legal market is swamped. There are 11 law schools in the state. And you think attending this toilet will increase your earning potential?!?! In actuality, it WILL simply increase your level of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. After all, one could rack up in excess of $155K by attending this trash pit.