Tuition: For the 2009-2010 academic year, tuition for a full-time student at this commode of law amounted to $32,828.
Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that fees, books, room and board, transportation, insurance, and personal expenses will add another $16,698 to the tab. This would bring us to a grand total of $49,526 – for one year’s cumulative COA at this magnanimous institution of higher learning. Hell, this amount alone is more than most of the JDs from this school can look forward to earning, upon graduation.
In case anyone is wondering why in-state tuition is not listed, the commode of law is a PRIVATE SCHOOL that is affiliated with a public university. What an arrangement!
Ranking: Ooh! Michigan $TTTaTTTe UNiver$iTTTy College of Law is ranked in the illustrious, grandiose third tier of American law schools – by U.S. News & World Report. Yes, I am sure these students will become titans of the legal industry.
Employment and Starting Salary Info: Look carefully at the verbiage listed under the link for the Graduate Employment Survey:
“Please report any job, whether legal or non-legal, whether full-time or part-time. Please be assured that any information you provide us will be used in the aggregatet [sic]. No one will be able to determine either your job status or salary level. Your individual response is kept confidential by Career Services and is not shared with any other person or department.” [Emphasis mine]
The commode of law DOES NOT PROVIDE hard numbers on job placement or starting salary, under its “Reporting & Placement Data” page. But, it does EXPLICITLY tell recent graduates to report ANY job – whether legal or non law-related, whether full-time or part-time. How is that for transparency?!
As reported by the lovely JJD, back on May 10, 2010, MSU pays its students to post positive comments about the law school.
Although posts are initially unedited before they go up, they may subsequently be revised. One blogger, 22-year-old Brett Manchel, was asked to edit a post that criticized East Lansing, compared to Ann Arbor.”
Here is a closer look at SpartanBlawg:
See where the school has closed off comments on posts? Perhaps the school is concerned that too many former law students will post over-the-top, glowing comments about this pre$TTTigiou$ toilet. If you feel like wasting time and seeing your IQ drop – at the same time – go ahead and read these blog entries. Watch out! One of these students may end up winning a Pulitzer or a Nobel Prize in Literature. (Yeah, right about the same time Jessica Alba climbs on top of me in a crowded restaurant.)
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this middling, trifling “independent” law school WILL NOT provide the bulk of its students with a realistic chance to repay their student loans and make a positive return on investment. A student attending this festering piece of fecal matter could walk away from law school with an additional $150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Yeah, that is a great recipe for personal and financial success!!
And will the industry apologist cockroaches stop pointing out that “Because some, i.e. few, students will do well for themselves, that means this school is serving the interests of its students”? Going with this logic, does this mean that because a few people actually win jackpots or beat the dealer at blackjack, that gambling in Las Vegas is a good investment?
Hell, the school pays its current law students to blog and post positive things about the institution!! The school is ranked as a third tier commode. The VAST majority of its graduates will not earn Biglaw salaries. Do these things give you the impression that this is a top-notch law school? Do yourself a favor and avoid this dump. Save yourself a lifetime of low wages, mountains of debt, disillusionment, and angst. If your family or friends insist on you attending law school, tell them to pay for it! Remember, these people will not be the ones stuck with large monthly, student loan payments for the next 25-30 years.