Tuition: To attend this fantastic, amazing, wondrous law school, a full-time student will pay $34,782 in tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 school year! Part-time students at FCSL will only pay $28,156 in tuition and fees for the same academic year. And who can’t scrape together $28K to attend this school on a part-time basis?!
Ranking: The cost is a bit high, but surely attending such an elite school will open up great opportunities for a law student, right?!?! Well, apparently U.S. News & World Report doesn’t think too highly of this institution. After all, they have this school listed in the fourth tier cesspool.
Supposed Employment Statistics: Look – FCSL reports that 96.6% of its Class of 2007 was employed within nine months of graduation. This is a FULL 4.7 PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER than the “recent historical high” of 91.9 percent employment rate for the law school Class of 2007, as reported by NALP.
So, how does a fourth tier piece of trash such as Florida Coastal Sewer of Law report a 96.6% employment rate when the OVERALL employment rate for Class of 2007 JDs was 91.9 percent?!?! How does that happen? Remember, the overall rate includes 150+ schools that are ranked higher than Fourth Tier Florida Coastal.
And before the shills point this out, the bar passage rate was 83% for July 2009 test takers who were graduates of Florida Coastal. However, as LEGIONS of recent lawyers can attest, bar passage DOES NOT equal legal employment.
Now let’s take a look at the purported employment stats for the Class of 2009. The trash heap reports that the placement rate was 93.2 percent for this graduating class, i.e. “Coastal Law’s Class of 2009 graduates had an employment rate of 93.2% within 9 months of their graduation.” (Yeah, sure they did – and Jessica Alba came over and just dug her nails a quarter of an inch into my back.)
However, the overall employment rate for the law school Class of 2009 – again according to NALP – was only 88.3%. So, this fourth tier pile of garbage reports a placement rate that is 4.9 PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER than the overall rate – which includes about 150 or so schools that are ranked/rated higher than it.
As you can see, Florida Coastal Sewer of Law is owned by the for-profit Infilaw Corp. Let’s see who is on their “policy board”, shall we?
Dennis Archer is a past president of that racketeer influenced and corrupt organization known as the American Bar Association; Rudy Hasl, dean of the Thomas Jefferson Sewer of Law – and former chair of the ABA section which oversees the law school accreditation process; Martha Walters Barnett “served” as former president of the ABA, a member of the ABA Board of Governors and former chair of the ABA House of Degenerates; and Robert K. Walsh, former chair of the following ABA sections: legal education and admissions to the bar, accreditation committee and the standards review committee.
At least, we see how this for-profit piece of dung received its accreditation. Then again, the ABA approves any building with running water, a few computers, a printer, some bookshelves and a couple of couches as a law school.
Conclusion: Florida Coastal Sewer of Law is engaging in deception. Most of the students will not have a realistic chance at practicing law in any meaningful sense. The school is a true piece of garbage that feeds off of the desperation of unemployed/marginally-employed college graduates – and the federally-backed student loan system – in order to make serious money.
The school and the “professors” DO NOT GIVE A DAMN what happens to their graduates upon graduation. They get paid up front, and so do their shareholders. You, the student and graduate, are left paying back the principle plus interest for the next 30 years.
One could easily end up $150K in the hole by attending this in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion of higher learning – with accompanying dismal job prospects. Yes, that sounds like quite a wise investment, doesn’t it?!?!