Ranking: According to US News & World Report, this turd is floating in the fourth tier of American law schools. What a great accomplishment, huh?!?!
Employment Prospects: Evidently, paying a shade under $40K per year in tuition does not permit one to view job placement or starting salary info. However, the Career Services Office at this dump has its own blogspot. This page displays the results of its 2010 Summer Employment Survey, which was based on 233 responses. The results purport to show that 93 percent of survey respondents were employed over the summer. Yeah, sure they were - and Salma Hayek is massaging my back with her bare breasts, as I write this entry.
For $ome rea$on, this survey fails to note how many of these were paid positions. It also neglects to mention what percentage of these students poured coffee and made photocopies. This questionnaire does not even break down employment by part-time positions versus full-time - or legal, as opposed to non-legal, positions. Why would such a “scientific survey” overlook such important factors?!?!
Average Student Indebtedness: According to US News, the average indebtedness of 2009 NESL grads who incurred law school debt was $106,632. Furthermore, this document shows that 85% of this toilet’s 2009 graduating class incurred law school debt.
Administrator and Faculty Salaries: For this info, we head to New England Sewer of Law’s 2009 Form 990. Go over to page 29 of this tax document. You will see that dean John F. O’Brien made $614,982 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2008. He made $522,500 in base compensation; $51,432 in other compensation, $23,000 in deferred compensation; and $18,050 in non-taxable benefits. Apparently, you can be an administrator of a TTTT and make a financial killing - even though law review kids at the same TTTT are drowning in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt with no feasible way to pay this off.
However, there are plenty of TTTT “law professors” who are also making out like bandits. From this same page, here is a list of faculty with their respective TOTAL COMPENSATION for 2008: Frank Scioli, $271,594; Judith Greenberg, $242,384; Susan Calamare, $217,047; Philip Hamilton, $224,609; Paul Teich, $213,070; Ronald Chester, $209,842; Gary Monserud, $204,800; and Curt Nyquist, $199,300.
The above salaries are unconscionable, in light of the following: (a) this school is a fourth tier sewage pit; (b) it is located in the same city as Harvard, Boston U. and Boston College; (c) the GROSS over-saturation of the U.S. legal job market; (d) the permanent trend toward legal outsourcing; (e) the prevalence of unemployed attorneys; (f) the average student indebtedness of $106,632 - for those who incurred law school debt to attend this dump; and (g) the simple fact that many of these JDs will land jobs where a law degree is not necessary.
Ooh! This sewer offers a “Center for Law and Social Responsibility.” Will this setting allow you to gain invaluable experience picking up litter from public parks? If so, then this will at least provide you with a glimpse into your future as a New England Sewer of Law grad. See how impressed potential employers will be when they see this on your resume.
Wow, you can write onto The New England Journal of Civil and Criminal Confinement. Next time you visit your favorite watering hole, tell your friends about this impressive credential. Yes, sit back and watch as scores of lovely young women trip over themselves to gain your attention.
Conclusion: This school is a putrid, vile piece of trash. If this is the best school you can get into, and you simply MUST be a lawyer, I suggest you re-take the LSAT. Otherwise, you will be a laughingstock among your friends and peers, i.e. you will likely be known as another attorney who lives in his mother’s basement.
If your family or friends are pushing/encouraging you to go to law school, remember that YOU will be the one stuck with the student loans. If you are seeking a law degree as some sort of affirmation that you are intelligent and/or hardworking, there are less expensive ways to get over your insecurity. This is an important life decision, and your student loan debt can haunt you for the rest of your life.
Lastly, the law schools DO NOT GIVE A DAMN about your financial well-being. These pigs are paid up front, in full. They simply want as many asses in seats as possible. You are the one who is left to pay for this decision for the next 25-30 years.