Tuition and Fees: For the 2010-2011 school year, a full-time student at this institution will pay $38,024 in tuition and fees!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, the school estimates that a student living off-campus will pay $22,034 in room & board, books & supplies, transportation and personal expenses. This would bring the total COA for the current academic year to $60,058. For those living with mommy and daddy, the total COA for this same school year is estimated at a mere $48,934.
Ranking: The cost is a little steep. However, the school’s ranking will certainly justify this expense, correct?!?! Well, a publication calling itself US News & World Report lists this as the 60th greatest, most fantastic and amazing law school in the land. The Univer$iTTy of Miami Sewer of Law shares this prestigious honor with three other “elite” schools - University of Houston, Georgia State University, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Alleged Employment Rate: “Our most recent statistics show that 98 percent of UM Law graduates seeking employment obtained positions or pursued further graduate studies within nine months of graduation.”
Ninety-eight percent - with no graphs or breakdown. Yeah, and Lauren Graham just broke into my house, tied me up to the bed, climbed on top of me, and used my torso as a scratching pad. (Notice that this dump also lists a total enrollment of 1,300 students.)
Average Student Indebtedness: According to USN&WR, the average indebtedness of 2009 University of Miami Law grads who incurred law school debt was $87,272. This chart shows that 77 percent of this commode’s 2009 graduating class incurred law school debt.
Don’t forget that past-president of the ABA, Carolyn Lamm, graduated from this commode in 1973. With regard to the law schools’ self-reported employment figures, the ABA is apparently still in the contemplative stage of the review process.
Isn’t this the sign of prosperity? On June 30, 2009, the dean at the University of Miami Sewer of Law offered $5,000 "Public Interest Deferral Scholarships" to those who deferred enrollment for one year and performed 120 hours of public service. Patricia White sent the email to the entire incoming class.
We Will Pay You to “Hire” Our Graduates:
“The latest sign of law grads' dire straits comes from Coral Gables, where the University of Miami is trying to bolster the grim market for the 350 new lawyers set to graduate next spring by offering their services — for free.
The program, called the Legal Corps, will place graduating students without job offers at public interest organizations or judicial chambers. The firms and courts will pay nada, while UM will pick up a $2,500 monthly stipend.”
Yes, what a great law school, huh?!?! After all, they are not paying $5,000 a month for each placement in public interest positions. Think about this for a second, stupid lemming. You are looking at taking out $90K-$160K for a law degree - and the 60th best law school in the United States must resort to this measure?! Do you get the message?!
UM Law pays $2,500 a month stipend so that their otherwise unemployed graduates will be “placed” in public interest organizations. That doesn’t smell of desperation, does it? Yet another indicator that the legal job market is about to turn the corner, right?!?!
Conclusion: This school is an overpriced piece of filth. It needs to pay non-profits to “hire” its unemployed graduates. And these pigs still have the nerve to claim a 98% employment rate. The dean of the law school offered $5,000 in scholarship money to incoming 2009 students who deferred admission for one year!!! What does that tell you, dolt?
If you need further proof of the extent of the “higher education” scam, then take a look at this tax document:
Go to pages 18-20 of this 2009 Form 990. While no law faculty member made this list, we can see that Oompa-Loompa/university president Donna Shalala is way overpaid - as the troll made $945,899 plus $231,568 in other compensation!!
On page 20, you can see that the entire university made $509,022,178 in tuition and fees! Taking all of these revenue streams into account from columns A and B, we can see that the University of Miami took in $1,754,092,908 in TAX EMEMPT REVENUE - for 2008!!!! Imagine any other industry where you could make $1.754 billion, in one year, and not pay any taxes on that amount. (I suppose churches do the same thing, but it is nonetheless repulsive.)