“In 1946, Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become Cleveland–Marshall College of Law. Cleveland-Marshall affiliated with Cleveland State University in 1969.”
John Marshall has yet another piece of trash named after him.
Tuition: An Ohio resident attending this public toilet on a full-time basis – for the 2010-2011 academic year – will be charged $18,200 in tuition and fees. An out-of-state, full-time student will be charged $24,975.60 in tuition and fees for the same academic year. I am certain the school is serious about that $0.60, by the way. My TTT actually was thrilled with my $0.08 donation last year.
Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that room & board; personal expenses; transportation; and books/supplies will account for an additional $16,296. This would bring the total COA – for an Ohio resident – to $34,496; for non-residents, this figure would amount to $41,271.60.
Rankings: There are nine law schools in the state. But this school’s solid reputation will allow me to compete in a crowded field, right?!?! Well, the school has a reputation as solid waste, i.e. US News & World Report lists this school in the filthy, foul third tier of U.S. law schools.
Job Prospects: Since these tramps don’t provide employment placement or starting salary figures, we go to an outside source for this information. According to Law School Numbers, 91.1% of this toilet’s Class of 2005 was supposedly employed within nine months of graduation.
Entering Student GPA and LSAT scores: LSN shows that the 75th percentile of entering students, for the Cleveland-Marshall Law Class of 2009, scored a 157 on the LSAT. Those in the 25th percentile had a score of 152. Those in the 75th percentile had a UGPA of 3.62, whereas those in the 25th percentile earned a stunning 2.95 GPA during undergrad. If you have similar numbers, you may end up at a third tier toilet such as this place.
Average Student Indebtedness: According to US News, the average student indebtedness for Class of 2009 Cleveland-Marshall Commode of Law grads who incurred law school debt was $61,500. Fully 80% of this particular graduating class took on law school debt.
Law Faculty Salaries: Go to this site, and using the drop-down boxes, enter “Cleveland State University” under school, “Law” under department, Year 2009, and Salary Range of $100,000+.
We can see that the following faculty members made out like bandits, in 2009: “professor and dean emeritus” Steven H. Steinglass made $163,905; “associate dean and professor” Heidi Gorovitz Robertson “earned” $145,725.59; and “professor” James G. Wilson raked in $241,778.08. (Who knew that teaching Con Law, Environmental Law and Admin Law could be such a LUCRATIVE position?!?!)
But that is not all! Interim Dean and “professor of law” Phyllis L. Crocker made $162,386.53 in 2009, while and former dean - and current university provost - Geoffrey Simonson Mearns cashed in $239,465.04.
Look at this outrageous header:
“If you don't go to Law School, will you always wish you had?”
After all, can one have a meaningful existence without taking out $70K-$100K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE student loans, for a TTT degree?!?! The shameless sales pitch then goes on to talk about how the commode was: the first law school in Ohio to admit women and minorities; offers joint degree programs and a Russian Studies Program; serves the community; cures cancer; etc.
Guess what this amounts to?! The third tier!!
Remember, bar passage is distinct from legal employment. Also, keep in mind that this 90 percent pass rate is based on a February exam.
Conclusion: While the cost of attendance may not quite as prohibitive as other diploma mills, keep in mind that the average student debt load from law school was $61,500 for the Class of 2009. Also, take your student loans from undergrad into account. A person could easily look at $90K+ in combined student loans. Do you really want to take out mountains of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt so that these selfish faculty members can continue to make serious money?!?!