Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year’s Moist, Drizzling Waste: Third Tier University of Akron School of Law


What better way to flush another year down the commode than to profile a true laughingstock? Due to popular demand, I am now featuring a staple of the third tier, i.e. the University of Akron Sewer of Law.

http://www.uakron.edu/law/admissions/docs/tuition_archive.pdf

Tuition: Ohio residents, attending this dung pit on a full-time basis, will pay $21,873.20 in tuition and fees - for the 2011-2012 school year. Full-time, out of state law students will be charged $34,428.20 in tuition and fees, for 2011-2012.

Resident, part-time law students at Akron will only be hit with a bill of $14,068.65 for tuition and fees for the current academic year, whereas non-resident, part-time Akron law students will pay $22,020.15. Who says that public law schools don’t provide a strong “education” at a decent price?!?!

http://www.uakron.edu/law/admissions/tuition.dot

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: The morons provide different tuition and fee totals, on this page. For $ome rea$on, this page lists lower tuition and fees figures for full-time students, but higher costs than those detailed for part-time students. Using the amounts from the tuition archive PDF, we will then add the living expenses furnished by the commode. According to the school, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will add another $16,034 to the tab.

Then again, the pigs only calculate nine-month living expenses. Seeing that actual law students will require twelve months of room, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous costs, this cumulative figure would actually amount to $21,078.67. Therefore, full-time law students - who are Ohio residents - will face an estimated total COA of $42,951.87 - for 2011-2012. Non-residents attending this foul cesspool on a full-time basis are looking at a total COA of $55,506.87 - for the 2011-2012 school year.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+6

Ranking: With such high costs, for a public institution, this school must certainly have one hell of a reputation in legal and academic circles, right?!?! Well, according to Bob Morse and U.S. “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTTy of Akron Sewer of Law is the 127th greatest, most fantastic and amazing law school, in the United States. The trash pit shares this pathetic rating with four other schools, i.e. CreighTTTon, Mercer, $amford, and the University of Idaho.

http://www.uakron.edu/law/career/docs/NALP-Report-2010.pdf

Employment Placement and Starting Salary Info: The dung pile furnished data that it sent to NALP, for its Class of 2010 report. Based on this self-reported info, 91.8% of the Akron Law Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. Yeah, sure they were - and Salma Hayek is going to dig her nails into my back tonight. Then again, if you are selling insurance policies for Allstate, stocking shelves at Home Depot, or serving drinks at The Sky Lounge in Akron, then you are “employed” for the purposes of NALP and the ABA.

On page 2 of this PDF, you will notice that of the 49 grads who reported working in private practice, 26 were working in firms of 2-10 lawyers. This represents 53.1 percent of those Akron JDs - from the Class of 2010 - working as lawyers. Additionally, another 5 desperate grads from this unfortunate class went into solo practice, upon receiving their TTT law diploma. On this page, the school claims that the average starting salary for this class was $55,980. Do you like your chances coming out of this toilet now, lemmings?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+7

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Akron’s JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $60,149. Furthermore, 84% of this third tier toilet’s 2010 class took on such corrosive debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.

http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/higher-ed

Administrator and Faculty Salary Data: According to the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Martin H. Belsky made $239,218 in base pay, as dean of the sewer of law - in 2010. Likewise, William S. Jordan, III - associate dean and C. Blake McDowell, Jr. “professor of law” - “earned” $165,115, in base salary - for the same year. Furthermore, Wilson Huhn - another C. Blake McDowell, Jr. "professor of law" - received $171,241 in base compensation. Who doesn’t love this wealth transfer program - from indebted students and taxpayers to failed lawyers masquerading as “professors”?!?!

Conclusion: In the final analysis, this school is a true embarrassment to the term “institution of higher leaning.” If students from top law schools are finding it increasingly difficult to find legal jobs, how in the hell do you - as a recent graduate of, or current student at, Third Tier Akron - figure that you will make it in this field?!?! Remember that connections, family name and prestige matter. You can sometimes overcome deficits, in these critical areas, by being exceptional. However, if you do not even have decent academic credentials, you will likely not get your foot in the door. In all honesty, when decent employers see University of Akron on your law degree, most will not be impressed.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Second Tier Hog Waste: University of Arkansas School of Law


http://law.uark.edu/prospective/jd/costs-financial-aid.html

Tuition: In-state students, attending this public sewer on a full-time basis, will be charged $11,932.80 in tuition and fees, for the 2011-2012 school year. (The pigs do not mention that the listed costs represent per semester prices.) Out-of-state, full-time law students at this school will pay $24,528.30 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+4

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the UniversiTTy of Arkansas Sewer of Law is the 84th best, most amazing law school in the nation. In fact, the school landed in an eleven-way tie for the highly-coveted 84th place! Who wouldn’t want to attend such a “prestigious” institution?!?!

http://law.uark.edu/career-services/services.html

Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: Apparently, the school is unable or unwilling to provide job placement and starting salary data. Here is the sewage pit’s description:

“Employment, salary, and bar passage statistics for students, graduates, and employers. As a member of the National Association for Law Placement, we receive statistical information on legal employment throughout the United States and elsewhere.”

http://arkansas-fayetteville.lawschoolnumbers.com/

According to Law School Numbers, 75.9 percent of this school’s JD Class of 2005 was employed within nine months of graduation. That figure is truly embarrassing! From the perspective of law students and recent graduates, it is horrifying. By the way, LSN notes that a total of TEN law firms participated in OCI - for 2007-2008! What amazing success, huh?!?! With such anemic results, the commode should be ashamed to charge out-of-state, full-time law students $24,538.30 in tuition - for the current academic year. Somehow, I doubt that the faculty loses much sleep over this situation.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+7

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of Arkan$a$ JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $56,358. Furthermore, 81 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such toxic debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/jan/18/top-salaries-state-government-employees/

Administrator and Faculty Salary Data: According to this Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article - published on January 18, 2009 at 5:59 am - Cynthia Nance, then-dean of the law school, “earned” $199,100. Lonnie Beard, “professor of law,” made $182,949, whereas dean emeritus Robert Moberly raked in $178,738. These are not outrageous salaries, but they presumably permit one to live quite handsomely in the Fayetteville, AR area.

http://law.uark.edu/current/journals/journal-of-food-law-policy.html

As a student at this public dung pit, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the Journal of Food Law & Policy. Imagine how women and potential employers will react when they see this experience on your resume!

http://law.uark.edu/current/journals/journal-of-islamic-law-culture.html

If you are interested in seeking a more “prestigious” law journal to partake in, then look no further than the Journal of Islamic Law & Culture. From the school’s description:

“The purpose of The Journal of Islamic Law & Culture is to encourage scholarship and dialog that fosters a deeper understanding of the law and public policy of Islamic religion and culture, particularly as it intersects with Western law and society, including the legal and social communities of the United States. The Journal invites the submission of manuscripts from the legal and non-legal communities, and from Muslim and non-Muslim researchers. The Journal is particularly interested in articles on issues relating to Islam and Muslims in the United States and comparative topics addressing Islam and other religious or cultural traditions.”

Conclusion: The University of Arkansas Sewer of Law is a regional law school - and that is being kind to the institution. While this is the flagship law school in the state, do not expect to make a big-ass salary coming out of this commode. Hell, the school’s “Office of Career Planning and Placement” did not furnish employment placement and starting salary figures, for its recent grads. That ought to tell you something.

In the end, you DO NOT NEED to take on an additional $60K-$85K for a chance to become a lawyer. In fact, if you cannot find a decent-paying job or career soon after graduation, then you will likely be in worse financial shape than before you entered law school. Remember, “higher education” is a commodity in this nation. The “educators” and administrators are paid up front, in full. You, the student and graduate, will be stuck re-paying for this “investment” - plus interest - for the next 25-30 years.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Second Tier Steaming Pile of Waste: Case Western Reserve University School of Law


http://www.case.edu/law/llm/admissions/tuition.html

Tuition: Law students, attending this trash pit on a full-time basis, will pay $42,450 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. The school is certainly looking out for its students’ interests, right?!?!

Total Cost of Attendance: The commode estimates that the student activities fee, health insurance, books and supplies, and living expenses will add another $20,182 to the tab. Then again, the pigs only consider nine month living costs. Seeing that actual law students face twelve month expenses, a more accurate total COA - for 2011-2012 - would amount to $65,170.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

Ranking: Based on these prohibitive costs, this school MUST have one hell of a reputation in the academic and legal communities! Well, according to Pussy Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, Ca$e We$TTern Re$erve Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is the 61st greatest, most amazing and fantastic law school in the United States. It shares this “prestigious honor” with the following five dung heaps: Georgia State, Chicago-Kent, Seton Hall, Temple and the University of Cincinnati. Their mothers must be very proud.

http://law.case.edu/careerservices/Students/FactsStats.aspx

Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Statistics: Under the Careers For Prospective Students tab, the sewage pit claims the following:

“Our 2010 graduates (the most recent information available) enjoyed a 91.6% employment rate, securing employment in private practice, judicial clerkships, public interest organizations, government agencies, businesses, and more. The median starting salary for the Class of 2010 was $65,000.”

The rats also note that this info was “compiled in accordance with the standards used by the National Association for Law Placement.” Yes, hide behind that “standard,” you brave bastards. Unsuspecting law school applicants may not be aware that JDs working as telemarketers, insurance salesmen and Burger King managers are considered “employed” - for the purposes of the NALP survey.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the CWRU Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $94,150. Keep in mind that 81 percent of this trash pit’s 2010 class took on such toxic debt. Again, this figure does not take undergraduate debt into account. Remember, the school itself asserts a median starting salary of $65K, for its Class of 2010.

Administrator Salaries: Let’s take a look at Case Western Reserve University’s 2010 Form 990. On the bottom of page 1, you will notice that the university had $1,725,158,386 in end-of-year net assets. There is a financial killing to be made in “higher education.”

Due to a bloated, big-ass administration and a dental school, no “law professors” are listed among the highest-compensated employees. For instance, on page 40, you will see that university “president” Barbara R. Snyder made $778,874 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Snyder “earned” $525,946 in base compensation; $75,000 in bonus and incentive compensation; $126,985 in “other” compensation; $26,412 in deferred compensation; and $24,531 in nontaxable benefits. You do not need to personally contribute to this gigantic salary, by incurring a mountain of additional student debt.

http://law.case.edu/journals/JOLTI/

As a student at this festering pool of rat piss, you can write onto the “world renowned” Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet!! Yes, you can truly set yourself apart from the glut of legal job applicants. Actually, your resume and cover letter will be used as a coaster, by the law firm hiring partner.

http://cusli.org/lawjournals/lawjournal.html

If you prefer, you can become a student editor at the equally idiotic Canada-United States Law Journal. Remember, law firms and government agencies want people who can hit the ground running - not gerbils with tertiary journal experience.

Conclusion: Case Western Reserve University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced pile of dung, located in the “financially thriving” Cleveland job market. In the final analysis, you simply DO NOT need to take on an additional $100K-$150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law. The stench of this putrid school will follow you, when you are applying for legal and non-law positions.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Michael Olivas, Nelson P. Miller and Brian Leiter: Mental Midgets or Pathologically Dishonest Academics?


Michael Olivas Doesn’t Understand That Car Loans Differ From Student Loans?!:

On December 2, 2011, Jonathan Berr wrote a piece for Daily Finance entitled “Should Law Schools Pay Some Students to Drop Out?”

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/12/02/should-law-schools-pay-some-students-to-drop-out/

“Should law school students be eligible for tuition refunds if they decide they'd rather not accumulate six-figures in debt studying for a career in which job prospects are dismal? That's what two Yale University professors recently argued in Slate. The National Association of Law Schools, not surprisingly, rejected the idea.

"The hypothetical was an absurd one," said Michael A. Olivas, the association's president, adding that he is not aware of any law students who have actually made such a request. "We have never guaranteed that our graduates will have jobs."

Olivas, a law professor at the University of Houston, makes a persuasive case that letting law school students escape their debts is a bad idea. After all, he notes that people have to pay off their car loans even if they grow tired of their vehicles.” [Emphasis mine]

Of course, Olivas the Shill vehemently disagrees with this analysis. Self interest typically trumps everything else. I understand why he would claim that his association has never guaranteed that law graduates will find employment. Technically, he is not lying - at this point. Then again, the law school pigs publish inflated employment numbers. However, this bearded fool engages in INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY when he tries to equate student debt with a car loan.

Let me point out the following to you, Michael: you can walk away from a car loan. The dealer can repossess the automobile - and perhaps move for damages and attorney’s fees. However, the loan will not cost six figures or financially ruin the borrower for the next 25-30 years. Furthermore, the dealer or bank bears some of the risk of making stupid loans. As you are aware, Ass-Clown, student loans are NON-DISCHARGEABLE.

Nelson P. Miller Engages in Statistical Nonsense:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2011/11/law_schools_should_pay_students_to_quit_.html

On December 9, 2011, Paul Campos, law professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, wrote a scathing indictment on Nelson P. Miller of TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law $chool. His entry was labeled “I can’t believe it’s a law dean.”

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-cant-believe-its-law-dean.html

“If I were the dean of a law school that was getting sued for luring students to my school via wildly misleading employment and salary figures, here's what Item One on my day planner would not be: "Publish op-ed full of wildly misleading employment figures in legal employment magazine."

But I'm not Nelson Miller, dean of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law's Grand Rapids campus. The charitable interpretation of Miller's defense of legal education as a "value proposition," as they say in the B-school literature, is that he is a profoundly stupid man who is incapable of understanding even the simplest statistical arguments. The realistic interpretation is that he is a profoundly dishonest man, who is quite capable of making what he fully realizes are utterly misleading arguments, if doing so is necessary, in his calculated view, to preserve his salary.”
[Emphasis mine]

Campos is referring to this piece of drivel, which was written by Nelson Miller and sent to Vivia Chen of The Careerist. Here is an excrementitiously foul excerpt:

“The national economic downturn hurt the legal profession, but lawyers clearly fared well compared to the general population and other management and professional occupations. Recent law graduates have not fared as well as more experienced lawyers, but they still fare better than the general population.”

Such asinine “arguments” indicate that Nelson P. Miller is: (a) clueless; or (b) patently dishonest. An unemployed pizza delivery guy does not need to spend seven years of his life - plus $100K in student loans - for such a position.

Brian Leiter’s Vagina Still Hurts Because of the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/business/after-law-school-associates-learn-to-be-lawyers.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Brian Leiter has posted no less than seven bitch responses to David Segals’ November 19, 2011 New York Times piece above, which was entitled “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering.” This latest Segal article on U.S. "legal education" obviously burned Leiter's ass. Apparently, it has affected his nether regions, as well. Try applying some Vagisil to the area, Brian. Then take a cue from your colleague, Emory “law professor” Sarah K. Stadler and “Get over it!!” After all, you are not the one incurring six figures in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - while facing an anemic legal job market.

According to his faculty bio, Michael Olivas has received an extensive education. In fact, he has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and a law degree from Georgetown. Nelson P. Miller, associate dean at the Grand Rapids campus of Fourth Tier Trash Pit Thomas M. Cooley Law School, earned a B.A. from Indiana University “with highest honors.” He also graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Lastly, Brian Leiter graduated from Princeton, before attaining a JD and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Conclusion: I leave it up to you to decide whether these $elf-intere$ted academics are (a) completely clueless ass-hats; or (b) intentionally dishonest pigs. Anyone with an IQ above 80 - and one ounce of integrity - can figure this out. To paraphrase Paul Campos:

The kind interpretation of their idiotic defenses of “legal education” is that these three “educators” are profoundly stupid men who are incapable of understanding even the simplest statistical arguments. The realistic interpretation is that they are profoundly dishonest men, who are quite capable of making what they fully realize are utterly misleading arguments, if doing so is necessary, in their calculated view, to preserve their big-ass salaries.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Humid, Second Tier Waste Pile: University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law

http://law.unl.edu/financing-your-education

Tuition and Fees: In-state residents attending the University of Nebraska Commode of Law – on a full-time basis – will pay $12,906.50 in tuition and fees, for the 2011-2012 school year. Non-resident, full time law students, at this dung pit, will be charged $29,524 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012. However, the pigs note that UNL law students take 18 credits their first semester:

“First year students take 18 credit hours the first semester and 15 credit hours the second semester. First year tuition and fees for a resident are $13,886.75. First year tuition and fees for a nonresident are $29,966.00.” [Emphasis mine]

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+4

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTy of Nebra$ka College of Law is rated as the 84th best law school in the land. Of course, it shares this prestigious "honor" with ten other schools, i.e. DePaul, Hofstra, LSU, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Neward, Santa Clara, Seattle University, SUNY-Buffalo, Arkansas-Fayetteville, and Villanova!! Apparently, Pussy Bob Morse made some awkward political calculations when assigning scores.

http://law.unl.edu/career/employment_statistics.shtml

Employment and Starting Salary Figures: The school claims the following: 89.6% of graduates completing the survey (116 = 95%) either reported employment (99 = 85.3%) or were enrolled in a full time degree program (5 = 4.3%).

The toilet admits that only 85.3 percent of its Class of 2010 reported being employed, presumably within nine months of graduation. That is embarrassing, but this is the highest-ranked law school in the state. Furthermore, the school features relatively small class sizes.

By the way, the Career Services Office hags LIED when they published the following: “The employment statistics for graduates of the University of Nebraska College of Law remain above the national average.”

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/NationalSummaryChartforSchools2010.pdf

According to the NALP Class of 2010 National Summary Chart, 87.6% of respondents reported being employed within nine months of graduation, whereas 2.9 percent reported pursuing another degree. Hence, the lying pigs are trying to pull one over on prospective students - as the national figures are better than the results produced by this dung heap.

Regarding starting income info, the CSO published an overall median starting figure of $49,000 – for the Class of 2010. The salary range published is $19,000-$150,000. The median starting salary, for those 2010 grads working in law firms, is listed as $51,500. The purported range was $32,500-$150,000.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+8

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Nebraska JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $49,706. Fully 90 percent of this school’s 2010 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.

http://www.nebraska.edu/docs/budget/personnel-roster-vol-1-2011-12.pdf

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Head to page 115 of this PDF entitled “Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Personnel Roster, University of Nebraska.” Near the bottom of page 115 of the file - labeled as page 111 - you will see the subheading TOTAL WAGES AND SALARIES for the College of Law. This document does not itemize the entire figure, so we are uncertain if this info includes nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, etc. On page 4, the Fiscal Period is listed as July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

You will notice that Susan Poser - dean of the commode of law, as well as “Richard and Catherine Schmoker professor of law” - will make $290,850, in TOTAL, for the current fiscal year. The following amounts represent TOTAL salary figures for the current fiscal year: Robert C. Denicola, “Margaret R. Larson Professor of Intellectual Property Law,” will rake in $231,264; Martin R. Gardner, “Steinhart Foundation professor of law,” will “earn” $219,241; and goofy-ass Steven L. Willborn, “Judge Harry A. Spencer professor of law,” will make $231,264. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?! Isn’t it great to see the wealth transfer - from the debt-strapped students to the “professors” - in action?!?!

Conclusion: The University of Nebraska Commode of Law is a public stink pile. When you drive through the state, the humidity and lake effect burn your nostrils. If you enjoy large insects and giant bugs - on top of the perpetual foul odor - then maybe you will not mind spending three years in this area. Keep in mind that even those from the area cannot stand living in Omaha or Lincoln, and those are the largest cities in the state. At any rate, you do not need to piss away seven years of your life - for a chance to make $30K-$50K as a toilet-lawyer. The average debt load, from this rot pile, is not egregious. However, it does not take undergrad student loans into account. If your undergrad student loan debt is a minimal $20K, then an additional $50K-$70K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, can bust you up financially - especially if you cannot find a job, or if you come out making $35K per year.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

First Tier Indigestion: Indiana University Maurer School of Law


http://www.law.indiana.edu/degrees/jd/financial/index.shtml

Tuition: Indiana residents attending this school, on a full-time basis will, pay $27,040 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. With mandatory fees and books and supplies thrown in, this combined figure reaches $29,930. Out-of-state, full-time law students at this commode will be charged $44,512, for the current academic year. After adding required fees, plus books and supplies, total direct costs amount to $47,402.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Ranking: According to the bitches and hags at US “News” & World Report, the Indiana University Maurer Sewer of Law is the 23rd ranked law school in the land.

http://apps.law.indiana.edu/careers/where-are-they-now/

Supposed Employment Placement Rate and Starting Salary Figures: Notice how the deceptive cockroaches attempt to compare IU grads from 2003-2010 to NALP’s Overall JD Class of 2010 data - under Class of 2010: By the Numbers. The CSO dogs do not list a job placement rate. Under the subheading Where Graduates Find Jobs: Firms, note that the swine merely lists purported employment by law firm size - from 2003-2010. Even under this permissive standard, you can see that relatively few Indiana Law grads are practicing Biglaw.

This is duplicitous conduct, because the school is not publishing info strictly from the Indiana University JD Class of 2010. The commode is including data, for several years - from well before the job market went straight to hell - and is using this to bolster its student outcomes. At the bottom of the page, the pigs merely list the names of firms, courts and government agencies that supposedly hired IU Maurer grads, from the Class of 2010. By the way, this stink pit does list median salaries by sector, for its 2010 graduates. Keep in mind that William Henderson, who teaches at this cesspool, noted that median starting salary data is MISLEADING - as relative few recent grads earn the median figures. For $ome rea$on, he apparently does not have any qualms with his employer providing deceptively vague data.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+3

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Indiana University-Bloomington Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,538. By the way, 93 percent of this school’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. That is one hell of a price tag, for diminishing returns in the job market.

http://www.indystar.com/data/government/state_salaries2008_results.shtml?appSession=46716783483816&RecordID=47508&PageID=3&PrevPageID=2&cpipage=1&CPIsortType=&CPIorderBy=&cbCurrentRecordPosition=1

Faculty and Administrator Salary Info: Let’s see how well the pigs made out, in comparison to the indentured debt servants. The Indianapolis Star lists public employee salaries, but does not provide anything newer than 2008. As you can see, Lauren K. Robel made $303,970 in salary, whereas Alfred C. Aman, Jr. raked in $233,500. Supposed “legal rebel” William Henderson made $159,250.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/business/09law.html?pagewanted=all

Hypocrisy in Action: William Henderson

In David Segal’s ass-kicking New York Times piece “Is Law School a Losing Game,” from January 8, 2011, Henderson the Pig feigned moral outrage at the law school scheme:

"How do law schools depict a feast amid so much famine?

“Enron-type accounting standards have become the norm,” says William Henderson of Indiana University, one of many exasperated law professors who are asking the American Bar Association to overhaul the way law schools assess themselves. “Every time I look at this data, I feel dirty.”
[Emphasis mine]

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202509393144&slreturn=1

On August 2, 2011, Henderson the Apologist wrote a piece for the National Law Journal labeled “More data but less transparency.” Here is a foul excerpt:

“In the wake of hard-hitting stories in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have begun a very public correspondence with ABA President Stephen Zack. But several months before these headlines, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar had already begun the painful process of creating a better, more transparent system for tracking employment outcomes.”

What a difference seven months makes, huh?! Perhaps he can stick his snout further up the ABA’s corroded ass.

Conclusion: This school is grossly overpriced, and the pigs do not even bother to publish employment “placement” and starting salary statistics. Unless, of course, you are a dumb-ass and feel that listing vague data suffices. You simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $115K-$150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: University of Illinois College of Law


http://www.law.illinois.edu/prospective-students/tuition-and-expenses

Tuition: Illinois residents attending this dung heap – on a full-time basis – will be charged $35,000 in tuition, for the 2011-2012 school year. With fees added, this amount climbs to $38,567. Out-of-state, full-time law students at the Univer$ity of Illinoi$ College of Law will pay $42,000 in tuition, for the current academic year. When you consider fees, the amount is $45,567.

Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that total COA – for 2011-2012 – for in-state, full-time students will be $55,185. For non-residents attending this public dung heap, the estimated figure is $62,185. So much for affordable “legal education,” suckers.

Keep in mind that these diploma mills only consider nine-month living expenses, when estimating total costs. If the sewage pit included twelve month costs, total COA for Illinois residents would be $60,124 – whereas non-residents would be looking at $67,124 in total expenses.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Ranking: According to the ass-clowns at US “News” & World Report, the University of Illinois Commode of Law is the 23rd best law school in the land. As you can see, it is also the third greatest law school, in the state.

http://illinois.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Employment Placement Statistics: Since the dung beetles at this waste pile did not provide employment figures on their web site, we head to Law School Numbers. According to that source, 90.9% of the JD Class of 2005 was employed within nine months of graduation. This was before the economy went to hell.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Illinois JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $80,005. Then again, only 74 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. This figure does not include debt from undergrad.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/university-of-illinois-2009?dept=law

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the law school swine are doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped graduates. Take a look at these 2009 figures, provided by the Collegiate Times: Michael S. Moore, “Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair and Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy,” made $292,642. By the way, nice red windbreaker and polka-dot black tie, you ass-hat. How many philosophy “professors” rake in close to $300K per year?!?!

Furthermore, Ralph Edwin Brubaker “earned” $262,799 as a “law professor”; “Swanlund Chair” Thomas S. Ulen raked in $261,525; and Paul D. Pless, the former dean of admissions and financial aid who MANIPULATED DATA, made $105,957. By the way, fully 19 faculty members received annual incomes above $175K, for 2009. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

THE SCHOOL’S HISTORY OF BLATANT DISHONESTY:

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/06/university-of-illinois-college-of-law-scandal-now-with-emails/

On June 26, 2009, Elie Mystal reported on an admissions scandal, involving the deceptive pigs and cockroaches at the University of Illinois Commode of Law:

“This morning, we mentioned the University of Illinois College of Law admissions scandal. It appears that former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich pressured the University of Illinois Chancellor, Richard Herman, and Heidi Hurd, former dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, to admit underqualified students who were politically connected. In exchange for admitting those students, university officials attempted to obtain jobs for graduates of the College of Law.

The Chicago Tribune reports the results of its investigation into the law school:

The documents show for the first time efforts to seek favors — in this case, jobs — for admissions, the most troubling evidence yet of how Illinois’ entrenched system of patronage crept into the state’s most prestigious public university.

They also detail the law school’s system for handling “Special Admits,” students backed by the politically connected, expanding the scope of a scandal prompted by a Chicago Tribune investigation.”

What a bastion of ethics and integrity, huh?!?!

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2011-09-28/ui-finds-more-inaccurate-data-law-school-admissions.html

On September 28, 2011, the News-Gazette noted the following:

“CHAMPAIGN — In an investigation into the past 10 years of College of Law test scores and grade point averages, the University of Illinois has determined that inaccurate data were reported for four of those years.”

Conclusion: This school is an over-priced, disgraceful public toilet. Sure, the school hired a firm to investigate the inflated LSAT scores and UGPAs. This is called “public relations.” Ostensibly, the school and university care about “ethics.” Then again, how the hell did Pless get away with this deception, for so many years? For instance, check out the following November 16, 2011 blog entry from Steven J. Harper, adjunct "law professor" at Northwestern University:

http://thebellyofthebeast.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/the-other-big-10-scandal/

"The rogue

Shortly after Paul Pless graduated in 2003, his alma mater hired him (at a salary of $38,500/year) as assistant director for admissions and financial aid. (For years, putting unemployed new grads on the temporary payroll for paltry wages has bolstered schools’ U.S. News rankings. Starting next year, they’ll have to disclose it.) Pless stayed on and, by December 2004, was earning $72,000/year as an assistant dean."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Overpriced Public First Tier Rot Pile: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law


Insisting on using “the” to preface the name of your university is first tier douche-bag behavior. Charging an arm and a leg to attend your public sewer is criminal.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/financialaid/budget.php

Tuition: For in-state law students attending Ohio State University, on a full-time basis, tuition will amount to $26,328 – for the 2011-2012 school year. Non-resident, full-time law students will be charged $41,278 in tuition, for the same academic year.

Total Cost of Attendance: The commode estimates that living expenses will add up to $17,808 – for 2011-2012. With health insurance plus books and supplies adding another $5,426 to the tab, the school estimates that the total COA for Ohio residents will be $48,116 – for the 2011-2012 school year. For non-residents, this figure is $63,066.

As with other dishonest ABA-accredited law schools, Ohio State does not calculate twelve month living expenses. After all, doing so would increase the estimated COA. In fact, the deceptive pigs at Ohio $tate Univer$ity Moritz Commode of Law conveniently forgot to add the comprehensive health insurance figure of $1,546 – when reaching the figures above. (If you prefer, you can presume that the bastards simply do not know how to add.)

Taking insurance and twelve month costs into account, total COA for non-resident law students reaches $70,548!! For Ohio residents, this figure is a mere $55,598 – for the current calendar year. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: According to the ass-clowns at US “News” & World Report, The Ohio State University Moritz Commode of Law is the 35th most remarkable and phenomenal law school, in the land. It shares this “prize,” with Alabama, Georgia and Wisconsin.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careerservices/guides/gradstats/class2010.php?grp=prospective

Supposed Employment and Starting Salary Figures: The toilet claims that all 202 graduates – from the Class of 2010 – supplied their employment status to the school. If you add up the columns, 99.01% of this class was employed in some capacity. If this is the case, then why not proudly publish “99 percent of the Class of 2010 was employed”?!?!

The school notes the following: “Salary information was reported by 43.56% of the 2010 graduates.” The toilet continues: “Median salaries for law firms ranged from $51,000 for firms between 2-10 attorneys (24 graduates reporting) to $160,000 for firms with over 500 (14 graduates reporting).”

Under 2010 Employment by Category, the school notes that 84 graduates were in private practice, i.e. 41.9 percent. Of this figure, only 14 reported their income, as lawyers in firms with more than 500 attorneys?!?! This represents 1/6 of those reportedly working in private practice. By the way, these respondents are MOST likely to provide their income info, to the school – as they are proud of their salary.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: How much NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt can you look forward to taking out, as a graduate of this public law school? USN&WR reports the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Ohio State Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $84,408. Fully 90 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

OHIO STATE LAW GRAD OWES TOO MUCH IN STUDENT LOANS TO SIT FOR THE OHIO BAR

On January 12, 2011, Elie Mystal wrote about the Ohio Bar applicant who failed to pass character & fitness, due to the fact that he owes $170K in student debt:

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/01/character-fitness-fail-for-graduate-with-no-plan-to-pay-off-his-debts/

“What a mindjob. The Ohio bar is blaming this guy because his debts are non-dischargeable? That’s not Griffin’s fault. The Ohio bar is blaming him because he doesn’t have a plan? Please show me the 2007 graduate of Moritz College of Law who had a really solid plan for paying off $170K of debt. Denying Griffin admission, for a situation that is literally affecting thousands of people, is totally arbitrary and capricious.”

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/ohio-state-university-2010?dept=law

“Professor” and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the gluttonous pigs are making out – on the federal student loan teat – in comparison. Alan Charles Michaels made $302,006, as dean of the commode of law - in 2010. The following figures are for 2010:

Nancy Hardin Rogers, “Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution,” “earned” $268,416; Joshua Dressler, “Frank R. Strong Chair in Law,” raked in $260,390; Deborah Jones Merritt, “John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law” made $241,060; and Dale Arthur Oesterle, “J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law,”rolled around in $239,563.

By the way, fully 20 faculty members at Ohio State University Moritz Commode of Law made more than $170K, in 2010. Aren’t you glad that your tax dollars can go to such a “noble” cause?!?! By the way, the university pays its “president,” Elwood Gordon Gee, a salary of $802,125. This figure does not count bonuses, benefits or incentives. If you count total compensation, the swine made $1.32 million, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Nice big red bowtie, you overpaid, underworked pencil-neck tool.

Conclusion: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law is an overpriced, festering, foul, rank public piece of trash. You simply do not need to incur an additional $85K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a chance to work for legal aid. If you want to help people, then you can volunteer at a soup kitchen. You do not need to personally contribute to the bloated salaries of the pigs - and ruin your financial well-being, in the process.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Putrid, Foul Excrement: The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University


Joseph Vincent Paterno, Gerald Arthur Sandusky, and the spineless bastards and water-heads who held Penn State football in the highest esteem fully deserve the following treatment. Now, it is the university’s turn to have something shoved up its ass. Here is a link to the disturbing 23 page grand jury report, regarding the Penn State Child Rape Case.

http://law.psu.edu/financial_aid/tuition

Tuition: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time law students at this dump will pay $37,704 in tuition. This rate applies to Pennsylvania residents, and out-of-state students. By the way, this toilet has two campuses - one located in University Park and the other in Carlisle, PA. Fees at the University Park branch amount to $910, whereas they only total $530 at the Carlisle site.

Total Cost of Attendance: According to the sewer of law, food and housing also cost significantly less in Carlisle than in University Park. At least, utility usage and rates - as well as miscellaneous costs and transportation expenses - are the same at both locations, right?! The dung heap estimates that total COA - for 2011-2012 - for University Park law students will be $61,670. For those attending the Carlisle campus, this figure is listed as $58,968.

Keep in mind that the bastards at ABA-accredited law schools only take nine-month living expenses into account. Applying twelve month costs into account, total COA, for 2011-2012, will amount to $67,829 for full-time law students attending the University Park branch - and $64,353 for those at the Carlisle campus. Isn’t it great that these public schools keep their costs down?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

Ranking: At these ridiculous, prohibitive prices, this school must have one hell of a reputation in the legal and academic communities, huh?!?! Actually, US “News” & World Report rates this as the 60th most prestigious and outstanding law school, in the United States. Yes, their mothers must be very proud.

http://pennstate.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Employment Placement Rate: The school does not supply “job placement” figures. Then again, the university allows weirdos/ex-assistant head football coaches to maintain emeritus status - and continued access to the school’s facilities. If the pigs cannot look out for alleged child rape victims, how the hell can we expect them to provide statistics on recent JD employment?! Relying on Law School Numbers for this data, evidently 89.2% of Penn State’s JD Class of 2005 was employed - within nine months of graduation.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Student Loan Indebtedness: How much NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt can you look forward to taking out, as a graduate of this foul toilet?!?! US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Penn State JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $117,989. Furthermore, 83 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

http://law.psu.edu/academics/journals/law_and_international_affairs

The Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (JLIA) is a joint publication of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs. Law and Masters of International Affairs students work together to edit this multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal. JLIA includes work in all disciplines relevant to the understanding and analysis of law and regulation affecting more than one state. This includes public and private international law, international relations, comparative law and politics, geography, economics, history, and policy issues in the various sciences.”

As a student at this overpriced, public dung heap, you have the unique opportunity to write onto the world-famous Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs! What Biglaw firm wouldn’t throw money at you, with such sterling credentials, right?!?!

http://law.psu.edu/news/facts_at_a_glance

Penn State recently invested $130 million in new facilities. The award-winning Lewis Katz Building was dedicated in 2007, and is located at the Penn State University campus in State College, PA. It includes the state-of-the-art Apfelbaum Courtroom and a 237-seat Sutliff auditorium. Lewis Katz Hall is located in Carlisle, PA, and has similarly appointed facilities and includes a legislative hearing room.” [Emphasis mine]

Imagine how Penn State could have lessened the average student debt burden - for its students- if it had used those funds for scholarships. Then again, “law professors” only care about making a financial killing, at the expense of the students and taxpayers.

Conclusion: In the end, this school is a grossly overpriced, steaming rot pile. The sewer provides rotten job prospects. Keep in mind that there are seven law schools in the state. Sure, this school is not located in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. The fact remains that the overall Pennsylvania legal job market is glutted. Did I mention that the university allowed Sandusky continued access to the school, and furnished him with an office and phone, AFTER some university officials were aware of the sick allegations?!?!

You simply DO NOT NEED to take out an additional $120K-$145K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE, for a chance to practice law. Do you want to represent inherently dishonest, criminal defendant scum?! Remember, MOST criminal defendants differ from Gerald Sandusky, in that they do not have deep pockets.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Decrepit First Tier Dung: University of Iowa College of Law


http://www.law.uiowa.edu/students/finaid/index.php

Tuition: Iowa residents attending this law school, on a full-time basis, will pay $26,348 in tuition and fees – for the 2011-2012 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be charged $46,056 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012. In comparison, full-time tuition at Stanford Law School is $47,460, for the current academic year. Does anyone believe that the cost at these two schools should only differ by $1,404 per year?!?!

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/finaid_financing_legal_education.pdf

Total Cost of Attendance: According to the bitches and hags at this overpriced sewage pit, in-state students can look forward to paying $42,981 in total expenses, whereas non-resident full-time law students will face a total tab of $62,770 - for 2011-2012. Keep in mind that these rats only consider nine-month living expenses.

Seeing that actual law students will require twelve month living costs - and not nine months - we can determine a more accurate total COA, for Iowa residents attending this commode for the current school year, of $47,759. For out-of-state students, this figure would amount to $67,575. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Iowa Commode of Law is the 27th greatest, most mesmerizing, fantastic and exhilarating school in the land. Now, do you understand why the cost of admission is so high?!

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/stats_CSO_feb11.pdf

Alleged Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: Based on the figures supplied by this dung heap, only 75 percent of the graduates - from the Class of 2010 - were employed in long-term positions, i.e. 159/212. Keep in mind that this school is rated as the 27th best law school, in the U.S.! However, since only eight grads from this particular class are unemployed, the school will claim a 96.2% employment “placement” rate. Do you see how this self-reported system is inherently corrupt and skewed?!

As noted in this PDF, only 147 out of 192 employed grads reported their salary information, to the school. Here are the overall figures for the Class of 2010: 25th percentile - $50,000; median -$58,000; and 75th percentile - $100,000. When you are accepted into such a “top program,” you expect to make a better income, correct?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: What is the debt load, for graduates of this school?!?! USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Iowa JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $87,891. Fully 78 percent of this first tier public toilet’s particular class took on such putrid debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

Administrator and Faculty Salaries: Let’s see how well the faculty is doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped students and graduates. According to The Des Moines Register, then-dean Carolyn C. Jones made $301,898 in annual salary, plus $10,980 in travel costs, for 2010. The paper notes that Eric Andersen, “senior associate dean and professor of law,” raked in $194,396, on top of $3,652 in travel expenses, for 2010. The fish wrap lists that Sheldon Kurtz made $230,611 in salary, plus $8,541 in his travel account, as “Percy Bordwell Professor” at this top tier dung pit, in 2010.

http://blogs.law.uiowa.edu/grjsymposium/?page_id=2

“Who are we?

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience.” [Emphasis in original]

As a student at this supposedly prestigious, public law school, you can become a member of The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice! Imagine the thrill that overcomes Biglaw hiring partners as they see this social science “credential” on your resume.

Conclusion: This regional school essentially requires you to incur an additional $90K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - even though the median starting salary for the Class of 2010, was $58K. How in the hell does that make financial sense?!?! Do not attend this school UNLESS all of the following factors apply to your situation: (a) you have strong political, business or family connections; (b) you are receiving a full-tuition scholarship - or your family or spouse is paying your tuition; and (c) you want to practice law in Iowa.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Tier Meconium: University of Minnesota Law School


http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/tuition.html

Tuition and Fees: Minnesota residents entering this school, for 2011-2012, on a full-time basis will pay $34,817 - in tuition and fees. This rate also applies to students from Wisconsin, South Dakota and Manitoba. Notice that first year tuition is significantly more expensive than the amount charged for second and third year.

Full-time, non-resident law students at this public commode will be charged $43,385 in tuition and fees, for the 2011-2012 academic year. As the sewer notes, this does not include the mandatory laptop purchase of $1,220 - for first year law students. How nice of them to require this acquisition, huh?!?!

Total Cost of Attendance: The toilet estimates that health insurance, laptop purchase, books and supplies, plus “indirect costs” will add another $17,364 to the tab. Seeing that ABA-accredited dung pits only consider nine-month living expenses, we can determine that twelve month costs would raise this overall figure by $4,193. This would lead to a more accurate total COA - for Minnesota residents and “reciprocity” students in their first year - of $56,374. Using this formula, the estimated price tag for full-time, out-of-state, law students would amount to $64,492 - for the 2011-2012 school year.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Minnesota Law School is ranked 20th, in the nation. As you will soon discover, somehow only one-third of recent employed graduates bother to report their starting salary to the school.

http://www.law.umn.edu/careers/career-facts-and-statistics.html

Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Figures: The University of Minnesota Law Sewer asserts that 98.9% of its Class of 2010 was employed - presumably within nine months of graduation. Furthermore, the school claims a five year average placement rate - from 2005-2010 - of 98.8 percent.

The pigs claim an average salary for “all employed” graduates, from the Class of 2010, of $88,309. The bastards then use the following disclaimer: "Of those graduates reporting salary information in the Class of 2010. Approximately one-third of those employed typically report a salary." How can you claim an average starting salary for ALL employed grads, from a particular class - based on info from roughly 1/3 of respondents?!?! This embarrassing, pathetic response rate is coming from a “top 20” law school!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Minnesota JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $91,314. In "uplifting" news, only 79 percent of this trash pit’s particular class took on such debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include debt from undergrad.

http://ww3.startribune.com/dynamic/salaries/employees.php?dpt_code=Law&ent_code=UMTC

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to The Star-Tribune, we can see how well these “educators”/state employees make. The following figures represent TOTAL PAY, although the year is not indicated:

According to the paper, Michael Tonry, “Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence,” raked in $356,000 in TOTAL PAY. Likewise, Susan M. Wolf, “McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre & Benson Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine,” made $344,476. By the way, how in the hell can one be a professor of medicine - without a medical degree? Guy-Uriel Emmanuel Charles, who apparently "specializes" in law, race and politics, made $298,360.

Fred L. Morrison - who taught at the University of Iowa before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969 - “earned” $297,580. Joan Howland, “Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Information and Technology,” rolled around in $271,095. Take a look at the entire list, so you can see how many of these pigs and cockroaches at this public commode are making more than $200K per year.

Conclusion: This school is an overpriced pile of moist garbage. MANY “educators” at this public “institution of higher learning” are raking in more than $200K per year, so that they can write law review articles - and research their pet causes, such as Native American law. It is CLEAR that the school does not give one damn about its students or recent graduates. The pigs merely want to keep the gravy train running. The fact remains that there is NO VALID REASON to pay any “law professor” such excessive salaries - especially at public universities!

Do you want to be burdened with an additional $95K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, so that you can directly contribrute to the bloated salaries of these swine?!?! Remember that these bastards are paid up front, in full. You, the student and graduate, take on all of the risk. Furthermore, only one-third of employed graduates - from the University of Minnesota Law Sewer Class of 2010 - provided their salary to the school. That speaks volumes!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pile of Badger Dung: University of Wisconsin Law School



http://www.law.wisc.edu/prospective/tuitionandcosts.html

Tuition: In-state students attending the University of Wisconsin Law Sewer - on a full-time basis - will be charged $19,684, in tuition, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Non-resident, full-time law students at this public toilet will pay $38,811 in tuition, for 2011-2012. Under Minnesota “reciprocity,” full-time students will only need to come up with $33,048 in tuition, for the current school year.

Total Cost of Attendance: According to the school, books and supplies; room and board; miscellaneous expenses; computer; and travel will add another $17,750 to the tab. Keep in mind that ABA law schools only consider nine-month living costs. Actual law students will require twelve-month living expenses.

Books and supplies will hold steady at $2,300 and computer costs of $1,000 should remain unchanged. As such , we can determine that these total expenses will amount to $22,566. As such, here are the respective total estimated COA figures - for 2011-2012 - for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state students; and those entering via Minnesota reciprocity: $42,250; $61,377; and $55,614. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: According to U.S. “News” & World Report, the University of Wisconsin Law School is the 35th greatest, most magnificent law school in the land. It shares this truly prestigious honor with three other schools, I.e. Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia. Apparently, Bob Morse felt that this is a good place for four public schools to share a rating.

http://wisconsin.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Employment Placement: For $ome rea$on, the sewer did not provide any job placement figures. According to Law School Numbers, 95.9% of the Wisconsin-Madison JD Class of 2005 was employed - within nine months of graduation.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those member of the Wisconsin Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $76,845. Fully 84 percent of this commode’s particular class took on such debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/university-of-wisconsin-madison-2009?dept=Law

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to JDU’s BigSal, for posting this info.

As you can see, then-dean Kenneth B. Davis, Jr. made $304,436 - in 2009. Walter J. Dickey, as “George H. Young Chair“ and “Faculty Director of Frank J. Remington Center,” made $208,003, for the same year. Plus, Howard S. Erlanger, in his role as something called “Voss-Bascom Professor of Law,” raked in $183,904. Do you see how these swine are enriched - at the expense of the debt-strapped students and U.S. taxpayers?!?!

http://hosted.law.wisc.edu/wjlgs/

“UW Law Students: Volunteer to Cite-Check for the Journal

What cite-checkers do:
The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is the only journal at the University of Wisconsin Law School that allows first-year students to participate. First-year students can participate in the Journal’s cite-checking program, getting articles ready for publication in the Journal. Students are assigned approximately ten footnotes from an article and are given ten days to check the citations.”
[Emphasis in original]

As a student at this commode, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the "world-famous" Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. In fact, you can serve as a cite-checker, as a first year law student!! Try not to wet your pants, over this news.

Check out this September 13, 2011 piece, by a group calling itself Center for Equal Opportunity:

http://www.ceousa.org/content/view/929/119/

"For law school admissions, the racial discrimination found was also severe, with the weight given to ethnicity much greater than given to, for example, Wisconsin residency. Thus, an out-of-state black applicant with grades and LSAT scores at the median for that group would have had a 7 out 10 chance of admission and an out-of-state Hispanic a 1 out of 3 chance—but an in-state Asian with those grades and scores had a 1 out of 6 chance and an in-state white only a 1 out of 10 chance."

Keep in mind that this is a group of intellectually dishonest ass-hats, based out of Falls Church, Virginia. Hell, the organization’s chairman is Linda Chavez. The morons are outraged that in-state Wisconsin white students “are being discriminated against.” If these cretins and political hacks had one shred of honesty among them, they would be cheering this news. Remember that the U.S. legal job market is shrinking. Furthermore, out-of-state law students will pay $38,811 in tuition - rather than the amount charged for Wisconsin residents, i.e. $19,684. Even if some of these students are awarded scholarship money, they are looking at taking on more student debt. In addition, racial minorities are often not connected. Certainly, such admissions policies do not benefit the average racial minority, in the long run.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2009/521/543/2009-521543156-06ae4424-9.pdf

On page 7 of this organization’s Form 990, you can see that Roger Clegg, as president, makes a nice salary from this group. He raked in $196,936, in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2008. Rudy Gerston, executive director and CFO of this outfit, made $157,061 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year.

Conclusion: As a graduate of this first tier public sewage pit, at least you will not be required to shell out money to sit for a bar exam - so long as you remain in the state, after graduation. Then again, a law license does not necessarily equal legal employment. If you have a decent job, do not leave that position for the opportunity to incur an additional $80K-$100K in student debt - which will merely provide you with the possibility of practicing law.
 
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