Here is the link to the entry, where I flushed this commode back on February 20, 2010. However, this was before I had accessed Guidestar, Law School Numbers, and USN&WR’s list of average law student indebtedness.
However, the new dean at this second tier sewage pit recently admitted that the school KNOWINGLY reported inaccurate info to the ABA. I simply could not let this travesty pass. Upon seeing this story, I had to inform Lauren Graham that she would not be climbing on top of me, and digging her nails into my torso, later on – as something more important came up.
Tuition: According to this supposed “Fact Sheet,” a full-time law student at Vanillanova will be charged $36,690 for the 2010-2011 school year. Last year, this figure amounted to $34,860. This represents an increase of 5.25%, in one year.
Employment and Salary Stats: From the same page, we can see that the school asserts that 93% of its 2009 graduating class was employed within nine months of graduation. Yeah - and Salma Hayek reported being unable to walk straight the next day 93% of the time, after spending the night with me.
Ranking: Apparently, lying and cheating did not pay off for this dump last year. As you can see, the school went from 61st most amazing, exhilarating and breathtaking to merely the 67th best law school in the land. That is according to a publication called US News & World Report. Evidently, increases in tuition are not tied to performance. After all, this second tier waste facility dropped six spots in the USN&WR rankings - but saw an increase in tuition of 5.25 percent.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: According to US News, the average student indebtedness – for those members of Villanova Law’s Class of 2009 who incurred law school debt – was $116,878. But don’t worry; only 89 percent of this particular graduating class took on such NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. I wouldn’t want any OVERPAID faculty members to lose any sleep, over this level of student debt.
Faculty and Administrator Pay: We will go to page 45 of Vanillanova Univer$iTTy’s 2009 Form 990, to see how well the “professors” are doing, in comparison to their debt-soaked students. Doing so, we realize that former dean and prostitution customer Mark Sargent made $330,744 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for 2008. I suppose one can purchase/rent many prostitutes on that salary.
John F. Murphy, “professor of law” made $264,422 in TOTAL COMPENSATION for the same tax year. Richard Booth, “Martin G. McGuinn Chair in Business Law professor of law” raked in $246,664 in TOTAL COMPENSATION. See where your large sums of borrowed money go?!?!
On page 46 of the school’s tax form, take a look at the organization’s mi$$ion:
“Villanova University is a Catholic Augustinian community of higher education, committed to excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, the university is grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition and advances a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and reason.”
[Did you vomit yet?!]
“Through [Villanova spokesman Jonathan] Gust, the university provided the following written statement to the ABA Journal:
"Villanova University has learned that inaccurate admissions data was knowingly reported to the American Bar Association (ABA) by individuals at the Villanova Law School (VLS) for years prior to 2010.” [Emphasis mine]
Conclusion: What’s that you say, Lemming?!?! Why would the school KNOWINGLY and INTENTIONALLY lie to the ABA, you ask?! You may as well ask, “Why would any person or institution fudge numbers?” Because there is something to gain by lying!!
In the final analysis, this school is an overpriced sewer pit. The school offers courses in “Ethics and Professional Responsibility.” These concepts are beaten into the students’ minds, by overpaid, under-worked “law professors.” The sewer of law charges its students $36,690 for one year, in tuition and fees - and yet DELIBERATELY provided inaccurate/false information to the ABA. That tells you all you need to know about the ethics of this Catholic, Augustinian, non-profit “institution of higher learning“!!