Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Third Tier Vomit Pile: Vermont Law School
Tuition: A full-time student at Vermont Law School will pay $41,795 in tuition – for the 2010-2011 school year. Who wouldn’t want to take out such massive loans to attend this phenomenal, elite "educational" institution, right?!?!
Ranking: The cost is prohibitive, but the school’s reputation will more than make up for this, will it not?! Actually, Vagina Bob Morse and US News have ranked this dump site as the 117th most fantastic, amazing law school in the United States. It shares this “honor” with the following other titans of “legal education”: Pace, BalTTTimore, and Texas Tech.
Employment and Starting Salary Stats: According to the sewer of law, “93 percent of the Class of 2009 were employed or in a degree program within 9 months of graduation.”
Sure they were - and Jessica Alba’s ankles locked around my waist after I gave her a quintuple orgasm this morning. On the same page, the commode lists the overall average salary of employed 2009 graduates – who reported their income – as $53,610. Why take out massive loans for a chance to make such an average salary?! Keep in mind that not all employed members of this particular graduating class furnished their salary info. Also remember that successful graduates are MUCH more likely to report their income.
Average Law School Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness, for those members of the VermonTTT Law $chool Class of 2010 who incurred law school debt, as $127,914. By the way, only 93% of this class took on such debt.
Faculty and Administrator Pay: On page 33 of Vermont Law School Inc.’s 2009 Form 990, we can take a look at how well the pigs are making out, under this $y$tem. As you can see, Geoffrey B. Shields, president, dean and ”professor of law” made $303,321 in TOTAL COMPENSATION – for 2008. Yes, Geoffrey made $278,417 in base compensation, plus $24,904 in nontaxable benefits.
Here are the TOTAL COMPENSATION figures, for the following “professors of law”: Stephanie Willbanks, $187,542; David Firestone, $176,653; Marc Mihaly, $171,642; Michael Dworkin, $166,528; L. Kinvin Wroth, $159,203; and Pamela Stephens, $150,784.
“Generosity” of the Law School: You can see that the commode of law awarded full-tuition scholarships to 0.2% of its students, in 2005-2006. The school also provided half-tuition offers to 5.1 percent of its customers, for the same academic year. I suppose that the private dump, which is dependent on the generous federally-backed loan system, does not feel that it owes its students any decent financial assistance.
On April 19, 2011, VermonTTT law student Anya Douglas wrote:
“Wow-two weeks of classes left. I cannot believe my law school career has gone by so fast. I think this has been the fastest and most difficult three years of my life. But, in the end, it will be the most rewarding three years, and will shape how I live my life the rest of my life. I can’t wait to see my family for graduation but it is going to be really hard to say good bye to some of my classmates.”
We’ll see how thrilled you are when you graduate without a job lined up, or when you are told by employers that you are “overqualified” for most non-legal job openings. Also, try re-paying your student loans with this “rewarding” experience.
As a student at this TTT dive, you will have the distinct honor of competing to be on the world-renowned Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. Imagine the world of possibilities that await you, as a future journal editor. Watch as employers climb over each other, in a mad dash, to hire you. Sit back as beautiful women force themselves on top of you. Okay, now it is time to wake up, ass-clown.
The Number 1 Ranked Environmental Law Program in the Nation: As you can see, US News has ranked Vermont Law Sewer’s environmental law program as the best in the country. Does anyone really care about such a distinction?! This is akin to a physically unattractive, overweight woman with “a great personality.” Nobody gives a damn.
Conclusion: This school is an overpriced sewage pit. Avoid this dung heap at all costs – especially considering that you will likely be taking out tons of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt to finance this endeavor. Remember that the school lists the overall average starting salary - for its Class of 2009 - as $53,610, whereas the average law school indebtedness was a sickening $127,914, for the Class of 2010. How the hell is one supposed to re-pay these loans on such a salary? Also keep in mind that many of these TTT JDs will come out making $35K-$45K. Lastly, ask yourself if Vermont requires such a yearly influx of additional attorneys.
Posted by Nando at 5:42 AM