Sunday, May 29, 2011
Profiles in Brazen Ingratitude: Emory University “Associate Professor of Law” Sara K. Stadler
Due to popular demand, I am taking out the trash this morning. Others have covered this story, but I prefer to make sure that all of the waste baskets have been emptied and that every garbage bag has been tied down - before I haul the trash can out to the curb. I have also sent “Professor” Stadler a link to this entry. Before you have a stroke, Sara, remember that you brought this thrashing upon yourself, leech.
Here is the video of Sara Stadler delivering the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Emory University. The speech starts at 36:10 and ends at 45:20 of the video. What nerve for a “law professor” - who makes her living by strapping down young people down with NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - to refer to students as “takers.”
“Emory University law professor Sara Stadler thinks law grads need to stop coveting high-paying jobs that just aren’t available. And she said so in a commencement speech earlier this month.
"Get over it,” Stadler told law grads. “The one thing standing in the way of your happiness is a sense of entitlement." The Fulton County Daily Report covered the speech.
Stadler said many law grads don’t have jobs or didn’t get the job they wanted, and she wished she could change that, according to the story. But that doesn’t mean opportunities for happiness are lacking. "You might have to move to Nebraska,” Stadler said. “You might have to join a small firm where they don't make the big bucks.”
"You might also have to learn to be a giver, not a taker. Givers tend to be happy people. Takers are never satisfied. I want you to be satisfied with your professional lives. To look back later and say … look at the people I helped." [Emphasis mine]
Listen, parasite: I lived in Des Moines, Iowa for three years. I am familiar with Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Why don’t YOU move out to that bug-infested hellhole, and lead by example, Sara?!?! By their fruits ye shall know them.
As far as I am concerned, you should be down on your knees kissing the feet of each of those graduates. They have taken on large sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - so that YOU could make a nice living as a “law professor.” Is there an easier “job” on the planet?!?! Apparently, you did not have the stomach to stay in a real job.
WHY WOULD THESE STUDENTS HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS?!?!
As you can tell, Emory charges $45,098 in tuition and fees – for the 2011-2012 school year. Furthermore, the school estimates that living expenses will add another $24,298 to the tab. This would bring the total cost of attendance – for one year – to $69,396. Keep in mind that these selfish, greedy pigs are only taking nine-month living expenses into account. Estimating living costs for twelve months would bring the total COA to $75,559. At this level, does it really matter?!
Emory Law claims that it had a 93% employment placement rate, for its Class of 2009. Furthermore, the school asserts that 69.1% of this class was employed in law firms - with an AVERAGE STARTING SALARY of $116,155. This is listed under Information for Applicants.
The school also stated that 95% of its Class of 2008 was employed within nine months of graduation - with 71.77% of respondents working in law firms. The average starting salary - for those in private firms - was listed as $124,615.
For the Class of 2007, Emory Law claimed that 97% of these JDs were employed within nine months. The school also alleged that 65.31 percent of these grads were working in private law offices. The average starting salary for this group was (supposedly) $119,056.
Finally, the Office of Career Services claims that 98% of its 2006 graduating class was employed within nine months of graduation, with 69.95% working in law firms. The average starting salary for such Emory lawyers was $104,230.
Head over to page 65 of Emory University’s IRS Form 990. You will see that James Wagner, president of the university, made $1,077,514 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2008. “Higher education” is BIG business, in this country.
US “News“ & World Report shows that the average law student indebtedness - for members of the Emory JD Class of 2009 who incurred law school debt - was $99,236. Fully 81 percent of this class took on such debt.
According to USN&WR, Emory operates the 30th best law school in the land. Keep in mind that the school dropped 8 spots from the last edition.
Sara, in light of all of the above information, do you see how Emory law students may have had some expectations of finding decent-paid legal employment?!?! Conversely, “law professors” feel entitled to make well into the six figures for teaching 4-6 hours per week, rehashing the same doctrinal drivel year after year. Like you, many of them did not practice law for much time. Why don’t you tell them not to expect such compensation?!
Posted by Nando at 6:48 AM