Monday, May 2, 2011
Suffocating Stench Pile: Second Tier Santa Clara University School of Law
Tuition: A full time Santa Clara University law student will be charged $41,790, in tuition, for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. This Je$uit school is nice enough to charge part-time law students a mere $29,524 for the same school year.
Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that the total COA – for 2011-2012 – will amount to $63,746. Of course, these bitches are only taking nine-month living expenses into account. Taking twelve month room and board, transportation and personal expenses into account, a more accurate estimate would be $70,375. That sounds like one hell of a bargain, right?!?!
Ranking: US News rates this prestigious, illustrious institution of “higher learning” as the 84th most splendid and amazing law school in the land. It shares this “unique” honor with ten other commodes, i.e. DePaul, Hofstra, LSU, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Seattle University, SUNY-Buffalo, Arkansas-Fayetteville, Nebraska, and Vanillanova. My guess is that Vagina Bob Morse did not want to offend any of these schools by ranking them 87th or 91st best law school.
Employment and Starting Salary Figures: According to the school, 78% of its Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. (You will notice that “Career Services” claims that 19% of the class is not seeking work. They incurred law school debt, but are not looking for employment, huh?!?!) $omehow, fourth tier trash cans are still claiming 97% job placement.
“The challenging job market has generated many questions about whether and how new attorneys get jobs, as well as how students can prepare to get the legal career they want.”
These desperate swindlers are blaming their low “placement rate” on the economy. Perhaps, these apologists should read the following entry, by law professor Brian Tamanaha, of Washington University in St. Louis.
“This dismal situation was not created by the current recession—which merely spread the pain up the chain into the lower reaches of elite schools. This has been going on for years.” [Emphasis mine]
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US News lists the average law student indebtedness - for those poor fools from the $anTTa Clara JD Class of 2010 who incurred law school debt - as $106,869. Furthermore, 83% of the members of this Christian commode’s 2010 graduating class took on such debt.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: On pages 18 and 19 of Santa Clara University’s 2009 IRS Form 990, we can take a look at how well the pigs are making out, on the federal teat. Dean Donald Polden made a tidy sum of $294,812 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2008. Yes, Donald made $253,483 in reportable compensation from the organization, plus $41,329 in estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.
Polden was not the only “law professor” to make a killing that year. Too bad it came at the expense of his students’ futures. Patricia Ann Cain raked in $268,289 in TOTAL COMPENSATION. Her school bio states that she is an expert in something called “sexuality and the law.” Hopefully, she recognizes that she is assisting in the financial rape of her students. Jean Love “earned” $272,988 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for 2008.
As a student at this “elite” institution, you have the opportunity to writing onto the sacred Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal. What a privilege and distinguished honor, right?!?! If you become a student editor, brace yourself for an avalanche of high-paying job offers. By avalanche, I meant paucity of any job offers.
You can also enter the combined JD/MBA program. After all, who wouldn’t want to hire someone with two TT advanced degrees?!?!
Conclusion: This overpriced piece of trash produces large graduating classes into the already GLUTTED California legal job market. That would strike a reasonable person as irresponsible. The Santa Clara JD Class of 2010 had 306 graduates. If you are a student at this toilet, have fun competing for legal jobs with graduates from the following real law schools: Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UC Davis, et al.
The fact that this Jesuit school can turn out graduates with $110K+ in law school loans shows that this school is a profit center. This pig sty then has the nerve to state that it is “dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics and social justice.” Try making a living under those pillars - while buried in a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 3:16 AM