Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Putrid Stench Pit: Third Tier University of New Hampshire School of Law
Today, we head to picturesque Concord, New Hampshire, to highlight a private septic tank. This commode was established as the Franklin Pierce Law Center. By the way, if you want your toilet to recognize a dead politician - while retaining some semblance of respect - do not name it after a fifth tier president.
Tuition: Although the school’s name indicates that it is a state school, this is a private toilet. As such, every full-time student at this trash pit will pay $39,900 - for 2011-2012. The school is patting itself on the back for freezing tuition, for one year. The fact remains that is still costs $39,900 for one year of a TTT “legal education.”
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the total cost of attendance - for the 2011-2012 school year - will amount to $60,081. As you can see, the commode only considers costs over nine months. Since actual students will require twelve-month living expenses, we will calculate out a more accurate figure. Taking such costs into account, we reach a total COA of $66,378 - for one year.
Ranking: This school was originally named after Franklin Pierce. Surely, that must help the school’s prestige, right?!?! Well, according to the bitches and hobos at US “News” & World Report, this commode is the 143rd best, most fantastic, amazing and brilliant law school in the United States! It shares this distinction with Loyola-New Orleans and something called Campbell University in Raleigh, NC. Remember, Pierce was only in office for one-term - and is generally considered one of the worst presidents, in this nation’s history.
Purported Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: According to this page, 85.5 percent of the JD Class of 2008 was employed within six months of graduation. Sure they were - and Salma Hayek just massaged my torso with her bare breasts and lips. Apparently, this third tier dung pile is unable to find placement stats for the JD classes of 2009 or 2010. I guess tuition and fees only so far, right?!?! The commode lists its overall average starting salary, for this class, as $75K - with a median salary of $93,496. Of course, the dung beetles do not provide a breakdown of respondents.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of New Hamps$hire JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $115,952. Specifically, 89% of this private toilet’s 2010 graduating class took on such toxic debt. Imagine the debt loads of some of these grads, when you take their student loans from undergrad into account!
Faculty and Administrator Pay: Head to pages 17 and 18 of UNH Sewer of Law’s 2010 IRS Form 990, so we can take a look at how well the “professors” are doing, at this dump site. You will note that then-dean and president John Hutson - the reptile retired in January 2011 - made $278,616 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2009. Yes, Hutson raked in $247,077 in “reportable compensation from the organization” plus $31,539 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”
The following figures represent TOTAL COMPENSATION taken in by UNH “law professors,” for the same tax year: Susan Richey, $196,038; bow-tie and vest-clad Marcus Hurn, $144,196; mustachioed William O. Hennessy, $161,971; Mary Pilkington-Casey, $137,017; and William J. Murphy, $141,658. These people get paid up front, in full - regardless of whether you land a job. Isn’t “higher education” a grand scheme?!?!
As a student at this third tier stench pit, you have the marvelous and unique opportunity to write onto the illustrious, prestigious, phenomenal IDEAR The Intellectual Property Law Review. Legal employers and beautiful women will throw themselves at you. Actually, they will likely continue to ignore your sorry ass.
"It is an exciting time to begin a legal career as a social justice advocate. SJI assists students in navigating the many resources at UNH School of Law so even first-year law students can use their education to help others." - Erin B. Corcoran, Director of the Social Justice Institute”
Wow! The school has a “Social Justice Institute.” Isn’t that quaint?! Will an internship at this institute this lead to a decent job upon graduation? Keep in mind that “justice” is an over-used concept. The reality is that in the filthy “profession” of law, those with money, power and influence usually win - even if they are guiltier than hell. Also, “social justice” jobs typically do not pay well. How is one supposed to repay his monstrous student loans on a paltry salary?!?!
Conclusion: This school is a blight on American “legal education.” It purports to train global leaders in social justice, IP, and commerce and technology. The problem is that law firms, government agencies and corporations are still going to see a JD that reads “University of New Hampshire School of Law.” These employers will not be fooled. They understand that this is the same piece of garbage that called itself the Franklin Pierce Law Center, for decades. A scrawny geek has a higher likelihood of banging Rihanna than your chances at becoming a “global leader,” after graduating from this dung heap.
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