Friday, July 1, 2011
TTT Dean/Cockroach Richard Matasar Stepping Down from New York Law School
Who doesn’t like to grill a pig over the Fourth of July weekend?
"Matasar has been one of the loudest voices for the reform of legal education, along with former Northwestern University School of Law Dean David Van Zandt, who left last year to become the president of The New School in New York. Matasar has chastised law schools for not doing a better job of teaching students the skills legal employers want, and has repeatedly warned that the dual trends of rapidly increasing tuition and diminishing job opportunities for graduates make the existing law school system untenable."
On January 9, 2009, Mata$ar made the following comment:
“We own our students' outcomes," Matasar said at the AALS program. "We took them. We took their money. We live on their money. … And if they don't have a good outcome in life, we're exploiting them. It's our responsibility to own the outcomes of our institutions. If they're not doing well ... it's gotta be fixed. Or we should shut the damn place down. And that's a moral responsibility that we bear in the academy.” [Emphasis mine]
Of course, the bastard didn’t do anything to alleviate the situation. In the end, these are meaningless words, from a man who made his living by exploiting the idealism and ambition of young students. Actions matter. By the way, look at how academia and Industry appoint their own “reformers” and “rebels.” They assign this designation to those they KNOW will not actually move for substantive change. Remember, these pigs are doing very well under the current $y$tem.
Tuition and Fees: For the 2011-2012 school year, a full-time student at NYLS will be charged $47,800 in tuition and fees. Part-time students at this festering commode will only pay $36,900 in tuition plus fees, for the same academic year.
Ranking: At such prohibitive costs, this school must have an excellent reputation, right?!?! Wait a moment. As you can see, New York Law Sewer is ranked as the 135th best law school in the land – by US “News” & World Report. It shares this illustrious “honor” with the following four stench pits: Ohio Northern, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, University of St. Thomas, and William Mitchell Commode of Law. Richard must be very proud.
Misleading Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: According to this third tier dung heap, 407 out of its 481 graduates, for the Class of 2010, were employed. Using the new formula from USN&WR, only 84.6% of this class found employment, within nine months of graduation. Under the “NYLS Suggested” graphic, 91.9% of the class was employed. This is akin to a guy with a 4.6” penis rounding up to 5 inches. I laughed when I saw that the school noted that 14 JDs were not seeking work, and used “starting a family” as an example. Yes, babies are so cheap, you don’t need any income!
The school notes that the average starting salary – for those in private practice – was $107,343. Keep in mind that less than 107 grads reported their salary to the trash heap. Yes, out of those reporting that they were employed, only 26.3 percent provided their salary info! Do you see how a few successful respondents – from a huge-ass graduating class - can skew survey results?
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the NYLS Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $119,437. Furthermore, 93% of this trash pit’s 2010 graduating class took on such toxic debt.
In a phone conversation a few months ago, William Henderson had the nerve to tell me that “Dean Matasar was working hard to improve legal education.” When I pointed out that NYLS is a third tier commode that was then charging it full-time students $46,460 in tuition and fees, Henderson the Pig said the following: “What you don’t understand is that most of those students come from wealthy families, so they aren’t taking on a bunch of debt for the degree.” Apparently, this “legal rebel” had not done any research before opening his snout – to defend his fellow swine.
Matasar’s Salary: Head to page 18 of New York Law School's 2010 IRS Form 990. Richard Matasar allegedly worked 35 hours per week as dean and "earned" $519,238 in straight salary, i.e. no other compensation. Yes, Matasar made FIVE HUNDRED NINETEEN THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT DOLLARS as president of this TTT sweltering dump - in 2009!!! Matasar also made $495,122 in compensation, for 2008.
“In 2009, 9,787 people passed the bar exam in the Empire State. The analysts estimated, though, that New York would need only 2,100 new lawyers each year through 2015. That means that if New York keeps minting new lawyers apace, it will continue having an annual surplus of 7,687 lawyers.”
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, New York has the largest excess of lawyers, by far. Yes, Matasar was a real “reformer,” right?!?! After all, he said the “right” things. And that is what matters to the managing and ruling classes.
In the final, brutal analysis, Richard Matasar does not give one damn about his pupils, prospective students, graduates – or their families. He does not care that many of these people will be financially unable to get married, purchase a home, or have children. Good riddance, cockroach. Don’t worry about your students missing your portly ass.
Posted by Nando at 5:18 AM