Monday, August 29, 2011
Fourth Tier Pile of Fresh Waste: Elon University School of Law
Tuition: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time students at Elon Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law will be charged $34,550 in tuition. So much for opening the doors of “the noble profession” to those of moderate incomes.
Total Cost of Attendance: The bitches and hobos estimate that housing, food, utilities, personal, transportation, health insurance, rental insurance, books and supplies, plus parking will add another $23,243 to the big-ass tab. This would bring the total COA - for the current school year - to $57,793.
Rest assured that the pigs only considered nine-month costs, when arriving at this figure. Taking twelve-month housing, food, utilities, personal, and transportation expenses into account, we reach a more accurate total, estimated COA of $64,292.
Ranking: Based on the prohibitive cost of tuition and overall attendance, this school must have one hell of a reputation, huh?!?! Well…according to US “News” & World Report, Elon University Sewer of Law is a fourth tier pile of dog feces. (Of course, Pussy Bob Morse now uses the phrase “Rank Not Published” to identify fourth tier dung piles.)
Supposed Employment Placement Statistics: The swamp pit claims that “89.7 percent of the members of Elon University School of Law's charter class were employed nine months after graduation.” Yeah, sure they were - and I just struck out the heart of the Yankees lineup on nine pitches. Then again, serving as bartender at Brewski’s Tavern, ringing up sales at PetSmart, and taking reservations for the Holiday Inn Express count as “employment.”
However, according to this chart from the two choirboys at Law School Transparency, only 81.3% of this commode’s Class of 2009 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Yet, the school wants prospective students to believe that its grads had better outcomes, while the overall job market shrunk further.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average student indebtedness of Elon Univer$iTTTTy $chool of Law grads from the Class of 2010, who incurred law school debt, as $103,059. Incredibly, 91 percent of this particular class took on such toxic debt for their fourth tier law degree. To put this into perspective, third-ranked Stanford Law 2010 grads incurred - on average - $104,424, in law school debt. Furthermore, “only” 81 percent of Stanford JDs took on such debt.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Head to page 32 of Elon University’s 2010 IRS Form 990, to see how well the swine are making out. There, you can see that founding dean and “professor of law emeritus” Leary Davis made $313,680 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the 2009 calendar year. Yes, this “educator” made $272,215 in base compensation; $13,625 in other reportable compensation; $19,600 in retirement and other deferred compensation; and $8,240 in nontaxable benefits.
He is not the only one to make a handsome living by “teaching” legal theory to potential future lawyers. George R. Johnson, Jr., current dean of the sewer of law, “earned” $261,403 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, whereas Jeffrey Kinsler made $221,800 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year. See how well “higher education” pays off?!?!
This pile of waste received full accreditation on June 10, 2011. Keep in mind, that one could purchase a double-wide trailer, install some bookshelves, running water and an internet connection - and likely receive ABA accreditation.
By the way, this fourth tier cess pool was established in 2006. Yes, this bodes well for current students and recent graduates, huh?!?! Remember, this sewage pit has a small, insignificant alumni base. Does anyone with an IQ above 45 think that these students have a shot in hell, when competing against in-state “rivals” at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill?
Conclusion: This festering, overpriced stink pit is now in its sixth year of operation. Remember, you DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $100K-$135K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in order to earn a TTTT law degree. By the way, North Carolina is home to seven law schools. Do you think that there might be a glut of attorneys, in the state?! If this is the best school you can get into - and you absolutely MUST become a lawyer - then you should re-take the LSAT. Hopefully, you can get accepted into a real law school.
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