Monday, September 19, 2011
Profiles in Verbal Diarrhea: Fourth Tier Duquesne Law Dean Kenneth Gormley
Dean/Ass-Clown Deposits Some Excrement:
In this September 16, 2011 op-ed piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kenneth Gormley chastises law students and JDs who expect to make $100K and drive BMW convertibles, immediately after earning their diploma. It was entitled, “The law school numbers game: Lawyers should seek justice, not riches.”
“After reading a recent article in the Post-Gazette about the lack of fabulously paying jobs in the legal market, "Students Seeking Legal Career Urged to Go to Top Schools" (Aug. 29), my stomach did double somersaults.
The national economy is in deep distress, homes are being foreclosed, health care benefits are being slashed, average citizens need ethical, competent attorneys to provide affordable legal services more than ever. And we're supposed to worry that a student had trouble landing a job paying $100,000 within a month of taking the bar exam? Pardon my indigestion.” [Emphasis mine]
Hello, Kenneth. Being a law dean, at a pile of waste in$titution, you must be very familiar with indigestion. Pardon me while I take a plunger to your drivel. Most students are NOT expecting to land six-figure jobs, upon graduation, you intellectually dishonest cockroach!!
“The Post-Gazette writer described entry-level legal salaries of $60,000 as "measly." With all due respect, there are many important jobs -- serving on the legal staff of foundations, working for nonprofits assisting children and minorities, serving one's country in the Navy JAG Corps -- that pay such "measly" amounts. As with new graduates of medical schools who perform residencies at salaries that do not translate into instant condos in Hawaii, these jobs provide experience that is irreplaceable.”
Good luck landing a JAG position, coming out of this festering dung pit. Perhaps, the Duquesne grad was comparing his income, to his overall student debt load. By the way, how many non-profit are paying recent JDs, from low-tiered schools, 60K per year?!?! How many Duquesne law grads have been hired by JAG, in the last ten years, Kenneth?
As you can see, the school's CSO does not even list employment placement or starting salary info, for their recent graduates. Douche-bag - and his cheesy mustache - concluded his op-ed article, with this pile of excrement:
“One can call a legal education many things: difficult, costly, rigorous. However, as long as lawyers use their talents to serve others and to bring fairness to our democratic system, obtaining a law degree will never be a bad investment.”
And you wonder why lemmings continue to apply to law schools, in droves.
Taking a Look at the Numbers:
Kenneth Gormley is the dean of the law school at the “non-profit” corporation known as Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, i.e. Employer ID No. 25-1035663. I’m sure that we can trust his objectivity, huh?!?! By the way, isn’t it fitting that the company address is listed as 600 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA? On the first page of the link below, you will notice that the university raked in $350,004,351 in total revenue - for 2009!
Let’s see how much this “scholar” makes. For that info, we head to page 15 of Duque$ne Univer$ity of the Holy $pirit’s 2010 IRS Form 990. This document shows that Sewer Rat Kenneth Gormley “earned” $306,986 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for the 2009 calendar year. Yes, this “educator” made $239,024, in reportable compensation from the organization - in addition to $67,962 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”
How do you think you earned that loot, Ned Flanders?!?! Do you still want to cry about people simply pointing out the fact that many law students will end up in the red, because they chose to pursue an advanced degree?
US “News” & World Report ranks Duquesne University as a fourth tier pile of moist diarrhea. I’m sure Kenneth’s mother must be proud of him - and his mustache. Yes, graduating from a TTTT will work wonders, in one’s job search, right?!?!
Furthermore, US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those Duquesne JDs from the Class of 2010, who incurred such debt - as $88,908. Then again, “only” 83 percent of this commode’s 2010 graduating class took on debt for law school. This does not take undergrad debt, into account.
Conclusion: Kenneth Gormley is a pathetic hypocrite, and an intellectual fraud. He makes more than $306K per year, running a diploma mill. He thinks that Duquesne law grads should be happy making $60K, upon graduation. Guess what, ass-wipe? MANY of your graduates are earning much less than $60K per year - working in non-legal jobs, living with family, and scraping by on low-wages and temporary positions.
For those making $60K annually, a figure which is not bad, how the hell is someone supposed to reasonably pay off $100K-$150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt off - on that amount?!?! Such a person is taking home a mere $45K-$48K, after taxes. Do…you…understand…that?!?! When this ass-clown went to law school, student loans were dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, tuition was a small fraction of where it stands today. For $ome rea$on, this pile of rat droppings forgot to mention that in his little opinion piece.
Posted by Nando at 6:04 AM