Sunday, October 2, 2011
Dishonest Cockroaches: “First Tier” University of Illinois College of Law
The Dung Heap’s Extensive History of Cooking the Books
From September 19, 2011:
“The accurate, independently verified data for the class of 2014’s Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores and grade point averages (GPA) are as follows: median LSAT, 163; median GPA, 3.70. Information originally posted on the College of Law website last month inaccurately listed the median LSAT score as 168 and the median GPA as 3.81.”
What is the big deal? The school “only” added 5 points to the average LSAT score, for its entering Class of 2014. ABA-accredited law schools view such conduct as an accounting error. Take a look at this update, posted on September 28, 2011:
“CHAMPAIGN — In an investigation into the past 10 years of College of Law test scores and grade point averages, the University of Illinois has determined that inaccurate data were reported for four of those years.”
For $ome rea$on, these “errors” always benefited the school. The article concludes:
“Paul Pless, assistant dean for admissions in the law school, has been place on administrative leave.”
This festering sewer pit is no stranger to cooking the books. Check out this Chicago Tribune article, from July 7, 2009:
“The University of Illinois' favoritism toward students backed by powerful sponsors must come to an end, the principal enforcer of the campus' secret admissions system testified Monday.
Chancellor Richard Herman took responsibility for the special treatment given to students with political connections but weak academic credentials. He also acknowledged trying to mitigate damage to the law school by seeking jobs for graduates and thereby improving the school's job-placement rate.” [Emphasis mine]
If you are going to lie, cheat and manipulate, you may as well be thorough, huh?!?!
Tuition and Fees: In-state residents attending this pile of excrement, on a full-time basis, will pay $40,585 in tuition and fees - for the 2011-2012 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students at this dung heap will be charged $47,585 in tuition and fees, for 2011-2012. Apparently, one cannot expect the law school to be honest, at such prices.
Total Cost of Attendance: For Illinois residents, the commode estimates that total COA will amount to $56,105, whereas non-residents will face overall costs of $63,105, for the current academic year. Keep in mind that these pathological liars are only considering nine-month living expenses. Taking twelve month room and board plus miscellaneous costs into account, we come up with a more accurate total COA of $61,345 for in-state residents, for 2011-2012. For non-residents, this figure amounts to $68,345.
Ranking: According to Vagisil Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, the University of Illinois Commode of Law is the 23rd most phenomenal and amazing law school, in the United States. Perhaps the pigs felt that they needed to falsify data, in order to maintain the school's high ranking.
Employment Placement Info: The sewage pit does not publish employment and starting salary data, on its web site. Then again, could we trust the bastards to provide accurate info?! Hence, we head to Law School Numbers. According to this source, 90.9% of UIUC law grads - for the Class of 2005 - were employed within nine months of graduation.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those member of the Univer$ity of Illinoi$ Commode of Law Class of 2010, who incurred such debt - as $80,005. Fully 74 percent of this trash can’s 2010 graduating class took on such toxic debt for a law degree.
Conclusion: This putrid waste pile LIED about incoming class LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs. They did so FOR THE PURPOSE of increasing their law school ranking, which will attract more applicants and students. The public sewer charges a small fortune in tuition and fees, even for in-state residents. Presumably, a high rating justifies such prohibitive costs. Students feel that attending this pile of excrement will enhance their job prospects.
Furthermore, this was a campaign of dishonesty, not a one-time deal. The school admitted that it provided false data, in four out of ten years reported. In addition, a chancellor noted that he tried to improve the commode’s job placement rate - in order to balance out the damage to the school’s practice of admitting connected students with weaker academic credentials. In the final analysis, this school DOES NOT give one damn about you or your future. It simply wants to enroll your ass, rake in mountains of federally-backed student loan money, and then toss you out into the shrinking legal job market.
Posted by Nando at 8:03 AM