Friday, October 28, 2011
Third Tier Public Waste Heap: University of Mississippi School of Law
Tuition: In-state students, attending this dung heap on a full-time basis, will be charged $11,293 in tuition – for the 2011-2012 academic year. So the school is somewhat affordable, for Mississippi residents. However, out-of-state, full-time law students will pay $24,693 in tuition, to attend this trash heap – for 2011-2012.
Ranking: When you received your Acceptance Letter, it was, without doubt, one of the proudest days of your life. Before you enrolled, did you bother to check the US “News” & World Report ranking, assigned to this school? If not, then look away for a moment. As you can see, the rag lists this commode as the 107th greatest, most exhilarating and fantastic law school in the land.
Putrid Employment Placement: According to this document – “The University of Mississippi School of Law graduated 162 students in 2010. One hundred seven (107) graduates, or 74.3 % of the class, were employed within 9 months of graduation. The Office of Career Services obtained the employment status of 144 out of 162, or 88.9% of the class.”
Note how the pigs rely on NALP’s methodology. Apparently, they feel that this shows that they are both “ethical” and in compliance with industry standards. By the way, a 74.3 percent “placement rate” is beyond pathetic!
Then again, Kristin Flierl, ancient witch and director of career services, told graduating Ole Miss law students that it is not her job to help them find employment. That might help explain why the placement figures are so putrid.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Mississippi Sewer of Law Class of 2010 who incurred student debt for law school - as $62,012. Fully 77 percent of this class took on such toxic debt. While the debt figure may not strike you as obscene, keep in mind that this figure does include student debt from undergrad. Furthermore, we are talking about the poverty-stricken state of Mississippi.
“Generosity” of the Sewer of Law: Law School Numbers shows that the commode provided full tuition and stipend to 5.2% of students; full tuition scholarships to 0.2 percent of its pupils; and half-tuition offers to 8.5% of law students – for 2005-2006.
“The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law (Center), is the nation’s leading — and only — law school for the study of both air and space law. The Center offers a Certificate in Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law. For law students seeking such specialized legal courses, this certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal processes regulating domestic and international aerospace activities. Students enrolled in the Certificate program receive the distinctive, interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise for which the Center is world-renowned.” [Emphasis mine]
As a student at this open garbage pit, you can earn a certificate in something called “Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law”!! Surely, this certification will come in handy, at some point, in your legal career, right?! Can you believe that the federally-backed student loan system funds this patent nonsense?!?!
Ole Miss Spends $50 Million for a New Law School Facility:
“Hundreds of alumni, friends faculty and staff gathered at the University of Mississippi on April 15 to dedicate the new $50 million law school facility to a man who is credited with shepherding the university through a renaissance of growth.
“Words cannot express the deep appreciation my family and I have to those responsible for the naming of the Law Center,” said Robert C. Khayat, esteemed Chancellor Emeritus and Board Distinguished Professor of Law.”
The 130,000-square-foot Robert C. Khayat Law Center opened for classes in January and is a state-of-the-art facility with room for the law school’s many clinical programs and research centers. The LEED-certified building is the first for a Mississippi public institution.”
This is what the schools care about, i.e. expanding, constructing new buildings, and adding to their “prestige.” In order to do so, they need to have asses in seats. You, the student, are simply a means to an end. The law school industry's interests do not align with your goals.
Conclusion: The school is a festering stench pit that provides its graduates with toilet job prospects. The commode published a job placement rate of 74.3 percent, for its Class of 2010!! If you do not have strong family, business or political connections, then you are taking on one hell of a risk by attending this “affordable” law school.
Posted by Nando at 6:22 AM