Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Decrepit First Tier Dung: University of Iowa College of Law
Tuition: Iowa residents attending this law school, on a full-time basis, will pay $26,348 in tuition and fees – for the 2011-2012 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be charged $46,056 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012. In comparison, full-time tuition at Stanford Law School is $47,460, for the current academic year. Does anyone believe that the cost at these two schools should only differ by $1,404 per year?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to the bitches and hags at this overpriced sewage pit, in-state students can look forward to paying $42,981 in total expenses, whereas non-resident full-time law students will face a total tab of $62,770 - for 2011-2012. Keep in mind that these rats only consider nine-month living expenses.
Seeing that actual law students will require twelve month living costs - and not nine months - we can determine a more accurate total COA, for Iowa residents attending this commode for the current school year, of $47,759. For out-of-state students, this figure would amount to $67,575. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Iowa Commode of Law is the 27th greatest, most mesmerizing, fantastic and exhilarating school in the land. Now, do you understand why the cost of admission is so high?!
Alleged Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: Based on the figures supplied by this dung heap, only 75 percent of the graduates - from the Class of 2010 - were employed in long-term positions, i.e. 159/212. Keep in mind that this school is rated as the 27th best law school, in the U.S.! However, since only eight grads from this particular class are unemployed, the school will claim a 96.2% employment “placement” rate. Do you see how this self-reported system is inherently corrupt and skewed?!
As noted in this PDF, only 147 out of 192 employed grads reported their salary information, to the school. Here are the overall figures for the Class of 2010: 25th percentile - $50,000; median -$58,000; and 75th percentile - $100,000. When you are accepted into such a “top program,” you expect to make a better income, correct?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: What is the debt load, for graduates of this school?!?! USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Iowa JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $87,891. Fully 78 percent of this first tier public toilet’s particular class took on such putrid debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.
Administrator and Faculty Salaries: Let’s see how well the faculty is doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped students and graduates. According to The Des Moines Register, then-dean Carolyn C. Jones made $301,898 in annual salary, plus $10,980 in travel costs, for 2010. The paper notes that Eric Andersen, “senior associate dean and professor of law,” raked in $194,396, on top of $3,652 in travel expenses, for 2010. The fish wrap lists that Sheldon Kurtz made $230,611 in salary, plus $8,541 in his travel account, as “Percy Bordwell Professor” at this top tier dung pit, in 2010.
“Who are we?
The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience.” [Emphasis in original]
As a student at this supposedly prestigious, public law school, you can become a member of The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice! Imagine the thrill that overcomes Biglaw hiring partners as they see this social science “credential” on your resume.
Conclusion: This regional school essentially requires you to incur an additional $90K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - even though the median starting salary for the Class of 2010, was $58K. How in the hell does that make financial sense?!?! Do not attend this school UNLESS all of the following factors apply to your situation: (a) you have strong political, business or family connections; (b) you are receiving a full-tuition scholarship - or your family or spouse is paying your tuition; and (c) you want to practice law in Iowa.
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