Thursday, November 10, 2011
First Tier Meconium: University of Minnesota Law School
Tuition and Fees: Minnesota residents entering this school, for 2011-2012, on a full-time basis will pay $34,817 - in tuition and fees. This rate also applies to students from Wisconsin, South Dakota and Manitoba. Notice that first year tuition is significantly more expensive than the amount charged for second and third year.
Full-time, non-resident law students at this public commode will be charged $43,385 in tuition and fees, for the 2011-2012 academic year. As the sewer notes, this does not include the mandatory laptop purchase of $1,220 - for first year law students. How nice of them to require this acquisition, huh?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: The toilet estimates that health insurance, laptop purchase, books and supplies, plus “indirect costs” will add another $17,364 to the tab. Seeing that ABA-accredited dung pits only consider nine-month living expenses, we can determine that twelve month costs would raise this overall figure by $4,193. This would lead to a more accurate total COA - for Minnesota residents and “reciprocity” students in their first year - of $56,374. Using this formula, the estimated price tag for full-time, out-of-state, law students would amount to $64,492 - for the 2011-2012 school year.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Minnesota Law School is ranked 20th, in the nation. As you will soon discover, somehow only one-third of recent employed graduates bother to report their starting salary to the school.
Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Figures: The University of Minnesota Law Sewer asserts that 98.9% of its Class of 2010 was employed - presumably within nine months of graduation. Furthermore, the school claims a five year average placement rate - from 2005-2010 - of 98.8 percent.
The pigs claim an average salary for “all employed” graduates, from the Class of 2010, of $88,309. The bastards then use the following disclaimer: "Of those graduates reporting salary information in the Class of 2010. Approximately one-third of those employed typically report a salary." How can you claim an average starting salary for ALL employed grads, from a particular class - based on info from roughly 1/3 of respondents?!?! This embarrassing, pathetic response rate is coming from a “top 20” law school!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Minnesota JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $91,314. In "uplifting" news, only 79 percent of this trash pit’s particular class took on such debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include debt from undergrad.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to The Star-Tribune, we can see how well these “educators”/state employees make. The following figures represent TOTAL PAY, although the year is not indicated:
According to the paper, Michael Tonry, “Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence,” raked in $356,000 in TOTAL PAY. Likewise, Susan M. Wolf, “McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre & Benson Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine,” made $344,476. By the way, how in the hell can one be a professor of medicine - without a medical degree? Guy-Uriel Emmanuel Charles, who apparently "specializes" in law, race and politics, made $298,360.
Fred L. Morrison - who taught at the University of Iowa before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969 - “earned” $297,580. Joan Howland, “Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Information and Technology,” rolled around in $271,095. Take a look at the entire list, so you can see how many of these pigs and cockroaches at this public commode are making more than $200K per year.
Conclusion: This school is an overpriced pile of moist garbage. MANY “educators” at this public “institution of higher learning” are raking in more than $200K per year, so that they can write law review articles - and research their pet causes, such as Native American law. It is CLEAR that the school does not give one damn about its students or recent graduates. The pigs merely want to keep the gravy train running. The fact remains that there is NO VALID REASON to pay any “law professor” such excessive salaries - especially at public universities!
Do you want to be burdened with an additional $95K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, so that you can directly contribrute to the bloated salaries of these swine?!?! Remember that these bastards are paid up front, in full. You, the student and graduate, take on all of the risk. Furthermore, only one-third of employed graduates - from the University of Minnesota Law Sewer Class of 2010 - provided their salary to the school. That speaks volumes!
Posted by Nando at 6:45 AM