Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: University of Illinois College of Law
Tuition: Illinois residents attending this dung heap – on a full-time basis – will be charged $35,000 in tuition, for the 2011-2012 school year. With fees added, this amount climbs to $38,567. Out-of-state, full-time law students at the Univer$ity of Illinoi$ College of Law will pay $42,000 in tuition, for the current academic year. When you consider fees, the amount is $45,567.
Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that total COA – for 2011-2012 – for in-state, full-time students will be $55,185. For non-residents attending this public dung heap, the estimated figure is $62,185. So much for affordable “legal education,” suckers.
Keep in mind that these diploma mills only consider nine-month living expenses, when estimating total costs. If the sewage pit included twelve month costs, total COA for Illinois residents would be $60,124 – whereas non-residents would be looking at $67,124 in total expenses.
Ranking: According to the ass-clowns at US “News” & World Report, the University of Illinois Commode of Law is the 23rd best law school in the land. As you can see, it is also the third greatest law school, in the state.
Employment Placement Statistics: Since the dung beetles at this waste pile did not provide employment figures on their web site, we head to Law School Numbers. According to that source, 90.9% of the JD Class of 2005 was employed within nine months of graduation. This was before the economy went to hell.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Illinois JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $80,005. Then again, only 74 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. This figure does not include debt from undergrad.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the law school swine are doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped graduates. Take a look at these 2009 figures, provided by the Collegiate Times: Michael S. Moore, “Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair and Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy,” made $292,642. By the way, nice red windbreaker and polka-dot black tie, you ass-hat. How many philosophy “professors” rake in close to $300K per year?!?!
Furthermore, Ralph Edwin Brubaker “earned” $262,799 as a “law professor”; “Swanlund Chair” Thomas S. Ulen raked in $261,525; and Paul D. Pless, the former dean of admissions and financial aid who MANIPULATED DATA, made $105,957. By the way, fully 19 faculty members received annual incomes above $175K, for 2009. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!
THE SCHOOL’S HISTORY OF BLATANT DISHONESTY:
On June 26, 2009, Elie Mystal reported on an admissions scandal, involving the deceptive pigs and cockroaches at the University of Illinois Commode of Law:
“This morning, we mentioned the University of Illinois College of Law admissions scandal. It appears that former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich pressured the University of Illinois Chancellor, Richard Herman, and Heidi Hurd, former dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, to admit underqualified students who were politically connected. In exchange for admitting those students, university officials attempted to obtain jobs for graduates of the College of Law.
The Chicago Tribune reports the results of its investigation into the law school:
The documents show for the first time efforts to seek favors — in this case, jobs — for admissions, the most troubling evidence yet of how Illinois’ entrenched system of patronage crept into the state’s most prestigious public university.
They also detail the law school’s system for handling “Special Admits,” students backed by the politically connected, expanding the scope of a scandal prompted by a Chicago Tribune investigation.”
What a bastion of ethics and integrity, huh?!?!
On September 28, 2011, the News-Gazette noted the following:
“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.”
Conclusion: This school is an over-priced, disgraceful public toilet. Sure, the school hired a firm to investigate the inflated LSAT scores and UGPAs. This is called “public relations.” Ostensibly, the school and university care about “ethics.” Then again, how the hell did Pless get away with this deception, for so many years? For instance, check out the following November 16, 2011 blog entry from Steven J. Harper, adjunct "law professor" at Northwestern University:
Shortly after Paul Pless graduated in 2003, his alma mater hired him (at a salary of $38,500/year) as assistant director for admissions and financial aid. (For years, putting unemployed new grads on the temporary payroll for paltry wages has bolstered schools’ U.S. News rankings. Starting next year, they’ll have to disclose it.) Pless stayed on and, by December 2004, was earning $72,000/year as an assistant dean."
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