Sunday, November 6, 2011
Pile of Badger Dung: University of Wisconsin Law School
Tuition: In-state students attending the University of Wisconsin Law Sewer - on a full-time basis - will be charged $19,684, in tuition, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Non-resident, full-time law students at this public toilet will pay $38,811 in tuition, for 2011-2012. Under Minnesota “reciprocity,” full-time students will only need to come up with $33,048 in tuition, for the current school year.
Total Cost of Attendance: According to the school, books and supplies; room and board; miscellaneous expenses; computer; and travel will add another $17,750 to the tab. Keep in mind that ABA law schools only consider nine-month living costs. Actual law students will require twelve-month living expenses.
Books and supplies will hold steady at $2,300 and computer costs of $1,000 should remain unchanged. As such , we can determine that these total expenses will amount to $22,566. As such, here are the respective total estimated COA figures - for 2011-2012 - for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state students; and those entering via Minnesota reciprocity: $42,250; $61,377; and $55,614. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!
Ranking: According to U.S. “News” & World Report, the University of Wisconsin Law School is the 35th greatest, most magnificent law school in the land. It shares this truly prestigious honor with three other schools, I.e. Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia. Apparently, Bob Morse felt that this is a good place for four public schools to share a rating.
Employment Placement: For $ome rea$on, the sewer did not provide any job placement figures. According to Law School Numbers, 95.9% of the Wisconsin-Madison JD Class of 2005 was employed - within nine months of graduation.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those member of the Wisconsin Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $76,845. Fully 84 percent of this commode’s particular class took on such debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to JDU’s BigSal, for posting this info.
As you can see, then-dean Kenneth B. Davis, Jr. made $304,436 - in 2009. Walter J. Dickey, as “George H. Young Chair“ and “Faculty Director of Frank J. Remington Center,” made $208,003, for the same year. Plus, Howard S. Erlanger, in his role as something called “Voss-Bascom Professor of Law,” raked in $183,904. Do you see how these swine are enriched - at the expense of the debt-strapped students and U.S. taxpayers?!?!
“UW Law Students: Volunteer to Cite-Check for the Journal
What cite-checkers do: The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is the only journal at the University of Wisconsin Law School that allows first-year students to participate. First-year students can participate in the Journal’s cite-checking program, getting articles ready for publication in the Journal. Students are assigned approximately ten footnotes from an article and are given ten days to check the citations.” [Emphasis in original]
As a student at this commode, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the "world-famous" Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. In fact, you can serve as a cite-checker, as a first year law student!! Try not to wet your pants, over this news.
Check out this September 13, 2011 piece, by a group calling itself Center for Equal Opportunity:
"For law school admissions, the racial discrimination found was also severe, with the weight given to ethnicity much greater than given to, for example, Wisconsin residency. Thus, an out-of-state black applicant with grades and LSAT scores at the median for that group would have had a 7 out 10 chance of admission and an out-of-state Hispanic a 1 out of 3 chance—but an in-state Asian with those grades and scores had a 1 out of 6 chance and an in-state white only a 1 out of 10 chance."
Keep in mind that this is a group of intellectually dishonest ass-hats, based out of Falls Church, Virginia. Hell, the organization’s chairman is Linda Chavez. The morons are outraged that in-state Wisconsin white students “are being discriminated against.” If these cretins and political hacks had one shred of honesty among them, they would be cheering this news. Remember that the U.S. legal job market is shrinking. Furthermore, out-of-state law students will pay $38,811 in tuition - rather than the amount charged for Wisconsin residents, i.e. $19,684. Even if some of these students are awarded scholarship money, they are looking at taking on more student debt. In addition, racial minorities are often not connected. Certainly, such admissions policies do not benefit the average racial minority, in the long run.
On page 7 of this organization’s Form 990, you can see that Roger Clegg, as president, makes a nice salary from this group. He raked in $196,936, in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for 2008. Rudy Gerston, executive director and CFO of this outfit, made $157,061 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year.
Conclusion: As a graduate of this first tier public sewage pit, at least you will not be required to shell out money to sit for a bar exam - so long as you remain in the state, after graduation. Then again, a law license does not necessarily equal legal employment. If you have a decent job, do not leave that position for the opportunity to incur an additional $80K-$100K in student debt - which will merely provide you with the possibility of practicing law.
Posted by Nando at 5:44 AM