Monday, November 21, 2011
Putrid, Foul Excrement: The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Joseph Vincent Paterno, Gerald Arthur Sandusky, and the spineless bastards and water-heads who held Penn State football in the highest esteem fully deserve the following treatment. Now, it is the university’s turn to have something shoved up its ass. Here is a link to the disturbing 23 page grand jury report, regarding the Penn State Child Rape Case.
Tuition: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time law students at this dump will pay $37,704 in tuition. This rate applies to Pennsylvania residents, and out-of-state students. By the way, this toilet has two campuses - one located in University Park and the other in Carlisle, PA. Fees at the University Park branch amount to $910, whereas they only total $530 at the Carlisle site.
Total Cost of Attendance: According to the sewer of law, food and housing also cost significantly less in Carlisle than in University Park. At least, utility usage and rates - as well as miscellaneous costs and transportation expenses - are the same at both locations, right?! The dung heap estimates that total COA - for 2011-2012 - for University Park law students will be $61,670. For those attending the Carlisle campus, this figure is listed as $58,968.
Keep in mind that the bastards at ABA-accredited law schools only take nine-month living expenses into account. Applying twelve month costs into account, total COA, for 2011-2012, will amount to $67,829 for full-time law students attending the University Park branch - and $64,353 for those at the Carlisle campus. Isn’t it great that these public schools keep their costs down?!
Ranking: At these ridiculous, prohibitive prices, this school must have one hell of a reputation in the legal and academic communities, huh?!?! Actually, US “News” & World Report rates this as the 60th most prestigious and outstanding law school, in the United States. Yes, their mothers must be very proud.
Employment Placement Rate: The school does not supply “job placement” figures. Then again, the university allows weirdos/ex-assistant head football coaches to maintain emeritus status - and continued access to the school’s facilities. If the pigs cannot look out for alleged child rape victims, how the hell can we expect them to provide statistics on recent JD employment?! Relying on Law School Numbers for this data, evidently 89.2% of Penn State’s JD Class of 2005 was employed - within nine months of graduation.
Average Student Loan Indebtedness: How much NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt can you look forward to taking out, as a graduate of this foul toilet?!?! US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Penn State JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $117,989. Furthermore, 83 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.
“The Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (JLIA) is a joint publication of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs. Law and Masters of International Affairs students work together to edit this multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal. JLIA includes work in all disciplines relevant to the understanding and analysis of law and regulation affecting more than one state. This includes public and private international law, international relations, comparative law and politics, geography, economics, history, and policy issues in the various sciences.”
As a student at this overpriced, public dung heap, you have the unique opportunity to write onto the world-famous Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs! What Biglaw firm wouldn’t throw money at you, with such sterling credentials, right?!?!
“Penn State recently invested $130 million in new facilities. The award-winning Lewis Katz Building was dedicated in 2007, and is located at the Penn State University campus in State College, PA. It includes the state-of-the-art Apfelbaum Courtroom and a 237-seat Sutliff auditorium. Lewis Katz Hall is located in Carlisle, PA, and has similarly appointed facilities and includes a legislative hearing room.” [Emphasis mine]
Imagine how Penn State could have lessened the average student debt burden - for its students- if it had used those funds for scholarships. Then again, “law professors” only care about making a financial killing, at the expense of the students and taxpayers.
Conclusion: In the end, this school is a grossly overpriced, steaming rot pile. The sewer provides rotten job prospects. Keep in mind that there are seven law schools in the state. Sure, this school is not located in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. The fact remains that the overall Pennsylvania legal job market is glutted. Did I mention that the university allowed Sandusky continued access to the school, and furnished him with an office and phone, AFTER some university officials were aware of the sick allegations?!?!
You simply DO NOT NEED to take out an additional $120K-$145K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE, for a chance to practice law. Do you want to represent inherently dishonest, criminal defendant scum?! Remember, MOST criminal defendants differ from Gerald Sandusky, in that they do not have deep pockets.
Posted by Nando at 5:48 AM