Sunday, December 4, 2011
First Tier Indigestion: Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Tuition: Indiana residents attending this school, on a full-time basis will, pay $27,040 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. With mandatory fees and books and supplies thrown in, this combined figure reaches $29,930. Out-of-state, full-time law students at this commode will be charged $44,512, for the current academic year. After adding required fees, plus books and supplies, total direct costs amount to $47,402.
Ranking: According to the bitches and hags at US “News” & World Report, the Indiana University Maurer Sewer of Law is the 23rd ranked law school in the land.
Supposed Employment Placement Rate and Starting Salary Figures: Notice how the deceptive cockroaches attempt to compare IU grads from 2003-2010 to NALP’s Overall JD Class of 2010 data - under Class of 2010: By the Numbers. The CSO dogs do not list a job placement rate. Under the subheading Where Graduates Find Jobs: Firms, note that the swine merely lists purported employment by law firm size - from 2003-2010. Even under this permissive standard, you can see that relatively few Indiana Law grads are practicing Biglaw.
This is duplicitous conduct, because the school is not publishing info strictly from the Indiana University JD Class of 2010. The commode is including data, for several years - from well before the job market went straight to hell - and is using this to bolster its student outcomes. At the bottom of the page, the pigs merely list the names of firms, courts and government agencies that supposedly hired IU Maurer grads, from the Class of 2010. By the way, this stink pit does list median salaries by sector, for its 2010 graduates. Keep in mind that William Henderson, who teaches at this cesspool, noted that median starting salary data is MISLEADING - as relative few recent grads earn the median figures. For $ome rea$on, he apparently does not have any qualms with his employer providing deceptively vague data.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Indiana University-Bloomington Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,538. By the way, 93 percent of this school’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. That is one hell of a price tag, for diminishing returns in the job market.
Faculty and Administrator Salary Info: Let’s see how well the pigs made out, in comparison to the indentured debt servants. The Indianapolis Star lists public employee salaries, but does not provide anything newer than 2008. As you can see, Lauren K. Robel made $303,970 in salary, whereas Alfred C. Aman, Jr. raked in $233,500. Supposed “legal rebel” William Henderson made $159,250.
Hypocrisy in Action: William Henderson
In David Segal’s ass-kicking New York Times piece “Is Law School a Losing Game,” from January 8, 2011, Henderson the Pig feigned moral outrage at the law school scheme:
"How do law schools depict a feast amid so much famine?
“Enron-type accounting standards have become the norm,” says William Henderson of Indiana University, one of many exasperated law professors who are asking the American Bar Association to overhaul the way law schools assess themselves. “Every time I look at this data, I feel dirty.” [Emphasis mine]
On August 2, 2011, Henderson the Apologist wrote a piece for the National Law Journal labeled “More data but less transparency.” Here is a foul excerpt:
“In the wake of hard-hitting stories in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) have begun a very public correspondence with ABA President Stephen Zack. But several months before these headlines, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar had already begun the painful process of creating a better, more transparent system for tracking employment outcomes.”
What a difference seven months makes, huh?! Perhaps he can stick his snout further up the ABA’s corroded ass.
Conclusion: This school is grossly overpriced, and the pigs do not even bother to publish employment “placement” and starting salary statistics. Unless, of course, you are a dumb-ass and feel that listing vague data suffices. You simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $115K-$150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law.
Posted by Nando at 7:07 AM