Saturday, December 31, 2011
New Year’s Moist, Drizzling Waste: Third Tier University of Akron School of Law
What better way to flush another year down the commode than to profile a true laughingstock? Due to popular demand, I am now featuring a staple of the third tier, i.e. the University of Akron Sewer of Law.
Tuition: Ohio residents, attending this dung pit on a full-time basis, will pay $21,873.20 in tuition and fees - for the 2011-2012 school year. Full-time, out of state law students will be charged $34,428.20 in tuition and fees, for 2011-2012.
Resident, part-time law students at Akron will only be hit with a bill of $14,068.65 for tuition and fees for the current academic year, whereas non-resident, part-time Akron law students will pay $22,020.15. Who says that public law schools don’t provide a strong “education” at a decent price?!?!
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: The morons provide different tuition and fee totals, on this page. For $ome rea$on, this page lists lower tuition and fees figures for full-time students, but higher costs than those detailed for part-time students. Using the amounts from the tuition archive PDF, we will then add the living expenses furnished by the commode. According to the school, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will add another $16,034 to the tab.
Then again, the pigs only calculate nine-month living expenses. Seeing that actual law students will require twelve months of room, meals, transportation, and miscellaneous costs, this cumulative figure would actually amount to $21,078.67. Therefore, full-time law students - who are Ohio residents - will face an estimated total COA of $42,951.87 - for 2011-2012. Non-residents attending this foul cesspool on a full-time basis are looking at a total COA of $55,506.87 - for the 2011-2012 school year.
Ranking: With such high costs, for a public institution, this school must certainly have one hell of a reputation in legal and academic circles, right?!?! Well, according to Bob Morse and U.S. “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTTy of Akron Sewer of Law is the 127th greatest, most fantastic and amazing law school, in the United States. The trash pit shares this pathetic rating with four other schools, i.e. CreighTTTon, Mercer, $amford, and the University of Idaho.
Employment Placement and Starting Salary Info: The dung pile furnished data that it sent to NALP, for its Class of 2010 report. Based on this self-reported info, 91.8% of the Akron Law Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. Yeah, sure they were - and Salma Hayek is going to dig her nails into my back tonight. Then again, if you are selling insurance policies for Allstate, stocking shelves at Home Depot, or serving drinks at The Sky Lounge in Akron, then you are “employed” for the purposes of NALP and the ABA.
On page 2 of this PDF, you will notice that of the 49 grads who reported working in private practice, 26 were working in firms of 2-10 lawyers. This represents 53.1 percent of those Akron JDs - from the Class of 2010 - working as lawyers. Additionally, another 5 desperate grads from this unfortunate class went into solo practice, upon receiving their TTT law diploma. On this page, the school claims that the average starting salary for this class was $55,980. Do you like your chances coming out of this toilet now, lemmings?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Akron’s JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $60,149. Furthermore, 84% of this third tier toilet’s 2010 class took on such corrosive debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Data: According to the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Martin H. Belsky made $239,218 in base pay, as dean of the sewer of law - in 2010. Likewise, William S. Jordan, III - associate dean and C. Blake McDowell, Jr. “professor of law” - “earned” $165,115, in base salary - for the same year. Furthermore, Wilson Huhn - another C. Blake McDowell, Jr. "professor of law" - received $171,241 in base compensation. Who doesn’t love this wealth transfer program - from indebted students and taxpayers to failed lawyers masquerading as “professors”?!?!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this school is a true embarrassment to the term “institution of higher leaning.” If students from top law schools are finding it increasingly difficult to find legal jobs, how in the hell do you - as a recent graduate of, or current student at, Third Tier Akron - figure that you will make it in this field?!?! Remember that connections, family name and prestige matter. You can sometimes overcome deficits, in these critical areas, by being exceptional. However, if you do not even have decent academic credentials, you will likely not get your foot in the door. In all honesty, when decent employers see University of Akron on your law degree, most will not be impressed.
Posted by Nando at 8:14 AM