Monday, December 19, 2011
Second Tier Steaming Pile of Waste: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Tuition: Law students, attending this trash pit on a full-time basis, will pay $42,450 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. The school is certainly looking out for its students’ interests, right?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: The commode estimates that the student activities fee, health insurance, books and supplies, and living expenses will add another $20,182 to the tab. Then again, the pigs only consider nine month living costs. Seeing that actual law students face twelve month expenses, a more accurate total COA - for 2011-2012 - would amount to $65,170.
Ranking: Based on these prohibitive costs, this school MUST have one hell of a reputation in the academic and legal communities! Well, according to Pussy Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, Ca$e We$TTern Re$erve Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is the 61st greatest, most amazing and fantastic law school in the United States. It shares this “prestigious honor” with the following five dung heaps: Georgia State, Chicago-Kent, Seton Hall, Temple and the University of Cincinnati. Their mothers must be very proud.
Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Statistics: Under the Careers For Prospective Students tab, the sewage pit claims the following:
“Our 2010 graduates (the most recent information available) enjoyed a 91.6% employment rate, securing employment in private practice, judicial clerkships, public interest organizations, government agencies, businesses, and more. The median starting salary for the Class of 2010 was $65,000.”
The rats also note that this info was “compiled in accordance with the standards used by the National Association for Law Placement.” Yes, hide behind that “standard,” you brave bastards. Unsuspecting law school applicants may not be aware that JDs working as telemarketers, insurance salesmen and Burger King managers are considered “employed” - for the purposes of the NALP survey.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the CWRU Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $94,150. Keep in mind that 81 percent of this trash pit’s 2010 class took on such toxic debt. Again, this figure does not take undergraduate debt into account. Remember, the school itself asserts a median starting salary of $65K, for its Class of 2010.
Administrator Salaries: Let’s take a look at Case Western Reserve University’s 2010 Form 990. On the bottom of page 1, you will notice that the university had $1,725,158,386 in end-of-year net assets. There is a financial killing to be made in “higher education.”
Due to a bloated, big-ass administration and a dental school, no “law professors” are listed among the highest-compensated employees. For instance, on page 40, you will see that university “president” Barbara R. Snyder made $778,874 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Snyder “earned” $525,946 in base compensation; $75,000 in bonus and incentive compensation; $126,985 in “other” compensation; $26,412 in deferred compensation; and $24,531 in nontaxable benefits. You do not need to personally contribute to this gigantic salary, by incurring a mountain of additional student debt.
As a student at this festering pool of rat piss, you can write onto the “world renowned” Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet!! Yes, you can truly set yourself apart from the glut of legal job applicants. Actually, your resume and cover letter will be used as a coaster, by the law firm hiring partner.
If you prefer, you can become a student editor at the equally idiotic Canada-United States Law Journal. Remember, law firms and government agencies want people who can hit the ground running - not gerbils with tertiary journal experience.
Conclusion: Case Western Reserve University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced pile of dung, located in the “financially thriving” Cleveland job market. In the final analysis, you simply DO NOT need to take on an additional $100K-$150K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law. The stench of this putrid school will follow you, when you are applying for legal and non-law positions.
Posted by Nando at 6:45 AM