Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: University of Illinois College of Law


http://www.law.illinois.edu/prospective-students/tuition-and-expenses

Tuition: Illinois residents attending this dung heap – on a full-time basis – will be charged $35,000 in tuition, for the 2011-2012 school year. With fees added, this amount climbs to $38,567. Out-of-state, full-time law students at the Univer$ity of Illinoi$ College of Law will pay $42,000 in tuition, for the current academic year. When you consider fees, the amount is $45,567.

Total Cost of Attendance: The school estimates that total COA – for 2011-2012 – for in-state, full-time students will be $55,185. For non-residents attending this public dung heap, the estimated figure is $62,185. So much for affordable “legal education,” suckers.

Keep in mind that these diploma mills only consider nine-month living expenses, when estimating total costs. If the sewage pit included twelve month costs, total COA for Illinois residents would be $60,124 – whereas non-residents would be looking at $67,124 in total expenses.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Ranking: According to the ass-clowns at US “News” & World Report, the University of Illinois Commode of Law is the 23rd best law school in the land. As you can see, it is also the third greatest law school, in the state.

http://illinois.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Employment Placement Statistics: Since the dung beetles at this waste pile did not provide employment figures on their web site, we head to Law School Numbers. According to that source, 90.9% of the JD Class of 2005 was employed within nine months of graduation. This was before the economy went to hell.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Illinois JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $80,005. Then again, only 74 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. This figure does not include debt from undergrad.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/university-of-illinois-2009?dept=law

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the law school swine are doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped graduates. Take a look at these 2009 figures, provided by the Collegiate Times: Michael S. Moore, “Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Chair and Co-Director, Program in Law and Philosophy,” made $292,642. By the way, nice red windbreaker and polka-dot black tie, you ass-hat. How many philosophy “professors” rake in close to $300K per year?!?!

Furthermore, Ralph Edwin Brubaker “earned” $262,799 as a “law professor”; “Swanlund Chair” Thomas S. Ulen raked in $261,525; and Paul D. Pless, the former dean of admissions and financial aid who MANIPULATED DATA, made $105,957. By the way, fully 19 faculty members received annual incomes above $175K, for 2009. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

THE SCHOOL’S HISTORY OF BLATANT DISHONESTY:

http://abovethelaw.com/2009/06/university-of-illinois-college-of-law-scandal-now-with-emails/

On June 26, 2009, Elie Mystal reported on an admissions scandal, involving the deceptive pigs and cockroaches at the University of Illinois Commode of Law:

“This morning, we mentioned the University of Illinois College of Law admissions scandal. It appears that former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich pressured the University of Illinois Chancellor, Richard Herman, and Heidi Hurd, former dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, to admit underqualified students who were politically connected. In exchange for admitting those students, university officials attempted to obtain jobs for graduates of the College of Law.

The Chicago Tribune reports the results of its investigation into the law school:

The documents show for the first time efforts to seek favors — in this case, jobs — for admissions, the most troubling evidence yet of how Illinois’ entrenched system of patronage crept into the state’s most prestigious public university.

They also detail the law school’s system for handling “Special Admits,” students backed by the politically connected, expanding the scope of a scandal prompted by a Chicago Tribune investigation.”

What a bastion of ethics and integrity, huh?!?!

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2011-09-28/ui-finds-more-inaccurate-data-law-school-admissions.html

On September 28, 2011, the News-Gazette noted the following:

“CHAMPAIGN — In an investigation into the past 10 years of College of Law test scores and grade point averages, the University of Illinois has determined that inaccurate data were reported for four of those years.”

Conclusion: This school is an over-priced, disgraceful public toilet. Sure, the school hired a firm to investigate the inflated LSAT scores and UGPAs. This is called “public relations.” Ostensibly, the school and university care about “ethics.” Then again, how the hell did Pless get away with this deception, for so many years? For instance, check out the following November 16, 2011 blog entry from Steven J. Harper, adjunct "law professor" at Northwestern University:

http://thebellyofthebeast.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/the-other-big-10-scandal/

"The rogue

Shortly after Paul Pless graduated in 2003, his alma mater hired him (at a salary of $38,500/year) as assistant director for admissions and financial aid. (For years, putting unemployed new grads on the temporary payroll for paltry wages has bolstered schools’ U.S. News rankings. Starting next year, they’ll have to disclose it.) Pless stayed on and, by December 2004, was earning $72,000/year as an assistant dean."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Overpriced Public First Tier Rot Pile: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law


Insisting on using “the” to preface the name of your university is first tier douche-bag behavior. Charging an arm and a leg to attend your public sewer is criminal.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/financialaid/budget.php

Tuition: For in-state law students attending Ohio State University, on a full-time basis, tuition will amount to $26,328 – for the 2011-2012 school year. Non-resident, full-time law students will be charged $41,278 in tuition, for the same academic year.

Total Cost of Attendance: The commode estimates that living expenses will add up to $17,808 – for 2011-2012. With health insurance plus books and supplies adding another $5,426 to the tab, the school estimates that the total COA for Ohio residents will be $48,116 – for the 2011-2012 school year. For non-residents, this figure is $63,066.

As with other dishonest ABA-accredited law schools, Ohio State does not calculate twelve month living expenses. After all, doing so would increase the estimated COA. In fact, the deceptive pigs at Ohio $tate Univer$ity Moritz Commode of Law conveniently forgot to add the comprehensive health insurance figure of $1,546 – when reaching the figures above. (If you prefer, you can presume that the bastards simply do not know how to add.)

Taking insurance and twelve month costs into account, total COA for non-resident law students reaches $70,548!! For Ohio residents, this figure is a mere $55,598 – for the current calendar year. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: According to the ass-clowns at US “News” & World Report, The Ohio State University Moritz Commode of Law is the 35th most remarkable and phenomenal law school, in the land. It shares this “prize,” with Alabama, Georgia and Wisconsin.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careerservices/guides/gradstats/class2010.php?grp=prospective

Supposed Employment and Starting Salary Figures: The toilet claims that all 202 graduates – from the Class of 2010 – supplied their employment status to the school. If you add up the columns, 99.01% of this class was employed in some capacity. If this is the case, then why not proudly publish “99 percent of the Class of 2010 was employed”?!?!

The school notes the following: “Salary information was reported by 43.56% of the 2010 graduates.” The toilet continues: “Median salaries for law firms ranged from $51,000 for firms between 2-10 attorneys (24 graduates reporting) to $160,000 for firms with over 500 (14 graduates reporting).”

Under 2010 Employment by Category, the school notes that 84 graduates were in private practice, i.e. 41.9 percent. Of this figure, only 14 reported their income, as lawyers in firms with more than 500 attorneys?!?! This represents 1/6 of those reportedly working in private practice. By the way, these respondents are MOST likely to provide their income info, to the school – as they are proud of their salary.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: How much NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt can you look forward to taking out, as a graduate of this public law school? USN&WR reports the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Ohio State Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $84,408. Fully 90 percent of this second tier sewer’s 2010 class took on such miserable debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

OHIO STATE LAW GRAD OWES TOO MUCH IN STUDENT LOANS TO SIT FOR THE OHIO BAR

On January 12, 2011, Elie Mystal wrote about the Ohio Bar applicant who failed to pass character & fitness, due to the fact that he owes $170K in student debt:

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/01/character-fitness-fail-for-graduate-with-no-plan-to-pay-off-his-debts/

“What a mindjob. The Ohio bar is blaming this guy because his debts are non-dischargeable? That’s not Griffin’s fault. The Ohio bar is blaming him because he doesn’t have a plan? Please show me the 2007 graduate of Moritz College of Law who had a really solid plan for paying off $170K of debt. Denying Griffin admission, for a situation that is literally affecting thousands of people, is totally arbitrary and capricious.”

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/ohio-state-university-2010?dept=law

“Professor” and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the gluttonous pigs are making out – on the federal student loan teat – in comparison. Alan Charles Michaels made $302,006, as dean of the commode of law - in 2010. The following figures are for 2010:

Nancy Hardin Rogers, “Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution,” “earned” $268,416; Joshua Dressler, “Frank R. Strong Chair in Law,” raked in $260,390; Deborah Jones Merritt, “John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law” made $241,060; and Dale Arthur Oesterle, “J. Gilbert Reese Chair in Contract Law,”rolled around in $239,563.

By the way, fully 20 faculty members at Ohio State University Moritz Commode of Law made more than $170K, in 2010. Aren’t you glad that your tax dollars can go to such a “noble” cause?!?! By the way, the university pays its “president,” Elwood Gordon Gee, a salary of $802,125. This figure does not count bonuses, benefits or incentives. If you count total compensation, the swine made $1.32 million, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Nice big red bowtie, you overpaid, underworked pencil-neck tool.

Conclusion: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law is an overpriced, festering, foul, rank public piece of trash. You simply do not need to incur an additional $85K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a chance to work for legal aid. If you want to help people, then you can volunteer at a soup kitchen. You do not need to personally contribute to the bloated salaries of the pigs - and ruin your financial well-being, in the process.

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.

http://law.psu.edu/financial_aid/tuition

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?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

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.

http://pennstate.lawschoolnumbers.com/

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.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

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.

http://law.psu.edu/academics/journals/law_and_international_affairs

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?!?!

http://law.psu.edu/news/facts_at_a_glance

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Decrepit First Tier Dung: University of Iowa College of Law


http://www.law.uiowa.edu/students/finaid/index.php

Tuition: Iowa residents attending this law school, on a full-time basis, will pay $26,348 in tuition and fees – for the 2011-2012 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be charged $46,056 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012. In comparison, full-time tuition at Stanford Law School is $47,460, for the current academic year. Does anyone believe that the cost at these two schools should only differ by $1,404 per year?!?!

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/finaid_financing_legal_education.pdf

Total Cost of Attendance: According to the bitches and hags at this overpriced sewage pit, in-state students can look forward to paying $42,981 in total expenses, whereas non-resident full-time law students will face a total tab of $62,770 - for 2011-2012. Keep in mind that these rats only consider nine-month living expenses.

Seeing that actual law students will require twelve month living costs - and not nine months - we can determine a more accurate total COA, for Iowa residents attending this commode for the current school year, of $47,759. For out-of-state students, this figure would amount to $67,575. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Iowa Commode of Law is the 27th greatest, most mesmerizing, fantastic and exhilarating school in the land. Now, do you understand why the cost of admission is so high?!

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/stats_CSO_feb11.pdf

Alleged Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: Based on the figures supplied by this dung heap, only 75 percent of the graduates - from the Class of 2010 - were employed in long-term positions, i.e. 159/212. Keep in mind that this school is rated as the 27th best law school, in the U.S.! However, since only eight grads from this particular class are unemployed, the school will claim a 96.2% employment “placement” rate. Do you see how this self-reported system is inherently corrupt and skewed?!

As noted in this PDF, only 147 out of 192 employed grads reported their salary information, to the school. Here are the overall figures for the Class of 2010: 25th percentile - $50,000; median -$58,000; and 75th percentile - $100,000. When you are accepted into such a “top program,” you expect to make a better income, correct?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: What is the debt load, for graduates of this school?!?! USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Iowa JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $87,891. Fully 78 percent of this first tier public toilet’s particular class took on such putrid debt. Remember, this total does not include debt from undergrad.

Administrator and Faculty Salaries: Let’s see how well the faculty is doing, in comparison to the debt-strapped students and graduates. According to The Des Moines Register, then-dean Carolyn C. Jones made $301,898 in annual salary, plus $10,980 in travel costs, for 2010. The paper notes that Eric Andersen, “senior associate dean and professor of law,” raked in $194,396, on top of $3,652 in travel expenses, for 2010. The fish wrap lists that Sheldon Kurtz made $230,611 in salary, plus $8,541 in his travel account, as “Percy Bordwell Professor” at this top tier dung pit, in 2010.

http://blogs.law.uiowa.edu/grjsymposium/?page_id=2

“Who are we?

The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice is not for the weak of heart or the timid in spirit. Feminist inquiry and critical race analysis are the touchstones of our endeavor. Our building blocks are new forms of analysis that reach beyond traditional conceptions of legal thought. We challenge our writers, our readers, and ourselves to question who we are and how the law defines us. We strive to be a transformative experience.” [Emphasis in original]

As a student at this supposedly prestigious, public law school, you can become a member of The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice! Imagine the thrill that overcomes Biglaw hiring partners as they see this social science “credential” on your resume.

Conclusion: This regional school essentially requires you to incur an additional $90K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - even though the median starting salary for the Class of 2010, was $58K. How in the hell does that make financial sense?!?! Do not attend this school UNLESS all of the following factors apply to your situation: (a) you have strong political, business or family connections; (b) you are receiving a full-tuition scholarship - or your family or spouse is paying your tuition; and (c) you want to practice law in Iowa.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Tier Meconium: University of Minnesota Law School


http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/tuition.html

Tuition and Fees: Minnesota residents entering this school, for 2011-2012, on a full-time basis will pay $34,817 - in tuition and fees. This rate also applies to students from Wisconsin, South Dakota and Manitoba. Notice that first year tuition is significantly more expensive than the amount charged for second and third year.

Full-time, non-resident law students at this public commode will be charged $43,385 in tuition and fees, for the 2011-2012 academic year. As the sewer notes, this does not include the mandatory laptop purchase of $1,220 - for first year law students. How nice of them to require this acquisition, huh?!?!

Total Cost of Attendance: The toilet estimates that health insurance, laptop purchase, books and supplies, plus “indirect costs” will add another $17,364 to the tab. Seeing that ABA-accredited dung pits only consider nine-month living expenses, we can determine that twelve month costs would raise this overall figure by $4,193. This would lead to a more accurate total COA - for Minnesota residents and “reciprocity” students in their first year - of $56,374. Using this formula, the estimated price tag for full-time, out-of-state, law students would amount to $64,492 - for the 2011-2012 school year.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the University of Minnesota Law School is ranked 20th, in the nation. As you will soon discover, somehow only one-third of recent employed graduates bother to report their starting salary to the school.

http://www.law.umn.edu/careers/career-facts-and-statistics.html

Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Figures: The University of Minnesota Law Sewer asserts that 98.9% of its Class of 2010 was employed - presumably within nine months of graduation. Furthermore, the school claims a five year average placement rate - from 2005-2010 - of 98.8 percent.

The pigs claim an average salary for “all employed” graduates, from the Class of 2010, of $88,309. The bastards then use the following disclaimer: "Of those graduates reporting salary information in the Class of 2010. Approximately one-third of those employed typically report a salary." How can you claim an average starting salary for ALL employed grads, from a particular class - based on info from roughly 1/3 of respondents?!?! This embarrassing, pathetic response rate is coming from a “top 20” law school!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Minnesota JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $91,314. In "uplifting" news, only 79 percent of this trash pit’s particular class took on such debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include debt from undergrad.

http://ww3.startribune.com/dynamic/salaries/employees.php?dpt_code=Law&ent_code=UMTC

Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to The Star-Tribune, we can see how well these “educators”/state employees make. The following figures represent TOTAL PAY, although the year is not indicated:

According to the paper, Michael Tonry, “Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence,” raked in $356,000 in TOTAL PAY. Likewise, Susan M. Wolf, “McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre & Benson Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine,” made $344,476. By the way, how in the hell can one be a professor of medicine - without a medical degree? Guy-Uriel Emmanuel Charles, who apparently "specializes" in law, race and politics, made $298,360.

Fred L. Morrison - who taught at the University of Iowa before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969 - “earned” $297,580. Joan Howland, “Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Information and Technology,” rolled around in $271,095. Take a look at the entire list, so you can see how many of these pigs and cockroaches at this public commode are making more than $200K per year.

Conclusion: This school is an overpriced pile of moist garbage. MANY “educators” at this public “institution of higher learning” are raking in more than $200K per year, so that they can write law review articles - and research their pet causes, such as Native American law. It is CLEAR that the school does not give one damn about its students or recent graduates. The pigs merely want to keep the gravy train running. The fact remains that there is NO VALID REASON to pay any “law professor” such excessive salaries - especially at public universities!

Do you want to be burdened with an additional $95K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, so that you can directly contribrute to the bloated salaries of these swine?!?! Remember that these bastards are paid up front, in full. You, the student and graduate, take on all of the risk. Furthermore, only one-third of employed graduates - from the University of Minnesota Law Sewer Class of 2010 - provided their salary to the school. That speaks volumes!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pile of Badger Dung: University of Wisconsin Law School



http://www.law.wisc.edu/prospective/tuitionandcosts.html

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?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

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.

http://wisconsin.lawschoolnumbers.com/

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.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

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.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/databases/salaries/university-of-wisconsin-madison-2009?dept=Law

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?!?!

http://hosted.law.wisc.edu/wjlgs/

“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:

http://www.ceousa.org/content/view/929/119/

"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.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2009/521/543/2009-521543156-06ae4424-9.pdf

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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First Tier Trash Pit: Tulane University Law School

http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsadmissions/index.aspx?id=200

Tuition: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time tuition, at this law school, amounts to $40,040. With mandatory fees of $3,644 added in, this figure climbs to $43,684. One will need to earn a big-ass salary, in order to have a shot at making a positive return on this “investment.”

Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the school estimates that living expenses will add another $20,450 to the tab, for the 2011-2012 academic year. For $ome rea$on, these rats and swine forgot to provide a breakdown, or list twelve month living expenses. Regardless, this brings the total, estimated COA - for 2011-2012 - to $64,134.

Seeing that actual law students will pay bills for twelve months - and not nine months - this is a deceptive figure. If we estimate that books will cost $1,000, then total expenses amount to $26,933. This would bring us to a more accurate total estimated COA of $70,167, for 2011-2012. Yes, this school is looking out for its students‘ best interests, right?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: The cost of admission, at this dung heap, is prohibitive. U.S. “News” & World Report lists this commode as the 47th most prestigious law school in the land. It shares this “honor” with the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Florida.

http://www.law.tulane.edu/uploadedFiles/Careers/Employment_Information/Tulane%20Law%20grads%20employment%20Classes%20of%202008%20–%202010.pdf

Employment Placement: Tulane Law claims that 88% of its Class of 2010 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Under the Employed sub-heading, you can see that 85% of respondents report working full-time. The commode also notes that 23 percent of graduates are seeking another position. Furthermore, 22% of respondents are employed short-term. In their entirety, these numbers do not exactly inspire confidence - especially when you are paying a small fortune to attend this school.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

Average Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average student indebtedness - for those members of the Tulane University Law Sewer Class of 2010 who incurred student debt for law school - as $122,197. The good news is that “only” 82 percent of this unfortunate class took on such toxic debt. This figure does include student debt from undergrad.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2010/720/423/2010-720423889-073bd7fe-9.pdf

Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Let’s see how well the "educators" are making out, in comparison to the debt-strapped students. We head to page 51 of Tulane University’s 2010 IRS Form 990, for this info. The Tax ID number is 72-0423889, and the school is listed as The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund. Who says that “higher education” is for the benefit of the students?!?!

Paul Barron, “Class of 1937 professor of law,” made $286,000 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the 2009 tax year. While regurgitating from his same old-ass lectures, Paul “earned” $241,000 in base compensation, $15,000 in “other” compensation; $26,000 in deferred compensation; and $4,000 in nontaxable benefits. Furthermore, the university president, Scott Cowen, raked in $910,000 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for the same tax year. Lastly, Jeremy Crigler, chief investment officer, made $658,000 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for 2009. Then again, he is in charge of a fortune.

http://tulane.edu/news/releases/011008.cfm

“Tulane University has hired Jeremy Crigler as chief investment officer. Crigler's primary responsibility will be managing the school's endowment, which recently reached $1 billion.

Crigler, 43, previously served as senior investment officer for Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y, where he was part of a team responsible for developing and implementing investment policies and performance measures for the university's $6 billion endowment. He also managed a team responsible for investing $2.5 billion in public equity, hedge funds and other assets for the university. “

The school merely has an endowment worth over $1 billion. You can see why the school needs to charge an arm, a leg and a butthole – in tuition.

http://tulane.edu/about/facts.cfm

University Drivel:

“MOTTO

Non sibi, sed suis, translated as "not for one's self, but for one's own."

With gigantic tuition rates, we can see that the school really practices what it preaches, huh?!

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/09/new-tulane-1l-is-an-advocate-a-writer-and-a-murderer/

Convicted Murderers Welcome: On September 14, 2011, Elie Mystal reported that Tulane Law has admitted a convicted murderer, named Bruce Reilly, in its first year program. How many people can honestly say that they attended law school, with someone found guilty of murder?!?! Of course, the school doesn’t care – in a true sense - whether this man will pass character & fitness, and be allowed to sit for a bar exam. (The "professors" and administrators might be interested to see Reilly earn a license, in order to be viewed favorably as a law school that took a chance on a convict.)

Conclusion: Tulane University Law Sewer is drastically overpriced. If you absolutely MUST be a lawyer – you can do so at a much lower cost. There is no valid reason to take out an additional $125K-$160K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a law degree from borderline first tier school. Keep in mind that there are four law schools located in Louisiana, which has a population estimated at 4.5 million residents. Ask yourself whether it is worth a fortune for a chance to practice law.
 
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