Friday, January 13, 2012
Second Tier Equine Excrement: University of Kentucky College of Law
Tuition: Full-time, in-state students at the University of Kentucky Commode of Law will be charged $18,306 in tuition, for the 2011-2012 school year. Out-of-state students attending this public stink pit, on a full-time basis, will pay $31,716 in tuition - for 2011-2012. Notice how the pigs list the charges on a per semester basis. Mandatory fees add another $1,006 to the tab.
Recall that Cockroach William T. Robinson III stated that he sold off his Corvair, so that he could pay his first semester tuition and books, which cost roughly $330 in Fall 1968. The bastard graduated from this law school in 1971. How many current students could sell their car to pay off their tuition, plus books?!?!
According to this CPI Inflation Calculator, $330 in 1968 would equate to $2,145.28, in 2011. You might argue that this refers to purchasing power. However, this should also apply to the consumer good known as “higher education.” Wouldn’t it be nice to pay $4,290.56 in tuition, as an in-state student at this toilet, rather than $19,312 in tuition and fees?!
Ranking: The Ass-Clown who currently heads the ABA is a graduate of this public toilet. Surely, that must bode well for the school’s ranking, right?!?! Actually, Robert Morse and the hags at US “News” & World Report rate the University of Kentucky COL as the 71st most exhilarating and phenomenal law school, in the land. It shares this honor with the following “prestigious” institutions: Loyola-Chicago, Northeastern, UNLV, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh.
Purported Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: The swine claim that 97.5 percent of the Univer$iTTy of KenTTucky JD Class of 2010 was employed, within nine months of graduation. To wit:
"UK Law graduates consistently outperform national employment averages. For example, based on information relating to the Class of 2010, 97.5% of the Class of 2010 who were seeking employment were employed or pursuing additional education within 9 months following graduation. The other 2.5% were either unemployed and seeking or their job status was unknown."
According to this dung pit, the overall median starting salary - for its Class of 2010 - was a whopping $45K. The median salary, for members of this particular class working in law firms, is listed as $55K. The school notes that 63 percent of 2010 grads who reported being employed supplied salary data. For prospective law students, this means that these figures are skewed upward. Remember, those making decent money are happy to furnish that information to the school. Those who are selling women’s shoes are typically too embarrassed to report their situation.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of KenTTucky’s Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $49,059. Only 86 percent of this dung pile’s particular class took on such toxic debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Let’s see how well the academic gluttons are doing, in comparison to the debt-soaked students and graduates. According to this database, which does not specify the year, David Brennen, dean of the commode of law, made $256,875 in salary, for his role. Rutheford B. Campbell, “James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law,” raked in $165,607, while Eugene R. Gaetke “earned” $150,109, as “Edward T. Breathitt Professor of Law.” Plus, who can forget Robert G. Schwemm, the “Ashland-Spears Disinguished Research Professor”?!?! The old fart received $161,905 in annual pay.
As a student at this garbage heap, you can write onto the Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law!! Law firms with a focus on “equine law” will appreciate your “experience,” right?! Here is a partial description, from the commode:
“The Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) is a multi-disciplinary journal of law, science, and policy published twice annually by the University of Kentucky College of Law. KJEANRL is edited entirely by students of the College of Law. A forum for articles by practitioners, academicians, policy-makers, and other professionals throughout the United States and abroad, the Journal welcomes original manuscripts focusing on the legal, policy, and ethical issues related to the environment, natural resources, land use, and energy.”
Conclusion: The University of Kentucky Commode of Law is an overpriced pile of trash, that provides its students with anemic job prospects. The school can claim a 97.5% employment “placement” rate if it wants, but it also lists a rather low starting salary, for recent grads. “Higher education” is supposed to be an investment in one’s future. People with an IQ above 75 typically want a positive return on their investment. You DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $55K-$80K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law - and maybe earn $45K in annual salary.
Posted by Nando at 5:38 AM