Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Sickening Second Tier Stench Pile: University of Cincinnati College of Law
Tuition: Ohio residents attending this garbage pit, on a full-time basis, will pay $22,204 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. Full-time law students - from several Northern Kentucky counties, and using the Graduate Metro Rate - will “only” be charged $22,444 in tuition, for the current academic year. Non-resident, full-time law students at the Univer$iTTy of CincinnaTTi will be slapped down with a tuition bill of $38,720 - for 2011-2012.
Total Cost of Attendance: The festering dung heap estimates that living expenses will add another $18,336 to the big-ass tab. Of course, the rats are only counting nine-month living expenses. Seeing that law students face twelve month costs, this would amount to $23,935.
Applying this figure, resident full-time law students will have a total COA of $46,139 - for 2011-2012- while GMR, full-time students will be looking at a COA of $46,379. However, the estimated COA - for the current school year - for out-of-state law students attending this school on a full-time basis totals $62,655. Who says that a “legal education” isn’t a wise investment?!?!
Ranking: Based on the prohibitive cost of attendance, this school must have an excellent reputation, correct?!?! If you feel that way, then you should leave the room for a minute. You will notice that Bob Morse and U.S. “News” & World Report rank the University of Cincinnati Commode of Law as the 61st greatest, most mesmerizing law school in the United States. The trash pile shares this distinction with the following five dung pits: Case Western Reserve University, Georgia State, Chicago-Kent, Seton Hall, and TTemple.
Supposed Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: The toilet claims that 96% of its Class of 2009 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Take a look at the fecal matter that the school deposited on its web site:
“Since 2001, Ohio has been one of the top 10 states for entry level employment. 96% of the Class of 2009, known to be seeking, were employed or enrolled in a full-time degree program within 9 months of graduation. An office of attorneys with over 15 years of collective practical experience assists students individually with career placement.
The overall median salary was $80,000 for those reporting salary information. Similarly the median salary for those entering private practice was $115,000.”
Does the school realize that law students are not exactly interested in working in dead-end, low-paid positions?!?! NALP and the ABA consider licensed attorneys “employed” if they are selling insurance or tending bar. However, who the hell goes to law school with the intent for such a TTT outcome?
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of CincinnaTTi’s JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $58,455. Furthermore, 89 percent of this commode’s particular class took on such foul debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Faculty and Administrator Salary Info: Let’s head to the Buckeye Institute's database, to see how well the “professors” are doing, in comparison to the debt-soaked students. Louis D. Bilionis, dean and “Nippert professor of law,” made $257,500 in base salary - for 2011. Dean emeritus Joseph P. Tomain took in $243,688 in base salary, for 2011. That is a nice arrangement, huh?!?! Paul Caron, “Charles Hartsock professor of law” and author of TaxProf Blog, received $191,209 in base compensation, for 2011 whereas Michael E. Solimine, “Donald P. Klekamp professor of law,” raked in $166,389 in base pay, for the same year.
On February 2, 2010, the Global Observatory blog featured a piece on this cesspool, under the label “Travesty: A Law School That Wants its Students to Save Money.” Here is an excerpt:
“The University of Cincinatti (sic) School of Law, a second tier public institution, is apparently quite desperate to recruit high caliber students. According to an email sent out a short while back, the admissions office is offering tips on obtaining residency status and saving money…”
Conclusion: The University of Cincinnati Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, low-ranked pile of garbage. The state of Ohio is home to nine ABA-accredited law schools. The general area is referred to as the rustbelt, for a reason. Drive through the region, and count the number of condemned, abandoned factories - and boarded-up homes and small businesses. If people are not gainfully employed, how in the hell will they be able to afford the services of a lawyer?! You may have your heart set on being an attorney, but you need to rely on your gray matter - in making this decision. Ask yourself if giving up three years of your life to learn “legal theory” - and taking on an additional $60K-$80K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - is the best choice, for your financial future. If you are employed at a decent job, then do not even consider attending law school - let alone a middling, trifling one located in an economic dead zone.
Posted by Nando at 6:55 AM