Tuition: In-state, full-time, first year law students attending this dung pit will be charged $17,784 in tuition – for the 2011-2012 academic year. Second and third year law students, from Missouri, will only pay $17,180. Non-resident, full-time, first year law students will be hit with a $34,000 tuition bill, for 2011-2011, whereas second and third year, out-of-state students will have a tuition bill of $33,144.
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the school estimates that a full-time, in-state first year law student will face $34,326 in total costs, for 2011-2012. The commode lists this figure as $50,542, for first year, non-residents attending this trash pit, on a full-time basis, for the 2011-2012 school year. Keep in mind that these hags only consider nine month living expenses.
Recognizing that actual law students will require twelve month living costs, we can reach a more accurate total COA. In the worst-case scenario, i.e. full-time, first year law students, Missouri residents will be looking at a total expenses of $39,299, for the current academic year. Non-resident, full-time law students will be burdened with a comprehensive tab of $55,515 – for 2011-2012.
Ranking: With such a hefty price tag, this school must have a sterling reputation, in legal and academic circles, right?!?! Well…according to US “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTTy of Mi$$ouri Sewer of Law is the 107th greatest, most magnificent and wonderful law school, in the entire nation!! It shares this distinction with two other toilets, i.e. Third Tier Quinnipiac and the University of Mississippi. Their mothers must be very proud.
On April 16, 2010, scamblogger Angel, author of BIDER, posted the following entry, documenting the fall of this commode in the USN&WR rankings.
“Today is the big day. U.S. News and World Report released law school rankings for 2011. My alma mater has slipped 5 spots since I've graduated. At least I went to a T1 school (and according to me, that means #1 through #50)--but some schools have dropped quite a bit more. Take University of Missouri University School of Law, for example. Apparently, that school has slipped from 65 to 93. Woah!!! That is quite a dive. To me, it's still a second tier toilet, but it's a big deal to MU Law Students. I'm just wondering why this happened[.]” [Emphasis in original]
Based on the above post, this school has fallen 42 spots in this idiotic rankings scheme. That is truly impressive, huh?! By the way, why the hell does tuition keep increasing, when the job prospects are shrinking?!?! Anyone with an IQ above 80 can figure this out. The ABA – and its approved dung heaps - simply does not give a damn about the students, or recent graduates. The pigs will continue to defend their practices.
Alleged Employment Placement Rate: The school provides a chart, measuring employment “placement” rates over the last several years. For $ome rea$on, the trash can did not include overall median or average starting salary data. According to this graph, 82.3% of the Class of 2010 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Furthermore, only 78.5 percent of the commode’s Class of 2009 found jobs, within nine months of earning their JDs. Yes, those numbers certainly justify such high tuition, right?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Mi$$ouri JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $69,046. Fully 90 percent of this cesspool’s particular class took on such toxic debt. This figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Law Faculty Salaries: Let’s see how well the “educators” are doing, in juxtaposition to the debt-strapped students and graduates. Collegiate Times furnishes this data, for this school. Keep in mind that the following figures – for 2009 – may not include bonuses, nontaxable benefits, or other compensation. Dean Ralph Lawrence Dessem raked in $230,420 in salary. (Apparently, that is not enough money to him to get his yellow teeth cleaned, at the dentist’s office.) Rodney J. Uphoff “earned” $214,680, as “Elwood Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law” and Director of the University of Missouri South Africa Educational Program, while now-deceased James Richard Devine, then “David Ross Hardy Professor of Law” made $193,403. Does anyone with an ounce of integrity or honesty want to defend this wealth transfer program, from debt-soaked students to well-off, failed lawyers masquerading as “professors”?!?!
“Established in 1993, the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review (“MELPR”) is an academic journal published three times a year. MELPR focuses on regional and national environmental issues of interest to practitioners and policymakers. While under the umbrella of environmental law, the journal’s broad scope often includes: agriculture, criminal and civil litigation, property, administrative, maritime, and other areas of law.”
As a student of this public stench pit, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the “world-renowned” Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review. Imagine how impressed women will be, when you tell them that you are Notes Editor of MELPR . Potential employers are only group that will surpass your coeds’ enthusiasm. [Disclaimer: women and employers will actually continue to ignore your sorry ass.]
Conclusion: The University of Missouri Sewer of Law is an overpriced pile of waste, that feeds off of taxpayer assistance and the dreams and aspirations of naive, prospective students. You DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $70K-$100K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in order to have a chance at practicing law. The “scholars” and administrators are paid up front, in full – while YOU, the student and graduate, are stuck paying the bill, with interest, for the next 25-30 years. Furthermore, the law school does not bear any of the risk of these loans. This helps explain why ABA-accredited schools continue to enroll too many students, and pump out FAR TOO MANY grads each year – for the available number of attorney positions.