Sunday, February 26, 2012
Excrement Floats to the Top: First Tier Georgetown University Law Center
Tuition and Fees: Notice how these cockroaches lists tuition, on a per semester basis. Students attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be charged $46,865 in tuition and fees - for the 2011-2012 school year. Part-time law students at Georgetown Univer$ity will only pay $1,675 per credit hour.
Ranking: This school is widely perceived as a “top 14” law school. In fact, Pussy Bob Morse, of US “News” & World Report, rates them as the 14th best law school, in the United States. Due to its gigantic class sizes and CSO “placement,” this school is still a trash can.
Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Statistics: The first tier toilet claims that 96% of its JD Class of 2010 - a cohort with 647 members - was employed within nine months of graduation. According to this document, the Georgetown University Law Cesspool awarded 678 law degrees in 2009, while the commode pumped out 645 grads in 2008. Would a truly elite institution produce such an annual GLUT of law graduates each year?!?!
By the way, the school notes that 317 members of the Class of 2010 ended up in private law firms. This represents 51.04% of employed grads - and 48.995 percent of the entire class. Regarding salary, note that the trash heap received responses from a mere 45.1% of those working in the public sector, from the Class of 2010. The median figure listed is $55,929. Try repaying your MASSIVE student loans and putting food in the fridge on such an income.
Take a look at this excerpt from David Segal’s ass-kicking, January 8, 2011 piece for the New York Times, entitled “Is Law School a Losing Game?”:
“A number of law schools hire their own graduates, some in hourly temp jobs that, as it turns out, coincide with the magical date. Last year, for instance, Georgetown Law sent an e-mail to alums who were “still seeking employment.” It announced three newly created jobs in admissions, paying $20 an hour. The jobs just happened to start on Feb. 1 and lasted six weeks.
A spokeswoman for the school said that none of these grads were counted as “employed” as a result of these hourly jobs. In a lengthy exchange of e-mails and calls, several different explanations were offered, the oddest of which came from Gihan Fernando, the assistant dean of career services. He said in an interview that Georgetown Law had “lost track” of two of the three alums, even though they were working at the very institution that was looking for them.” [Emphasis mine]
Who else finds it tragically funny that such a supposedly “prestigious” law school could allegedly lose track of graduates who worked at the school?!?! By the way, does anyone with an IQ above room temperature believe that none of the three JDs were listed as “employed”?
Average Law Student Indebtedness: According to USN&WR, the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Georgetown JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for their law degree - was $122,319. Furthermore, 86 percent of this class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this monstrous figure does not take undergrad student debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary: Let’s see how well the academic cockroaches and pigs are doing, in comparison to their students, under this $y$tem. As you can see from page 1 of this 2010 Form 990, The President and Directors of Georgetown College for Georgetown, i.e. Employer ID 53-0196603, doing business as Georgetown University raked in $1,074,765,328 in total revenue - for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Who says that “higher education: doesn’t off handsomely?!?!
Head over to page 39 of this tax document. All figures pertain to the tax year cited above. You will notice that John J. DeGioia made $911,918 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as “president” of The President and Directors of Georgetown College for Georgetown University. Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff, then-dean and “executive vice president for Law Center Affairs,” rolled around in $449.509 in TOTAL COMPENSATION. Judith Areen, “Paul Regis Dean professor of law,” took in $339,994 in TOTAL COMPENSATION.
Conclusion: This school is an overpriced sewer pit that straps its NUMEROUS law students and recent JDs down with a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Good luck trying to purchase a home, with $125K-$180K in student loan debt. By the way, if you attend this dung pit, then you likely attended an “elite” and expensive undergrad institution. While several graduates apparently end up in Biglaw positions, how many will stay in those firms 5-10 years from now? How many of these associates become partners? Most will quickly burn out from the workload - and many others will be tossed aside, when they fail to bring in an ass-load of business.
Posted by Nando at 8:00 AM