Friday, February 17, 2012
First Tier Flush: George Washington University Law School
Tuition: Full-time GWU law students will be slammed with a tuition bill of $45,750 - for the 2011-2012 school year. Part-time law students at this trash heap will only be charged $1,608.50 per credit hour, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Imagine the salary that one would need to earn, for a mere chance at a positive return on their “investment.”
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, full-time students will face an additional $28,650 in living costs, miscellaneous expenses, books and fees. As such, the commode listed the total COA - for 2011-2012 - as $74,400.
Keep in mind that these bitches and hags only consider nine month living expenses. Counting twelve month costs for room and board, personal expenses and transportation, we reach a more accurate, total COA of $82,637 -for 2011-2012. This is an ungodly, outrageous figure.
Ranking: Vagisil Bob Morse and U.S. “News” & World Report rate George Wa$hington Univer$ity Law Sewer as the 20th greatest, most mesmerizing and terrific law school in the United States. Who wouldn’t want to mortgage their future, for a chance to attend this school?!
Supposed Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: The school infers that 94.53% of its Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of earning their degree. Out of this class, a total of 14 JDs from this “top 20” law school felt the need to pursue another graduate degree. That should set off a few alarm bells. The commode also lists the overall mean starting salary - for 2010 grads who found full-time employment - as $127,567. The mean listed for those working as judicial clerks is $53,117. For $ome rea$on, the school does not include info from those working part-time.
Based on this document, this toilet pumped out 512 graduates in 2010, 556 for the Class of 2009, and awarded 529 JDs in 2008. Keep in mind that there are SEVEN law schools, in Washington, D.C. According to this July 27, 2011 blog entry, in the New York Times Economix blog - with info compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. - Maryland has the ninth most glutted legal job market, and Virginia is 17th most over-saturated. Good luck competing in those cut-throat markets.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those GW law grads from the Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $110,000. Fully 81% of this particular class took on such toxic debt, for their law degree. This amount does not take undergrad student debt into account.
Faculty and Administrator Salary Data: Take a look at George WaShington Univer$ity’s 2010 IRS Form 990. Head to page 59 of this tax document, to see how much the pigs/”educators” are making. You will note that Frederick M. Lawrence, then-dean of the law sewer, raked in $501,154 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Steven Knapp “earned” $1,053,636 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year - as “president” of the univer$ity.
On February 13, 2012, Paul Campos referred to this dung pit as “a trap school” - on his blog. Look at his criteria, for earning that designation:
“In honor of Wednesday's nine-month NALP reporting deadline, I'd like to introduce the concept of a trap school. A trap school has the following characteristics:
(1) It's expensive to attend.
(2) It's located in what the sort of people who go to law school tend to consider a desirable place to live (obviously these first two factors are related).
(3) It has superficially attractive employment and salary statistics.”
As you can see, this private toilet fits solidly, in this category.
Conclusion: George Washington University Law Sewer is an overpriced, highly over-rated cesspool. You may believe that you are going to make a Biglaw salary, which will enable you to pay off $115K-$165K in student debt. However, you should note that Biglaw firms are not known for keeping “unproductive” associates around. The school purports to provide its students with an excellent chance to earn a great salary, upon graduation. If you fail to land a decent job, then the pigs will chalk this up as a personal failure - on your part. It must be nice to claim credit for good results, while disavowing any responsibility for poor outcomes, i.e. “Heads, we win. Tails, you lose.”
Posted by Nando at 7:55 AM