Tuesday, February 21, 2012
First Tier Turtlehead: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
After flushing GW, we head to Baltimore, for our next plumbing job. The state reptile is actually the diamondback terrapin turtle, and not "American law professor."
Tuition: Notice that these ass-wipes list tuition, on a per semester basis. Maryland residents attending the full-time day program will pay $23,744 - for the 2011-2012 school year. With fees included, for both semesters, this figure will amount to $25,405. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be slapped with a tuition bill of $35,023 - for 2011-2012. After fees are added in, this total reaches $36,684. You can also attend the evening program. No, we are not referring to a drug rehab facility.
Ranking: At this price, the school MUST be one “elite” institution, right?!?! Well, the hags and crotch-sniffers at US “News” & World Report rate the University of Maryland Sewer of Law as the 42nd most prestigious and amazing law school, in the land! The public commode shares this distinct honor with four other schools.
Supposed Employment Placement Rate: According to this toilet, 94% of its Class of 2010 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Yeah, sure they were - and Sofia Vergara just locked her ankles around my waist and dug her nails into my back. Then again, if you are a JD bartender/server at the Cat’s Eye Pub - or working in the Lumber department at Lowe’s - then you are considered “employed, for the purposes of NALP, the ABA, and the graduate survey.
For $ome rea$on, the pigs do not provide average or median starting salary info. Furthermore, notice that the pie chart shows that only 37 percent of the employed members of this class ended up in private practice. Who wouldn’t want to shell out $25K-$37K per year, in tuition and fees, for such outcomes?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for Francis King Carey JDs from the Class of 2010 who incurred law school debt - as $83,693. Who says that “public” schools are affordable?! Fully 81 percent of this cesspool’s 2010 class took on such putrid debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include debt from undergrad.
Administrator Compensation Scandal:
On February 20, 2010, Childs Walker wrote a piece for the Baltimore Sun, under the headline “Ex-dean of UMB law is audit target.” Here is an excerpt:
“Karen H. Rothenberg, former dean of the University of Maryland School of Law, was the administrator who received $410,000 in what a state legislative audit called "questionable compensation payments," according to university payroll records.
The routine audit of the University of Maryland, Baltimore says that in fiscal 2007, a high-ranking administrator received four payments totaling $350,000 for sabbatical time that was apparently never taken. The payments, approved by UMB President David Ramsay, came on top of a $360,000 salary.” [Emphasis mine]
As if this swine was not rolling in enough money! Does anyone want to argue that these “law professors” and administrators are not ethically challenged?!?!
“The law school’s commitment to public service ranges far beyond the curriculum. Institutional support extends to a wide range of student-run service initiatives. The Maryland Carey Law Katrina Project, providing legal services to those affected by Hurricane Katrina, and the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, which funds stipends for students pursuing unpaid summer public interest employment, are just two of the many student activities.
Our faculty are deeply engaged in scholarly activity that increases access to justice. From their publications, to providing congressional testimony that helps improve federal legislation, to organizing conferences that further the pursuit of solutions to pressing societal problems, the law school’s faculty are leaders in public service.”
Yes, consigning law grads to a lifetime of debt servitude - while facing TTT job prospects - equals “public service,” right?!?! These snake oil salesmen/“educators” do not understand the meaning of leadership! Instead, they want to keep the gravy train rolling - at the expense of the students, recent grads and the public.
Conclusion: The Univer$ity of Maryland Franci$ King Carey Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, public waste pile. As with all ABA trash pits, this school does not care about the students - other than enrolling their asses, and taking their money/student loan funds. If you want to engage in public service, acknowledge that you simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $85K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 5:55 AM