Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Second Tier Superfund Site: Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Today, we visit the festering sewer/urban blight known as Newark, New Jersey. You may have noticed that Rutgers has been in the news, after some of its undergrad students - including a slimy cockroach named Dharun Ravi - spied on and videotaped a gay student in his own dorm room. The victim later committed suicide.
Tuition: New Jersey residents attending this dung heap – on a full-time basis – will be charged $22,746 in tuition, for 2011-2012. Out-of-state full time law students at this trash pit will face $34,010 - in tuition, for the 2011-2012 school year. Who says that “public” schools are affordable?! Imagine the total cost of attendance, with living expenses thrown in, lemmings.
Ranking: With such high prices, this school MUST have one hell of reputation in the legal and academic communities, right?!?! If you believe so – and you are sensitive to the truth – then you may want to skip to the next paragraph. US “News” & World Report rates RuTTger$ Sewer of Law-Newark as the 84th greatest, most fantastic and wondrous law school in the United States. Yay!! In fact, it shares this prestigious honor with TEN other ABA-accredited law schools!
Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: The public commode claims that 87.6 percent of its Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. However, the pigs reached this figure by dividing employed JDs, by the number of grads for whom employment status was known. If you use the total number of graduates, then the result would be 85.27%, i.e. 220/258.
Regarding supposed starting salary statistics, first note that these figures are based on a mere 152 responses, out of 220 employed graduates. Perhaps, the other 31 percent of survey respondents were too embarrassed to report their big-ass salaries, right?!?! The garbage heap lists the overall median salary as $52,563. By the way, it is revealing that only 65.3% of those working in law firms bothered to report their incomes. You can bet your ass that these totals would be lower, if everyone’s data was included.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: According to the pigs and hags at USN&WR, the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Rutgers-Newark JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for their law degree - was $78,302. Furthermore, 86 percent of this class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this amount does not take undergrad student debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Data: Let’s see how the pigs are doing, in comparison to their debt-strapped graduates. According to the public employee salary database at Collegiate Times, Stuart L. Deutch made $287,278, as dean of the law school, in 2009. Likewise, George C. Thomas III, “Board of Governors Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Distinguished Scholar,” raked in $212,500. Have you ever seen a more pretentious “title” in all of academia?!
Furthermore, a caveman named Gary L. Francione “earned” $203,000, in 2009. Check out his role, i.e. “Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy.” Lastly, John Leubsdorf, “professor of law” and “Judge Frederick B. Lacey Di$tingui$hed $cholar,” received $195,000 in annual income. In total, 13 faculty members made at least $172K, in annual salary, for this year. What a great system, huh?!?!
"The Women's Rights Law Reporter is a quarterly journal of legal scholarship and feminist criticism published by students at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark.
Founded in 1970 by now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and feminist activists, legal workers, and law students and first published independently in New York City, the Reporter moved to Rutgers in 1972 and became formally affiliated with the law school in 1974. It is the oldest legal periodical in the United States focusing exclusively on the field of women's rights law."
As a student at this ABA-accredited toilet, you can write onto the prestigious Women's Rights Law Reporter! Can you think of a better way to impress your co-eds?! Imagine how potential employers will salivate over your resume...as they use your CV as a coaster for their drink and lunch sandwich.
Conclusion: Rutgers Sewer of Law-Newark is an overpriced trash bin, located in a subterranean hellhole. Good luck graduating from this cesspool, while avoiding becoming a crime statistic. If you want to engage in public service, keep in mind that this does not require you to incur an additional $80K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. If your goal is Biglaw, then you should know that the odds are firmly against you.
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