Tuesday, June 19, 2012
First Tier Bag of Ass: Pepperdine University School of Law
Tuition: As you can see, students attending this school on a full-time basis will be charged $44,290 in tuition, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Yes, these pigs are certainly looking out for the students and graduates.
Total Cost of Attendance: The commode estimates that room, board, fees, books, transportation, medical, and miscellaneous expenses will add another $23,860 to the tab. Of course, the swine explicitly admit that the budget reflects nine months. Then again, why would a “sophisticated consumer” believe that housing in Malibu, California would only amount to $12,000 for the entire year?!
Using twelve month costs for room, board, transportation and personal costs, this figure rises to $30,605. After adding the big-ass tuition bill, we reach a more accurate estimated COA of $75,525 – for 2012-2013. Who wouldn’t want to incur such expenses in the pursuit of a “legal education”?!?!
Ranking: A school with such prohibitive tuition must offer an elite law program, right?!?! Well, according to “Disappointing IQ Not Published” Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, Pepperdine Univer$ity Sewer of Law is the 49th greatest, most fantastic, euphoric and stupendous law school in the entire United States! If you are a prestige whore/insecure fool, then you may be willing to take out a ton of student loans to attend such a prestigious school – even though a local second tier septic tank offers you a large scholarship. Try not to be a dumbass - and realize that everything boils down to economics.
Wretched Employment Statistics: The school reported that only 72.5% of its Class of 2011 was employed within nine months of graduation. Keep in mind that seven grads were hired in university-funded, short term positions. In fact, the school lists 53 graduates – 23.1 percent of the class – as Unemployed-Seeking.
Also, of the 116 grads who reported working in jobs requiring bar passage, 98 stated that they were in full-time, long term positions. There were 229 graduates in the Pepperdine JD Class of 2011. Of this amount, only 42 percent ended up in such jobs. What a great achievement! The cockroaches even included a new metric: employment within 11 months of graduation!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Pepperdine JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $125,423. This toilet is also in the first tier of student indebtedness! Furthermore, 83 percent of this cohort took on such toxic debt. Remember that this amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Let’s contrast the debt-strapped recent graduates with the well-paid, under-worked dung beetles known as “law professors” at this commode. Head to page 19 of the 2009 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 95-1644037. The figures below pertain to the tax year ending July 31, 2009 – and represent TOTAL COMPENSATION for the individual pigs listed.
You will notice that the piece of trash known as Kenneth Winston Starr – then dean of the law school – raked in $402,144. He is now “president” of Baylor University. Yes, this is the same under-sexed slob who “served” as “special prosecutor” for the Monica Lewinsky affair. Can you guess which school is next on this blog? Thomas Stipanowich made $274,264 as “law professor.” Grant Nelson “earned” $287,216 as “William H. Rehnquist professor of law.” The school named another position after a pathetic mutt. Edward J. Larson received $310,648 in annual loot, for his role at the toilet.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, the school DOES NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about its recent graduates. What’s that you say, lemming?! The school hired several members of the Class of 2011 in university-funded positions?!?! That is called “protecting your institutional image.” The school is doing this for public consumption, i.e. the pigs want to be able to say “Look! We are doing something to help our former students.” If you are this naïve, then you are not cut out for the legal/political field.
Again, only 72.5 percent of the commode’s Class of 2011 was employed within nine months of graduation. Furthermore, the school placed several grads in university-funded positions. In contrast, 83 percent of 2011 Pepperdine JDs incurred an average of $125,423 in additional student debt. You will not be served well by taking on a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE loans. Try starting your “career” with $160K-$200K in total student debt. See how many banks will provide you with a small business loan. In addition, no mortgage company will approve you - as your huge liabilities will FAR EXCEED your assets and annual income. With such outrageous debt levels, don’t even think about having children. You simply do not need to go into financial hell - in order to pay these academic leeches/political hacks excessive salaries. Do not attend this trash pit. It may be borderline first tier, but it is clearly a pile of rot.
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