Monday, June 4, 2012
Fourth Tier Petrified Rat Droppings: Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Tuition: For the 2011-2012 school year, full-time law students at this dung heap were charged $34,005 in tuition and fees. Part-time students at John Mar$hall Law Sewer only faced $20,469 in tuition and fees, for 2011-2012.
Total Cost of Attendance: This same document lists living expenses. Under the worst-case scenario, i.e. attending this trash pit on a full-time basis, the commode lists the total COA - for 2011-2012 - as $57,410. Keep in mind that these pigs are providing nine-month living costs.
Since actual law students will require twelve-month costs, I will calculate such expenses for room and board; transportation; and miscellaneous. Instead of $10,920, shelter and food will run $14,560. Also, transportation/commuter costs will total $5,600 – and not $4,200. Plus, personal costs will reach $4,533, not the figure that the school published – which was $3,400. Using these figures, we can determine a more accurate total COA of $63,583, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Good luck on your risky “investment”/gamble. You would be better served by putting that sum on black, at the roulette tables in Atlantic City.
Ranking: At such prohibitive prices, surely this school must have one hell of a reputation, huh?!?! Well, according to Cockroach Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is firmly established as a fourth tier pile of rancid waste. Of course, Morse trimmed his bush last year and now lists the fourth tier schools as “Rank Not Published.”
Alleged Employment Figures: According to the cesspool, 91.6 percent of the school’s Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. Apparently, the school was happy to include JD short order cooks, bartenders, and insurance adjusters in this statistic.
The Career Development Office at this garbage heap offers the following “services”: Dress for Success Seminar, Resume Workshops, and Dining Etiquette Seminar. If you are reading this at work, then try not to laugh too hard. If you graduate from this excrement pile, you will likely be subsisting on Ramen noodles, cold cereal, candy bars, and an occasional Whopper or Big Mac. Does this diet require etiquette, other than not puking in public?
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the John Marshall Law Sewer Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $138,819. Furthermore, 91 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that this big-ass figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.
“Professor” Salary Info: The school is a private dung pit, but it is no longer listed as a tax-exempt organization with the IRS. We need to head to a different source, for salary data. As you can see, Education News does not provide individual staff salaries. Also, the date of publication is not given on this document. However, the site does list the average salary of “professors” as $109,363.
• This organization is not registered with the IRS.
• This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
This organization does not appear in the IRS's most recent list of tax-exempt organizations. IRS records do not, however, indicate that the organization’s tax-exempt status has been revoked. Contact the organization for more information.”
The Commode’s RepuTTTTaTTTTion:
Read this brief summary of the commode, provided by USN&WR:
“Law School Overview
The law school at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School has an application deadline of August 12. The full-time program application fee at the law school at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School is $50. The part-time program application fee at the law school at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $1,128 per credit and part-time: $1,128 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 13.9:1. The law school at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School has 53 full- and part-time faculty on staff. Of the 2010 graduates, 34.3 percent were employed at graduation.” [Emphasis mine]
What a prestigious in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion. The profile also shows that the toilet had a full-time enrollment of 528 students, while 204 poor fools were attending this dung pile on a part-time basis. Notice that the application deadline is right before the first classes commence.
Conclusion: If you believe that attending this school is going to enhance your job prospects, then you are sorely mistaken. Many lemmings foolishly believe that taking on a mountain of student debt for a chance to earn $40K as a lawyer is a wise decision. To the waterheads: if you incur an additional $135K-$170K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, then you will need to make a financial killing after you graduate from this stink pit. The fact remains that very few TTTT grads will work in Biglaw. Furthermore, with tort reform in place, large jury awards will be reduced. Lastly, billing your toilet as Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School further establishes that you are operating a crass commercial enterprise. It is akin to claiming to serve “Philadelphia’s best cheese steak” or providing “Kansas City’s best barbecue.” The fact that you expect your customers to pay $138,819 for your garbage product shows that the school is run by disgusting, vile pigs who do not give one damn about the students and recent graduates.
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