Thursday, June 14, 2012
TTTT Smells of Desperation: University of Dayton School of Law is Now Giving Away First Year Law Books for Free to Those Officially Visit and Enroll
Five Alarm Turd Lingering in the Air:
A blog reader sent me the following link on this commode:
“RECEIVE YOUR FIRST YEAR OF LAW BOOKS FOR FREE
Choosing the right law school is challenging, but affording law school is even tougher. Let us make it easier by buying your first-year books.
Each admitted student who makes an official admitted student campus visit and enrolls for 2012 will receive up to $1,000 for first-year course materials, including law books, law reference texts and law supplements. Books will be available at the law school’s orientation programs.
Choose one of the following visiting options to meet the book scholarship requirement:
· Admitted Student Law Day programs
· Information Sessions (held most Mondays and Fridays)
· An individual appointment, scheduled with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by email or 937-229-3555
Walk-in visits do not qualify as an official scheduled visit.
Summer-starters must visit by March 31, fall-starters by June 30.” [Emphasis in original]
Yes, this must be one hell of a prestigious “institution of higher learning,” huh?!?! The schools are now in carnival barker mode.
Ranking: As you can see, US “News” & World Report placed this commode into the fourth tier of American law schools. Bob Morse decided to label this segment as “Rank Not Published.” Their mothers must be very proud of this accomplishment.
Supposed Employment Placement Rate and Starting Salary Info: According to the trash pit, 86.3 percent of the Class of 2010 found employment within nine months of graduation. Of course, the school does not point out that it includes those not working in the legal field.
Also, the school lists the average starting salary for its Class of 2010 as $56,841. Keep in mind that only 67 out of 120 students reporting that they were employed in positions where bar admission was required or preferred bothered to furnish their income to the school. Only 56 percent of this group provided salary data. Imagine the real average starting salary for the overall cohort, with everyone’s information - including those who are stocking shelves at Target and working in call centers.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Dayton JD 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $107,458. Furthermore, 91 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that this amount does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Faculty and Administrator Pay: Check out the 2010 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 31-0536715, i.e. University of Dayton. On line 20 of page 1, you will notice that this private corporation held $1,091,366,394 in end of year total assets. After calculating $480,631,078 in total end of year liabilities, the “non profit” only had $610,735,316 in end of year NET ASSETS.
Let’s see how well the individual pigs are doing, as opposed to the debt-strapped students. On the last page of this document, you will see that then-dean Lisa A. Kloppenberg raked in $312,103 in TOTAL COMPENSATION for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Richard Perna, “law professor” at this toilet, made $246,988 in TOTAL COMPENSATION. By the way, he received his JD from Villanova - in 1975. How many recent grads of that commode have the opportunity to become tenured “law professors”?!?!
Conclusion: Call or email these pigs, and let them know that the students are slowly approaching “sophisticated consumer” status – even if the piece of trash called Melvin Schweitzer erroneously believes that all college graduates fall into this category. Again, these swine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-229-3555. In the final analysis, saving up to $1,000 on casebooks is NOT worth incurring an additional $110-$140K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Tuition will increase at this law school, at some point during your time at this fourth tier dung heap. Hell, the school will likely raise tuition each year. The job market for recent law grads – especially those in the economic dead zone known as Ohio – will not suddenly become better. Again, DO NOT accept this pathetic offer. The school is trying to bait you with free books for the first year. Furthermore, the pigs are AWARE of the fact that there are too many law grads for the available number of attorney positions. Also, the faculty and staff are paid up front, in full – while YOU must repay those loans, with interest. As such, the cockroaches do not give one damn what happens to you upon graduation. They will simply move on to the next group of victims/students.
Posted by Nando at 6:19 AM