Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Miserable Fourth Tier Meconium: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Tuition: Tennessee residents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis were charged $15,710 in tuition and fees – for the 2011-2012 school year. For $ome rea$on, these hags and bitches have not yet provided costs for the upcoming academic year. Out-of-state, full-time law students were hit with a big-ass bill of $37,582 in tuition and fees – for 2011-2012.
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, room and board; books/supplies; transportation; and miscellaneous expenses will add another $15,705 to the tab. Of course, the pigs base this figure off a nine-month academic calendar.
Prorating these figures – other than books and supplies – this amount reaches $20,235. Seeing that actual law students will require living expenses over twelve months, we come up with a more accurate total estimated COA - for 2011-2012 - of $57,817 for non-resident, full-time law students, whereas in-state, full-time students faced total charges of $35,945. Isn’t it nice to see public commodes providing such affordable “education”?!?!
Ranking: At such prices, this school must be prestigious, right?!?! If you applied to this sewage pit with such hopes, then go in the kitchen and make yourself a sandwich. You can also skip over the next sentence. US “News” & World Report lists the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys Sewer of Law among the moist fourth tier of U.S. law schools! Certainly, good things await these TTTT graduates.
Supposed Employment Placement Rate: This garbage heaps makes the following grammatically-incorrect claim: “88.8% of the Class of 2011 were employed nine months after graduation.”
Also, notice that there were 129 members of the Univer$iTTTy of Memphi$ JD Class of 2011 – and that only 95 reported being employed. Furthermore, only 65 respondents were in positions requiring bar admission. In essence, only half of this class ended up in jobs where a law license was required.
Take a look at the chart labeled “Class of 2011 Employed by Law Firm Size.” Fully 30 grads were in firms of 2-10 lawyers. Roughly seven desperate fools went into solo practice. How do you like those results, lemming?!?! For $ome rea$on, the toilet did not even bother to furnish starting salary info, for this cohort.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Memphis JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $70,025. Fully 78 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this is one of the most “affordable” law schools in the nation. Furthermore, his figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Data: Let’s head to this link from the Commercial Appeal and see how well the pigs are compensated. The figures below are from the 2011-2012 column - although some commenters indicated that the numbers are three years old:
Kevin Smith, dean of this pile of rot, was paid $226,600 for his “work.” By the way, this butter cow even earned a Bachelor’s degree from Drake University in 1977. Andrew Jay McClurg raked in $220,120 - in his role as the ridiculously-named “professor and Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law.”
The State of Tennessee Tosses $42 Million Down the Toilet to Relocate this School:
Head to this page to look at this fundraising campaign, which the commode named “Countdown to Downtown”:
“The Cecil C Humphreys School is raising 12 million dollars in private support from graduates, friends, foundations, law firms, and other sources. $6 million dollars relocated the post office and the remaining $6 million will fund endowments to support student scholarships, faculty professorships, and academic initiatives. The State of Tennessee allocated an unprecedented $42 million toward the renovation of the historic custom house, federal courthouse and most recently post office.” [Emphasis mine]
Clearly these funds have been put to better use. The State of Tennessee set aside $42 million in order to relocate this fourth tier trash can. Apparently, the state wants to make sure that the legal market will remain over-saturated.
Conclusion: The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is a pathetic toilet that is NOT run for the benefit of the paying customers, i.e. students and graduates. You will not be served well by incurring an additional $75K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. The “professors” and administrators are paid up front, in full – while YOU, the student and graduate, will repay these loans with interest, for the next 20-30 years. If this garbage can still sounds enticing to you, then dig in, moron. Perhaps, you enjoy drinking from the toilet. If so, then go ahead and enroll in this rot pile.
Posted by Nando at 6:30 AM