Saturday, July 7, 2012
Third Tier Waste Heap: West Virginia University College of Law
Tuition: Since the pathetic bitches at this public sewer only provide 2010-2011 tuition rates, we need to head to another location for this info. According to US “News” & World Report, in-state, full-time tuition will amount to $16,423 for the 2012-2013 school year. Nonresidents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will face a bill of $31,367 - for 2012-2013. It’s good to see that public toilets are providing low-cost alternatives to students, right?!?!
Ranking: At such prohibitive costs, surely this public “institution of higher learning” must have one hell of a reputation in the legal and academic communities! If you believe this and you don’t want your faith shattered, then skip the rest of this paragraph and make yourself a sandwich. As you can see, US “News” lists West Virginia University Commode of Law as the 101st greatest, most prestigious and marvelous law school in the entire nation! It shares this honorable rating with the following garbage heaps: St. Louis University, TTTexa$ TTTech Univer$iTTTy, University of the Pacific, and Villanova “University.”
Supposed Employment Placement Statistics: According to this commode, 93.5% of the JD Class of 2011 was employed within nine months of graduation. Allegedly, 61.2 percent of these graduates ended up in private practice.
Apparently, the school has nothing against counting JDs working at the Brass Alley Pub - or as a claims adjuster for State Farm - as “employed.” Of course, these bastards and cockroaches constantly lecture students on the importance of “ethics” and “avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.” For $ome rea$on, these principles do not apply to the law schools.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the We$TTT Virginia Univer$iTTTy JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $70,078. Furthermore, 86 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. This figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Let’s take a glance at how well the academic hustlers/thieves are doing, in contrast to their debt-strapped students and graduates. The Herald-Dispatch lists salaries for the 2007 calendar year. Keep in mind that these figures are not comprehensive, i.e. they likely do not include bonuses or other compensation. Enter the last name of the pigs listed below, as well as university under Department:
Joyce McConnell, now dean of the commode, made $194,048.46 in salary. David Hardesty, “president” emeritus and “professor of law,” raked in $181,659.34. Ass-Clown Gerald Ashdown “earned” $146,054.10 - as something comically referred to as “James H. "Buck" and June M. Harless professor of law.” Robert Bastress rolled around in $141,729.60.
These are very handsome salaries for Appalachia, especially considering that these figures are five years old. Remember that the bastards have easy-ass teaching schedules. Plus, the swine do not train students how to practice law!
“WVU Law promotes public service through the Center for Law and Public Service, which encourages students to engage in public interest law, fosters dialogue about current legal services and policy issues, and helps students to become leaders who seek creative solutions for achieving equal access to justice. The Center offers multiple avenues including externships, public service fellowships, and volunteer service opportunities.” [Emphasis mine]
The pigs act as if they are pumping out graduates with the ability and financial independence to go out and save the world. This takes cynicism to another level. Recent graduates weighed down with a mortgage of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt are unable to engage in these endeavors - to any great extent. The school simply wants to exploit these students further, with “externships” and unpaid “placements.”
Conclusion: West Virginia University Commode of Law is a rancid waste pile that operates for the benefit of “professors,” staff and administrators. The students are a mere means to an end, i.e. big-ass salaries for cushy jobs. The administrators and faculty are paid up front, in full. YOU, the student and graduate, will be left holding the bag of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Furthermore, you will not be equipped to actually practice law - especially when opposed by competent, experienced attorneys. Despite what the shills claim, hanging a shingle upon graduation is foolish. Well-established attorneys and firms can blow your ass out of the water, with their advertising alone. In addition, they actually know what the hell they are doing - with regards to this “profession.” If you still like your odds, then you may be a hopeless gambling fiend.
Posted by Nando at 9:04 AM