Saturday, September 1, 2012
Humid, Second Tier Waste Pile: Georgia State University College of Law
Tuition: In-state residents attending this public toilet - on a full-time basis - will be charged $12,912 in tuition - for the upcoming school year. Non-resident, full-time law students will face tuition costs of $32,592.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, Georgia State University Commode of Law is the 58th greatest, most magnificent law school in the entire nation. In fact, the puddle of rat piss shares this rating with the following schools: Lewis & Clark; Temple; and the University of Richmond. Yes, that is one hell of an accomplishment!
Pathetic Employment Placement Data: The commode furnished the following intentionally ambiguous statement:
“Of the 186 graduates in the Class of 2011, Georgia State College of Law has detailed employment status information for 166 at nine months after graduation. The College has detailed self-reported salary information for 126 of 166 employed graduates.”
Notice how the bitches and hags do not even bother to furnish an actual employment percentage. Apparently, the school is relying on law students being mathematical dunces. If the thieves mean that 166 grads were employed within nine months of graduation, then this “placement” rate is 89.25 percent. However, the school merely may have collected employment status for those former students. In that case, this a meaningless stat.
Also take a look at the pie chart that the commode provided. Based on that graph, 25.9% of the employed members of this cohort ended up working in Business or Industry. If you earned a JD from this trash pit in 2011 - and ended up working at PetSmart or selling insurance policies for State Farm - then you were included in this category. These “in$titution$ of higher learning” are such beacons of integrity and ethics, huh?!?!
Georgia State Law Grad/Barista:
On August 31, 2010, KEYTLaw reported on CNN’s coverage of Georgia State University Commode of Law grad Shannon Hodder’s outcome. The piece was entitled “So Sad: 09 Law Grad in Top Half of Class Works as a Coffee Barista for $7.50/hour.”
Shannon Hodder graduated from Georgia State University – in the top half of her class. At the time this video first aired, she owed $60K in student loans, and earned $7.50 an hour as a barista!! According to this clip, Hodder worked in the DA’s office during law school, and sent out more than one hundred resumes – resulting in one interview and no callbacks. As a licensed attorney, she also accepted part-time jobs and unpaid internships. When this video went live, she lived with her fiancé at her grandmother’s house. She was also raking in $12 an hour as a law clerk at 15 hours a week, at the time. Such outcomes are the hallmarks of a prestigious law school, right?!?!
Purported Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Georgia State JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $19,971. Sure, this amount is correct - and the Giants just added me to their 25 man playoff roster. According to this same document, 78% of this trash can’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled.
On August 11, 2012, Paul Campos reported on the ABA’s announcement that more than one dozen law schools provided incorrect average law school indebtedness figures. The entry was labeled “Character and fitness.” Check out the following portion:
“Other schools whose average graduate law school loan totals almost certainly are going to end up being multiplied by roughly three: Georgia State, Southern, Texas Southern, and one I haven't mentioned before, Drexel.”
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Thanks to Open Georgia, we can see how well the pigs are doing, in contrast to their students and recent graduates. Steven Kaminshine rolled around in $225,000 in salary, as dean of this ABA garbage heap - for 2011. He also received $6,598.76 in travel expenses. Roy Sobelson “earned” $178,919.04 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and “professor of law.” The Freud doppelganger took in $1,257.32 in travel costs. Their colleague Anne Emanuel raked in $146,635 in salary - with no travel budget - for teaching wills and trusts, as well as criminal law and procedure.
Conclusion: This school is a pile of rancid excrement. You will not be served well by incurring additional NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, and pissing away three years of your life absorbing archaic legal theory. Hell, this school does not even have the balls or decency to publish its employment placement rate!! If a law school cannot provide such basic consumer information to the public - and to potential students - then it is CLEARLY not worth a damn.
Posted by Nando at 8:14 AM