Friday, October 5, 2012
Third Tier Explosive Diarrhea: Quinnipiac University School of Law
Tuition: For the 2012-2013 school year, full-time victims/students will be charged $46,260 in tuition, so that one can attend this magnificent institution of “higher learning.” In comparison, full-time tuition at Harvard Law School - for 2012-2013 - is $49,950. These schools must be in the same league, right?!?! Part-time law students at Quinnipiac will only face $32,400 in tuition costs, for the current academic year, if they take 10 credit hours per semester.
Total Cost of Attendance: In the worst-case scenario, i.e. an off-campus student attending this commode full-time, the ABA trash heap estimates that fees, books, living allowance, and loan fees will add another $20,742 to the big-ass tab. Of course, the cockroaches provide these costs on nine months. As such, the school claims that the total estimated budget will be $67,002 - for 2012-2013.
Seeing that actual students will require expenses for the full year, I have prorated the living costs - in order to provide a more accurate figure. These expenditures increase to $24,699 - from $18,524. As a result, the proper, estimated COA - for the current year at this commode - will amount to $73,177. Who doesn’t have that level of money lying around?!?!
Ranking: Based on its ridiculous cost of admission, this must be one incredible law school, correct?!?! Well…according to US “News”& World Report, Quinnipiac Univer$iTTTy Sewer of Law is the 107th greatest, most elite law school in the entire nation. For some reason, Pussy Robert Morse of the defunct magazine is currently displaying the ratings for last year.
Employment Data, for the Class of 2011: According to Quinnipiac University, the JD Class of 2011 had 133 members. Of this figure, only 57 grads reported working in a job where bar passage was required. $omehow, the toilet conveniently forgot to publish a “placement” rate. Apparently, one person did not provide employment status to the commode. The school claims that 108 out of 132 graduates found some type of employment, within nine months of graduation. This translates to an employment rate of 81.81 percent. Hell, for this class, one’s chances of landing a job “requiring bar passage” was 43.18%. What a prestigious law school, huh?!?!
Scroll down a little, to find a real gem of information. Of the 47 grads working in law firms, four worked as sole practitioners and 34 landed employment in firms of 2-10 attorneys. In fact, only two grads ended up in a firm of 101-250 lawyers - and exactly one Quinnipiac JD from this cohort worked in a law firm of more than 251 attorneys. How do you like those odds, Lemming?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Quinnipiac Univer$iTTTy JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $96,256. Furthermore, 81 percent of this dung heap’s 2010 class took on such toxic debt. Apparently, Vagina Bob Morse has also replaced his 2013 data with that of the prior year. What a man of “integrity.” I guess the sewer rat doesn’t mind making the numbers look lower. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled.
Administrator Salary Info: Let’s juxtapose the debt-strapped graduate with the chief academic leech, at this supposed "non-profit." John Lahey, “president” of this garbage university, raked in $1,137,132 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for the tax year ending June 30, 2011. Yes, this grotesque pig received $875,405 in reportable compensation from the school; $218,851 in reportable compensation from related organizations; and $42,876 in estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations. This “man” doesn’t even have the balls to provide his photo on his university bio. I suppose this equates to “leadership” in academia. But that is fine. After all, this swine was inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame earlier this year. And that is extremely important, right?!
Conclusion: Avoid Quinnipiac University School of Law, at all costs. If you attend and graduate from this third tier garbage can, the best, probable outcome that you can hope for is that you will end up in a law firm of 2-10 attorneys. You DO NOT need to incur an additional $100K-$135K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to earn $45K per year. By the way, try purchasing a home, or starting a family, on that paltry income - especially in the northeastern United States. What bank will extend to you a small business loan or mortgage, with your massive student debt? If you are lucky enough to work for a small law firm, imagine your insurance coverage.
In the final analysis, you must look at law school PRIMARILY or SOLELY as a financial decision. Everything boils down to economics. The Boomers told us, since infancy, that “Higher education is THE KEY to your future.” Parents, grade school teachers, extended family members, policymakers, politicians/servants of the oligarchs, well-meaning adults in positions of supposed authority informed us that by doing so, “You will be making an investment in yourself.” Well, most people seek to make a positive return on their ventures. Apparently, it is okay for everyone but college grads to have this mindset. This decision will affect you for the rest of your life. Do not piss your future away on this terrible bet.
Posted by Nando at 7:12 AM