Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Profiles in Academic Parasitism: Claudio Grossman, Dean of American University Washington College of Law
Self Interested Letter to the Editor:
On November 9, 2012, the Washington Post published Cockroach Claudio Grossman’s letter to the editor. His drivel was labeled “The case for a law degree.” Here is a portion of that garbage:
"The value of a legal education in this economic climate is a worthy topic. However, in its Nov. 4 Magazine article, “The Case Against Law School,” The Post focused on a single employment statistic that is grossly misleading and relied on a number taken from only one of 16 primary employment categories collected by the American Bar Association.
A legal education is important preparation for a wide array of career choices, including employment in highly competitive jobs and fellowships in legislative and political offices, in federal agencies, in the many public-interest, trade-association, corporate offices and international organizations in and around Washington." [Emphasis mine]
There is a GLUT of attorneys, in the United States. Gro$$man tacitly acknowledges this fact, in his letter. You don’t see medical or dental school faculty arguing “We provide our students and grads with a wide array of career choices.” Those professions limit the number of slots, in order to ensure that their respective grads will be able to practice in their chosen field.
Gross Pig conveniently “forgot” to mention that federal - as well as local and state - agencies are not hiring much, at this time. Plus, such entities will likely go with experience bureaucrats and connected applicants, not the typical law grad. The same situation applies for non-profits, corporate offices and international organizations. This academic pied piper should look up the term “austerity.” Private industry has been pushing for a leaner workforce - for decades. They are not about to invest in new U.S. employees now - even those armed with extensive educations. After all, such workers may expect a decent wage.
Average Law Student Indebtedness for American University: US “News” & World Report lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the American Univer$ity WaShington Commode of Law Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $151,318. This represents the third highest debt total, among all ABA-accredited dung heaps. Fully 80 percent of this toilet’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled. $omehow, the academic sociopath does not feel the slightest embarrassment about asking YOU - the applicant and student - to take on such monstrous levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for HIS benefit.
The Swine’s Extravagant Salary:
Could there be a personal motive for Grossman to write such tripe, in a public forum? Is it possible that he his DIRECT, financial interest in the matter has affected his judgment?!?!
Gro$$man’s Income for 2010: Scroll down to page 18 of the 2010 Form 990, for Employer ID No. 53-019659, to check out the academic thief’s loot. Claudio Grossman made $455,496 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as dean and “professor” – for the tax year ending April 30, 2011. That amount signals a mere compensation increase of $7,826 for the sewer rat. I suppose that his fellow financial criminals feel that we should be in awe of the confidence man, for exercising such restraint in the face of a contracting job market. In contrast, MANY recent JDs would gladly run across rush hour, freeway traffic for a chance to make an extra $7,000. Cockroach Grossman received $421,903 in base compensation, plus $33,593 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”
The Bastard’s Compensation for 2009: Scroll down to page 19 of American University’s 2010 Form 990, to look at how well this “educator” made out, for the tax year ending April 30, 2010. Claudio Grossman made $447,670 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as dean of the commode – for the tax year ending April 30, 2009. That figure represents an increase of $20,469 over the prior year, for this devil - even though the job market for recent JDs continued to shrink. Cockroach Grossman received $414,126 in base compensation, plus $33,544 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.” That is a tidy sum.
Gross Pig’s Compensation for 2008: Head over to page 33 of American University’s 2009 Form 990, and take a peek at how well this pig is doing, as an active participant in the “higher education“ scam. Dean Claudio Grossman made $427,201 in TOTAL COMPENSATION – for the tax year ending April 30, 2009. Yes, that is correct. Claudio the Pig received $381,441 in base compensation; $13,833 in other compensation; $22,999 in deferred compensation; and $8,928 in nontaxable benefits.
In sum, the rat receive $1,330,367 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for these three years combined. Do you honestly believe that this ass-wipe is a neutral bystander on this topic?!?! According to his school bio, Gro$$man has been dean of the law school since 1995. Furthermore, his area of supposed “expertise” is international law and human rights. You can’t make this stuff up, people. Apparently, in his mind, saddling people with an average of $151,318 in average law student indebtedness does not fall under exploitation.
Conclusion: The Washington Post should have included the bastard’s excessive salary, in its little disclaimer at the end of the article. If some corporate drone was paid a huge income, to spew forth the nonsense that his employer - which was polluting the rivers or manufacturing flame resistant children’s pajamas that instantly go up in flames - was “serving the community,” would you buy his lies?!?! Of course not. You would immediately recognize that the shill was being paid to utter such garbage. In the final analysis, the facts and figures keep slapping the law school pigs in the snout - and the swine have no real argument. They simply rely on rhetoric, vague anecdotes and meaningless platitudes. I wonder which side is more persuasive.
In the final analysis, the law school fraudsters DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about the students or recent grads. The swine earn excessive salaries for minimal "work," i.e. relying on old notes and the teacher's edition to rehash ancient cases. Of course, they are paid up front, in full - while you are left to repay your NON-DISCHARGEABLE student loans, for the next 25-30 years. The pigs bear none of the risk. Their compensation levels are not tied to job outcomes of recent graduating classes. What a great $y$tem, huh?!?! This helps explain why cockroaches such as Claudio Grossman will do and say anything, in order to perpetrate the scam.
Posted by Nando at 6:56 AM