Monday, December 24, 2012
Seton Hall University Sewer of Law: the Trash Pit That Keeps on Giving
Take a look at the commode’s press release labeled “SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND TUITION REDUCTION INITIATIVE TO LAW SCHOOL.” Try not to laugh when you read this excerpt:
“Seton Hall University has announced that it will extend its widely acclaimed merit-based tuition reduction program to its School of Law, reducing tuition by over 50% for eligible students. The tuition cuts for undergraduate students at Seton Hall University went into effect in 2012 and were recently extended for the 2013-14 academic year. The University will now extend the program further, offering “a private legal education at a public school price” to eligible incoming students at Seton Hall Law School, the only private law school in New Jersey.
Dr. Gabriel Esteban, President of Seton Hall University, said “Similar to the program for undergraduate study, this initiative reflects Seton Hall’s commitment to serving our community. It provides access to a high-quality private education at a cost comparable to a public institution.”
For eligible incoming full-time first-year students, tuition at Seton Hall Law School will be reduced in the 2013-14 academic year to $22,330.
“The legal industry is undergoing substantial change,” said Patrick E. Hobbs, Law School Dean, “and for those who choose law, we have a duty to respond in a meaningful way – making legal education more practice oriented and employment focused as well as more affordable. Our Legal Practice Curriculum, numerous clinics, pro bono programs and comprehensive intern and externship programs address the first concerns; this tuition cut will help to answer the next, making Seton Hall Law School more affordable for those who wish to attend.” [Emphasis mine]
Patrick Hobbs/Ass-Clown: If the toilet is truly concerned with making tuition “affordable”, then why not provide this tuition rate to all Seton Hall law students?!?! This is a mere public relations. Later on, the release contains the criteria:
“Program specifics include the following:
To qualify for this tuition discount, students must have an LSAT score of 158 and higher and an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher;
Students who apply to Seton Hall Law and meet the academic criteria will automatically receive this tuition rate reduction;
Open to first-time, first-year full-time or part-time students entering Seton Hall Law in Fall 2013;
This program is open to students from all states; and
Students may also be eligible for additional merit and/or need-based financial aid.”
Requirements for Qualifying for the Commode’s “Tuition Reduction Program”:
Check out the following, partial criteria, for the commode’s Tuition Reduction Program:
“TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Open to first-time first-year full-time or part-time students entering Seton Hall Law in Fall 2013 (does not apply to transfer students). Students may not defer admission.
The tuition credit is based on Rutgers Law-Newark 2012-2013 in-state tuition rate for full-time students ($22,746) and part-time students ($20,856 – up to 11 credits, flat fee).
Students who matriculate under this program as incoming full-time students, will remain eligible for this tuition rate reduction for up to 3 years (6 semesters), provided that the student maintains a 2.80 cumulative GPA or remains in the top 75% of the class (whichever is more favorable to the student), and maintains continuous full time enrollment. GPA standards will be reviewed once per year - at the end of the Spring semester, annually.” [Emphasis mine]
Other Coverage of This TTT Development:
Paul Campos blasted the pigs, with his December 19, 2012 entry entitled “Hurry, quantities are limited.” Look at his conclusion:
“A 158 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA are the current 1L class medians, so in other words current applicants who simply hit both of last year's medians automatically receive a 53% discount off sticker tuition ($47,330). Sticker cost of attendance is a startling $69,916 per year. (Fully debt financing a Seton Hall law degree will, assuming annual 3.5% increases in COA, produce a debt load at repayment of $259,299).
I think it's fair to say that at this point prospective law school applicants should treat sticker tuition prices as they might treat the advertised price of a collection of ABBA CDs at a yard sale.”
Full Tuition Rate for 2012-2013: Full-time law students at SHU will be slammed with a gigantic tuition bill of $47,330 – for 2012-2013. Notice the trash heap’s spin, i.e. “Tuition at Seton Hall School of Law is competitive with most of the major metropolitan law schools in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.”
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, $eTTon Hall Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is rated as the 69th greatest, most magnificent and amazing law school in the entire land. Yay! What an accomplishment, right?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Seton Haul JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,100. By the way, 83 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 in school.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this is nothing more than a marketing campaign. The swine who operate Seton Hall University Sewer of Law realize that they need to attract more victims/students - in the midst of fewer overall law school applicants. Apparently, many potential students are starting to understand that paying $47,330 in annual tuition - to attend a second tier sewage pit - is a bad financial decision. The school is desperate to put asses in its seats. Of course, the swine are putting a positive spin on this situation. Hell, this PR stunt may persuade some with high LSAT scores to apply or enroll at the pile of rat droppings. Perhaps, the toilet will soon furnish its first year students with a Wii and free movie tickets.
Posted by Nando at 8:09 AM