Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tuition and Fees: Notice how these cockroaches lists tuition, on a per semester basis. Students attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be charged $46,865 in tuition and fees - for the 2011-2012 school year. Part-time law students at Georgetown Univer$ity will only pay $1,675 per credit hour.
Ranking: This school is widely perceived as a “top 14” law school. In fact, Pussy Bob Morse, of US “News” & World Report, rates them as the 14th best law school, in the United States. Due to its gigantic class sizes and CSO “placement,” this school is still a trash can.
Supposed Employment Placement and Starting Salary Statistics: The first tier toilet claims that 96% of its JD Class of 2010 - a cohort with 647 members - was employed within nine months of graduation. According to this document, the Georgetown University Law Cesspool awarded 678 law degrees in 2009, while the commode pumped out 645 grads in 2008. Would a truly elite institution produce such an annual GLUT of law graduates each year?!?!
By the way, the school notes that 317 members of the Class of 2010 ended up in private law firms. This represents 51.04% of employed grads - and 48.995 percent of the entire class. Regarding salary, note that the trash heap received responses from a mere 45.1% of those working in the public sector, from the Class of 2010. The median figure listed is $55,929. Try repaying your MASSIVE student loans and putting food in the fridge on such an income.
Take a look at this excerpt from David Segal’s ass-kicking, January 8, 2011 piece for the New York Times, entitled “Is Law School a Losing Game?”:
“A number of law schools hire their own graduates, some in hourly temp jobs that, as it turns out, coincide with the magical date. Last year, for instance, Georgetown Law sent an e-mail to alums who were “still seeking employment.” It announced three newly created jobs in admissions, paying $20 an hour. The jobs just happened to start on Feb. 1 and lasted six weeks.
A spokeswoman for the school said that none of these grads were counted as “employed” as a result of these hourly jobs. In a lengthy exchange of e-mails and calls, several different explanations were offered, the oddest of which came from Gihan Fernando, the assistant dean of career services. He said in an interview that Georgetown Law had “lost track” of two of the three alums, even though they were working at the very institution that was looking for them.” [Emphasis mine]
Who else finds it tragically funny that such a supposedly “prestigious” law school could allegedly lose track of graduates who worked at the school?!?! By the way, does anyone with an IQ above room temperature believe that none of the three JDs were listed as “employed”?
Average Law Student Indebtedness: According to USN&WR, the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Georgetown JD Class of 2010 who incurred debt for their law degree - was $122,319. Furthermore, 86 percent of this class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this monstrous figure does not take undergrad student debt into account.
Administrator and Faculty Salary: Let’s see how well the academic cockroaches and pigs are doing, in comparison to their students, under this $y$tem. As you can see from page 1 of this 2010 Form 990, The President and Directors of Georgetown College for Georgetown, i.e. Employer ID 53-0196603, doing business as Georgetown University raked in $1,074,765,328 in total revenue - for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Who says that “higher education: doesn’t off handsomely?!?!
Head over to page 39 of this tax document. All figures pertain to the tax year cited above. You will notice that John J. DeGioia made $911,918 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as “president” of The President and Directors of Georgetown College for Georgetown University. Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff, then-dean and “executive vice president for Law Center Affairs,” rolled around in $449.509 in TOTAL COMPENSATION. Judith Areen, “Paul Regis Dean professor of law,” took in $339,994 in TOTAL COMPENSATION.
Conclusion: This school is an overpriced sewer pit that straps its NUMEROUS law students and recent JDs down with a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Good luck trying to purchase a home, with $125K-$180K in student loan debt. By the way, if you attend this dung pit, then you likely attended an “elite” and expensive undergrad institution. While several graduates apparently end up in Biglaw positions, how many will stay in those firms 5-10 years from now? How many of these associates become partners? Most will quickly burn out from the workload - and many others will be tossed aside, when they fail to bring in an ass-load of business.
Posted by Nando at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
After flushing GW, we head to Baltimore, for our next plumbing job. The state reptile is actually the diamondback terrapin turtle, and not "American law professor."
Tuition: Notice that these ass-wipes list tuition, on a per semester basis. Maryland residents attending the full-time day program will pay $23,744 - for the 2011-2012 school year. With fees included, for both semesters, this figure will amount to $25,405. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be slapped with a tuition bill of $35,023 - for 2011-2012. After fees are added in, this total reaches $36,684. You can also attend the evening program. No, we are not referring to a drug rehab facility.
Ranking: At this price, the school MUST be one “elite” institution, right?!?! Well, the hags and crotch-sniffers at US “News” & World Report rate the University of Maryland Sewer of Law as the 42nd most prestigious and amazing law school, in the land! The public commode shares this distinct honor with four other schools.
Supposed Employment Placement Rate: According to this toilet, 94% of its Class of 2010 was employed, within nine months of graduation. Yeah, sure they were - and Sofia Vergara just locked her ankles around my waist and dug her nails into my back. Then again, if you are a JD bartender/server at the Cat’s Eye Pub - or working in the Lumber department at Lowe’s - then you are considered “employed, for the purposes of NALP, the ABA, and the graduate survey.
For $ome rea$on, the pigs do not provide average or median starting salary info. Furthermore, notice that the pie chart shows that only 37 percent of the employed members of this class ended up in private practice. Who wouldn’t want to shell out $25K-$37K per year, in tuition and fees, for such outcomes?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for Francis King Carey JDs from the Class of 2010 who incurred law school debt - as $83,693. Who says that “public” schools are affordable?! Fully 81 percent of this cesspool’s 2010 class took on such putrid debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include debt from undergrad.
Administrator Compensation Scandal:
On February 20, 2010, Childs Walker wrote a piece for the Baltimore Sun, under the headline “Ex-dean of UMB law is audit target.” Here is an excerpt:
“Karen H. Rothenberg, former dean of the University of Maryland School of Law, was the administrator who received $410,000 in what a state legislative audit called "questionable compensation payments," according to university payroll records.
The routine audit of the University of Maryland, Baltimore says that in fiscal 2007, a high-ranking administrator received four payments totaling $350,000 for sabbatical time that was apparently never taken. The payments, approved by UMB President David Ramsay, came on top of a $360,000 salary.” [Emphasis mine]
As if this swine was not rolling in enough money! Does anyone want to argue that these “law professors” and administrators are not ethically challenged?!?!
“The law school’s commitment to public service ranges far beyond the curriculum. Institutional support extends to a wide range of student-run service initiatives. The Maryland Carey Law Katrina Project, providing legal services to those affected by Hurricane Katrina, and the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, which funds stipends for students pursuing unpaid summer public interest employment, are just two of the many student activities.
Our faculty are deeply engaged in scholarly activity that increases access to justice. From their publications, to providing congressional testimony that helps improve federal legislation, to organizing conferences that further the pursuit of solutions to pressing societal problems, the law school’s faculty are leaders in public service.”
Yes, consigning law grads to a lifetime of debt servitude - while facing TTT job prospects - equals “public service,” right?!?! These snake oil salesmen/“educators” do not understand the meaning of leadership! Instead, they want to keep the gravy train rolling - at the expense of the students, recent grads and the public.
Conclusion: The Univer$ity of Maryland Franci$ King Carey Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, public waste pile. As with all ABA trash pits, this school does not care about the students - other than enrolling their asses, and taking their money/student loan funds. If you want to engage in public service, acknowledge that you simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $85K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 5:55 AM
Friday, February 17, 2012
Tuition: Full-time GWU law students will be slammed with a tuition bill of $45,750 - for the 2011-2012 school year. Part-time law students at this trash heap will only be charged $1,608.50 per credit hour, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Imagine the salary that one would need to earn, for a mere chance at a positive return on their “investment.”
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, full-time students will face an additional $28,650 in living costs, miscellaneous expenses, books and fees. As such, the commode listed the total COA - for 2011-2012 - as $74,400.
Keep in mind that these bitches and hags only consider nine month living expenses. Counting twelve month costs for room and board, personal expenses and transportation, we reach a more accurate, total COA of $82,637 -for 2011-2012. This is an ungodly, outrageous figure.
Ranking: Vagisil Bob Morse and U.S. “News” & World Report rate George Wa$hington Univer$ity Law Sewer as the 20th greatest, most mesmerizing and terrific law school in the United States. Who wouldn’t want to mortgage their future, for a chance to attend this school?!
Supposed Employment and Starting Salary Statistics: The school infers that 94.53% of its Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of earning their degree. Out of this class, a total of 14 JDs from this “top 20” law school felt the need to pursue another graduate degree. That should set off a few alarm bells. The commode also lists the overall mean starting salary - for 2010 grads who found full-time employment - as $127,567. The mean listed for those working as judicial clerks is $53,117. For $ome rea$on, the school does not include info from those working part-time.
Based on this document, this toilet pumped out 512 graduates in 2010, 556 for the Class of 2009, and awarded 529 JDs in 2008. Keep in mind that there are SEVEN law schools, in Washington, D.C. According to this July 27, 2011 blog entry, in the New York Times Economix blog - with info compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. - Maryland has the ninth most glutted legal job market, and Virginia is 17th most over-saturated. Good luck competing in those cut-throat markets.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those GW law grads from the Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $110,000. Fully 81% of this particular class took on such toxic debt, for their law degree. This amount does not take undergrad student debt into account.
Faculty and Administrator Salary Data: Take a look at George WaShington Univer$ity’s 2010 IRS Form 990. Head to page 59 of this tax document, to see how much the pigs/”educators” are making. You will note that Frederick M. Lawrence, then-dean of the law sewer, raked in $501,154 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2010. Steven Knapp “earned” $1,053,636 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year - as “president” of the univer$ity.
On February 13, 2012, Paul Campos referred to this dung pit as “a trap school” - on his blog. Look at his criteria, for earning that designation:
“In honor of Wednesday's nine-month NALP reporting deadline, I'd like to introduce the concept of a trap school. A trap school has the following characteristics:
(1) It's expensive to attend.
(2) It's located in what the sort of people who go to law school tend to consider a desirable place to live (obviously these first two factors are related).
(3) It has superficially attractive employment and salary statistics.”
As you can see, this private toilet fits solidly, in this category.
Conclusion: George Washington University Law Sewer is an overpriced, highly over-rated cesspool. You may believe that you are going to make a Biglaw salary, which will enable you to pay off $115K-$165K in student debt. However, you should note that Biglaw firms are not known for keeping “unproductive” associates around. The school purports to provide its students with an excellent chance to earn a great salary, upon graduation. If you fail to land a decent job, then the pigs will chalk this up as a personal failure - on your part. It must be nice to claim credit for good results, while disavowing any responsibility for poor outcomes, i.e. “Heads, we win. Tails, you lose.”
Posted by Nando at 7:55 AM
Monday, February 13, 2012
Profiles in Academic $elf Intere$t and Patent Dishonesty: Neil H. Buchanan, “professor of law” at George Washington University
Intellectual Deception in Action:
On February 9, 2012, some Ass-Clown called Neil H. Buchanan wrote a blog piece entitled “The Long-Term Damage From the Assault on Law Schools.” Here is a sampling of his drivel:
“My overall reaction to the public discussion is that far too many people are launching broad, baseless, ill-informed attacks on an institution that is both fundamentally well designed and essential to the maintenance of a civilized society.
This raucous atmosphere might have the effect of reducing the number of people who are potentially interested in attending law school. We have, in fact, seen a pronounced drop in law school applications this year, which could certainly be a response to the idea that law school is nothing but a "scam" or a waste of students' borrowed money. Of course, there are multiple explanatory factors at work, most obviously the continued recession-level employment prospects for far too many law graduates. Potential students need not believe any of the nonsensical attacks on the case method, nor pay any heed to the false claim that law professors are writing useless articles, to conclude that their individual best choice today is to delay applying to law school (or even to choose never to attend).”
Consider the following, ball-less shill: when people have constantly been told, since infancy, that “higher education” is the key to their future - and they then end up unemployed or marginally employed after they spent SEVEN YEARS in post-secondary institutions, and incurred a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - you should expect that MANY of them will be hostile, bitch. Rat-face concluded his asinine, intellectually dishonest article with the following:
“In short, [t]he New York Times and other news sources are doing serious damage to the long-term prospects of the legal academy, and ultimately to society as a whole. That damage, however goes far beyond the possibility that our future client pool is being drained on the basis of over-hyped claims. The future of intellectual inquiry is at stake, and there is good reason to fear that the damage being done now will have serious consequences well into the future.”
If you believe that ABA-accredited law schools/diploma mills are essential to the maintenance of a civilized society, then you must be blind, deaf, stupid, or a pathological liar.
The Facts Refute Paid Mouthpiece and Deceiver Buchanan:
On June 13, 2010, Brian Tamanaha wrote a blog entry at Balkinization, entitled “Wake Up, Fellow Law Professors, to the Casualties of Our Enterprise.” He came out swinging:
"This dismal situation was not created by the current recession—which merely spread the pain up the chain into the lower reaches of elite schools. This has been going on for years." [Emphasis mine]
Buchanan’s insistence on blaming the lawyer job market entirely on the current “recession” is comical and delusional. When you annually continue to over-produce JDs and attorneys, for decades, then once an economic downturn - or fundamental restructuring - takes place, this will lead to disaster, mental midget.
According to the ABA chart “Enrollment and Degrees Awarded 1963-2010,” between academic years 1980-1981 to 2009-2010 - a span of thirty years - ABA-accredited law schools awarded 1,161,863 law degrees. Yes, that is correct: these diploma mills collectively produced one million, one hundred sixty-one thousand, eight hundred and sixty three law graduates - in 30 years!! Do you still want to defend this sick $y$tem, you filthy swine?!?!
Based on the NALP Class of 2010 National Summary Report - which was compiled from information submitted by ABA diploma mills - 44,258 law graduates competed for 28,167 jobs “requiring bar passage.” Do you see a problem with that, moron?!?!
Regarding legal “scholarship,” John G. Roberts, current leader of the Supremes, has now TWICE publicly ripped into the uselessness of law review articles. Hell, he was the managing editor of the Harvard Law Review - and he still bitch-slapped this supposed bedrock of “legal education.”
On February 10, 2012, Neil H. Buchanan felt the need to change his tampon, regarding Roberts’s views on legal “scholarship.” It must be tough knowing that your “work” is considered garbage, by the very people that you are desperately trying to impress. Anyone who has been to law school knows that these academic pinheads often view article III “judges” - and especially the Supremes - as rock stars.
On April 20, 2011, Karen Sloan authored a piece for the National Law Journal, under the headline “Legal scholarship carries a high price tag.” Here is a sampling:
“What is the total cost of a law review article written by a tenured professor at a top-flight law school?
It's in the neighborhood of $100,000, according to Hofstra University School of Law professor Richard Neumann. His estimate factors in the salary and benefits for a tenured professor at a high-paying school who spends between 30% and 50% of his or her time on scholarship and publishes one article per year.” [Emphasis mine]
After seeing a list of his “scholarly” articles, on his curriculum vitae, I can see why Buchanan wants to keep this system running.
Conclusion: Apparently, this pig is not concerned with how the GLUT of attorneys is affecting current law students, recent graduates and the public. He only sees this issue” from the institution’s viewpoint. Neil H. Buchanan is simply trying to sell others on the alleged “benefits” of a law degree. Before buying into this sewer rat’s “argument,” keep in mind that his school charges $45,750 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 academic year. Why should you believe such a used car salesman?!
Posted by Nando at 5:54 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This Garbage Pit is Now Offering Graduating Students an Extra Semester for Free, in Order to Boost its Bar Passage Rate:
On February 6, 2012, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured an article entitled “Bad GPA? How about Another Semester on the House?” Check out this opening:
“Law schools have been under a lot of scrutiny lately, with attention paid to their job-placement data, lawsuits over how they report those numbers, and even a suggestion that they pay students to quit school.
Now, one school is offering some students an extra semester — for free — if they agree to postpone taking the bar exam until February, instead of the usual July test. The City University of New York School of Law offered “a handful” of students a grant in the fall if they agree to sit for the bar exam in February 2013 instead of this summer, the New York Post reported.
The school’s pass rates for students sitting for the bar for first time fell to 67% last year, below a statewide average of 86%, the Post noted. Sanctions from the Bar Association could be implemented if schools have consecutive years with pass rates below 75%” [Emphasis mine]
See how much the law school cares about its students? There is no insTTTiTTTuTTTional $elf-intere$t involved in this decision, at all, right?!?!
ATL’s Staci Zaretsky reported on this story, in a February 3, 2012 entry, under the headline “Which Law School Is Allegedly Paying Students Not to Take the Bar Exam This Semester?” Here is an excerpt:
“So what happens when a law school’s graduates fail the bar exam in such great numbers that it becomes national news? Does that law school hang its head in shame and admit defeat? Or does it figure out a way to game the numbers so that next time, it won’t be so embarrassed?
As with most things having to do with numbers, this law school has allegedly made an ill-advised decision to appear more appealing to the public (and the American Bar Association). This law school is allegedly offering its students money in the hopes that they won’t take this summer’s bar exam. But which law school?
The law school in question is CUNY School of Law, one of National Jurist’s “Best Value” law schools for 2011. Recall that our readers voted CUNY Law as the second-worst law school in the New York metropolitan area.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, this is having faith in one’s “product,” huh?!?! I suppose it is too much to ask/demand that this third tier commode/“institution of higher learning” teach its students how to pass the bar exam – within the first six semesters of full-time enrollment.
Tuition: The garbage pit lists the tuition rate, by semester. For the 2012-2013 school year, New York residents attending this sewer – on a full-time basis – will be charged $13,801.70 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state, full-time CUNY law students will pay a total of $21,801.70 in tuition and fees – for 2012-2013. Many will argue that this is affordable. Keep in mind that students will reside in the pricey New York City area.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, CUNY is the 121st greatest, most remarkable law school, in the country. Their mothers must be very proud of this rousing accomplishment.
Supposed Employment Statistics: The school claims that 81 percent of its Class of 2010 was employed within nine months of graduation. For the JD classes of 2009, 2008, and 2007, the school asserts the following respective job “placement” rates: 90%; 85 percent; and 94.7%. If the Class of 2007 had a legitimate 94.7 percent employment rate, then I started at second base for the Yankees in 2007. For $ome rea$on, the toilet does not list average or median starting salary info. The TTT notes that only 22.55% of the employed members from the Class of 2010 were working in private practice.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: The bums and hags at USN&WR list the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the CUNY Law Class of 2010 who incurred debt for law school - as $70,119. However, only 78 percent of this commode’s particular class took on such toxic debt. This figure does not take undergraduate debt into account.
Conclusion: This ABA-accredited trash can is simply trying to milk this system, for every last drop. By their comical actions, the bastards admit that they are not providing their students with adequate job prospects or marketable skills. Seriously, how do you manage to turn your “experience” reading commercial outlines and briefing parsed appellate legal cases – with rainbow highlighting – into a positive?!?!
Posted by Nando at 7:16 AM
Friday, February 3, 2012
One Dozen Additional Law School Diploma Mills Sued Due to Their Employment Data:
According to this press release from attorney David Anziska, the following twelve pieces of trash/waste piles have been sued for misrepresenting their employment data, to prospective law students: Albany Law School, Crooklyn Law School, Hofstra University, California Western School of Law, Golden Gate University Sewer of Law, $outhwe$tern Law $chool, University of San Francisco Sewer of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Depaul University Commode of Law, The John Marshall Law School, Florida Coa$tal $chool of Law, and Widener University Sewer of Law.
On February 1, 2012, the lovely Staci Zaretsky wrote a piece for Above the Law entitled “Twelve More Law Schools Slapped with Class Action Lawsuits Over Employment Data.” Here is an excerpt:
“Strauss and Anziska, who claim that they plan to sue 20-25 law schools every few months, held a media conference call this afternoon and introduced attorneys from each of the firms who will be assisting in the law school litigation. Named plaintiffs also introduced themselves on the call, including Cory Bennett of the University of San Francisco School of Law (who had to take a job at Macy’s for less than $10 an hour), Adam Bevelacqua of Brooklyn Law School (who can’t even get a document review job, even though his school’s career center assured him he’d be able to get a job), and Audra Awai of Florida Coastal School of Law (a mother who was forced to join the army because she knew she’d be unable to get a law job).”
Who doesn’t want to attend law school - and take out a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in the process - for the opportunity to make $10 an hour at Macy’s?!?! After all, that builds character, right?!
Sophia Pearson and Phil Milford covered this development, for Bloomberg, in a February 1, 2011 article labeled “New York, Chicago Law Schools Among Group Sued by Graduates Over Job Data”:
“The DePaul complaint, filed at the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, accuses the law school of engaging in “Enron- style” accounting techniques to manipulate its employment statistics.
“Far from giving their graduates ‘a competitive edge,’ and placing them in good, secure, well-paying jobs,” its eight suing former students alleged, “DePaul consigns the majority of them to years of indentured servitude, saddling them with tens of thousands of dollars in crushing, non-dischargeable debt that will literally take decades to pay off.” [Emphasis mine]
Does that language sound familiar?!?! Anyone can see that this was lifted from several sources, such as Cryn Johannsen, several scam-bloggers, and other student debtor advocates. Before the law schools cringe at someone accusing them of employing Enron standards, take a look at this quote from Indiana University-Bloomington “law professor” William Henderson - before he tucked his nuts in and starting clucking:
“Enron-type accounting standards have become the norm,” says William Henderson of Indiana University, one of many exasperated law professors who are asking the American Bar Association to overhaul the way law schools assess themselves. “Every time I look at this data, I feel dirty.” [Emphasis mine]
The Schools Operating in Spin Mode:
Courtesy of the February 1st edition of the Wall Street Journal, in a piece entitled “A Dozen Law Schools Hit with Lawsuits over Job Data”:
“In a statement, Albany Law School Dean Connie Mayer said students are “well aware of the realities of today’s economy and we believe the information we provide during the admission process does not mislead our applicants, nor differ in standards of reporting from any other law school the applicant may have considered.”
How convenient of you to place the blame entirely on the law students, in defending your commode’s practices. Yeah, sure your data is accurate - and Sofia Vergara just locked her ankles around my waist, and dug her nails into my back.
From the Martha Neil piece for the ABA Journal, under the headline “12 More Law Schools Sued Over Reporting of Law Grad Employment and Salary Stats”:
“Leslie Steinberg, associate dean for public affairs at defendant Southwestern Law School told National Law Journal that the school stands by the employment data it has posted on its website and submitted to both the American Bar Association and U.S. News & World Report.”
What a "courageous" stand, huh?!?!
Conclusion: In the final analysis, this is not the end of the law school scam. With less morons registering with LSAC and applying to law school, I expect to see the diploma mills lower their admissions standards. However, these business enterprises - regardless of whether they are “non-profit,” for-profit, “private” or public - care about their reputations. “Law professors,” administrators, and apologist cockroaches KNOW that they mislead prospective law students, through their published statistics. They are now defending the indefensible. The pigs have no case and no argument. As Paul Campos, author of the blog “Inside the Law School Scam” once told me, “Buyer beware does not mean that you get to lie.”
Lastly, if you are an unemployed or marginally employed graduate from the JD Class of 2011, you have a moral obligation to report your status and pathetic income to your law school. Complete that graduate survey, in a honest manner. If you are making $12 an hour at Target - and have not yet provided your data to your toilet - then swallow a little pride, and provide that data to the school. Unless, of course, you feel that your temporary embarrassment is more important than helping others avoid student debt hell. Would you prefer that these pigs, rats and cockroaches continue to make fat salaries - on the backs of debt-strapped students?! For good measure, send a copy to your senator.
Posted by Nando at 6:34 AM