Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Putrid Desperation: Rutgers School of Law - Camden Actively Recruits Those Who Took the GMAT!


Dean Rayman Solomon Bitching About a Drop in Applications to His Commode:

On March 13, 2012, John Ostapkovich presented a CBS Philly piece labeled “Rutgers Dean Sees Sharp Drop In Law School Applicants, Blames Takeover Talk.” Here is a morsel of the dean’s nonsense:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/03/13/rutgers-dean-sees-sharp-drop-in-law-school-applicants-blames-takeover-talk/

“Dean Rayman Solomon says law school applications have been down nationally due to what he considers overblown worries about the value of a law degree, but that’s not all.

“That was for starters. And then when the news of the potential merger, it was right around when many applications come in, and our volume dropped precipitously,” he tells KYW Newsradio.”

This fool apparently believes that his school is entitled to a large surplus of applicants each year – even in the midst of a fundamental restructuring of the U.S. economy! Listen, bitch: people sometimes make rational financial decisions. Law school should be approached PRIMARILY as an economic choice, i.e. “Will a law degree increase my future potential earnings?” Another question that prospective law students must ask themselves: “Will the possible benefits exceed the certain drawbacks, such as additional student debt and three years out of the full-time workforce?!”

Rutgers SOL-Camden Turd Further Sinks in the Rankings:

http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com/2012/03/turd-by-any-other-name-would-smell-just.html

I profiled this commode on March 11, 2012. At the time, it was rated as the 84th greatest, most magnificent law school in the entire nation. After the dweebs at US “News” & World Report released their newest rankings on March 13, 2012, this trash pit was listed as the 99th best law school in the land.

http://grad-.schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+4

Prior to this, RuTTger$-Newark and RuTTger$ Sewer of Law-Camden were both ranked the 84th greatest law school, in the United States. Now, Rutgers-Newark is ranked 82nd best, while Rutgers-Camden is now rated as the 99th most magnificent law school in the nation.

RuTTger$-Camden Solicits GMAT Test Takers to Apply to the Toilet:

On May 20, 2012, LSAT Blog reported on this development in an entry entitled “Rutgers Law School Takes GMAT Scores.” Check out this biting commentary:

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/rutgers-law-school-takes-gmat-scores.html

"Last week, Rutgers School of Law at Camden sent out an email blast suggesting that the school would accept GMAT scores as an alternative to LSAT scores. (HT: Above the Law; Campos)

Why would they do such a thing? Well, amid declining applicant numbers, lower-tier law schools must work harder than ever to maintain their class sizes in order to keep tuition money coming in.

They apparently sent out this email to people who hadn't even expressed interest in law school. Given how intimidating the LSAT may seem at first, Rutgers Camden is looking to make it easier than ever to apply:

The traditional law school program is a three-year program, which is extremely attractive to most graduate students given the difficult economy. The program is open to all students who have completed their undergraduate education with a 3.3 GPA or higher and scored in the 70th percentile or higher on any one core section of the GMAT. [Emphasis in original]

At some point, I half expect to see a festering ABA-accredited stink pit accept applicants who can color within the lines, or place the correct shapes in their respective pegs. But this is a prestigious “profession,” right?!?!

Pig Boy Defends His Sewer's Pathetic-Ass Sales Pitch:

On May 22, 2012, Debra Cassens Weiss posted a story on ABA Journal, under the headline “Rutgers at Camden Law Dean Defends Marketing Pitch Touting Salaries of $130K for ‘Many Top Students.’” Here is an excerpt:

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/rutgers_at_camden_law_dean_defends_marketing_pitch_touting_salaries_of_130k

“A marketing pitch sent to prospective students by Rutgers University School of Law at Camden touted a 90 percent employment rate in the legal field for its employed graduates and top private-practice salaries in excess of $130,000 for “many top students.”

Now law dean Rayman Solomon is defending those claims after critics charged that the statistics are misleading, Inside Higher Ed reports.

According an analysis by Law School Transparency, no more than five recent graduates reported a salary of $130,000. And the 90 percent employment statistics include jobs where having a J.D. is an advantage, the group says. Solomon said he didn't dispute the group's figures, but disagreed with its analysis.” [Emphasis mine]

Conclusion: In the final analysis, this school is a trash pit that does not care about its students’ outcomes. This crass sales pitch is further proof that the ABA-approved diploma mills simply want more asses in seats. The school is not concerned if these marks are even interested in becoming lawyers. Keep in mind that this toilet is ranked 99th, out of 200 ABA-accredited law schools. We know that with declining LSAT takers and applicants, several garbage pits are becoming desperate. It is all about the money – and “legal education” is designed to support tenured “professors,” staff and bloated university administrations. In contrast, could you imagine U.S. medical or dental schools lowering their admissions standards, soliciting to potential applicants or extending their deadlines by several months?!?!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fourth Tier Feces Pit: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law


http://www.tsulaw.edu/fao/tuition_info.html

Tuition: If you click on the link above, you will be referred to the tuition rates charged for the 2010-2011 school year. Apparently, the geniuses at this commode have not figured that this info is outdated. Based on the rankings scheme below, in-state full-time students will be charged $16,262 in tuition and fees. The same document states that non-resident, full-time tuition and fees amount to $21,212.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+8

Ranking: The tuition at this school is affordable. What could be wrong with this choice?! According to US News & World Report, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall Sewer of Law is a fourth tier pile of moist waste. Bob Morse assigned numeric ratings to schools in the third tier, and now the fourth tier is listed as “Rank Not Published.”

http://www.tsulaw.edu/career/index.html

Employment Statistics: The drones and hags at this insTTTTiTTTTuTTTTion have provided a pie chart of jobs for their Class of 2010 - without furnishing an employment placement rate!

http://texassouthern.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Based on this data - supplied by Law School Numbers - the job placement rate for the Texas Southern JD Class of 2010 was 84.5%. Of course, many of these grads were not employed as lawyers. You may occasionally run into one of these poor wretches the next time you see your Applebee’s hostess or AutoZone cashier.

Also, notice that for the same cohort, the 75th percentile LSAT score stood at 149 while a score of 145 would place one in the 25th percentile. What amazing admissions standards, huh?!?!

 http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+8

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the TTTTexas SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $32,449. Apparently, 100 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such rotten debt. While this figure does not seem high, keep in mind that this figure does not take undergraduate debt into account. 

Putrid Reputation of the School:

Check out this article from August 30, 2001 posted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Here are some excerpts:

http://diverseeducation.com/article/1593/

“Based on an accreditation review, the American Bar Association (ABA) has criticized Texas Southern University's law school, saying its students are "short-changed." Among other things, the ABA said TSU officials enroll students "incapable" of finishing law school and passing the state bar exam.

The criticism against TSU's Thurgood Marshall School of Law reignites debate about the school's historic mission of offering legal education to students who might not otherwise have that chance because their test scores and grades are lower than others.” [Emphasis mine]

Did the ABA cockroaches bother to act in the interests of these short-changed students?!?! Later in the piece, we find this gem:

“Yet, in recent years, Thurgood Marshall has consistently ranked last among the state's nine law schools in bar exam passage. This past February, only 36 percent of TSU law graduates taking the test for the first time passed. Meanwhile, 69 percent of all first-time test takers statewide passed.

"Thurgood Marshall School of Law is at a critical juncture," the Chicago-based ABA said in a report. "The law school ... claims to be a national leader ... but that is vastly overstated. The attrition rate is unconscionably high. The faculty and administration of Thurgood Marshall (should) engage in some serious soul searching about the future and put together a carefully crafted, realistic action plan to get there." [Emphasis mine]

What an impressive bar passage rate, huh?!?! Of course, the pigs and rodents at the American Bar Association did not shut this commode down. Then again, the ABA would likely not blink an eye if an accredited law school started admitting people with IQs in the low-to-mid 80s.

Conclusion: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall Sewer of Law is a pathetic trash heap. If this is the best school that you can get into, then you need to accept the fact that you don’t have a legal career. In the final analysis, one’s opportunities in this “profession” are largely set the moment that you first step in the front doors - not after your first semester. The name brand of the institution that you attend matters greatly, in this GLUTTED field. 

Providing a “legal education” to those who otherwise would not be able to gain admission to an ABA school - due to low grades and LSAT score - is not a noble gesture. How will these men and women be served with additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE student debt and weak-ass job prospects?!?! Remember that these students and graduates have also essentially taken themselves out of the full-time labor market for three years, while undertaking this venture.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fourth Tier Rancid Toilet Water: Texas Wesleyan University School of Law


http://law.txwes.edu/ProspectiveStudents/Admissions/Tuition/tabid/146/Default.aspx

Tuition: This private trash heap lists its tuition rate on a per semester basis. As you can see, full-time law students will pay $14,875 for 13-16 credit hours, for the upcoming school year. Yes, who wouldn’t want to pay $29,750 in tuition, at this dung pit, for 2012-2013?!?! In fact, when you add fees to the equation, Tex Wes law students attending on a full-time basis will be financially raped to the tune of $30,580 - for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

http://law.txwes.edu/ProspectiveStudents/LawStudentBlogs/tabid/178/Default.aspx

This commode - located in Fort Worth, Texas - also features links to its student blogs. This is vile conduct! The school is charging these tools a ransom in tuition, and then they use their web pages to promote this garbage pit to other unsuspecting lemmings.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+8

Ranking: At such costs, surely this school has a sterling reputation in the legal and academic communities, right?!?! If you believe that this is the case, then go to the kitchen and make yourself a sandwich before reading the next sentence. According to Vagina Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, TTTTexaS We$leyan Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law is a fourth tier pile of rat droppings. (Of course, Pussy Boy now lists this category as “Rank Not Published” - after he assigned numerical values to the third tier last year.)

http://texaswesleyan.lawschoolnumbers.com/

Supposed Employment Statistics: Since this sewage pit does not furnish employment data, we need to head to another source for this information. According to Law School Numbers, for the Texas Wesleyan JD Class of 2010, the employment “placement” rate was 85.3 percent. Then again, grads working as call center employees and insurance adjusters were included in this figure. 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Texas Wesleyan “University” JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $96,397. Fully 80 percent of this school’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not take undergraduate debt into account. Who wouldn’t want to attend such a garbage institution at this prohibitive cost?!?!

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2010/750/800/2010-750800691-06b96ba3-9.pdf

Faculty and Administrator Salary Info: Let’s see how well the pigs and cockroaches are doing, in contrast to their students. For this data, we head to pages 17-18 on the 2010 Form 990 for Texas Wesleyan University, Employer ID 75-0800691. The following individual TOTAL COMPENSATION sums pertain to the tax year ending May 31, 2010:

Michael Green, “Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development and professor of law” made $178,542; James George raked in $186,331 as “professor of law”; dean Frederic White “earned” $203,478; Frank Elliott, “dean emeritus and professor of law” made $191,296; and Cynthia Fountain received $174,072 in total, as a “legal educator” at this dung heap. Who says that “higher education” isn’t a great investment?!

http://www.law.txwes.edu/

Check out this message currently on the commode’s main page:

"UPDATE - The application deadline has been extended until Monday, May 21, 2012. June 2012 LSAT scores will be accepted (as long as all other materials are completed by May 21)! Click here for more information." [Emphasis in original]

Yet another ABA-accredited trash can has extended its application deadline. At this rate, one expects to see law school admissions offices provide free hand-jobs to those considering law school.  If you are not doing anything tonight, and you are bored, then you could fill out an online application.

https://law.txwes.edu/CurrentStudents/CurrentStudentsHidden/TexasWesleyanJournalofRealPropertyLaw/tabid/1675/Default.aspx

As a student at this pathetic “institution of higher learning,” you have an opportunity to write onto the world-famous Texas Western Journal of Real Property Law. If you want to avoid having attractive women ripping your clothes off in public, and climbing on top of you, then don’t mention that you made notes editor on this publicaTTTTion. [Note: in reality, even women with poor self esteem will not come near your ass, if you mention this “credential“ to them.]

Conclusion: If this is the best school that accepts your application for admission, then you should realize that you are not cut out to be an attorney. Do not quit your job to attend this rot pile. If you have a spouse or children, DO NOT SEND IN YOUR SEAT DEPOSIT. How will you or your family be served by you racking up $100K-$135K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, from a fourth tier cesspool?!?!? Perhaps, you desire a second career. If that is your excuse/objective, then you will be sorely disappointed. First, law firms typically do not want to hire students who are over 30 years old. The partners and associates want someone who they can mold - not a person with independence, extensive work experience or a strong personality. Second, Biglaw firms do not seek students or graduates of low-ranked toilets, such as TTTTexa$ We$leyan Univer$iTTTTy. I did not create the rules or biases. I am providing you with facts. If you decide to dismiss them because they hurt your feelings, then you can accept your fate.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fourth Tier Oklahoma City University School of Law Will Accept Applicants by August 1 for its Entering Fall 2012 Class



Solicitation: Apply to OCU Sewer of Law…Please!

Take a look at the following pathetic solicitation from this fourth tier cesspool:

https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:1351273.7816307643/rid:209243d8906506c3d4f58ff135560ed3

“Dear Joseph,

Several prospective applicants have called to inquire as to whether it is too late to apply for admission to the 2012 entering class or to be considered for scholarships. The answer to both is a resounding no. Applicants who apply by August 1st will not only be considered for admission, but will also be considered for a renewable scholarship.

As you consider where to pursue your legal education, I hope you will consider Oklahoma City University School of Law. Located in the northwest quadrant of Oklahoma City—ranked by Forbes Magazine as the #1 recession proof city in America—Oklahoma City University School of Law is a thriving, close-knit academic community committed to your success before, during, and after you matriculate. We offer over $1.5 million dollars in scholarships annually, ranging from $5,000 to full-tuition. We have a strong job placement rate, and an equally strong bar passage rate. For these and other reasons, you should consider pursing your legal education at Oklahoma City University School of Law. So, apply today, your fee is already waived.* [Emphasis in original]

The letter explicitly mentions that applications received by May 7, 2012 will automatically be considered for admission to the commode’s alternate summer admission program.

Putrid Alternate Summer Admission Program

http://law.okcu.edu/index.php/prospective/apply/alternate-summer-admission-program/

“The Alternate Summer Admission Program (ASAP) is a conditional admission program designed to identify and evaluate those candidates for admission whose quantitative credentials, either LSAT or GPA, do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the law school, but whose personal statement, letters of recommendation, and resume reveal characteristics that meet the non-academic standards sought by the admissions committee. Especially valued in this process is evidence of important academic skills–analytical reasoning, writing, research, oral communication, logic, critical thinking and problem solving–that suggest strong potential for success in law school.

The admissions committee extends offers to enroll in ASAP to a limited and select group of applicants. Spaces are limited and candidates must be available to attend the 4-week program from the end of May through June.” [Emphasis mine]

If your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA are not good enough to gain admittance to this FOURTH TIER piece of trash, then you should do something else with your life. 

The sales document concludes:

“No separate application is required for consideration. All applicants not admitted directly to the fall program are considered candidates for ASAP. [Emphasis mine]

Can you sense the desperation? Apparently, every moron who applies to this dung pit by May 7th is a candidate for the summer admission program. Wow! Crack whores have higher standards!

http://ocu.lawschoolnumbers.com/

According to Law School Numbers, this garbage pit is not exactly selective. For instance, the median UGPA for the JD Class of 2010 was 151. A score of 153 landed one in the 75th percentile, whereas a 149 placed you in the 25th percentile. In addition, median UGPA for the same class stood at 3.14.  An undergrad GPA of 3.49 would put you in the 75th percentile, while a UGPA of 2.86 would be good enough for the 25th percentile.  Yes, what truly rigorous admission standards, right?!?!

Conclusion: The trash pit acknowledges that it is seeking applicants and asses in seats. Do you think that this school’s administration gives a damn about the students’ outcomes?!?!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2fXsdh6lT31NTQ1NjRhYTAtZGQxMS00NDRkLTkwOGYtZDk5NGQzZWIzZGJl/edit?hl=en

According to the document above, supplied by Oklahoma CiTTTTy Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law, orientation for first-year students begins on August 4, 2012! In sum, the school could determine if applicants are worthy of admission, in the span of three days. Then again, anyone with an IQ above 90 should be able to gain acceptance to this rot pile. But if you were that intelligent, would you consider applying to this dump in the first place?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Look Who's on the Board of Directors for Legal Shield, Formerly Known as Pre-Paid Legal Services: University of Akron School of Law Dean Martin H. Belsky


From Belsky’s Faculty Bio:

http://www.uakron.edu/law/faculty/profile.dot?identity=687742

“Dean Belsky began his academic career in 1982 as Associate Professor of Law and director of the multi-disciplinary Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida. From 1986 to 1995, he served as Dean and President and Professor at Albany Law School. From 1995 to 2007, he served as Dean and Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Dean Belsky joined The University of Akron School of Law in January 2008 as Dean and Randolph Baxter Professor of Law.” 

This faculty bio mentions Belsky’s numerous civic and “professional” engagements. He was involved with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, as well as participated or organized ethics conferences. (Too bad this does not extend to his law school duties.) For $ome rea$on, the fact that he has been a director for Pre Paid Legal Services was not mentioned, in this profile. I’m sure that was a mere oversight. (In the same sense that I am certain that Sophia Vergara will lock her ankles around my waist and carve her initials into my back, sometime in the next six months.) 

Total Compensation as Director for Legal Shield:

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=615365&privcapId=297799&previousCapId=297799&previousTitle=PREPAID%20LEGAL%20SERVICES%20INC

“Martin H. Belsky has been Dean of the University of Akron School of Law since January 2008. Previously, Mr. Belsky was Dean at Albany Law School from 1986 to 1995. He was Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law from 1995 to 2004. He has been a Director of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. since 1998. He was Professor of Law at Albany Law School from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Belsky was Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law, teaching courses in constitutional ... law, ethics, international law, and oceans policy until January 2008.” [Emphasis mine]

As you can see, Bloomberg Businessweek states that Martin H. Belsky rakes in $111,000 in TOTAL ANNUAL CASH COMPENSATION, as director of Legal Shield. The corporate headquarters is listed as One Pre-Paid Way, Ada, Oklahoma 74820. Maybe he is not making enough money as dean of Third Tier University of Akron Sewer of Law.

http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/higher-ed

Based off the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Martin H. Belsky made $239,218 in base pay, as dean of the sewer of law - in 2010. Just enter his last and first name, as well as University of Akron. Apparently, he “earned” $241,587 in base compensation, for 2009. At such paltry sums, we can understand why Belsky needs to work for Legal Shield. After all, who can be expected to survive in Akron, Ohio on that income alone?

http://people.forbes.com/profile/martin-h-belsky/65044

According to Forbes magazine, the pig only made $43,500 in compensation, as director of Pre-Paid Legal Services – for 2009. If this figure is accurate, then the rat may need to find a third income stream.

How Does Legal Shield Work?:

http://mlm.heavyhitterleads.com/legal-shield-review/

“How Does Legal Shield Offer Such Low Prices?

Think about this like Costco.  You are able to get good deals at Costco because they buy everything in bulk.  Legal Shield is no different.  By having so many members (1.4 million as of the writing of this post) they are able to get discount legal services to their members at a fraction of what other people pay for legal services.

You can also think of it like legal insurance.  Every month we pay for auto insurance whether we use it or not.  Legal advice through Legal Shield can be used the same way.  Pay a small fee every month in case you need legal help in the future!

You can get legal advise on Divorce, Real Estate, Consumer Finance, Traffic Issues, and Estate Planning to name a few!  Just imagine what that would cost you if you tried to hire a regular law firm!” [Emphasis in original]

Does Martin Belsky inform his students/customers that he is on the board of directors of a company that undercuts attorneys and law firms?!?! As a big proponent of ethics, surely the pig believes in providing his students with full disclosure, right?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+7

Average Law Student Indebtedness for 2011 Akron Grads: US “News” & World Report lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of Akron’s JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $67,948. Fully 95 percent of this third tier toilet’s 2011 class took on such corrosive debt. This amount does not take undergraduate debt into account. For the 2010 class, these respective figures were $60,149 and 84 percent. What impressive increases, huh?!

Conclusion: The legal job market is in the toilet. Automation, outsourcing, state statutes permitting non-lawyers to engage in the limited practice of law, self-help legal forms, and pre-paid legal service schemes have collectively taken a toll on this “profession.” Plus, the job market has been oversaturated for decades. Of course, ABA-accredited trash pits continue to pump out more than 44,000 graduates each year. I understand that LegalZoom and pre-paid legal services are not going away. Furthermore, these services likely save their customers money.  However, this DOES NOT EXCUSE a legal "educator" and administrator - especially one who bills himself as ethical - from raking in piles of cash as a director for such companies. Keep this in mind, if you are considering applying to or attending this third tier commode.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Open Letter to the Graduating JD Class of 2012


Some Background
 
This weekend, roughly 45,000 men and women will receive their JD. Many of them will wear a stupid-ass cap and gown, at the commencement ceremony. But these dresses feature ugly purple stripes on the arms and chest, plus a hideous purple hood! As if graduating without decent job prospects wasn’t bad enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3wyBNYwgnQ&feature=youtu.be&t=36m10s

Last year, an “educator” named Sara Stadler, daughter of former U.S. Solicitor General James Lee Rankin, told the 2011 graduating law class at Emory University to “Get over it!” The pig also lectured Emory students on not being greedy. Yes, a “law professor” - i.e. well-paid swine who produces less work than a typical housecat - had the nerve to go after young people who went into deep debt in order to help pay her salary. It will be interesting to see if any law school cockroaches do so at a commencement, this weekend.

The Job Market

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/NationalSummaryChartforSchools2010.pdf

As you can see from this NALP report, for the Class of 2010, there were 44,258 law grads competing for 28,167 jobs, where bar passage was required. Not all of those positions were for traditional attorney openings. Head to the bottom of page 2, and look at the figures under Job Characteristics by Employer Type. Fully 26.9% of all jobs reported were short-term and part-time jobs comprised 10.9 percent of the total.  What a healthy job market, huh?!

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/04/aba-releases-employment-data-for-class.html

On April 17, 2012, Paul Campos reported on the ABA Section on “Legal Education” publishing its placement summary data. The piece was entitled “ABA releases employment data for the Class of 2010.” Here is a telling excerpt:

“You can look up schools individually, or download the whole report in the form of a spreadsheet. Probably the most interesting new piece of information made available by the report is data on how many 2010 graduates were in law-school funded jobs nine months after graduation, and were counted as "employed" for the purposes of schools' nine-month employment rates. Such positions made up 4.81% of all jobs law schools reported their graduates held nine months after graduation, and not counting them for employment purposes drops the overall nine month employment rate for 2010 grads from 84.5% to 80.4% (Based on what I've seen I expect the number of 2011 graduates in these positions to be quite a bit higher. For example Cornell, which has released its class of 2011 numbers, went from having 6 to 26 graduates in such positions nine months after graduation). 

Note that this data does not represent how many otherwise unemployed graduates are being put in law school-funded positions: it only represents how many are in such positions nine months after graduation. The most striking illustration of this distinction is provided by the University of Michigan, which is listed as having seven 2010 graduates in law-school funded positions in February 2011, but which on its web site states that 61 graduates took such positions at some point after graduation.” [Emphasis mine]

Scroll down on the entry, and you will see a lengthy list of law schools that have each placed at least ten graduates in school-funded positions. Look at some of the institutions on that directory. Again, keep in mind that the figures below pertain to the JD Class of 2010. (Do you honestly think that the job market has improved since that time?!)

For instance, 14th-ranked Georgetown University Law Cesspool hired 18 students, but only three in long-term positions. Fordham Law School, the 29th-best commode in the U.S., put 73 students on the payroll. However, a mere three grads are beyond short term. Furthermore, 22nd-rated Notre Dame Law School placed 25 grads in school-funded positions; only two of these hires were continual employment. University of Virginia Law School hired 40 students, and only one, single, solitary JD was hired for long-term work. This is from the supposed SEVENTH-RANKED law school, in the nation!

Conclusion: In the last analysis, on some level, you were tricked by the lies of the law school industry cockroaches. They are paid up front, in full. You will be the one left holding the big-ass bag of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. The schools DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about your outcome. At least, fewer people are applying to law school. In fact, those with higher LSAT scores are more likely to eschew the three year program. However, this is too late for you.  By the way, if you report to your school that you are delivering pizzas, tending bar or selling insurance - within nine months of graduation - the rats will list you as “employed” for the purpose of their placement rates. Because a law degree is required for those types of jobs, right?!?! Keep that in mind when you decide whether to respond to your toilet’s graduate survey, before the February 2013 deadline.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The $370,245 “Professor Emeritus”: Fourth Tier Dung Pit Thomas M. Cooley Law Sewer’s Thomas E. Brennan


TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Recently Called Out By LSAT Instructor:

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/cooley-law-school-founder-still-paid.html

Check out this April 30, 2012 blog entry from LSAT tutor Steve Schwartz. The piece was entitled “Cooley Law School Founder Still Paid Six Figures. Why?” Here is the opening:

“Former Michigan Chief Justice and Cooley Law School founder Thomas E. Brennan retired in 2002.

According to Cooley's 3 most recent IRS filings available on GuideStar, he received $370,245 (2009-10 - PDF p35), $368,581 (2008-9 - PDF p50), and $365,008 (2007-8 - PDF p6) in total compensation for each of those years.

These IRS documents suggest that his formal titles are "Professor Emeritus" and "Former President" and that he works just 10 hours/week. Taking the average of his total compensation for these 3 years, and assuming he worked 52 weeks/year (no vacations), he earned $707.58/hour during this 3-year period.” [Emphasis mine]

The author also points out that tuition went from $28,740 in 2009-2010 to $36,750, for the 2011-2012 academic year. By the way, if you have trouble going to sleep, click on the attached video - where this dinosaur pontificates on boring constitutional and basic U.S. history. What law student doesn’t want to hear the incoherent political ramblings of an old fart?!

Here are Shwartz’z concluding and cutting comments:

“Key questions:

-Why has Cooley provided Brennan with over $350,000/year in compensation while he's ostensibly been living across the country in Florida, retired, and working on unrelated projects? 

 -What degree of value has he truly provided to the law school, and the students, since retiring? 

 -For how long will the law school continue to compensate him at the students' expense?”

Apparently, the commode fully understands that it can continue to pay retired faculty members handsome salaries, as long as the federally-backed student loan system is in place. But the pigs keep squealing and bragging about having the largest enrollment of any ABA-accredited school.  Yes, because that is such a great accomplishment.

Brennan’s Background:

http://www.oldjudge.blogspot.com/

Thomas Brennan authors a blog that focuses on politics, golf, and old man rants. Does the school really feel that such work is worthy of a big-ass paycheck?! (After all, how many classes does he teach?) As you can see, Thomas E. Brennan will turn 83 later this month. Surely, you are aware that Thomas E. Brennan was chief of Michigan’s state supreme court. He founded this private landfill, which opened its TTTT doors in 1972. Since that time, the school has buried a lot of its graduates financially.

http://thirdtierreality.blogspot.com/2011/07/stink-pit-central-fourth-tier-dung-pile.html

I reported on this man’s ridiculous salary, back on July 18, 2011. What do you expect from such an embarrassing, putrid institution? Read the entire entry, to view some interesting marital and family relationships among the board and faculty.

Fourth Tier Cesspool Cooley Also Pisses Away Money on Other Endeavors:

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/02/thomas-m-cooley-law-school-buys-stadium-naming-rights/

On February 23, 2010, ATL’s Elie Mystal backhanded the toilet, for purchasing naming rights to a triple A baseball stadium. The entry was labeled “Thomas M. Cooley Law School Buys Stadium Naming Rights.” Here is a highlight, from that piece:

“Okay, the legal economy is in the tank. Recent law graduates are having a tough time finding jobs. Graduates from lower tier law schools are getting squeezed as top tier law students and deferred associates compete for jobs and opportunities. You get the picture.

Now enter Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The school that’s ranked 12th by Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is considered fourth tier by everyone else. With over 3,500 full- and part-time students, Cooley gives new meaning to the term “diploma mill.” Despite the terrible economy the school is expanding, ensuring that even more law students will know what it feels like to pay off post graduate educational debts with extra shifts at McDonalds.

What is Cooley Law School doing to improve the lot of the students suckered into a 4th tier law school? It’s buying the naming rights to a minor league baseball stadium. I’m not joking. Cooley is taking the tuition dollars of its students and buying naming rights. Naming rights. I guess replacing all the desks and lecterns with steaming piles of dung was just a little bit too expensive for the bigwigs at Cooley. Buying naming rights gets the same message across to students.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, because purchasing naming rights to a baseball stadium is going to help Cooley students land paid employment, right?!?! It is CLEAR that the school does not put the interests of its students first. In the end, the fourth tier trash pit is simply seeking to market itself to a bigger audience.

http://www.cooley.edu/news/2011/090611_tampa_two.html

Keep in mind that this PRIVATE DIPLOMA MILL - which already operates four locations in Michigan - will soon open a new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida. Yes, this school truly cares about providing its students with a quality “education,” huh?!?! In terms of watering down the product, this fifth branch is a further waste of money. However, the school likely sees it as a wise investment.

Conclusion: Thomas M. Cooley Law Sewer is the biggest laughingstock in U.S. “legal education.” It truly is a dung heap. Only a delusional anal cyst would argue otherwise. Simply put, there is no valid justification for paying such outlandish salary to a retired “professor” - even one designated as “professor emeritus.”
 
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