Friday, November 30, 2012
Profiles in Vile Academic Self Interest: Lawrence Mitchell, Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Pig Sticks His Hoof in His Mouth:
On November 28, 2012, the New York Times published an opinion piece from Lawrence Mitchell, dean of second tier sewer Ca$e We$TTern Re$erve Univer$ity Sewer of Law; the commode is currently rated as the 67th greatest, most phenomenal law school in the country, by US “News” & World Report. The op-ed was entitled “Law School is Worth the Money.” Keep in mind that this charlatan is not the one taking out $100K-$130 in NON-DISCHARGEABLE loans, for the mere opportunity to enter the GLUTTED legal “profession.” Take a look at this weak opening:
“I’m a law dean, and I’m proud. And I think it’s time to stop the nonsense. After two years of almost relentless attacks on law schools, a bit of perspective would be nice.
For at least two years, the popular press, bloggers and a few sensationalist law professors have turned American law schools into the new investment banks. We entice bright young students into our academic clutches. Succubus-like, when we’ve taken what we want from them, we return them to the mean and barren streets to fend for themselves.
The hysteria has masked some important realities and created an environment in which some of the brightest potential lawyers are, largely irrationally, forgoing the possibility of a rich, rewarding and, yes, profitable, career.
The starting point is the job market. It’s bad. It’s bad in many industries. “Bad,” in law, means that most students will have trouble finding a first job, especially at law firms. But a little historical perspective will reveal that the law job market has been bad — very bad — before. To take the most recent low before this era, in 1998, 55 percent of law graduates started in law firms. In 2011, that number was 50 percent. A 9 percent decline from a previous low during the worst economic conditions in decades hardly seems catastrophic. And this statistic ignores the other jobs lawyers do.” [Emphasis mine]
I’m sure that many child molesters, drug pushers corporate raiders are also proud of their “work,” Dumbass. Should we use their conviction as “proof” that they are engaged in a good cause?!?! By the way, YOU are making a very nice salary by perpetrating this sick $y$tem. You cannot be objective in this area, tool. It’s comical that this pig wrote an op-ed for the nation’s premier newspaper, which kicked the hell out of the law school industrial complex - via a sharp, informed series by David Segal.
For $ome rea$on, Cockroach Lawrence Mitchell “forgot” to mention some of the jobs that many JDs and lawyers perform: tend bar, stock shelves, run cash registers at electronics stores, sell insurance, wait tables, serve pizza, pour lattes, etc. I wonder why this dean did not mention such outcomes. By the way, citing to the fact that the lawyer job marker has been anemic for over a decade does not help your pathetic “case.” The ball-less weasel is essentially arguing “Who cares if your future is ruined by this decision? The job market was nearly as bad 13 or 14 years ago.” Later on, Mitchell argues that the growth rate in the attorney field is healthy, since the industry's outlook is about average.
On October 31, 2012, the Washington Post Magazine published an article from Elizabeth Lesly Stevens, under the headline “Will Law Students Have Jobs After They Graduate?” The following portion shows that Mitchell cannot rely on BLS data to bolster his message:
“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 73,600 new lawyer jobs from 2010 to 2020. But just three years into that decade, about 132,757 new lawyers have hit the job market.” [Emphasis mine]
The Swine’s Background:
“Dean Mitchell is the author of The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry (2007) (awarded ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Gold Medal for the Best Book in Business and Economic and the 2009 “IPPY” Silver Medal for Finance/Investment/Economics), and Corporate Irresponsibility: America’s Newest Export (2001), among other books and publications. Before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve, he was the Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law at The George Washington University Law School, where he taught for 20 years and, was founding Chair and Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance at GW. Professor Mitchell has written extensively on matters of corporate governance, law, finance, financial history, and ethics. A graduate of Williams College and Columbia University Law School, Professor Mitchell practiced corporate law in New York from 1981 to 1987.” [Emphasis mine]
Cockroach Lawrence Mitchell sure knows how to set one up on a tee for his opponents. This ass-clown has published several books on corporate irresponsibility and financial greed, yet the hypocrite cannot see that the law schools are engaging in similar conduct?!?!
Tuition at CWRU Law for 2012-2013: A full-time law student at this private stench pit will be charged $44,500 - for the current school year. This figure does not include associated fees or living expenses into account. What a great bargain, huh?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness for Case Western: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the CWRU Law Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $98,900. Fully 90 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. Apparently, this well-off bastard has no qualms about asking YOU - the applicant and student - to take on such monstrous levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for HIS benefit.
Conclusion: Lawrence Mitchell is a prime example of badass author Upton Sinclair’s principle: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Ask yourself the following question: Would you buy a used car from this salesman? If you would not borrow $5,000 to $15,000 on a loan that you could walk away from, then why in the hell would you take out $100K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt because of this rodent’s meaningless rhetoric?!?!
Posted by Nando at 7:11 AM
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuition: Full-time law students at this private toilet were charged $27,780 in tuition - for the 2011-2012 school year. The trash pit does not provide updated costs for the current academic year. However, the pigs claim that tuition rates will remain the same for the three years that one is enrolled.
When you add in fees, the total increases to $30,350. For $ome rea$on, the school estimates that books will be $600 cheaper for spring semester than in autumn. Furthermore, these pigs charge $280 in parking, plus $100 for a snack bar fee. Apparently, parking in Jackson, Mississippi must be at a premium.
Ranking: At such prices, this school must have a stellar reputation, right?!?! According to US “News” & World Report, Mississippi College Sewer of Law is ranked in the putrid fourth tier of American law schools. Of course, Bob Morse now refers to this group as “Rank Not Published.” Their mothers must be very proud.
Employment “Placement” at Graduation: Since these bitches and hags did not have the balls - or integrity - to publish its employment placement data, we need to head to another source for this data. According to the school overview from USN&WR, “Of the 2010 graduates, 43.5 percent were employed at graduation.” What an impressive rate, huh?!?! As if you needed it pointed out to you, this source states that this figure is in the “low“ category.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Mississippi College JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $110,169. In fact, 76 percent of this garbage can’s 2011 class took on such filthy debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled.
Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Let’s see how well the pigs are making out - at the expense of the students, graduates and taxpayers. Scroll down to Part VII - Compensation, of the 2011 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 64-0303086, so that you can access this information.
The following figures represent TOTAL COMPENSATION for the tax year ending June 30, 2011: James Rosenblatt “earned” $212,021, as dean of this toilet; Matthew Steffey raked in $196,578, for teaching civil rights and criminal law; Patricia Bennett, “professor of law” and director of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Center, made $180,480; and Angela Mae Kupenda received $164,403. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off handsomely, for some?!?!
Public Service Emphasis: The description below comes from the school:
“Public Service Law Center
The Public Service Center Law Center exposes students to a wide range of public service opportunities that not only enhance their legal education experience, but also promote a commitment to helping underserved people and communities.
MC Law understands that “success” is measured in more than dollars and cents. One of the center’s goals is to inspire more students to explore careers or volunteer opportunities in public interest law. Whether it’s representing the elderly in filing Social Security claims or finding legal remedies to environmental disasters in the making, public interest law is about attorneys making a positive difference.”
When legal and non-law employers see a bunch of public service projects on your resume, they immediately think “Loser.” From their perspective, if you cannot find paid employment, then why should they extend you an offer? Low-ranked commodes often bill themselves as “public service oriented.” Why would anyone with a brain stem want to incur an additional $115K-130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a chance to help poor people file SSI claims?!?!
Conclusion: Mississippi College Sewer of Law is an overpriced, pathetic dung heap. If you are even considering this garbage pit, ask yourself the following question: if you were an employer, would you hire someone with a TTTT law degree from this in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion? In the final analysis, you should not attend this commode - even if the school provides you with a full tuition scholarship. If you are upset with your dead-end job, remember that you will NOT almost certainly be worse off by incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - while pissing away three years of your life.
Posted by Nando at 7:02 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Puto Martinez Seeks Free Labor For One Year:
On November 21, 2012, Salon published a piece from Paul Campos, which was entitled “A judge searches for free labor.” Check out the following portion:
“William Martinez, a federal judge in Denver, is currently using the site to solicit applications for a standard year-long clerkship in his chambers.
While the requirements for the job look quite ordinary – excellent academic credentials required, two or more years of legal practice experience preferred – the position’s salary is not. More precisely, this job features a salary of zero: “This position is a gratuitous service appointment,” the posting announces, while going on to make clear that the successful candidate will waive any claim to salary, benefits or any other compensation, and that he or she can be fired at any time, for any reason, or no reason, during the course of the year-long appointment.
It gets better: Although Judge Martinez isn’t going to pay the successful applicant, and reserves the right to fire this person arbitrarily at any time, the judge is asking whoever takes the job “to morally commit to the position for one year.” (In other words, don’t think for a moment it’s OK to quit this non-paying job just because a paying job comes along.) As an added extra bonus, the posting states unequivocally that “there is no possibility of the position turning into a paid position with Judge Martinez.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, after spending 20 years in formal “education” facilities, you then have the opportunity to work for a federal pig, but without any compensation! Isn’t that wonderful?!?! Of course, you also need to excel academically during law school - before you can be considered for this “prestigious“ position.
Campos delivers one more right cross to this porker’s snout, in his conclusion:
“Beyond the legalities, there’s the moral question of whether this is acceptable behavior. For high government officials to prey on the desperation of the lost generation in this way is a sorry sight – especially when one considers the structural effects of this kind of thing. Obviously, creating a class of prestigious door-opening jobs that don’t feature actual salaries is just another way of ensuring that only the children of the rich have access to such jobs.
Which brings me to the mordant punch line: Before becoming a federal judge, William Martinez was a lawyer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.”
The Bastard’s Background:
Back on December 21, 2010, the Denver Business Journal’s Mark Harden posted a story labeled “Martinez confirmed as Colorado federal judge.” Towards the end of the article, we gain a little insight into Pig Martinez:
“Born in Mexico, Martinez emigrated with his parents as a small child. He holds undergraduate degrees in environmental engineering and political science from the University of Illinois and a law degree from the University of Chicago.”
Presumably, this rat comes from a well-off, connected Mexican family. How many poor immigrants attend top U.S. colleges and law schools?!
The following biographical summary was supplied by the Federal Judicial Center:
“Given name at birth: Jose Guillermo Martinez Escalante”
Apparently, this ass-clown decided that it would be best to Anglicize his Hispanic birth name at age 20. I guess he figured that the owners would rather hire a transparent sell-out.
The Pueblo Chieftain published Robert Boczkiewicz’s piece “One of Colorado's vacant federal judge posts filled,” back on February 26, 2010. Read the following brief passage:
“Martinez, 55, immigrated with his family as a young boy to this country and is the first member of his family to go to college.
He specializes in employment and civil rights law at a Denver law firm where he is a partner.” [Emphasis mine]
Now, that is comedy gold! This supposed employment and civil rights attorney now demands free, committed labor for one full year - as a federal judge/bag-man. What a beacon of integrity, huh?!?!
Conclusion: William Joseph Martinez is a filthy swine. This sewer rat expects highly-educated, accomplished attorneys and JDs to bust their ass for him, for free! The bastard is exploiting desperate law grads. I recognize that judges provide the appearance of “fairness” and a “separate branch” of government. In the end, the political class serves the owners’ interests. However, even this development comes across as an atrocious bowel movement. Then again, the devils are starting to blatantly reveal their intentions. Do any of you lemmings still have your heart set on going to law school?!?!
Posted by Nando at 9:54 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Profiles in Judicial Fecal Matter: Mary Lane Mikva, Well-Connected Pig and Cook County Circuit “Judge”
On November 12, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published Joe Palazollo’s piece “Judge Bounces Two More Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Against Law Schools.” Check out the following excerpt:
“Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva dismissed the lawsuits against John Marshall and Kent on Friday. She ruled from the bench, and later issued one-page written orders.
According to lawyers who attended the hearing, Judge Mikva said she agreed with the reasoning of her colleague, Judge Neil Cohen, who in September spiked a lawsuit filed by graduates of DePaul University College of Law.
In that case, Judge Cohen said it wasn’t DePaul’s fault that the graduates entered the workforce during “the height of a tumultuous and deep recession that seriously affected employment in the legal profession.” [Emphasis mine]
At least, the cockroach didn’t bother writing a lengthy opinion, in a ridiculous attempt to justify her decision. Apparently, law schools can claim high employment “placement” rates - even though most recent graduates find jobs through their own efforts - and prospective students should know better than to believe these “institutions of higher education.”
Quit Blaming the Recession, Idiot:
On June 13, 2010, Brian Tamanaha posted a Balkinization entry entitled "Wake Up, Fellow Law Professors, to the Casualties of Our Enterprise." Take a look at the following excerpt:
"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."
Of course, "law professors," deans, shills and "judges" continue to blame the current job market on the 2008 crash. If the legal sector does not improve ten years from now, these bitches and hags will keep relying on this as an excuse. $omehow, the bastards don't cut their admissions drastically - even though they are aware of the glutted attorney field.
The Pig’s Background:
"Judge Abner Mikva holds the distinction of having served at a high level in all three branches of the federal government, and in state government as well. He was elected in 1956 to the first of five consecutive terms in the Illinois General Assembly where he sponsored fair employment practices legislation, open housing legislation, and labored to overhaul the Criminal Code. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and served for five terms as a member of the Judiciary Committee and then the Ways and Means Committee.
Appointed by President Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Abner served for fifteen years, the last four as Chief Judge. In 1994 Judge Mikva resigned from the bench to become White House Counsel to President William J. Clinton.”
Mary Mikva’s father is former congre$$man Abner Mikva. Do you think that this bitch ever had a problem breaking into the legal field?!?!
“[Abner] Mikva has own connection to the Supreme Court, as well, having clerked there for Justice Sherman Minton during the 1951-52 term after his graduation from the University of Chicago.
There’s a family link, too, as Mary Lane Mikva, one of Mikva’s three daughters, clerked for Brennan during the 1981-82 term. (She’s now a circuit court judge in Chicago.)”
Take a look at the dung beetle’s court bio:
“Legal Experience: Until she became a judge, Ms. Mikva was a partner in the firm of Abrahamson Vorachek & Mikva, where she represented plaintiffs in employment related claims. She was also a partner in the firm of Seliger and Mikva, where she represented plaintiffs in employment claims, including several large class actions. Before becoming a plaintiffs’ attorney, Ms. Mikva was in the Law Department of the City of Chicago, defending employment claims and also worked in the Appeals Division. Early in her career, Judge Mikva was a criminal defense attorney in the firm of Patrick A. Tuite & Associates.”
For $ome rea$on, this butter cow “forgot” to mention her influential father. Hell, she even listed her personal interests of riding her bike, traveling and the local theater. Apparently, Mary feels or believes that she made it on her own efforts.
Conclusion: Do not expect a political solution to the problem of crushing student debt. “Judges” typically serve as bagmen to industry. These pets are nothing more than politicians in black dresses. These puppets/“public $ervant$” do not have the balls to go against big business interests. No one should be surprised by this decision from a Crook County “judge” - especially one with such extensive connections in Chicago politics. The schools will cite to this decision as “proof” that the cases against them had no merit. Furthermore, in a sick twist, the commodes will use these dismissals to “show” law students that “the system works.”
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuition and Fees: Oklahoma residents attending this public stall on a full-time basis will be charged $19,763 in tuition and fees, for the 2012-2013 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be slapped with a bill of $30,188. What an affordable, public “legal education,” huh?!?!
Ranking: At these prices, this institution MUST have one hell of a reputation, right?! Actually, US “News” & World Report ranks the UniversiTTy of Oklahoma Commode of Law as the 82nd greatest, most prestigious and amazing law school in the land. In fact, the toilet shares this rating with the following six law schools: Catholic University of America; Michigan State; Rutgers-Newark; Seattle University; SUNY Buffalo; and the University of Oregon. Their mothers should be very proud.
Supposed Employment Placement and Salary Statistics: The pile of manure claims that 85.9 percent of its Class of 2011 landed full time employment, within nine months of graduation, i.e. 140 members out of 163 total graduates. Under the heading Employment Type, 85 grads reported working in law firms. Fully 50 grads ended up in solo practice or in firms of 2-10 attorneys. In contrast, only two JDs landed in firms of 251-500 people, and a single graduate worked for a firm with more than 500 employees.
The overall mean salary for the 140 graduates reporting full-time employment stood at $56,454. The same figure for those working in government was $47,008; those in business earned an average of $55,801. For $ome rea$on, the school does not take unemployed and part-time employees into consideration. I wonder if that would lower the numbers. What a great return on investment - for giving up three years of your life and full-time income, while taking on more student debt!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UniversiTTy of Oklahoma JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $74,809. Fully 70 percent of this outhouse’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.
Pathetic Law Journals: As a student at this eliTTe insTTiTTuTTion, you will have the opportunity to write onto the American Indian Law Review. Check out the summary:
“AMERICAN INDIAN LAW REVIEW
The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide. Adhering to the traditional law review format, the Review offers in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. In addition, the Review offers comments and notes written by student members and editors on a wide variety of Indian law-related topics.
Each year the American Indian Law Review sponsors the American Indian Law Writing Competition, which is open to currently enrolled law students throughout the United States and Canada. The top three entries are awarded cash prizes and the first place entry is published in the Review.”
Law firms and non-legal employers will not be impressed with this “credential” on your resume. But you will also have a chance to become a student editor of the world-renowned Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology! Take a look at that publication's description:
"OKLAHOMA JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
The Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology (OKJOLT) is Oklahoma’s first electronic legal publication dedicated to the study of critical issues at the intersection of law and technology. With OKJOLT, the College of Law joins such top ranking schools as Harvard, Stanford and Duke in setting standards for multidisciplinary scholarship. OKJOLT’s electronic-only format provides for rapid turnaround from article submission to publication. Thus, OKJOLT operates under a rolling schedule and updates its website with new and useful research materials as quickly as they are readied for publication.”
Do you honestly think that potential employers are going to give one damn about this line item on your resume or cover letter?!?! Then again, they will notice the name of the school on your diploma. If the HR manager doesn’t toss your application in the garbage at that point, consider that a small victory.
Conclusion: The University of Oklahoma Commode of Law is a garbage heap. You will not be served well by accumulating an additional $80K-$110K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. In the final analysis, these costs are too high for a mere chance to practice law in Texas or Oklahoma. Your career prospects will be further hampered by the overall contracting legal job market.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuition: Students attending this rat-hole on a full-time basis will be charged $33,396 in tuition – for the 2012-2013 school year. When you click on the hyperlink above, you will notice that fees/basic costs add up to another $2,007. In sum, the total cost is $35,403. Note that the technology fee is $642. Hell, are they giving every enrolled victim a fancy laptop?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: Under “Variable Costs” on the same document, the pigs estimate that living expenses will amount to $16,800. Apparently, the bastards decided to use round numbers. After all, “law professors” love to joke about how “Lawyers are terrible at math.”
Keep in mind that ABA-accredited commodes base living costs on a nine month basis. Seeing that a calendar year is comprised of 12 months, I will provide a more accurate picture of these expenses. Prorating housing, personal costs and travel, this amount increases by $5,000. As such, a first year, full-time student can look forward to a total, estimated COA of $57,203 – for 2012-2013.
Ranking: Based on these big-ass costs, one would expect this school to have a sterling reputation in the legal and academic communities. Well, according to US “News” & World Report, LiberTTTTy Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law is ranked in the sordid fourth tier of American law schools. Of course, Pussy Bob Morse now lists the grouping as “Rank Not Published.” Yes, that is one prestigious institution, right?!?!
Embarrassing Employment Placement Rate: The toilet states that 66.3% of its 2011 graduates were employed, within nine months of graduation. Another 28.9 percent of the class was seeking a job, while 4.8% of this cohort was not looking for work. By the way, the school states that were 55 employed graduates – out of 90 JDs. If this is the case, then the “placement” rate – for the LiberTTTTy JD Class of 2011 - is only 61.1 percent. That is quite an accomplishment, huh?!?!
Under the subheading “Employment Type by Industry/Sector,” you will notice that only 50.9 percent of employed grads were reportedly working in law firms. Hell, 18.9% of this cohort was employed in business/industry. Keep in mind that tending bar and selling insurance would fall under this category. Are you still interested in applying to such a cesspool?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the LiberTTTTy Univer$iTTTTy JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $66,088. According to this source, fully 94 percent of this dung heap’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.
Administrator Pay: In order to see how well the pigs and rats are doing, we head to the 2011 Form 990 for Liberty University Inc., i.e. Employer ID No. 54-0946734. Scroll down to page 17 of this PDF, Part VII – Compensation. No member of the law school faculty is listed among the highest paid employees. However, you will see that Jerry Falwell, Jr. received $409,960 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2011. As “chancellor” and legal counsel, the dog raked in $371,521 in reportable compensation, plus $38,439 in estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.
Further down the same page, Opie Taylor doppelganger Jonathan Falwell – a trustee – “earned” $118,918 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same tax year. No other Liberty “University” trustee earned a dime. That MUST be a mere coincidence, right?!?! Apparently, the swine prefer to keep the money in the family.
Founding Cockroach Jerry Lamon Falwell:
“In 1967, Falwell implemented his vision to build a Christian educational system for evangelical youth. He began with the establishment of Lynchburg Christian Academy, an accredited Christian day school for grades K-12 . In 1971, he founded Liberty University, an accredited Christian university for evangelical believers. In 1985 Falwell announced his goal of 50,000 students.”
This is the same “man” who blamed the September 11th attacks on gays and feminists, in this country. Since evangelical churches are a big fraud and a blemish, it makes sense that this bigot opened a “non-profit university.” Hell, his fellow Chri$tian charlatan, Gordon Marion “Pat” Robertson, did the same with Regent University. That garbage heap is also located in Virginia.
Conclusion: Do not attend this supposedly “Christian” law school – at any cost. The commode was founded in 2004. Additionally, it did not gain full ABA accreditation until 2010. The trash pit is consistently ranked in the fourth tier of U.S. law schools. Look at the employment “placement” figures above, which were reported by Liberty University Sewer of Law. Most legal and non-legal employers are not impressed with a degree from this place. While the law student debt figure may not seem monstrous – in relation to other schools – try paying off $70K-$90K in additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, on a measly income. Good luck starting a family or buying a home, with those debt chains around your neck. Anyone with a brain stem would not view this as financial “liberty.”
Posted by Nando at 8:59 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Washington Post Magazine Notes That There Are Not Enough Lawyer Jobs for the Legions of Recent Graduates
On October 31, 2012, the Washington Post Magazine published an article from Elizabeth Lesly Stevens, under the headline “Will Law Students Have Jobs After They Graduate?” Take a look at the following excerpts:
“There are a few other recent statistics that [UC Irvine’s Cockroach Erwin] Chemerinsky and his colleagues at the nation’s law schools — a disproportionate number of which are in or near Washington — might want to bring into sharper focus.
In 2011, more than 44,000 students graduated from the 200-odd U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. Nine months after graduation, only a bit more than half had found full-time jobs as lawyers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 73,600 new lawyer jobs from 2010 to 2020. But just three years into that decade, about 132,757 new lawyers have hit the job market.” [Emphasis mine]
On the third page, check out the following info: “Consider this: Of the 576 who graduated George Washington University this year, 20 percent — 112 — are employed as lawyers only because GWU pays them $15 an hour, up to $525 each week, to do volunteer work. The average indebtedness of GWU’s class of 2011 was $127,360. Trying to adjust, the school trimmed first-year enrollment this fall by 16 percent, to 400.”
Yes, you read that correctly. If you want to be technical, the commode only hired 19.44% of this class, for volunteer work. Keep in mind that “The” George Wa$hington Univer$ity Law $chool is ranked as the 20th best law school in the nation, by US “News” & World Report. If this school must resort to these desperate measures, what are your chances of landing solid legal employment - when you attend a third tier commode or fourth tier trash pit?!?!
Washington Post Also Lists the Most Expensive Law Schools for 2012-2013:
The link is labeled “2012-2013 law school tuition, fees and living expenses.” The magazine relies on figures furnished by the defunct rag known as US “News”. You will notice that UC Irvine is second on the list. The total estimated cost of annual attendance at the currently-unranked toilet will amount to $77,129 for out-of-state students; total COA is a mere $70,809 for California residents. In the main article, Ass-Clown Chemerinsky claims that these immense costs are required for academic “excellence.”
There Simply Are Not Enough Jobs:
On February 17, 2012, Paul Campos posted a blog entry entitled “The message.” This man gets right to the heart of the matter:
“There are a great number of things wrong with legal academia, but in the end the problem is this: There aren't enough jobs. Everything else - the failure to prepare people to practice law, the intellectually vacuous and socially reactionary atmosphere of the law school classroom, the ridiculous publication system, the pernicious rankings, the puerile obsessions with status, the profligate spending etc. etc. - is secondary to the fact that there aren't enough jobs.” [Emphasis mine]
The Job Outlook for Recent JDs Was Dismal Before the Current Recession:
In the article above, Campos cites to an October 3, 2011 Balkin piece from Brian Tamanaha, under the header “Poor Employment Market for Law Grads Predates the Recession.” After proving that the legal job placement rate has been weak for at least one decade, Tamanaha reaches this conclusion:
“Law schools wooing the next crop of incoming students will no doubt use the line that the employment situation is bad now because of the recession, but things will get better when the legal market turns around. And they will tell prospective students that three and a half years between now and their anticipated graduation is plenty of time for the job recovery to take place.
Don't buy it. There is no sign that the legal market will improve. And even if it does, at many law schools one-out-of three or one-out-of four graduates will not get jobs as lawyers.” [Emphasis mine]
These two men have consistently shown than they do not have a mere academic interest in the subject of student debt and the shrinking lawyer job market. A few other “law professors” have looked at this as if this is a hypothetical. However, we are talking about real people’s lives. I know several highly-educated men and women who have told me that they will never own a home or have children. Their staggering student debt loads and low pay are main reasons for this decision.
Conclusion: Vindication feels great. However, legions of current law students and recent JDs are being ruined financially, by the steaming dung piles known as ABA-accredited law schools. The sociopaths who run these highly profitable, “non-profit institutions of higher learning” DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about you or your future. They couldn’t care less that you may be unable to ever purchase a house or start a family. After all, these pigs get paid up front, in full - regardless of the job market. You, the recent graduate, will be stuck with the student loan payments - with interest - for the next 20-30 years. In the end, THE ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY HAVE A DIRECT FINANCIAL INTEREST IN MAKING PROSPECTIVE LAW STUDENTS BELIEVE THAT THE JOB MARKET WILL RECOVER SHORTLY. Of course, the bastards offer no proof of their assertions. Meanwhile, the financial criminals continue to collectively pump out more than 44,000 grads each year - and others plan to open new law schools.
Posted by Nando at 7:34 AM