Friday, December 28, 2012

ABA-Accredited Toilets Now Relying on Non-JD Students, to Make Up for Lost Revenue

Can You Smell the Desperation?:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202582328993&NonJD_candidates_easing_the_strain_on_law_schools_&slreturn=20121127235955

On December 21, 2012, the National Law Journal published a Karen Sloan piece entitled “Non-J.D. candidates easing the strain on law schools.” Take a look at this opening:

“Interest in juris doctor degrees has waned during the past two years, but the news for law schools isn't all bad: The number of students in non-J.D. programs has increased by 39 percent since 2005, according to figures released on December 21 by the American Bar Association.

By contrast, the number of first-year students enrolled in J.D. programs fell by 8 percent during that same period. ABA-accredited law schools this year enrolled 11,067 non-J.D. students—representing approximately one-quarter of the 44,518 first-year J.D. students. [Emphasis mine]

But law schools are concerned about their students’ futures, right?!?! If you believe that, and you wish to remain willfully ignorant, then skip over Sloan’s conclusion:

“Schools have financial incentives to expand their LL.M. offerings, since those students often take empty seats in existing classes.

"Law schools see a demand for non-J.D. programs both for lawyers who want to develop expertise through an LL.M. and in business and professional communities where knowledge of the relevant law and process is valuable," said Barry Currier, the ABA's interim consultant on legal education. "As the demand for J.D. degrees slackens, schools are exploring other ways to broaden their revenue base."

The ABA does not accredit non-J.D. programs, but does require that they not impede a law school's ability to ensure that its J.D. program meets all the accreditation standards.” [Emphasis mine]

The dung beetles are FULLY AWARE of the glutted, U.S. lawyer job market. They also realize that LLM programs in Space Law and Agricultural Law are not going to help the typical grad find legal work. Yet, the ABA cockroaches continue to increase non-JD enrollment - due to the money that goes into the academic thieves’ pockets.

The ABA Proudly Reports This TTT Development:

http://www.abanow.org/2012/12/aba-legal-education-section-reports-preliminary-data-on-non-j-d-enrollment-growth-2000-2012/

Take a look at the following excerpt from pigs’ press release, which was labeled “ABA Legal Education Section Reports Preliminary Data on Non-J.D. Enrollment Growth, 2000-2012”:

“Enrollment in non-J.D. programs at American Bar Association-approved law schools has increased markedly since 2000, partly offsetting declines in J.D. enrollment during the same period, according to preliminary data released today by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

ABA-approved law schools reported a 39 percent increase in enrollment in non-J.D. programs from 2005 to 2012 and a 52 percent increase from 2000 to 2012, according to data provided to the section.”

News flash: Law grads are enrolling into these LLM programs in larger numbers, because legions cannot find legal work with their JD. Of course, the ABA-accredited moral cesspools are happy to exploit these students further - by offering them more "education" at a big-ass price.  Isn't it nice to see that the criminal cartel has a Division for Media Relations & “Communication Services.” The bitches and hags like to spin the news.

NE$L Dean: “Law Schools Are Like Other Businesses”:

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/law_schools_soaking_in_million.html

On August 4, 2012, Jeff Manning posted an Oregonian piece entitled "Law schools revenues soar as they take in millions from tuition and fees, as supply exceeds demand."  Focus on the following portion, which gives you real insight into the law school devils' mindset:

“John O'Brien, dean of the New England School of Law and chair of the ABA's legal accreditation committee, agreed the new schools are adding to a significant oversupply of lawyers. But the supply-demand imbalance is not a factor the ABA considers.

"It's not the ABA's job to police the number of law schools," O'Brien said. "Law schools are like other businesses. Ultimately, that's what they are. If there are people who feel there is a void that needs to be filled around the country, the process is to apply for ABA approval. If you meet those standards, you get approved." [Emphasis mine]

Yes, the pile of human waste known as John O’Brien told the Oregonian that law schools are businesses. We have known this for some time, but it is nice to see one of the perpetrators admit to this reality. For $ome rea$on, the law school pigs do not give a damn about their consumers.

Conclusion: The American Bar Association is a cartel of cockroaches and morally bankrupt pigs. These bastards do not give one damn about law students. Crackheads have a higher sense of ethics than these rats. The schools are happy to financially ruin legions of young, educated people each year.

In the final analysis, law schools are run for the benefit of “professors” - not the students. Law school administrators and tenured faculty are paid very handsomely for minimal “work.” Now that fewer people are applying to, and enrolling in, JD programs, the filthy pigs are using this as an opportunity to enroll thousands of students who will not affect their overall ranking. LSAT scores and undergrad GPAs are not a factor, with these willing victims. Furthermore, the toilets do not need to worry about furnishing employment placement data, for these graduates.  Keep plugging holes on a sinking ship, law school cockroaches. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Seton Hall University Sewer of Law: the Trash Pit That Keeps on Giving

SeTTon Haul to Provide Tuition for Certain Students:

http://law.shu.edu/About/News_Events/releases.cfm?id=318118

Take a look at the commode’s press release labeled “SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND TUITION REDUCTION INITIATIVE TO LAW SCHOOL.”  Try not to laugh when you read this excerpt:

“Seton Hall University has announced that it will extend its widely acclaimed merit-based tuition reduction program to its School of Law, reducing tuition by over 50% for eligible students. The tuition cuts for undergraduate students at Seton Hall University went into effect in 2012 and were recently extended for the 2013-14 academic year. The University will now extend the program further, offering “a private legal education at a public school price” to eligible incoming students at Seton Hall Law School, the only private law school in New Jersey.

Dr. Gabriel Esteban, President of Seton Hall University, said “Similar to the program for undergraduate study, this initiative reflects Seton Hall’s commitment to serving our community. It provides access to a high-quality private education at a cost comparable to a public institution.”

For eligible incoming full-time first-year students, tuition at Seton Hall Law School will be reduced in the 2013-14 academic year to $22,330.

“The legal industry is undergoing substantial change,” said Patrick E. Hobbs, Law School Dean, “and for those who choose law, we have a duty to respond in a meaningful way – making legal education more practice oriented and employment focused as well as more affordable. Our Legal Practice Curriculum, numerous clinics, pro bono programs and comprehensive intern and externship programs address the first concerns; this tuition cut will help to answer the next, making Seton Hall Law School more affordable for those who wish to attend.” [Emphasis mine]

Patrick Hobbs/Ass-Clown: If the toilet is truly concerned with making tuition “affordable”, then why not provide this tuition rate to all Seton Hall law students?!?! This is a mere public relations.  Later on, the release contains the criteria:

“Program specifics include the following:

 To qualify for this tuition discount, students must have an LSAT score of 158 and higher and an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher;
 Students who apply to Seton Hall Law and meet the academic criteria will automatically receive this tuition rate reduction;
 Open to first-time, first-year full-time or part-time students entering Seton Hall Law in Fall 2013;
 This program is open to students from all states; and
 Students may also be eligible for additional merit and/or need-based financial aid.”

Requirements for Qualifying for the Commode’s “Tuition Reduction Program”:

http://law.shu.edu/ProspectiveStudents/prospective_jd_students/tuition-reduction.cfm

Check out the following, partial criteria, for the commode’s Tuition Reduction Program:

“TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Open to first-time first-year full-time or part-time students entering Seton Hall Law in Fall 2013 (does not apply to transfer students). Students may not defer admission.
 The tuition credit is based on Rutgers Law-Newark 2012-2013 in-state tuition rate for full-time students ($22,746) and part-time students ($20,856 – up to 11 credits, flat fee).
Students who matriculate under this program as incoming full-time students, will remain eligible for this tuition rate reduction for up to 3 years (6 semesters), provided that the student maintains a 2.80 cumulative GPA or remains in the top 75% of the class (whichever is more favorable to the student), and maintains continuous full time enrollment. GPA standards will be reviewed once per year - at the end of the Spring semester, annually.” [Emphasis mine]

Other Coverage of This TTT Development:

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/12/hurry-quantities-are-limited.html

Paul Campos blasted the pigs, with his December 19, 2012 entry entitled “Hurry, quantities are limited.” Look at his conclusion:

“A 158 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA are the current 1L class medians, so in other words current applicants who simply hit both of last year's medians automatically receive a 53% discount off sticker tuition ($47,330). Sticker cost of attendance is a startling $69,916 per year. (Fully debt financing a Seton Hall law degree will, assuming annual 3.5% increases in COA, produce a debt load at repayment of $259,299).

I think it's fair to say that at this point prospective law school applicants should treat sticker tuition prices as they might treat the advertised price of a collection of ABBA CDs at a yard sale.”

http://law.shu.edu/Students/Bursar/Tuition-and-Fees.cfm

Full Tuition Rate for 2012-2013: Full-time law students at SHU will be slammed with a gigantic tuition bill of $47,330 – for 2012-2013. Notice the trash heap’s spin, i.e. “Tuition at Seton Hall School of Law is competitive with most of the major metropolitan law schools in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.”

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, $eTTon Hall Univer$iTTy Sewer of Law is rated as the 69th greatest, most magnificent and amazing law school in the entire land. Yay! What an accomplishment, right?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+3

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Seton Haul JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,100. By the way, 83 percent of this toilet’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled in school.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, this is nothing more than a marketing campaign. The swine who operate Seton Hall University Sewer of Law realize that they need to attract more victims/students - in the midst of fewer overall law school applicants. Apparently, many potential students are starting to understand that paying $47,330 in annual tuition - to attend a second tier sewage pit - is a bad financial decision. The school is desperate to put asses in its seats.  Of course, the swine are putting a positive spin on this situation.  Hell, this PR stunt may persuade some with high LSAT scores to apply or enroll at the pile of rat droppings.  Perhaps, the toilet will soon furnish its first year students with a Wii and free movie tickets.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Law School Pigs Become Less Selective, as Applications Continue to Drop!

Number of Applicants Dropped by 13.7 Percent in 2012:

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/pdfs/lsac-volume-summary.pdf

Check out the LSAC “Volume Summary” chart above. The number of applicants to ABA-accredited diploma mills continues to drop. According to this graph, in 2003 and 2004, these law schools were collectively more selective. In 2003, applications increased by 9.5%, from the prior year, while first year enrollment only increased by 0.9 percent. Then in 2004, applications rose by 1.1%, but first year enrollment actually decreased by 1.3 percent.

Starting in the Fall of 2005, ABA law schools became less selective in terms of their admission, i.e. the commodes admitted and enrolled a higher percentage of applicants. Here are some examples: In Fall 2007, there were 5.2% less applicants than the year before. Yet, $omehow, the cash cows increased first year enrollment by 1.3 percent. In 2011, law school applicants decreased by 10.7 percent. For $ome rea$on, first year enrollment only dropped by 7.2 percent.

Regarding this data, Paul Campos posted an epic entry labeled “Endgame” – on December 14, 2012. This portion came from his killer opening:

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/12/endgame.html

“[T]he percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now:

2004: 55.6%
2005: 58.6%
2006: 63.1%
2007: 66.1%
2008: 66.5%
2009: 67.4%
2010: 68.7%
2011: 71.1%

In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued. [Emphasis mine]

Campos concludes by stating that he expects high-ranked law schools to rely more heavily on transfer students, since their ratings will not be affected by lower UGPA and LSAT scores. Plus, the schools still want to get their hooves and snouts on that federal student loan teat.

Yet, Overall First Year Enrollment Only Decreased by Nine Percent:

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/enrollment_dropped_at_three-fourths_of_accredited_law_schools_this_year_pre/

On November 28, 2012, the ABA Journal published a piece from Debra Cassens Weiss, under the header “1L Enrollment Dropped at Three-Fourths of Accredited Law Schools This Year, Preliminary Stats Show.”  Read the following segment:

“About three-fourths of 201 ABA-accredited law schools had declines in first-year enrollment this fall, according to preliminary statistics from the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Ninety of the 149 schools with lower enrollment had declines of 10 percent or more, according to a press release. Forty-eight schools, on the other hand, had an increase in enrollment, and at eight of those schools the increase was up 10 percent or more.

The decrease in first-year enrollment represents a drop of 9 percent from the fall of 2011 and a drop of about 15 percent from historic highs in 2010. Overall, 44,481 full-time and part-time students began their legal studies this fall, compared to 52,488 in the fall of 2010.” [Emphasis mine]

You can see how these “educators” operate their scam. When there are fewer applicants, the pigs become less selective in their admi$$ion$ proce$$. This is quite telling, since many law schools – for years - have been admitting applicants with 2.9 UGPAs and 148 LSAT scores. Hell, middle school chess clubs and prostitutes are more selective in who they admit. 

Good News – the Number of Applicants Continues to Drop:

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/three-year-volume.asp

Check out the graph, and the following excerpt, from LSAC’s “Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison”:

“As of 12/07/12, there are 106,608 Fall 2013 applications submitted by 16,241 applicants. Applicants are down 22.4% and applications are down 24.6% from 2012.”

At this rate, we are going to start seeing some ABA-accredited commodes accept drooling idiots with 2.3 undergrad GPAs and 137 LSAT scores. To paraphrase the legendary George Carlin, maybe they will only need a goddamn pencil to get into law school.

Conclusion: The fact that the law school pigs are accepting a higher percentage of applicants – from a dwindling pool of lemmings – FURTHER PROVES that these bastards DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN ABOUT YOU, the student. Real professional schools limit entry to the field, early in the process, well before the student ends up incurring monstrous levels of additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. In contrast, the law school swine are paid handsomely for minimal “work.” Their salaries are not tied to the outcomes of their graduating classes. The federally-backed student loan scheme does not take this into account. As a result, the cockroaches have all the incentive in the world to keep admitting sub-par and borderline applicants.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Third Tier Dung Heap: University of Arkansas-Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

http://ualr.edu/law/tuition-and-fees/cost-of-attendance/

Tuition: Arkansas residents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be charged $10,565 in tuition, for the 2012-2013 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students will be hit with a tuition bill of $23,160 - for the current academic year. Fees add another $1,612 to the price tag.

Total, Estimated Cost of Attendance: On this same page, the commode also furnished a total budget, for various situations. Full-time, in-state students who are living off-campus will incur costs of $26,728 – according to the toilet. For non-resident, full-time, off-campus law students, total expenses will amount to $39,377, based on this document.

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited dung piles calculate living costs on a nine-month basis, and not the full calendar year. Using the full twelve months, we reach the following, more accurate figures: Arkansas residents who live off campus will face a total COA of $31,091 – for the current year – while out-of-state, full-time, off-campus students will be slapped with an estimated $43,686 in total costs.

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

Ranking: Do you have your little heart and mind set on being a lawyer at any cost, lemming?! US “News” & World Report lists the Univer$iTTTy of Arkan$a$ William H. Bowen Sewer of Law as the 119th greatest, most amazing and wondrous law school in the entire United States! In fact, it shares this particular ranking with the following seven schools: Drexel; Howard; Stetson, University of Akron; University of Maine; and Vermont Law School. What a prestigious institution, huh?!?!

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=arkansas&show=NALP

Employment “Placement” Data: Since this public school did not provide employment placement info, we head to Law School Transparency for the figures. Check out this disclaimer from LST:

Caution: University of Arkansas - Little Rock has refused our repeated requests to make its Class of 2011 NALP Report available for public consumption. To show what this school chooses to hide, LST has created an imitation report when we have suitable data from other sources, including the ABA, U.S. News, and the school's website. (Sections that are shown in dark gray represent data the school possesses in its NALP report but has not shared.) Schools receive these reports in June for the graduating class from the prior year. We strongly encourage accepted students to ask the school to release its complete NALP report before making a decision to attend.” [Emphasis mine]

Relying on other sources, LST has determined that only 95 out of 150 grads – from the JD Class of 2011 – obtained full-time jobs, where bar passage was required. That represents 63.3% of the cohort. Furthermore, only 85.3 percent of the class was employed, within nine months of graduation. The listed median starting salary was $50,000, and the mean stood at $53,816.  Recognize that these figures do not include unemployed grads or those who did not furnish their income to the toilet.

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 UALR Law Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $63,334. Plus, 85 percent of this toilet’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled in school.

Journal Opportunities:

http://ualr.edu/socialchange/welcome/about-the-journal/

“The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service is a vehicle for identifying and addressing the pressing needs of our society. It examines issues lying at the intersection of policy, public interest, academia, and the law, raising awareness of topics insufficiently examined in traditional scholarly publications.”

Yes, imagine how thoroughly impressed legal employers will be, when they see this journal experience on your resume! Hell, they might even kick down your front door, grab you by your shirt collar, and throw big-ass sacks of money at you – in order to land your services. [Note: nothing of the sort will happen, as your resume and cover letter will likely be tossed into the shredder the moment that it is received.]

The Public Toilet is Seeking a New Dean:

http://ualr.edu/law/dean-search-announcement/

“Dean Search Announcement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law.”

Hell, Third Tier Drake wouldn’t publish such a TTTT announcement on its website. Maybe, the commode ought to post this on Craig’s List. Take a look at this comical portion:

“Candidates should have a J.D. degree, a distinguished record of professional achievement, and a demonstrated capacity for effective administration, successful fundraising, intellectual leadership, and collaboration in a legal academic setting. Candidates should manifest strong and effective communication skills.”

Conclusion: The Univer$iTTTy of Arkan$a$ William H. Bowen Sewer of Law is a pathetic waste heap. You do not need to incur an additional $70K-$100K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice rural toilet law. Remember, this supposed “public, non-profit” does not publish employment data online. Yes, it is a real bastion of integrity and ethics, right?!?!  That alone ought to tell you that the school is not proud of its product or results. Plus, when a school openly posts for a new dean, you KNOW that the “institution of higher learning” is a piece of trash. Avoid this cesspool at all costs.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Profiles in Pitiful “Logic”: Luke Bierman, “Law Professor” at Northeastern University


Another Rodent Posts an Opinion Piece - Without Bothering to Rely on Any Facts:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/luke-bierman/law-school-_b_2237268.html

On December 5, 2012, Dumbass wrote a Huffington Post article labeled “Deconstructing the Law School Deconstructionists.” Take a look at the bastard’s condescending tone:

“Jobless graduates are a grave concern to legal educators, and their heightened numbers warrant serious attention. Unfortunately, the consideration being paid is more often superficial than serious. Especially when American law schools make such a ready stock villain - painted, as they often are, as greedy institutions thoughtless about their students' futures, wed to the Socratic Method of teaching devised in the late 19th century, and generally out of touch with the needs of the modern legal profession.

It makes for great copy. I pity those who buy into it, however, for at least two reasons. First, the journalistic zeal to tell a juicy story about the prospects of legal graduates has too often crossed the line into inaccurate fear mongering. Take a recent news article that quoted an estimate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics claiming that only 74,000 new lawyer jobs would open from 2010-20. The reporter did not let the fact that 75,000 new law graduates have already found work since 2010 lead her to the obvious conclusion that the BLS's numbers were wrong. Instead, the reporter suggested another interpretation: that not a single new legal job would be created for the next seven years. And that's simply preposterous.

The second shame behind popular coverage of this issue is that it entirely ignores an important part of the story: the response of forward-thinking law schools. Rarely if ever do the critiques acknowledge what many creative and thoughtful legal educators, students, lawyers, and clients know - transformative change in legal education is underway.”

Luke, have you heard of legal process outsourcing, ABA “Ethics” Opinion 08-451, automation, or predictive coding?!?! What makes you believe that U.S. law firms are going to return to hiring higher-wage, American lawyers when the economy improves?! The reality of the situation is this: it does not matter if some law schools are providing their students with more clinics and pro bono/public service internships, if the overall U.S. lawyer job market is contracting. Legions of these students will never practice law - due to the glut of attorneys in this nation. Plus, notice how this dishonest snake conflated legal jobs with overall employment. 

Further Deconstructing the Pig’s Weak Analysis:

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/02/message.html

Paul Campos posted an entry, on February 17, 2012, under the title “The message.” Read this excerpt:

“Contrary to the disturbing things you may have read in the New York Times, legal education is actually changing in all sorts of wonderful ways, which are making our students far more practice-ready upon graduation. 

There aren't enough jobs.

Contrary to the disturbing things etc., legal scholarship has entered a golden age, and is producing all sorts of wonderful insights regarding how to make The Best Legal System in the World even better. 

There aren't enough jobs. [Emphasis in original, but not in bold]

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Lawyers.htm#projections_data

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, via the Occupational Outlook Handbook entry for Lawyers:

“Job Outlook Employment of lawyers is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students are graduating from law school each year than there are jobs available. [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, Cockroach Luke Bierman “forgot” to mention this segment.

The Rat’s Background: 

The following excerpts are from Bierman’s school bio: 

http://www.northeastern.edu/law/academics/faculty/directory/bierman.html

“Professor Bierman oversees the School of Law’s innovative curriculum, including the Cooperative Legal Education Program, clinics and Legal Skills in Social Context, ensuring students are comprehensively prepared for careers as attorneys meeting the challenges of 21st century legal practice.”

What in the hell constitutes “Legal Skills in Social Context”?!?! Does this program include training in the following areas: document review; collecting unemployment; applying for Food Stamps; customer service; insurance sales; etc.? Here is the final paragraph:

“Professor Bierman is a frequent lecturer and commentator about corporate governance reform, fiduciary responsibility and ethics, and justice reform. He was a member of the board of directors of the Council of Institutional Investors, where he co-chaired the policies committee. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.” [Emphasis mine]

It is uncanny how many of these “legal educator” pigs are alleged experts in matters of corporate governance and ethics! $omehow, these academic criminals do not feel that these principles apply to their own filthy industry.

Conclusion: Luke Bierman is a liar. He did not cite to any hard data, to support his $elf-$erving opinion. Remember, these idiots pride themselves on “training people how to think like lawyers.” When someone does not bolster their argument with actual facts or evidence, it weakens their case. If this cretin fails to do so, with regards to his specific industry, how is he going to prepare others to practice law?

In the end, “law professors” and deans do not give one damn about their current students and recent graduates. The pigs are paid up front, in full - while YOU, the student, will be left paying for your decision, for the next 25-30 years. You will bear the full burden, while the academic hustlers incur NONE of the risk. What a great $y$tem, huh?! Luke Bierman has a DIRECT, FINANCIAL INTEREST in making sure that people continue to enroll in law school, even though the job market is glutted.  He will say anything to keep the gravy train rolling along.  Just don't expect the tool to back up his case with actual hard facts or data.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Profiles in Academic Parasitism: Claudio Grossman, Dean of American University Washington College of Law


Self Interested Letter to the Editor:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-case-for-a-law-degree/2012/11/08/84a9e2fe-2811-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

On November 9, 2012, the Washington Post published Cockroach Claudio Grossman’s letter to the editor. His drivel was labeled “The case for a law degree.”  Here is a portion of that garbage:

"The value of a legal education in this economic climate is a worthy topic. However, in its Nov. 4 Magazine article, “The Case Against Law School,” The Post focused on a single employment statistic that is grossly misleading and relied on a number taken from only one of 16 primary employment categories collected by the American Bar Association.

A legal education is important preparation for a wide array of career choices, including employment in highly competitive jobs and fellowships in legislative and political offices, in federal agencies, in the many public-interest, trade-association, corporate offices and international organizations in and around Washington." [Emphasis mine]

There is a GLUT of attorneys, in the United States. Gro$$man tacitly acknowledges this fact, in his letter. You don’t see medical or dental school faculty arguing “We provide our students and grads with a wide array of career choices.” Those professions limit the number of slots, in order to ensure that their respective grads will be able to practice in their chosen field.

Gross Pig conveniently “forgot” to mention that federal - as well as local and state - agencies are not hiring much, at this time. Plus, such entities will likely go with experience bureaucrats and connected applicants, not the typical law grad. The same situation applies for non-profits, corporate offices and international organizations. This academic pied piper should look up the term “austerity.” Private industry has been pushing for a leaner workforce - for decades. They are not about to invest in new U.S. employees now - even those armed with extensive educations.  After all, such workers may expect a decent wage.

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

Average Law Student Indebtedness for American University: US “News” & World Report lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the American Univer$ity WaShington Commode of Law Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $151,318. This represents the third highest debt total, among all ABA-accredited dung heaps. Fully 80 percent of this toilet’s 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Remember that these figures do not include interest that accrues on the outstanding balance, while the student is enrolled. $omehow, the academic sociopath does not feel the slightest embarrassment about asking YOU - the applicant and student - to take on such monstrous levels of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for HIS benefit.

The Swine’s Extravagant Salary:

Could there be a personal motive for Grossman to write such tripe, in a public forum? Is it possible that he his DIRECT, financial interest in the matter has affected his judgment?!?!

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2011/530/196/2011-530196549-0807288f-9.pdf

Gro$$man’s Income for 2010: Scroll down to page 18 of the 2010 Form 990, for Employer ID No. 53-019659, to check out the academic thief’s loot. Claudio Grossman made $455,496 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as dean and “professor” – for the tax year ending April 30, 2011. That amount signals a mere compensation increase of $7,826 for the sewer rat. I suppose that his fellow financial criminals feel that we should be in awe of the confidence man, for exercising such restraint in the face of a contracting job market. In contrast, MANY recent JDs would gladly run across rush hour, freeway traffic for a chance to make an extra $7,000. Cockroach Grossman received $421,903 in base compensation, plus $33,593 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2010/530/196/2010-530196549-06dccc84-9.pdf

The Bastard’s Compensation for 2009: Scroll down to page 19 of American University’s 2010 Form 990, to look at how well this “educator” made out, for the tax year ending April 30, 2010. Claudio Grossman made $447,670 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, as dean of the commode – for the tax year ending April 30, 2009. That figure represents an increase of $20,469 over the prior year, for this devil - even though the job market for recent JDs continued to shrink. Cockroach Grossman received $414,126 in base compensation, plus $33,544 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.” That is a tidy sum.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2009/530/196/2009-530196549-05c06c72-9.pdf

Gross Pig’s Compensation for 2008: Head over to page 33 of American University’s 2009 Form 990, and take a peek at how well this pig is doing, as an active participant in the “higher education“ scam. Dean Claudio Grossman made $427,201 in TOTAL COMPENSATION – for the tax year ending April 30, 2009. Yes, that is correct. Claudio the Pig received $381,441 in base compensation; $13,833 in other compensation; $22,999 in deferred compensation; and $8,928 in nontaxable benefits.

In sum, the rat receive $1,330,367 in TOTAL COMPENSATION - for these three years combined.  Do you honestly believe that this ass-wipe is a neutral bystander on this topic?!?! According to his school bio, Gro$$man has been dean of the law school since 1995. Furthermore, his area of supposed “expertise” is international law and human rights. You can’t make this stuff up, people. Apparently, in his mind, saddling people with an average of $151,318 in average law student indebtedness does not fall under exploitation.

Conclusion: The Washington Post should have included the bastard’s excessive salary, in its little disclaimer at the end of the article. If some corporate drone was paid a huge income, to spew forth the nonsense that his employer - which was polluting the rivers or manufacturing flame resistant children’s pajamas that instantly go up in flames - was “serving the community,” would you buy his lies?!?! Of course not. You would immediately recognize that the shill was being paid to utter such garbage. In the final analysis, the facts and figures keep slapping the law school pigs in the snout - and the swine have no real argument. They simply rely on rhetoric, vague anecdotes and meaningless platitudes. I wonder which side is more persuasive.  

In the final analysis, the law school fraudsters DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about the students or recent grads.  The swine earn excessive salaries for minimal "work," i.e. relying on old notes and the teacher's edition to rehash ancient cases.  Of course, they are paid up front, in full - while you are left to repay your NON-DISCHARGEABLE student loans, for the next 25-30 years.  The pigs bear none of the risk.  Their compensation levels are not tied to job outcomes of recent graduating classes.  What a great $y$tem, huh?!?!  This helps explain why cockroaches such as Claudio Grossman will do and say anything, in order to perpetrate the scam.
 
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