Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ABA-Accredited Toilets Experience Another Big-Ass Drop in the Number of Applicants

Commodes Facing a 38 Percent Plunge in Applications, From Two Years Ago So Far:

On January 28, 2013, the National Law Journal published Karen Sloan’s piece “Avoiding law school in droves.” Take a look at this excerpt:

“Nearly everyone in legal education expected the number of law school applicants to fall off this academic year. But they weren't prepared for this.

As of mid-January, 27,891 people had applied for seats in American Bar Association-accredited law schools. That represented a 20 percent decline since last year (and 2012 was hardly a banner year itself, as the number of applicants fell by nearly 14 percent.) If the trend holds through the final months of the admission cycle, law schools would see a 38 percent crash since their peak in 2010.

"I am surprised by the extent of the decline," said University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Jerome Organ, who has been tracking law school enrollment and economic trends. "I had anticipated a decline, but possibly a more moderate decline than the last two years."

It looks like one for the record books: Upon seeing the application figures from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law professor Deborah Jones Merritt decided to research the last time U.S. law schools had attracted such a small applicant pool. She couldn't find records before 1983, but at no time during the past 30 years had the applicant totals slipped below 60,000. (There were 175 ABA-accredited law schools during the early 1980s; there now are 201.)” [Emphasis mine]

You are welcome, bitches. Here is Sloan’s conclusion:

“Law schools face an even more pressing problem than merely filling their classes, said Washington University in St. Louis Law School professor Brian Tamanaha. He is the author of Failing Law Schools, a scathing critique of legal education in this country.

"The class of 2010 was really the peak enrollment year, and that class graduates this spring," Tamanaha said. "Although we had smaller entering classes in 2011 and 2012, having that larger class helped fill out enrollment. When that large class is replaced by a much smaller new class this fall, the cumulative effect will be quite significant."

Schools will need to make up for those lost tuition payments. Several have already cut staff, and faculty could be next. "Now we're going to see some program cuts," Tamanaha said. "Our situation will change quite dramatically." [Emphasis mine]

Of course, the law school swine will make sure to release low-wage staff members and adjuncts first. Apparently, that makes the most economic sense to these academic thieves.

LSAC Data on Decreasing Amount of U.S. Law School Applicants:

Make sure to review the LSAC charts labeled “Three-Year ABA Volume Comparison.”

“The following charts report ABA applicants and applications for each of the past three falls.

As of 01/25/13, there are 217,432 Fall 2013 applications submitted by 30,098 applicants. Applicants are down 20.4% and applications are down 22.8% from 2012.

Last year at this time, we had 56% of the preliminary final applicant count.” [Emphasis mine]

When you scroll down to the bottom two graphs, you will note that, in contrast, there are 4.3% fewer applicants to Canadian law schools, resulting in an increase in applications of 0.7 percent. Perhaps, Canadian law schools don’t financially ass-rape their students as severely as their American counterpart “in$titution$ of higher learning” penetrate their victims' colons. 

Coverage of the Huge Decline:

Elie Mystal’s January 28, 2013 entry was labeled “Law School Applications Crater.”  Check out this opening:

“We’ve been following the decline in law school applications as prospective law students figure out that the pot of gold at the end of the law school rainbow isn’t available for everybody.

Today, we have a look at new numbers that show an even more precipitous drop in applications for the class of 2016 than many had expected. So far, applications are down 20 percent from where they were in 2012. Law school applications are down 38 percent from where they were in 2010. 

If you’ve been wondering why we’ve seen this proliferation of law school deans and professors making spurious arguments in favor of going to law school, this is why.”

Academic thieves love to engage in spin, especially if it means that they can try to extend their scam by a few more years - before they retire.  You know that these parasites do not want to return to practicing law or any other actual job.  Near the end of his piece, Mystal points out why this development is good:

“If you ask me, these kinds of drops in law school applications are not a bad thing. They show that prospective students are becoming educated about the realities of the legal job market. Law school tuition remains high and totally out of whack with the market realities for recent graduates. Law schools have benefited for years from misinformation they fed to prospective students. Now that students have a more transparent look at the truth, the market is reacting properly. 

Of course, I’m not a law school dean with my job on the line.” [Emphasis mine] 

Conclusion: ABA-accredited trash pits are going to become much less selective, in their admi$$ion$ process. You can be certain that the overall first year class will not be close to 20 percent smaller than last year’s cumulative first year enrollment. The commodes will not be content with less revenue. Expect the pigs to “reduce” their incoming class sizes by roughly 10 percent, from last year. At what point will these stench pits admit people who can correctly select the state capital of California - from a multiple choice format?!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Crack in the TTT Foundation: Vermont Law School is Cutting Back on Staff – and Making Faculty Non-Salaried

The Splendid News:

On January 18, 2013, Valley News published an article from Jon Wolpers, under the headline “Vermont Law School Gives Buyouts to 10 Workers.” Check out this excerpt, from this glorious piece:

“The downsizing comes as a result of fewer applications over the past three years, VLS officials said, a problem that exists for law schools nationwide as potential students, dissuaded by a lack of open law jobs, don’t bother to apply.

[VL$ spokeswoman Carol] Westberg said that about 200 students are set to graduate with juris doctor degrees this spring. She said the school is predicting between 150 and 170 students to enroll this coming fall. 

“Essentially, law schools across the country have to figure out how legal education is changing, and how to deal with fewer applicants,” Westberg said.

Although the school’s faculty members haven’t been affected yet, [pre$idenTTT Marc] Mihaly said that a similar buyout program is in the planning stages for professors.

That plan would have professors retain their titles, but no longer be salaried, instead working on a part-time or class-to-class basis. 

“It’s really not a separation, as much as a change in status,” Mihaly said. 

Those offers will be sent to faculty members in early February, he said. He was unsure of the amount of full-time positions that would need to be excised, saying that depended on next year’s total enrollment.

“We just don’t know where we’re at yet,” he said. “We’ll know more mid-year.” [Emphasis mine]

I cannot wait to see these overpaid, under-worked law school pigs bring home less loot, each pay period! When you consider how many students these trash heaps have financially ruined every single year, you should not have any sympathy for the thieving bastards. For $ome rea$on, the parasites chose to release low-wage workers before getting to the foul “educators.”  Evidently, this makes great economic sense to these blowhards.

The Commode’s Financial Health:

Let’s take a look at the 2011 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 23-7251952, i.e. VermonTTT Law $chool. On the bottom of page 1, line 22, you will note that the “no-profit” corporation reported having only $26,523,138 in total net assets, as of June 30, 2011. That is a very small endowment, for a supposed “institution of higher learning.”

Under line 12, you will see that the private, independent garbage heap had $36,613,766 in total revenues, for that particular tax year. Line 18 shows that the school’s expenses exceeded total income. Specifically, the toilet spent a total of $36,707,377 for the tax year ending June 30, 2011. This equates to an outflow of $93,611. By the way, this was before the commode announced that it was expecting much smaller class sizes.

Scroll down to pages 17 and 18 of this tax document, i.e. Part VII – Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees. There you will see how the toilet could cut some of its overhead expenses. For instance, Geoffrey B. Shields, then-dean and “president” of the trash heap, raked in $322,005 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for this specific year. Yes, the bow-tied clown – who holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College – made $306,445 in reportable compensation, plus $15,560 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”

The following figures represent TOTAL COMPENSATION: David Firestone “earned” $174,924 as a “law professor” and supposed expert in Environmental Law. Oliver Goodenough received $172,954; and Marc Mihaly took in $194,336, before becoming dean and “president” of the cesspool.

Tuition: Full-time law students will be slammed with a big-ass tuition bill of $45,207 – for the 2012-2013 school year. Apparently, the pigs have not considered lowering these prohibitive costs - as a way to attract more applicants and students.

Ranking: At such extravagant costs, this must be one hell of an academic institution, right?!?! Well…according to US “News” & World Report, VermonTTT Law $chool is rated as the 119th greatest, most magnificent and prestigious law school in the entire land. What a truly impressive accomplishment, huh?!?!

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Vermont Law Sewer Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $136,089. Hell, 86 percent of this 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, VermonTTT Law Sewer is a grossly overpriced dung pile, which provides its students and graduates with abysmal job prospects. You simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $150K-$185K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in order to perform a “public service” or supposedly save the environment. Everything boils down to economics. Unless you come from a wealthy family, you acquire more “education” so that you can improve your employment outlook and increase your earning potential. Try purchasing a home or starting a family, while owing such immense sums of “educational” debt. All of you who helped make this movement possible should rejoice over this news. Let’s make sure to keep these pigs’ feet, faces and asses to the fire!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TTT Smells of Desperation: ABA-Accredited Law Schools Are Now Resorting to Cold Calling Potential Students

Cold Calls Reported on Top Law Schools:

On Monday, January 7, 2013, TLS user “Cicero76” started a thread labeled “Recruiting call.” Here is the extent of his original post:

“So a certain TTT that I've never even considered applying to or shown any interest in CALLED me today. On my phone. Just to ask if I'd be interested in applying to their law school. Fee wavers over email and whatnot are nice, but I can't imagine if all 203 ABA accredited law schools actually called me and awkwardly tried to talk me into considering them for five minutes. On the other hand, I certainly wasn't considering them before and am now mildly intrigued, if only because of annoyance. 

Did this happen to anyone else today?” [Emphasis mine]

One account-holder, using handle “Cellar-door,” mentioned receiving a call from Mercer’s law school - while several claimed to have been contacted by Indiana and Michigan State. Apparently, the law school pigs are relying on current law students to make the sales pitches. Take a look at this January 10, 2013, 8:43 pm comment, from “Regulus”:

“I've stated this on another thread too, but I also got a call from a poor 3L from MSU who offered to talk with me any time about her law school and said I could call her whenever I wanted with questions.”

Perhaps the commodes are trying to help their customers in their future careers, as insurance adjusters, timeshare sales reps, and broke-ass ambulance chasers. After all, the law school scammers are always claiming to help out their students. By the way, if these are work study wage slaves, then what is to stop the ABA cesspools from counting these desperate souls as “employed”?!?! 

Coverage of This Pathetic Tactic:

Paul Campos covered this development, in his January 12, 2013 entry “She’s just not that into you.”  Look at this portion:

“OK I know what you're thinking . . . it's probably Cooley. Or maybe New England Law. Yes, they're getting desperate down in Hamsterdam . . . but out here in the suburbs, things are still OK, sort of. Well . . .

I got one from Michigan State in Nov.

Uh oh.

Then we hear from Hawkeye Girl:

I got a call, voicemail and follow-up email from some girl at Indiana today... I was realllly glad I missed that call. Talk about awk.

Edit: Other weird part was that she emailed me from her gmail not from her school email.... 

Indiana is the 26th-ranked law school in the USN hierarchy. 

Another poster reports that a random school left a 75% off tuition "scholarship" offer on his voice mail (Remember, none of these people have even applied to any of these places. Does LSAC ask for your cellphone number these days? And why would you give it to them? So you don't miss Bob Post's call, personally offering you admission?)” [Emphasis mine]

When will these commodes start offering a free set of Chicago Cutlery steak knives and weekly ball massages to entice lemmings to take the law school plunge?!?! At what point will these desperate rats start recruiting homeless people to their “legal education” programs?!

On January 19, 2013, Scott H. Greenfield posted a blog piece labeled “The Law Professors’ New Clothes.” Check out this opening:

“While we're sitting on hard benches waiting for cases to be called, the legal academy is hard at work reinventing our profession without us. Massive drops in applications has made their attention imperative, even though there are still enough to fill the seats needed to pay the cost of scholarship. So what if law schools are cold-calling qualified applicants to entice them with Ginsu knives and financing packages? If you spell your name right on the LSAT, there's a law school for you.

This is pretty embarrassing for law schools, forced to reduce the quality of new admits because the smart kids no longer want to lose three years and a bundle of debt to an education that will enable them to get a part-time barrista position. The more upstanding schools are cutting their class sizes, while the less upstanding ones are happily taking their rejects so they can afford the dean's salary.” [Emphasis mine]

The rest of the article focuses on idiotic, pointless reforms peddled by “law professors.” It is nice to see practicing lawyers point out that the law school swine are lowering their pathetic “standards” - in order to continue sucking on the federal loan teat.

Conclusion: Law schools are desperate for asses in seats. The cockroaches realize that fewer people are taking the LSAT and applying to law school. The trash pits are now relying more heavily on LLM students, in order to make up for lost revenues. Tenured “law professors” do not want to return to the practice of law. Hell, they would rather sell crack to school children than work in “the learned profession.” If you are a prospective law student and you receive such a solicitation, make the pigs give you a 90 percent scholarship - guaranteed to be renewed for all three years - and make the sewer rats put it in writing.  Then, tell them that you will get back to them, after you finish looking at new window blinds.   

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shiny Catholic First Tier Turd: Notre Dame Law School

After the school’s football team got pounded in the ass 42-14 in the national title game on January 10th, it is now time to flush the law school.

Tuition: Full-time law students at Notre Dame will be ball-punched to the tune of $45,980 – for the 2012-2013 academic year. According to the 2011 Form 990 for the University of Notre Dame du Lac, i.e. Employer ID No. 35-0868188, the “non-profit” corporation had $7,582,902,355 in total net assets as of June 30, 2011. With a university endowment exceeding $7.5 billion, the school desperately needs those tuition dollars, right?!?!

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: The bitches and hags were nice enough to provide living expenses on the same document. According to the overpriced “in$titution of higher learning,” these costs will add another $18,100 to the tab. The school estimates a total COA of $64,080 for 2012-2013.

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills base this figure off of a nine-month calendar. Since actual law students will require living expenses for twelve months, we will prorate the following: tuition and board; personal costs; and transportation. Doing so, we reach a more accurate estimated COA of $69,597 – for the current year. What a great deal, huh?!

Ranking: Bob Morse of US "News" & World Report lists this as the 22nd greatest, most remarkable law school in the United States. If you are impressed by that, then you would likely wet your pants upon seeing a new Honda Civic in the lane next to you.  Of course, if you are a broke-ass JD driving a 1998 Chevy Malibu with 189K miles on the odometer, then maybe your excitement is understandable.

Employment Placement Data: Check out this line from the commode, under the sub-heading “Today’s Job Market”:

Notre Dame Law School gathered data related to the employment of each member of the Class of 2011, and determined that the national employment rate of law graduates nine months after their May 2011 graduation was the lowest it has been since 1994.” [Emphasis mine]

Of course, the pigs then blamed this situation on the “economic downturn.” Then again, when was the last time that you expected universities and law schools to be honest about anything?!

Under Employment Status, notice that only 91.58 percent of the commode's Class of 2011 found work, within nine months of graduation.  Furthermore, 43 of the 174 employed grads were in short-term positions.  This figure represents 24.71% of gainfully employed JDs, from this cohort. 

Scroll down to Types of Employment.  Notice that only 64 members of this class ended up working in private law firms.  To be fair, 39 grads reported that they had attained judicial clerkships.  Now, head over to Size of Firms Employing NDLS Grads.  Look at the huge drop in the number of grads working in firms of more than 500 attorneys, for the Class of 2011 - in comparison to the prior graduating classes.  Only 13 members of the 2011 group found such employment, where this figure stood at 32, 51, and 47 for the respective classes of 2010, 2009, and 2008.  The job market is starting to affect higher-ranked toilets...except for the tuition rates.  Those continue to SKYROCKET, for $ome rea$on.

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Notre Dame JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $94,443. Overall, 89 percent of this 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.

University Athletics Salaries: Apparently, no member of the law faculty made it on the list of the highest compensated employees.  If you scroll to Schedule J, Part II - Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, you will note that fired football coach Charles Weis is still being paid more than $2 million per year.  Yes, the fat pig received $2,055,839 in "other compensation" from the supposed "non-profit" corporation, for the tax year ending June 30, 2011.  It is also nice to see that this "august institution of higher learning" was able to pay its Athletics Director, John Swarbrick, a sum of $1,026,942 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the same year.  This staple of academia certainly has its priorities straight, since it is focused on the money.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the shrinking and GLUTTED lawyer job market is starting to affect students and graduates of this first tier toilet.  Do not attend this Catholic commode unless you have strong family, political or business connections before you enroll, and merely need or want the credential as an added bonus.  Hell, people from law schools such as NYU, UVA, and Georgetown are being shut out of the "profession."  In 2010, grads from the University of Michigan were encouraged to work for LPOs in India.  Columbia Law School told its students to attend the undergrad job fair, back in September 2009.  You do not need to incur an additional $100K-$135K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a JD from an alleged elite "in$titution."  The goal is to provide shelter for your family and put food in the fridge, not attain some semblance of "prestige."      

Friday, January 11, 2013

Other Legal “Educators” Admit That There Are Too Many Damn Law Schools

Law Dean at UC Hastings Refers to Law Schools as Diploma Mills:

On October 10, 2012, an entry labeled “Law Schools Must End Lawyer Glut: Dean” was published on Law360 Career Blog. Check out this opening:

“Law schools cannot continue to be diploma mills, and must make drastic and permanent cuts to class sizes, argues Frank H. Wu, dean of UC Hastings College of the Law.

There are more attorneys and law students in the U.S. than worthwhile jobs, and law schools need to stop promoting the illusion that an expensive J.D. is a ticket to a rewarding career, Wu wrote for Huffington Post.

"Young people feel they have been sold on a false promise. They are not wrong."

And it’s a mistake to believe that an improved economy will reshape the legal market. Law firms are raking in record profits now that they are doing more work with fewer people and lowering overhead. Boomtimes or not, there won’t be adequate jobs for the glut of lawyers, Wu said.” [Emphasis in original]

Of course, Wu then went on to claim that law school is not a scam. However, the academic is making progress. On April 22, 2009, Frank Wu wrote a garbage piece for US “News” & World Report, with the idiotic header “Why Law School Is for Everyone.” He concluded that tripe with the following nonsense:

“There is no typical law student. As many law students matriculate straight from college as enter after having taken a break in their formal education. Some have aspired to be advocates since they were children and became determined to right the wrongs they had witnessed; others happened to do well on the LSAT taken on a whim.

Whether they ever appear in court or draft a will, they will have been well served by learning how to stand up and speak out. They have been inspired by a sense of civil rights as well as civic responsibilities. They are ready to become leaders.”

You don’t need to incur an additional $100K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in order to speak up, Frank.

Tenured UCLA “Law Professor” Clearly States “There Are Too Many Law Schools”:

Back on September 3, 2009, Stephen Bainbridge posted a blog entry entitled “Too many law schools and too many lawyers.”  Read the following excerpt:

“If law in fact is a mature industry, we face a problem of systemic oversupply. The rate at which demand for new lawyers grows has permanently leveled off. Economic recovery will help, but it will not change the fundamental structural changes in the market for lawyers.

Unfortunately, the growth in the number of law schools and size of entering classes at many law schools was premised on the assumption that the demand for lawyers would continue to rise at the high rate characteristic of the period, say, 1960-1990. Because that growth rate was artificially high due to the exogenous shocks of the preceding decades, the number of law schools and large law school class sizes no longer make sense. Indeed, if law schools continue to grow in number and size at their current rate, the gap between demand for new lawyers and the number of new lawyers will continue to rise every year.

The solution is obvious, although how we can find the ability and the will to do it is not. We have to reduce the number of law schools. Just like GM has to close plants because of over-capacity, we in the law have to close some of our "factories." [Emphasis mine]

The last time I checked, Bainbridge was not a scam-blogger.

Infographic Data on the Oversaturated Market:

In addition to the admissions/statements above, BLS and ABA data show that there is a severe GLUT of attorneys, in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog featured a July 31, 2012 entry, from Jennifer Smith, titled “Handy Infographic on Lawyer Glut, Outsourcing, Other Happy Topics.” Take a look at this opening:

“Law students — are you having a nice summer?

Well, in case you forgot what awaits you post-graduation, here’s a nice visual slap in the face: a yards-long infographic that helpfully showcases the dismal state of today’s legal job market and outlines the brave new world ahead. (H/T to Indiana University School of Law”s Bill Henderson and Greg Voakes over at Business Insider)

The graphic uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ABA and other sources. It was put together by a company called TelAssistant, which, among other things, supplies answering services and “virtual legal assistants” for attorneys. A call to the company was not immediately returned.

Anyway, it’s all here. The nearly five-fold explosion in the number of law graduates between 1963 and 2010. The declining percentage of law graduates who have found employment (from 85% in 2011 to 62% in 2012, according to the chart). Quick explanations of how globalization and legal outsourcers have changed the playing field, etc.” [Emphasis mine]

Conclusion: If you have an IQ above room temperature, some knowledge of the overall job market, and a shred of objectivity, then you will easily understand that the U.S. lawyer job market is shrinking. The ABA-accredited trash heaps/law schools are aware of this, and they are merely trying to extend the life of the scam. Perhaps, several “professors” and deans are delusional enough to believe that an economic recovery will improve the job outlook for recently-minted lawyers. However, the pigs need to recognize the following: (a) Biglaw clients are not going to embrace a return to the billable hour scheme; (b) automation leads to permanent job losses; (c) U.S. law firms will continue to outsource discovery to foreign attorneys and non-lawyers, as well as temp hag agencies; and (d) the commodes have produced FAR TOO MANY graduates for decades – and selfishly saddled them down with monstrous amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Third Tier Raw Sewage: University of San Francisco School of Law

Tuition: Full-time USF law students will be hit with $42,284 in tuition costs, for the 2012-2013 school year. SBA and LRAP fees add another $80 to the big-ass tab. Those attending on a part-time basis will only be charged $31,757 in tuition – for 2012-2013.

Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, the commode lists estimated living expenses for its students. The trash pit forecasts that these costs will run up to $22,760, for those living off campus. Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills base these figures on a nine month, academic year.

Seeing that actual law students will require living costs for the full twelve months, we reach a more accurate estimated COA of $72,211 – for those living off campus – for the current year. Room and board would amount to $19,200, instead of $14,400, while transportation costs would be $1,547 – and not $1,160. Plus, personal expenses would climb to $7,600, rather than the toilet’s published figure of $5,700. Who wouldn’t want to attend such an affordable law school, huh?!

Ranking: Based on the monstrous, ridiculous costs above, this school MUST have one hell of a reputation in the legal and academic communities, right?!?! Well…US “News” & World Report rates the Univer$iTTTy of $an Franci$co Sewer of Law as the 106th greatest, most phenomenal and wondrous law school in the entire land. In fact, it shares this distinction with Third Tier Drake and the University of Hawaii.

Published Employment Placement Data: Scroll down to the hyperlink labeled Class of 2011 Summary Report from NALP. On page one of the PDF, you will notice that only 103 grads – out of a class of 209 JDs – landed jobs where “bar passage was required.” That equates to 49.3% of the class. Regarding “placement rate,” only 172 members of this cohort reported being employed within nine months of graduation. This figure amounts to 82.3 percent of the Class of 2011.

Head to page three of the file, and look at the subheading Size of Firm. You will see that 83 grads reported working in law firms. Of that amount, four desperate souls went into solo practice, while 48 others worked in firms of 2-10 attorneys. In fact, only 12 grads were employed in firms with more than 50 lawyers, which is a mere 14.46 percent of these 83 law graduates. Based on the entire U$F Sewer of Law Class of 2011, only 5.74% ended up in law firms of 51+ attorneys. Do you still like your odds, Dumbass Lemming?!?!

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTTy of $an Franci$co JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $137,234. By the way, 79 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. At least, the commode is ranked in the first tier, in this category. After all, the figure above represents the 15th highest average debt load for law students. I suppose that the sewer rats view this as a great accomplishment.

Administrator and Faculty Pay: Let’s compare the salaries of the pigs, against the debt-soaked students and graduates. For this information, we look at the 2011 Form 990 for Employer ID 94-1156628, i.e. the University of San Francisco. Scroll down to the last two pages of this IRS document.

Jeffrey Brand raked in $336,945 in TOTAL COMPENSATION – as dean of the law sewer - for the tax year ending May 31, 2011. Yes, the albino swine “earned” $283,541 in reportable compensation, plus $53,404 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.” Joshua Rosenberg received $281,585 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, in his role as “professor.” Who says that higher education doesn’t pay off extremely well?!?!

Conclusion: Do not attend the University of San Francisco School of Law, if you are not SERIOUSLY connected, protected or preferred. Unless you have stellar business, political or family connections, don’t bother applying to - or enrolling in - this third tier commode. Law school critics often point out that one’s first semester grades determine one’s future possibilities in this glutted field. In fact, a person’s path in this area is largely determined by their LSAT score. In the end, this test decides where you will be admitted. If you attend a non-prestigious law school, then you will find it incredibly difficult to land decent employment upon graduation. The wealthy and connected do not need to worry about "working hard," earning high grades or networking with broke lawyers.

If you are a person of average means, ask yourself how you will be served by incurring an additional $145K-$195K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTT law degree. Biglaw firms care very much about the name brand on your undergrad and law degrees. In order to reasonably pay off your student loan debt, you will need to earn at least a six figure income for several years. In the end, the law school pigs do not give one damn about you, the student and graduate. To them, you are simply a means to an end. If you are a non-traditional student with a family, the rats will consider your spouse and kids as “collateral damage” – to the extent that the academic sociopaths will even give them a second thought. After all, the cockroaches are paid up front, in full.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Provisionally-Accredited, Fourth Tier Pile of Excrement: University of La Verne College of Law

Tuition: Full-time students will be charged $39,900 in tuition, for the 2012-2013 school year. For $ome rea$on, the bitches and hags listed this figure on a per semester basis. Those attending this pile of moist waste as part-time students will only be hit with $25,910 in tuition – for 2012-2013.

Ranking: At such prices, this must be one hell of a law school, right?!?! According to US “News & World Report, the Univer$iTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law is rated in the fourth tier of American law schools. The students’ parents haven’t been this proud of their children, since they stopped using diapers.

Employment Placement and Starting Salary Data: Let’s take a look at the private toilet’s Employment Statistics for its Class of 2011. According to this PDF, there were 116 total graduates. Yet, only 70 reported that they were employed. This equates to a placement rate 60.3 percent. The school notes that 39 of its graduates - from 2011- were unemployed but seeking work, while two unemployed JDs were not looking for a job. What a magnificent “investment,” huh?!?!

Under Employment Type, the trash heap states that 44 members of its 2011 cohort were employed in law firms. Of this amount, one desperate soul started a solo practice, while 32 law grads ended up working in firms of 2-10 attorneys. An additional eight graduates found work in firms of 11-25 lawyers. These positions comprise 93.2% of those who were employed in law offices.

Check out the dung pile’s chart labeled “Class of 2011 Employment - Salary by Type.” Based on this graph, the average starting salary for those in private practice was $60,014. You will notice that only 32 of the 44 grads working in law firms bothered to furnish their income to the school. Furthermore, take a moment to ponder the commode’s disclaimer: 

“Note: Employment statistics include full-time and part-time jobs. However, salary statistics include only full-time jobs and are based on the number of graduates who reported their salary information. Second jobs are not included in these statistics.” [Emphasis mine]

ABA diploma mills benefit in both ways. The pigs are allowed to include full-time, part-time, legal and non-law jobs as “employment” - even when those JDs hustled their asses off to find work. Yet, the bastards are able to bump up their median and starting salary data - by excluding unemployed grads and those working part-time. This information is used by the “institutions of higher learning” to attract more applicants to law school.

Administrator and Faculty Salary Info: Let’s see how well the academic thieves make out, in contrast to their broke-ass students. Scroll down to page 18 of the university’s 2011 Form 990. The portion is labeled Part VII – Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors.

Allen Easley raked in $277,665 in TOTAL COMPENSATION as dean of this fourth tier trash heap, for the tax year ending June 30, 2011. Yes, he made $250,355 in reportable compensation, plus $27,310 in “estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations.”  H. Randall Rubin raked in $186,062 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for “teaching” the following courses: Community Property; Sales; and Legal Analysis & Writing.  Plus, Robert Barrett “earned” $184,267 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2011.

Accreditation Status: Take a look at the school crowing about it’s ABA approval:

“The University of La Verne College of Law has been provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association effective March 16, 2012.”

Currently, the commode has been provisionally accredited for less than one year. However, the school has existed for more than four decades.

“Established in 1970, La Verne Law has produced generations of law professionals educated on standards of ethics and service to the community.”

What an amazing accomplishment! This school is truly pre$TTTTigious.  Apparently, the trash pit has a history with the ABA.  This explains why a 42 year old in$TTTTiTTTTuTTTTion barely has provisional accreditation.

Check out this June 13, 2011 press release, from user "jgarcia," which was entitled “University of La Verne College of Law Dealt Setback.” Take a look at this excerpt:

“The American Bar Association has denied the University of La Verne College of Law’s application for full approval and withdrawn its provisional status, officials announced on Monday. 

The announcement came shortly after law school officials received the news in a telephone call from the ABA. While detailed findings are not yet available, the ABA Council’s overall opinion was that the law school’s first-time bar pass rate, which jumped from 34 percent in 2009 to 53 percent in 2010, had not sufficiently improved.” [Emphasis mine]

Conclusion: The University of La Verne Commode of Law is a pathetic, putrid laughingstock. Do you want employers to ask you, in the middle of a job interview, if you earned a JD from an online law school?!?! With this toilet’s history, you may want to field such a question. Laverne & Shirley have more prestige than this festering, fourth tier cesspool. The theme song to that TTTT show mentions “making of all of our dreams come true.” If you enroll in this barely-accredited sewage pit, then your nightmares of financial hell will likely become reality.
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