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.
Posted by Nando at 6:20 AM