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.
Posted by Nando at 8:23 AM