Thursday, February 21, 2013
Fourth Tier Excrement Pile North Carolina Central University School of Law: Extending Opportunities for Failure and Financial Ruin
Tuition: In order to find this data, you need to head to the main university website. Scroll down to page 14, for law school tuition rates. The pigs felt the need to supply these figures, on a per-semester basis. The commode estimates that in-state, full-time law students will be charged a total of $11,949.82 in tuition and fees, for the 2013-2014 school year. Non-residents attending this trash pit full-time will face a projected bill of $28,877.82 – for 2013-2014.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, NorTTTTh Carolina CenTTTTral Univer$iTTTTy Sewer of Law is rated in the magnificent, splendid fourth tier of U.S. law schools. Consider the following, for a moment: of the six law schools associated with historically black college$ and univer$itie$, only Howard cracked into the top, amazing three tiers. I profiled Texas Southern University on this blog, back on May 26, 2012. I re-checked the toilet’s ranking. It is still in the fourth tier. The same applies to the UDC David A. Clarke Sewer of Law. As those with an IQ above 70 are aware, a school’s reputation matters when you are looking for legal employment.
Employment Placement and Starting Salary Figures: Take a look at this silly nonsense, regarding post-graduate employment:
“The overall calculated employment rate for the Class of 2011 is 86%. This figure includes those students who are enrolled in LL.M. Programs (4%). These numbers are based upon a 93% response rate from the class of 2011.” [Emphasis mine]
Based on the statement above, the “placement” rate was 82 percent, for the Class of 2011 – since sitting on your ass, and incurring further student debt, in an LLM program does not constitute work. Also, it is convenient to ignore the grads who did not report their job status to the school. Then again, maybe those men and women were too embarrassed to supply their big-ass salaries to the commode, right?!?!
“Due to the new categories introduced in this year’s survey, we have a more detailed picture of what our graduates are doing in the business and industry sector of the economy. Approximately 12% of our graduates in this sector report employment as temporary attorneys; 15% of our graduates are engaged as temporary paralegals or law clerks through legal placement agencies. This is reported as employment in the business/industry sector under the National Association for Law Placement’s (NALP) guidelines.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, those are incredible outcomes for debt-strapped law grads, huh?!?! After all, who the hell doesn’t want to become a doc review automaton?! Looking for key phrases in windowless basements sounds amazing, does it not? Perhaps, you would prefer to work in a temp hag agency.
Under Salary Information, you will note the following: only 23 percent of the 2011 graduating class bothered to report their income to the garbage heap! On that basis, the school lists an average salary of $53,389 – and a mean income of $46,200. Of course, these underwhelming figures would drop further, if the other grads’ data was included. Remember, successful law students and JDs love to brag about money.
Do the math, people. Try paying off $90K-$120K in student loans, including debt from undergrad or other advanced degree programs, on a $50K salary. Then deduct health insurance premiums, federal and state income taxes, SSI, Medicare, etc. Imagine trying to get married, purchasing a home or starting a family on such wages. Now attempt this on a $35K-$40K salary. Even if you live in a rural area, you are going to have one hell of a time making a living under these circumstances.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the NCCU Law Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $70,120. By the way, 71 percent of this commode’s unfortunate 2011 class took on such toxic debt. In comparison to most ABA-accredited diploma mills, this figure is low. However, this is still a significant sum. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: Avoid this pile of rotting waste, if you do not have OUTSTANDING family, business or political connections after graduating from college. In the final analysis, you will not be served well by incurring an additional $80K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTTT law degree. Legal employers care about the caliber – or name brand – of an applicant’s alma mater.
If you attend this cesspool, then your future opportunities are limited – from the moment you walk through those doors to orientation. Critics point out that one’s future is determined by first semester law grades. Actually, if you enroll in a true laughingstock, then you are already screwed. Do you still have your little heart and mind set on law school, Lemming?!?!
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