Monday, February 25, 2013
Fourth Tier Toxic Superfund Site: Southern University Law Center
Tuition: According to the trash pit, tuition for in-state, full-time students is “approximately $11,000 per year.” In addition, “Fees and tuition for out-of-state students are about $18,600 [annually].” Evidently, the rats are unable to provide exact figures. In fact, the school does not even mention the specific school year, for these rates.
Ranking: Let’s take a look at the school’s reputation in the legal and academic communities. Pussy Bob Morse at US “News” & World Report rates SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy Law CenTTTTer as a fourth tier trash heap. Of course, Morse now refers to this category as “Rank Not Published.“ What a prestigious and spectacular insTTTTiTTTTuTTTTion, huh?!?! By the way, of the SIX law schools located at historically black colleges and universities, only TTT Howard University managed to escape the fourth tier.
Employment Placement Rate: For $ome rea$on, the bitches and hags did not provide this data on the school’s web site. To find this information, we head to the Law School Numbers profile of this toilet. Under Employment, you will find the following:
“Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Southern University class of 2011 had an employment rate of 76% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.” [Emphasis mine]
Who doesn’t want to spend seven years in post-secondary education, for such anemic job prospects?!?! Remember, ABA-accredited diploma mills are permitted to include grads working as insurance adjusters, temp hag agency stiffs, and JD barristas in their employment “placement” rate.
Supposed Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $22,138. In fact, 100 percent of this commode’s unfortunate 2011 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.
As Paul Campos noted in his July 19, 2012 entry “More on schools reporting false debt numbers”:
“For the past three years, Rutgers-Camden and and Georgia State (at least)* have been reporting false information regarding total graduate debt to the ABA Section of Legal Education and US News & World Report. What these schools have done is to report the average debt incurred by their graduating students in the previous year, rather than the total average debt incurred over the course of law school by their graduates. This "mistake" understates the debt incurred by attending the school by a factor of roughly three.”
ABA-accredited diploma mills are beacons of honesty and integrity, right?!?! Take a look at the author’s concern about these debt figures:
“*The 2011 debt figures for Southern University, Texas Southern, and Barry also look extremely questionable, but I haven't looked specifically into the situation at these schools yet. Drexel has a very low number, but my understanding is that the school's entering class paid very little or no tuition, which may well explain their reported debt figure for the class of 2011.” [Emphasis mine]
TTTT Mission Statement: Check out this nonsense:
“The mission and tradition of the Law Center is to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to obtain a high quality legal education with special emphasis on the Louisiana civil law. Additionally, our mission is to train a cadre of lawyers equipped with the skills necessary for the practice of law and for positions of leadership in society.” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, the administrators and “professors” are unaware of the realities facing graduates from fourth tier trash pits. Simply “opening the doors” to disadvantaged or underrepresented groups - by admitting them into law school - does not mean that we will see many more of these low-income men and women practicing law, for a living. Again, law is a highly stratified field, i.e. you manage to become one of the relative few to enter Biglaw - or you end up working in non-law positions; performing doc review or engaging in toilet law.
Conclusion: Southern University Law Cesspool is a pathetic dung heap. You do not need to piss away three years of your life - and incur additional NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a mere chance to practice law. In the final analysis, “law professors” and deans do not give one damn about current and future students, or recent graduates. YOU are a mean$ to an end. The pigs and cockroaches need asses in seats, in order to grab gigantic bags of federally-backed student loan money!
Posted by Nando at 7:26 AM