Monday, March 25, 2013
Grab the Soft Wipes: Weak-Ass Employed at Graduation Statistics Furnished by US “News” & World Report
Apparently, the sewer rats at US “News” & World Report are starting to provide better detailed information on each ABA-accredited diploma mill. The following employed at graduation figures are from the USN&WR law school rankings scheme, published on March 12, 2013. You click on the hyperlinked name of the in$titution of “higher learning,” and you will be directed to the defunct magazine’s Law School Overview for that particular diploma factory.
First Tier Toilet Splashes:
Let’s take a look at Notre Dame Law School, which is rated 23rd best by this TTT publication:
Employed at graduation*: 48.9%” [Emphasis in original]
What’s that you say, lemming?! You think that this is an anomaly? We’ll highlight a better school, if you want. Check out this metric, for UCLA, which is listed as the 17th ranked law school in the land, by Bob Morse and US “News”:
Employed at graduation*: 45.9%” [Emphasis in original]
Fourth Tier Excrement Samples:
For $ome rea$on, MOST fourth tier trash pits did not bother to provide this data to Bob Morse and USN&WR. I’m sure that this was an unintentional “error” on their part. As such, we will take a peak at the job outlook for graduates of $ouTTTThwe$TTTTern Law Sewer:
Employed at graduation*: 25.2%” [Emphasis in original]
It could be worse; suppose that you were a member of the following graduating class, from TTTTexas SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy TTTThurgood Marshall School of Law, based out of Houston:
Employed at graduation*: 9.8%” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, you read that correctly. Less than one in ten grads from this festering waste pile was employed at graduation. This means that 91.2 percent of the class - from this fourth tier dung pit - did not have a job when they received their TTTT law degree. Hell, the fortunate grads include those who went to work for family or for a political friend.
Average Law Student Indebtedness Figures, for Each Commode Listed Above:
Take a look at the “average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred law school debt” - as furnished by US “News” - with the percentage of grads with debt listed next to the school:
Notre Dame Law School: $101,512; 86 percent
UCLA $chool of Law: $109,539; 82%
$ouTTTThwe$TTTTern Law $chool: $147,976; 79 percent
TTTTexas SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy: $99,992; 100% [Emphasis mine]
Those are extremely impressive figures, correct?!?! Remember, those amounts above do not take interest that accrues while the student is enrolled into account. As such, the debt totals will be significantly higher, when you repay the debt - especially if you took out private loans for your “legal education.”
Conclusion: In the last analysis, having a job at graduation indicates that the school name has benefited the student. After all, if you do not have anything lined up when you receive your stupid, little law degree, the commode’s Office of Career Services is not going to help you find employment. Keep in mind that the figures cited above include non-law positions. Why in the hell should you be expected to incur an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for such garbage job prospects?!?!
If you do not have employment lined up by graduation, then YOU will be relying on your social skills and personal sales ability, in order to land interviews - let alone job offers. Of course, the pigs will still reap the benefits of your hustle, if you find a position within nine months of receiving your diploma. In the event that you cannot land a job - despite sending out dozens or hundreds of resumes and cover letters, “networking,” attending bar functions, etc. - then the “law professors,” deans and ball-less shills will blame you for your inability to land employment. The U.S. attorney GLUT will not be mentioned by these cockroaches. What a great industry, huh?!
Posted by Nando at 7:19 AM