Friday, April 26, 2013
TTTT Smells of Desperation: Fourth Tier Trash Pit Florida Coastal to Offer Partial Refunds to Students
The Florida Times-Union published a Kristopher J. Brooks piece entitled “Florida Coastal may refund students money under new program.” Check out this opening:
“Leaders at Florida Coastal School of Law are confident they can train students to get legal jobs. So confident that now they’re willing to put money on it.
Under a new program starting this fall, the Jacksonville law school will refund students a portion of their tuition. If a student flunks out after year one or can’t pass the bar on their second try, the school will refund $10,000 of the $40,000 annual tuition. During the three years of school, if a student does not land an internship, Florida Coastal will refund $2,000.
There’s a catch.
Students must be full-time in order to enroll and they must adhere to a long list of stipulations.” [Emphasis mine]
The pigs are simply trying to attract more applicants and students. After all, fewer people are taking the LSAT and applying to ABA-accredited rat holes. Later on, the article notes:
“C. Peter Goplerud, the school’s dean, said the program is a good marketing tool in what has become a competitive push for a declining number of students interested in law school. Goplerud said hopes to never give back a dime. However, recent numbers from the school suggest Florida Coastal will be sending out refunds when the program premiers.
From 2008 and 2012, there were 330 Florida Coastal students who graduated, but didn’t pass the Florida bar exam. In that same time period, anywhere from 40 to 60 students dropped out in their first year.
As a sample, in 2011-12, Florida Coastal had 84 students who flunked out after one year." [Emphasis mine]
Don’t be surprised if this steaming pile of excrement resorts to softening the forced curve. Remember, these “educators” and administrators have NO INTEGRITY. If the choice is between flunking out first year law students or paying each one $10K, then you can bet your ass the school will make every effort to ensure that the marks make it to the second year.
Full-time law students at Florida Coa$TTTTal will be charged $39,465 in tuition and fees, for the 2012-2013 academic year. For $ome rea$on, the bitches and hags listed these outrageous charges on a per semester basis. At least, students enrolled on a part-time basis will only be financially raped at the rate of $31,949 in tuition and fees, for 2012-2013.
Once again, Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report list Florida Coastal School of Law as a fourth tier trash pit. Yes, this rating certainly justifies the big-ass tuition charges, right?!?!
Pathetic Legal Placement Rate for the Class of 2012:
On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry labeled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs.” Take a look at this preamble:
“I've taken the same data that Gary Rosin used in this post (which ranked schools by percentage employed in full-time, long-term jobs requiring a JD) and cleaned the list...by excluding all such positions that were funded by the law school.”
The placement figures are based on each diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report. As the chart header notes, the jobs only include JD Required, Full-Time, Long Term Minus Law School Funded positions.
Out of the 201 schools listed - including the three trash heaps in Puerto Rico - Florida Coa$TTTTal Sewer of Law was ranked 185th in job placement! According to the graph, only 35.88 percent of the commode’s Class of 2012 landed full-time, long term positions requiring a JD, when law school-funded jobs are removed.
Average Law Student Indebtedness:
USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Florida Coa$TTTTal JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $143,111. Plus, 92 percent of this garbage heap’s unfortunate 2012 class took on such foul debt. Remember, this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: This is a meaningless gesture by the pigs and cockroaches at Florida Coastal Sewer of Law. The school has an embarrassingly low legal placement rate. However, the commode will likely be able to set up most of its students with internships. Furthermore, a refund of $2,000 - to a student who incurred an additional $155K-$175K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - is chump change. Hell, that is a slap in the face.
If a graduate is unable to pass the bar exam on the second attempt, the cesspool will offer a $10,000 refund. Again, the student has taken on mortgage sized amounts of additional student debt - for a TTTT law degree. If he has failed the bar exam twice, then he would likely have spent an extra $5K-$10K in bar prep courses and state bar application fees. Plus, if the JD has chosen to forgo non-legal work, in order to devote more time to studying for the test, then he has pissed away well more than $10,000 in “opportunity costs.”
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