Thursday, May 16, 2013
Brian Tamanaha Calls Out Liberal “Law Professors” for Their Complicity in the Law School Scam
Tamanaha’s Latest Work:
On May 1st, a reader brought the following piece to my attention. Brian Tamanaha, at Washington University of St. Louis, wrote an article entitled “The Failure of Crits and Leftist Law Professors to Defend Progressive Causes.” It appears in the 24th volume of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. Under the section Cost of Attending Law School, page 5 of this PDF, Tamanaha stated:
“Increasing tuition immediately results in rising debt levels for law students, about 90% of whom borrow to finance their legal education. The average debt of private law school graduates went from $70,147 in 2001 to $124,950 in 2011; at public law schools over the same period, average debt increased from $46,499 to $75,728. Debt has been increasing annually by alarming amounts in recent years—at private law schools jumping up from $91,506 (2009), to $106,249 (2010), to $124,950 (2011). And keep in mind that these figures exclude undergraduate debt, which averages around $25,000, and they do not count the interest accrued on debt while in school. On the day they depart law school, the full educational debt carried by law graduates, on average, is greater than the numbers cited above.” [Emphasis mine, and internal citations removed]
Apparently, the quality of “legal education” has improved dramatically from 2001 to 2011, huh?!?! On the 17th page of this file, the author reveals the following about the pigs who comprise the disgusting, vile Society of American Law Teachers:
“More questionably, SALT has taken a strong and unbending stance against a set of initiatives aimed at slowing the rise of tuition. For the past several years, the ABA Standards Review Committee has been considering a number of proposals that would eliminate from accreditation standards any rules requiring tenure and long-term job protection for law professors. The proposals would allow law schools to fill teaching positions more cheaply and with greater flexibility by hiring greater numbers of adjuncts and professors on contract.
SALT has been at the forefront of the fight against these changes.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, these “educators” are truly looking out for their students’ best interests, right?!?!
Public and Private Law School Tuition, 1985-2011:
Tamanaha also cites to this chart, in his law review piece. Take a look at the following figures, from this graph:
Back in 1995, full-time yearly tuition at private law school diploma mills averaged $16,798. In 2000, it had increased to an amount of $21,790. By 2011, this figure had reached $39,184.
In 1995, average in-state, annual full-time tuition at public law schools/toilets was $5,530. Five years later, this number reached $7,790. $omehow, this figure hit $22,116 - by 2011. Now, look at the respective charges for full-time, non-residents: $11,683; $15,683; and $34,865.
Does anyone with an IQ above 70 honestly believe that the “law professor” pigs and cockroaches give a single, solitary droplet of excrement about the students?! The bitches and hags simply want to keep the gravy train running, for as long as possible.
The Weak-Ass Lawyer Job Market:
According to the NALP Class of 2011 National Summary Report, there were 44,495 grads competing for 27,224 jobs “requiring bar passage.” Keep in mind that not all of these were traditional attorney positions. On page 2 of this PDF, you will note that only 17,666 members of this cohort ended up in private law firms; this includes the 1,059 desperate souls who opened solo practices.
Furthermore, at the end of this report - under Job Characteristics by Employer Type - you will see that the lawyer employment outlook is even more pathetic. For instance, 13.1% of all reported jobs were listed as short-term. Plus, 11.8 percent of all positions were part-time. Who wouldn’t want to incur an additional $110K-$180K for such job prospects?!?!
Conclusion: As I have mentioned several times on this blog, “law professors” do not give one damn about the students or recent grads. They are merely a means to an end, i.e. a big-ass paycheck for minimal “work.” The faux liberals simply need to justify their sabbaticals, by promoting their pet political causes. The bastards ostensibly care about “public service” and “providing justice for the disenfranchised.” Yet, for $ome rea$on, the cockroaches do not give a second thought to FINANCIALLY RAPING their students, many of whom come from modest backgrounds. In the final analysis, if the “educator” pigs must continue to scam their students - in order to rake in handsome salaries - then they will GLADLY do so. Remember, we are dealing with “men” and “women” who have no integrity and no conscience. These are the same Boomer pigs who protested the Vietnam War and sometimes left the country, when they were of draft age - but now remain silent on - or support - current conflicts.
Posted by Nando at 5:23 AM