Tuition: According to the commode, full-time law students at the Univer$iTTy of $an Diego were charged $45,600 in tuition - for the 2012-2013 school year. Fees added $260 to the gigantic tab. At least part-time students were only ass-raped to the tune of $33,000 for the same academic year. Plus, these students merely face $250 in mandatory fees. What a bargain, huh?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: Based on the same page, other expenses will amount to $23,186 to the overall price. As such, the total COA - for 2012-2013 - was $69,046. The bitches and hags at this toilet cannot even add correctly. They show a total of $69,076. At least, their calculations for part-time students were right.
However, keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills base living expenses on a nine-month school year, and not the full 12 months. Seeing that students will require year-round costs, I will pro-rate the following items: rent, food, transportation, and miscellaneous. Doing so, we reach the following more accurate COA figures: $75,199 for full-time law students - and $62,284 for those attending this trash pit on a part-time basis. This school is CLEARLY not looking out for its students' best interests.
Ranking: What’s that you say, lemming? At such prohibitive costs, surely this school must be one prestigious, highly-respected institution?!?! If you believe that - and you do not want to be disabused of that notion - then skip over the rest of this paragraph. Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report list the Univer$iTTy of $an Diego Sewer of Law as the 68th greatest, most magnificent and phenomenal law school in the entire United States.
Hell, it only shares this distinct rating with the following seven dung heaps: Case Western Reserve University, Chicago-Kent, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Arkansas-Fayetteville, Louisville, UNLV and the University of Oklahoma. Their mothers must be very proud of this “accomplishment.”
Published Employment Placement Data: The festering cesspool claims that 81.96 percent of its Class of 2012 was employed, within nine months of graduation. What a truly remarkable figure! Only 51 people - out of 327 total graduates - were unemployed, at this mark.
Scroll down to the subheading Law School/University Funded Positions. You will notice that a total of 22 graduates - from this cohort alone - ended up working in such posts! Yes, this is the hallmark of a pre$TTigiou$ law school, right?!?!
Under Employment Type, you will see that 98 graduates from the U$D Law Class of 2012 were hired by private law firms. This figure represents 30% of the overall cohort. Imagine if AMA-accredited medical schools featured such job outcomes for their grads. Of this amount, 46 ended up working in firms of 2-10 attorneys; only 16 ended up in Biglaw.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the USD Law Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $122,932. By the way, 81 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such putrid debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account.
Garbage Journal Publications: As a student at USD Sewer of Law, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the world-renowned San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law! If you are in a serious relationship - and you don’t want beautiful, busty bikini models to climb on top of you and scratch their names into your back - then you should not go around town bragging about your journal experience or position. [Disclaimer: women will not be impressed by this “credential.”] Here is a partial description:
“The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law serves as a foundation for continued dialogue and development of the rapidly emerging legal issues related to climate change and energy. The journal delves into topics such as insurance claims related to climate change, law and economics associated with cap-and-trade greenhouse gas markets, new energy policy of the carbon-constrained world, legal implications of trans-border air and water pollution, and effects of climate change on endangered species law.”
Conclusion: Do not even consider attending this grossly overpriced trash pit. You will be MUCH worse off financially by incurring an additional $130K-$175K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, if you end up earning $40K-$55K per year. Try paying rent, putting food on the table, keeping the power on, buying health insurance, and repaying your student loans on that salary. Now imagine trying to get married, purchasing a home, having children and feeding them - at that income level.
Keep in mind that California realty prices are pricey, and the state income tax rate is notoriously high. As of 2013, if you make between $38,727 and $48,942 - as a single person or married but filing separately - your tax rate is 8 percent. Joint filers making $77,453-$97,884 fall into the same bracket. If you are single and earn more than $48,942 but less than $250K, then your state income tax rate is 9.3 percent. Lastly, California is the SECOND-MOST GLUTTED lawyer job market in the country. In sum, you need to view law school STRICTLY as a financial decision, because it will impact you for the rest of your life.