Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Third Tier University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Lays Off Nine; Will Cut Staff and Enrollment by 40 Percent!
The Commode Announces the Downsizing:
On July 5, 2013, the Sacramento Bee published reporter Mark Glover’s piece, “McGeorge Law School downsizes student body and staff.” Read the brief paragraph below:
“The dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law says the school is downsizing its student body and staff.”
Later on, the piece mentioned the following:
"The law school has reorganized the staff in Sacramento to align with its new size. The school first offered a voluntary severance plan to all staff members. This week it was necessary to lay off several staff members. McGeorge is going to be a smaller law school, but it will continue its proud tradition over 90 years of educating excellent attorneys."
The Bee contacted [toilet spokeswoman Bethany] Daniels early Friday after receiving an email tip of a "round of involuntary staff layoffs" at McGeorge this week.
Daniels was contacted after a call to longtime McGeorge spokesman Mike Curran was answered by a recorded message that said that he was no longer with the school, effective July 1. His voicemail provided Daniels' contact information.
Daniels said in a midafternoon email that "the number of layoffs was very small and the majority of reductions were voluntary." [Emphasis mine]
This development makes your heart glow. How often does a small group of committed individuals cause a billion dollar, foul industry to suffer?!?!
The Story Gets Even Better:
Four days later, Glover wrote a follow-up piece for the Bee, under the headline “McGeorge law school says it will shrink by more than 40 percent.” Check out this beautiful opening:
“Student enrollment at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will scale down to about 600 students over the next three years, accompanied by about a 40 percent reduction in staff.
Bethany Daniels, spokeswoman at the McGeorge campus at 3200 Fifth Ave., in Sacramento, said McGeorge student enrollment totaled 1,036 students in fall of 2010.” [Emphasis mine]
After describing the national situation, the author continued:
“On Friday, Francis J. Mootz III, McGeorge's dean, issued a statement saying, in part: "In response to the unprecedented drop in applications to law schools across the country, McGeorge School of Law is reducing the size of its student body."
Today, Daniels said the current "staff realignment was largely achieved by voluntary actions - retirements and voluntary severance."
She said nine McGeorge employees were laid off last Tuesday.” [Emphasis mine]
I haven’t been this proud since the birth of my child. Sure, those academic pigs “voluntarily” left their positions – and I chose not to try out for the Giants in spring training.
Tuition: According to the third tier garbage heap, full-time tuition – for the 2013-2014 school year – will amount to $44,690. That is an outrage! Then again, part-time students will only be charged $29,700 for the 2013-2014 academic year. So that makes everything okay, right?!?!
Ranking: As you can see from the link above, US “News” & World Report rates the McGeorge Sewer of Law as the 124th greatest, most illustrious and magnificent law school in the entire country. Yay!! In fact, it only shares this distinct honor with the University of St. Thomas School of Law – i.e. the one located in Minneapolis, not Miami Gardens.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the McGeorge JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $140,566. Hell, 92 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such putrid debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: The law school pigs are beginning to wilt under the heat of the barbecue pit. The bastards are finally starting to feel the effects of their fraudulent, filthy, vile actions. Do not shed a single tear for these cockroaches. They KNOWINGLY participated in this scam, for decades. They were AWARE that the U.S. lawyer job market was GLUTTED. Furthermore, they massaged employment placement data – in order to increase their USN&WR ranking and get more asses in seats. Plus, they recognized that tuition was SKYROCKETING. They did nothing to alleviate the situation, other than increase their clinical offerings and idiotic LLM programs.
These ABA-accredited dung pits ought to be closed down permanently, and turned into children’s museums. At least then, the space would be put to good use. Again, the “professors,” administrators and staff at these in$TTTiTTTion$ of “higher learning” do not give one goddamn about you, the student or recent graduate. YOU are a mere means to an end, to these sick bitches and hags. They get paid up front, in full – while YOU are stuck carrying the big-ass bag of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for the next 20-30 years of your life. Rejoice at this news, and keep the pressure on these sewer rats. They will fight to keep the gravy train rolling along, to their last, foul breath.
Posted by Nando at 6:04 AM