Friday, September 6, 2013
First Tier Bulldog Droppings: University of Georgia School of Law
Tuition: Georgia residents attending this law school on a full-time basis will be charged $16,506 in tuition – for the 2013-2014 school year. Full-time, out-of-state students will be slapped with a big-ass tuition bill of $34,176 – for 2013-2014. Don’t forget that these suckers will also pay $2,234 in fees for the current academic year. Yes, these academics are truly serving the public, huh?!
Estimated, Total Cost of Attendance: The pigs estimate that living expenses and books and supplies will add another $17,534 to the tab. This brings the total, published COA to $36,274 for in-state, full-time law students and $53,944 for non-resident, full-time idiots. Keep in mind that the bitches and hags at these “in$titution$ of higher learning” only count nine-month living costs.
Seeing that actual students will require twelve months of living expenses, I will pro-rate the following items: room and board; transportation; and miscellaneous. For instance, the swine claim that transportation will only amount to $1,128. Perhaps the swine hired a comedy writer to post that figure. After making these adjustments, we reach a more accurate, estimated total COA of $41,529 for Georgia residents attending law school full-time and $59,199 for out-of-state, full-time students – for the current year.
Ranking: According to Pussy Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report, the Univer$ity of Georgia $chool of Law is rated as the 33rd greatest, most wonderful law school in the entire country. Hell, it only shares this distinction with the College of William and Mary and the University of Wisconsin. Then again, Ohio State University Moritz Sewer of Law Cockroach Alan Michaels recently told a local NPR affiliate that his 36th ranked toilet is “elite.” In that case, UGA’s law school must defy description.
Published Employment Statistics: Take a look at the commode’s Employment Summary for 2012 Graduates. Based off this chart, a total of 194 members of this cohort were employed – whether in “bar passage required” positions, “JD Advantage” jobs, professional or non-professional posts, full-time, part-time, short term or long term. There were 229 total grads. Of that figure, four people did not provide their employment status to the school. Being kind to this public trash pit – knowing that JDs who choose not to contact the school typically do not have jobs – the “placement” rate was 86.2 percent, i.e. 194/225.
Three graduates from the Class of 2012 were placed in law school or university funded positions. Two of these posts were part-time. Isn’t it nice to see the law schools looking out for their students?!?! After all, these ABA-accredited diploma mills would not do so for ulterior reasons, right?!
Scroll down to Employment Type for this class. This data purports to show that a total of 104 graduates found jobs in private law firms. Four desperate souls started solo practices, while 31 ended up in firms of 2-10 attorneys. Another 12 grads went to work for firms with 11-25 lawyers. Two sole practitioners listed their work as part-time, as did five of the lawyers employed in 2-10 man firms. To be fair, 30 grads reported that they were working in Biglaw.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of Georgia JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $80,775. Furthermore, 74 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such foul debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account.
Conclusion: The University of Georgia Sewer of Law is a trap school, as defined by Paul Campos in his February 13, 2012 entry. First of all, attending this toilet is expensive. Secondly, the Atlanta area may be viewed by lemmings as a desirable place to live. Lastly, it features superficially attractive employment and salary statistics. In this specific case, income expectations would be based on the number of grads who landed Biglaw. However, only 13.1% of the Class of 2012 landed those positions, i.e. 30/229. Plus, associates are often out on their ass within 3-5 years, if they do not rake in big dollar clients.
In the final analysis, you will not be served well by incurring an additional $85K-$120K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for a “legal education.” Catherine Rampell, in her June 27, 2011 New York Times Economix piece, “The Lawyer Surplus, State by State,” reported that Georgia had the 15th most glutted job market in the U.S. Look at the following numbers for the state: 779 Annual Estimated Openings for 2010-2015; 1,217 Bar Exam Passers in 2009; and a Surplus of 438 attorneys. You simply do not need to take on suffocating amounts of student debt, so that the greedy pig “law professors” and administrators can maintain their cushy lifestyles – for their minimal amount of “work.” Those jackals get paid up front, in full – while YOU, the student and recent graduate, are left holding the bag.
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