Monday, October 7, 2013
Chronicling a Sinking Turd: Albany Law School
Albany Law Sewer Planned for a Small Decrease in Class Size:
Back on January 14, 2013, Robert Gavin’s piece, entitled “Judging a law degree’s worth,” appeared in the Albany Times Union. Take a look at the excerpt below:
“Max Heintz works 30 hours a week at a Stewart's Shop in Glenville. A friend works in Virginia for a moving company. Another friend works for his father's insurance business in western New York.
They are all 2012 graduates of Albany Law School.
"I'm still looking" for a job in the legal profession, said Heintz, 28, of Scotia, a 2012 graduate who passed the bar exam.
Their situations are the rule, not the exception.” [Emphasis mine]
Later on, the author provided this revealing info:
“Fewer students are choosing law school. Albany Law planned to downsize its incoming class by 10 students a year over three years. But the plan wasn't implemented — fewer students applied and were accepted.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s great to see the law school pigs sweat. For far too long these bitches and hags at ABA-accredited dung pits have been able to publish misleading data, in order to get more asses in seats.
Standard & Poor’s Flushes the Independent Toilet:
On April 11, 2013, the Albany Times Union published reporter Scott Waldman’s article, “Standard & Poor’s downgrades Albany Law School.” Check out this opening:
“Colleges and universities spend a lot of resources ensuring enrollment does one of two things: stabilize or increase.
Albany Law School is headed in the wrong direction. The school's enrollment has dropped 14 percent in just two years.
The school now enrolls 617 students, down from 720 in the 2010-2011 academic year. That loss has caught the attention of the Standard & Poor's bond rating agency, which downgraded the school's outlook from positive to stable. Standard & Poor's said the situation at Albany Law reflected a national trend of law schools losing students and tuition income.
Weakening demand for Albany Law has decreased net tuition revenue and put significant pressure on the school's operating performance, the report found.
The report suggested that Albany Law is more vulnerable to the national trend of enrollment decline because it is not connected to a larger university. Law schools that are part of a larger university or university system were better able to absorb losses of the last few years. Schools tied to a university also can better attract students amid the shrinking market in the future because they are more able to offer bigger financial aid packages.” [Emphasis mine]
Read the rest of the piece and you will see that S&P prognosticates that applications to and enrollment at Albany Law Sewer will drop for several more years before finally stabilizing at a smaller level. How will this affect the group of parasites known as “law professors”?!
Albany Law Sewer’s Huge Drop in Enrollment:
Albany Business Review posted reporter Adam Sichko’s article “Law school cuts enrollment, faculty next” - on June 7, 2013. Review this opening left jab:
“As few as 130 students will begin pursuing law degrees at Albany Law School this fall—half the size of the first-year class five years ago.
The steep drop is the latest sign of the stark new economics confronting law schools nationwide, including Albany Law, the only law school within 90 miles of the state capital.” [Emphasis mine]
That is quite a drop in enrollment. You’re welcome, bitches!
Now, scroll down to Sichko’s conclusion:
“Smaller enrollment at Albany Law means [toilet dean and “president” Penelope] Andrews will trim the school’s roster of 50 full-time faculty. She says she has no set target yet, but wants to preserve the student-faculty ratio.
Andrews also is exploring ways to raise revenue, including online courses and offering certification for non-lawyers.
The law school’s annual budget is now $28.2 million, down about 12 percent from a couple of years ago.
“For us, the gamble is the balance between a rich and rewarding experience for students, and the need to be fiscally responsible,” Andrews says. “Smaller is better for Albany Law School. That’s our legacy.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep trying to spin this as a “voluntary reduction” of class sizes, Cockroach. At least, fewer academic thieves will be on the payroll.
Conclusion: Albany Law Sewer is a festering THIRD TIER COMMODE, as it is currently ranked as the 132nd greatest, most phenomenal and fantastic law school in the country - by US “News” & World Report. Having a gutter reputation does not stop these bastards from charging their students $43,248 in annual tuition - for the 2013-2014 school year, however. Lastly, USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those unfortunate members of the Albany Law Sewer Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $113,674. Fully 88 percent of this cohort took on such vile debt for a TTT law degree.
In sum, DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER ATTENDING this trash pit. If you are not from a wealthy family, then you will almost certainly graduate from this cesspool with an additional $125K-$165K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. As you can see, this school already produces JDs who work at convenience stores, move furniture or sell insurance. Don’t add your name to the list of casualties.
Posted by Nando at 7:45 AM