Thursday, November 14, 2013
First Tier Vomit: Vanderbilt University Law School
Tuition: Full-time law students at Vanderbilt Univer$ity will be ass-raped to the tune of $47,746 in tuition - for the 2013-2014 school year. These sewer rats are essentially charging medical school rates. In fact, Vanderbilt Law charges a higher amount of tuition than the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, i.e. $44,030. Someone explain to me how in the hell the law school incurs higher costs than the medical school!
Estimated Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, living expenses will add another $21,198 to the gigantic tab. Loan fees account for an additional $1,158, while books and supplies amount to $1,842. Using the first tier toilet’s numbers, the total COA - for the 2013-2014 academic year - is $71,944.
At least, the pigs at Vanderbilt are up front about basing their living costs on a nine-month school year. Actual law students will require twelve months of expenses. In order to reach a more accurate figure, we need to prorate the following items: housing; miscellaneous; meals; and transportation. After doing so, the total estimated cost of attendance - for 2013-2014 - amounts to $79,010. Yes, the school truly cares about the students, right?!?!
Ranking: Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report lists Vanderbilt Univer$ity Law Sewer as the 15th best law school in the entire damn country. It only shares this distinction with one other ABA-accredited commode, i.e. the Univer$ity of Texa$ $chool of Law.
Employment Placement Statistics: The Class of 2012 had 196 members. Of this amount, three graduates did not supply their job status to the school. Ten JDs from this cohort were unemployed. Notice that the bitches and hags cannot add, as the column only amounts to 195. As such, the employment “placement” rate was 94.8 percent, i.e. 182/192.
Under Employment Types, you will notice that 52% of employed grads went to work for private law firms - of any size. From this segment, 37 percent were hired by firms of more than 500 attorneys. Basically, 18.24% of this class entered Biglaw, i.e. 94.8*0.52*0.37. Still like your odds, ass-clown?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Vanderbilt JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $124,493. Yet, “only” 76 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such vile debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Law Faculty and Administrator Salary Info: Let’s see how well the academic thieves are doing, in juxtaposition with their debt-strapped students. In order to do so, we will look at the 2012 Form 990. Head all the way down to pages 359 and 360 of this document, to find highest paid swine. Yes, you read that correctly. Can you believe this nonsense?!?! The following TOTAL COMPENSATION figures are for the tax year ending on June 30, 2012.
Nicholas Zippos “serves” as chancellor, but he is also listed as a “professor of law.” This rodent raked in $1,234,749 - with $1,007,183 coming in base salary. Meanwhile, David Williams II rolled around in $1,215,566 - for his dual role as vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics and “law professor.” Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off handsomely?!
Vandy Law Grads Waiting Tables: Check out this story, from Jennifer Brooks, which appeared in the February 16, 2010 edition of The Tennessean. It was entitled “Young law school grads face uncertain job market.” Read the excerpt below:
"After graduation, I think as many as 20 to 25 percent of my (classmates) were laid off. Either they had (job) offers taken back, or they worked a few months and then were laid off," said Sarah Laird, who graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 2008, just as the economy was beginning to tank and her classmates were beginning to notice that lucrative job offers from big corporate law firms weren't rolling in as expected.
Laird landed a clerkship with the state court of criminal appeals. Some of her classmates weren't so fortunate.
"I know a couple that waited tables. I've even done that, when I needed some extra money," she said." [Emphasis mine]
Yes, what great outcomes for graduates of the co-15th greatest law school in the country, right?!?!
Vanderbilt Law Faculty Member Warns Students About Law School: Back on October 29, 2009, Herwig Schlunk published a draft law and economics paper entitled “Mamas Don’t Let You Babies Grow Up To Be…Lawyers.” In that document, Schlunk concluded that law school is a poor investment for MOST students. I remember citing to this paper during the early days of the scamblog movement. Now, look how far the message has spread since that time.
Conclusion: Vanderbilt University Law Sewer is ridiculously overpriced. REMEMBER, THE VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL PIGS CHARGE MORE IN TUITION THAN THE MEDICAL SCHOOL!! You will essentially be required to take on an additional $135K-$170K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a chance to enter the legal “profession.” Also, it is significant that the two founders of Law School Transparency were former students at Vanderbilt Law. Plus, don’t forget the importance of VULS “professor” Herwig Schlunk’s law and economics paper. In sum, avoid this commode unless you come from a wealthy family and you don’t really need a career.
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