Thursday, December 12, 2013
First Tier Pile of Bear Feces: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Tuition: California residents attending this commode on a full-time basis will be charged $45,225.75 in tuition - for the 2013-2014 school year. Out of state, full-time law students at UCLA will be pistol-whipped with a big-ass tuition bill of $51,719.75 - for 2013-2014. Yes, that is one hell of a bargain for the students, right?!?!
Ranking: According to Vagina Bob Morse of US “News” & World Report, UCLA Sewer of Law is the 17th greatest, most spectacular and amazing law school in the United States. Don’t be fooled by this rating. You need to focus on the job outlook facing the toilet’s graduates.
Employment Placement Statistics: The Employment Summary for the Class of 2012 shows that there were 333 total members in this cohort. Employment status was unknown for one graduate. As such, the pigs published a nine-month rate of 91 percent, i.e. 302/332. Of course, this figure includes non-law jobs, part-time work, and temporary assignments.
UCLA $chool of Law hired 40 grads from this class in university or law school-funded positions! Of that amount, only nine of those jobs were long-term and full-time. Furthermore, 28 of those jobs were garbage posts, i.e. short-term and part-time, designed to bump up the trash can’s placement rate. Without these 40 BS jobs, the placement rate for the UCLA JD Class of 2012 would have been 78.9%, i.e. 262/332. What a “prestigious” in$titution, huh?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UCLA Law Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $109,539. Hell, 82 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such toxic 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.
Administrator and Faculty Pay: Let’s see how well the pigs are doing, in contrast to their debt-strapped recent graduates. For this info, I cite to the figures - for 2011 - compiled by David Lat in his May 30, 2013 entry, “How Much Does Your Law Professor Make? UCLA Law Edition.” He states that he received the data from the Sacramento Bee.
“Here are the ten highest-paid faculty members at UCLA Law:
1. Rachel Moran (dean) – $427,825.01
2. Seana Shiffrin – $369,024.00
3. Kirk J. Stark – $358,346.61
4. Steven A. Bank – $358,183.13
5. Stephen M. Bainbridge – $356,619.39
6. Jennifer L. Mnookin – $348,490.82
7. Kal Raustiala – $344,069.04
8. Sharon Dolovich – $336,199.01
9. Devon W. Carbado – $323,208.49
10. Mark Greenberg – $320,519.51” [Emphasis mine]
TTTT Law Journals: Take a look at the numerous offerings of politically correct academic journals at this public dump. Here are just a few examples: Asian Pacific American Law Journal; Dukeminier Awards Journal for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law; Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law; and the Women’s Law Journal.
Now, take a look at the following description:
“The National Black Law Journal has been committed to scholarly discourse exploring the intersection of race and the law for thirty-five years. The NBLJ was started in 1970 by 5 African-American law students and 2 African-American law professors. The Journal was the first of its kind in the country. The Journal has aimed to build on this tradition by publishing articles that make a substantive contribution to current dialogue taking place around issues such as affirmative action, employment law, the criminal justice system, community development and labor issues. The Journal has a commitment to publish articles that inspire new thought, explore new alternatives and contribute to current jurisprudential stances.”
Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature believe that being a student editor on any of these fifth-rate law journals will help anyone land a decent legal job?!?! Academics love to espouse liberal ideas, but in the end they don’t really care about anything other than keeping their grossly overpaid positions.
Conclusion: The Univer$ity of California, Lo$ Angele$ $chool of Law is a gamble - for the students. ABA-accredited diploma mills are run for the benefit of the “professors.” Based on this chart from Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., California has the SECOND MOST GLUTTED lawyer job market in the entire damn country. Good luck trying to eke out a living, while paying back your massive student loan, on a $40K annual salary in pricey Southern California, Bitch.
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