Sunday, December 22, 2013
First Tier Toxic Sewage: University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Tuition: Full-time law USC law students will be charged $52,814 in tuition, for the 2013-2014 school year. To put this into perspective, full-time tuition at first-ranked Yale Law School is $52,400 - for 2013-2014. Does anyone with an IQ above 60 believe that these two schools are in the same league?!?!
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, those first year students living at home will incur an additional $15,061 in expenses - whereas off campus students will face an extra $25,861 in costs. Hell, the swine don't even include the cost of insurance. As such, the commode lists the total, estimated COA as $67,875 and $78,675, respectively.
Seeing that ABA-accredited diploma mills only base living expenses off of a nine-month school year, we will need to prorate the following items: board; miscellaneous; and transportation. After making these adjustments, on-campus, first-year students attending full time will have a total estimate of $71,058 - and full-time, first year USC law students living off campus will have a total COA amounting to $85,478! That is simply outrageous. Anyone who defends the law school pigs is lower than dog excrement.
Ranking: Based on the latest ratings scheme by US “News” & World Report, this private toilet is listed as the 18th best law school in the entire country. That doesn’t stop the swine from charging more - in tuition - than Yale Law School.
Published Employment Placement Statistics: The law school notes that 85.5% of its Class of 2013 was employed within nine months of graduation. Keep in mind that this includes all types of jobs, I.e. attorney positions, non-law, full-time, part-time, short-term, and long-term. If you are selling insurance or teaching grade school, as a member of this cohort, then you are considered “employed.” Yes, that is super-fantastic, huh?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the USC Law Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $138,858. In fact, 81 percent of this school’s 2012 class took on such foul debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
University Administrator Pay: In order to see how the pigs are doing, in contrast to the debt-strapped students, we head to the 2012 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 95-1642394, i.e. the Univer$ity of $outhern California. Surprisingly, no member of the law school faculty made it on the list of highest compensated employees - for the tax year ending June 30, 2012. Then again, look at the following TOTAL COMPENSATION figures that this “in$titution of higher learning” lavished on its sports programs - starting on page 127 of this PDF.
Then-head football coach Monte Lane Kiffin raked in $2,594,091, while his father, Monte George Kiffin, made $1,791,555 in total - as assistant football coach. Athletic director Patrick Capper Haden rolled around in $2,247,678. Lastly, Kevin O’Neill, head men’s basketball coach, received $1,717,749. Heading to non-athletic department officials, you will see that Chrysostomos Nikias made out with $1,439,126 in loot - as university “president.” However, the school paid its former “president,” Steven Sample, a total of $1,815,643 - apparently to sit on his old, wrinkly ass. Does that mean that he is performing more “work” than the current rodent in charge?!?!
Garbage Opportunities: As a student at this overpriced toilet, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the “world-famous” Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice! From the mission statement:
“The Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice (RLSJ) promotes the discussion and examination of issues lying at the intersection of social justice and the law. RLSJ publishes legal narratives and analyses of case law and legislation that address the law's interaction with historically underrepresented groups and highlight the law's potential as an instrument of positive social change. These narratives and analyses borrow from the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines. The goal of RLSJ is to influence the development of the law in ways that encourage full and equal participation of all people in politics and society.”
Yes, what woman will be able to resist a student editor of this TTT publication?!?! Employers - especially all of those “social justice” law firms - will be scrambling over themselves, in an effort to gain your services. [Disclaimer: Nothing of the sort will happen.]
As a USC law student, you can also participate in the Space Law Society. Here is the description:
“Space Law Society is an organization formed to promote an understanding of space law, encourage participation in its development, and coordinate collaboration between students and professionals in space-related industries. As an organization, we organize social activities, educational events and discussions. We also arrange a team to compete in the international Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot competition.”
One would think that an accredited law school - especially one that is supposedly the 18th best in the nation - would be embarrassed to offer such nonsense. By the way, who the hell knew that there was a space law moot competition?!?!
Conclusion: USC Gould Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced, private toilet located in the LEGENDARILY FLOODED California lawyer job market. According to Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., this state is the SECOND MOST GLUTTED attorney market in the country. If you don’t have excellent connections before entering, then you will not be served well by incurring an additional $165K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. Keep in mind that Biglaw is not secure. If you manage to land an associate position, but can’t bring in major business and move your way up quickly, you will likely be out on your ass within 3-5 years.
Posted by Nando at 8:04 AM