Friday, March 29, 2013

First Tier Bloody Stool: William & Mary Law School


http://law.wm.edu/admissions/cost/

Tuition: Virginia residents attending this school on a full-time basis will pay $27,800 in full-time tuition and fees, for the 2012-2013 school year. Out-of-state, full-time students at this commode will be slapped with a big-ass bill of $37,800 - for 2012-2013. Of course, on this page, the pigs claim that this is “a smart investment for your future.”

Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, law students will need a “living allowance” of $14,850, while books will amount to $1,450. As such, the estimated, total COA for in-state, full-time students reaches $44,100, whereas the non-resident, full-time budget hits $55,100. 

Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills calculate living expenses on a nine-month, academic calendar. Since actual students will require rent, food, insurance, transportation and miscellaneous costs for twelve months, I will prorate the figure for the full year. Doing so leads to an estimate of $19,800 - an increase of $4,950. This leads to a more accurate COA, for 2012-2013, of $49,050 for Virginia residents attending on a full-time basis and $59,050 for out-of-state, full-time law students. 

It is pretty clear that the cockroaches don’t give a damn about the students. Take a look at this silly nonsense published on this page:

“While there is no question that law school is a costly endeavor, William & Mary offers a stellar legal education for a very competitive price.”

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: What exactly are you paying for, in this costly endeavor?! Based on the newest ratings issued by US “News” & World Report, William & Mary Law $chool is rated as the 33rd greatest, most marvelous law school in the United States. This in$titution shares this distinction with the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin.

http://law.wm.edu/careerservices/documents/ABA%20Summary%20March%2015%20FINAL.pdf

Employment Placement Data: Take a look at the Employment Summary for the Class of 2012. There were 204 members of this cohort. This report alleges that 94.6% of this class was employed within nine months of graduation.

The school hired a total of 41 graduates - from this particular class - in university or law school-funded positions! At least, all of these jobs were full-time and long term. Of course, the public garbage heap provided these jobs, in order to artificially inflate its employment “placement” rate. If the school did not employ this large segment, then only 74.5 percent would have been employed within nine months of receiving their law degrees.

Also, only 61 grads ended up working in law firms. This figure includes the desperate solo and 18 members who went to work for law firms of 2-10 attorneys. Notice that this first tier toilet did not even provide starting salary information, in this summary. 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+6

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the William & Mary JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $94,842. Fully 80 percent of this commode’s unfortunate 2012 class took on such foul debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/the-lawyer-surplus-state-by-state/

The Attorney Glut in Virginia: On June 27, 2011, Catherine Rampell published an article in the New York Times Economix blog, entitled “The Lawyer Surplus, State by State.” The information was compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. Check out the following figures for the state of Virginia, which has the 17th most glutted lawyer job market in the nation:

“Estimated Annual Openings for 2010-2015: 956
Bar Exam Passers, in 2009: 1,375 
Surplus: 419” 

Do you see the problem facing current law students and freshly-minted JDs, in the state?!?!

Conclusion: You will not be served well by incurring an additional $105K-$140K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a law degree from this toilet. If you want to practice law in Virginia, you will be in a crowded field. The law school swine at William & Mary want you to believe that you are making a smart investment. Of course, these bitches and hags have no skin in the game. As the student debtor, YOU will be on the hook - for the total amount, plus interest. If you cannot find a job - or you end up with a weak salary - that does not matter. You must repay the loan. Meanwhile, the “professors” and deans have made off with the money.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Grab the Soft Wipes: Weak-Ass Employed at Graduation Statistics Furnished by US “News” & World Report


The Source: 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings

Apparently, the sewer rats at US “News” & World Report are starting to provide better detailed information on each ABA-accredited diploma mill. The following employed at graduation figures are from the USN&WR law school rankings scheme, published on March 12, 2013. You click on the hyperlinked name of the in$titution of “higher learning,” and you will be directed to the defunct magazine’s Law School Overview for that particular diploma factory.

First Tier Toilet Splashes:

Let’s take a look at Notre Dame Law School, which is rated 23rd best by this TTT publication: 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/university-of-notre-dame-03056

Careers 

Employed at graduation*: 48.9% [Emphasis in original]

What’s that you say, lemming?! You think that this is an anomaly? We’ll highlight a better school, if you want. Check out this metric, for UCLA, which is listed as the 17th ranked law school in the land, by Bob Morse and US “News”:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/university-of-california-los-angeles-03018

Careers

Employed at graduation*: 45.9%[Emphasis in original]

Fourth Tier Excrement Samples:

For $ome rea$on, MOST fourth tier trash pits did not bother to provide this data to Bob Morse and USN&WR. I’m sure that this was an unintentional “error” on their part. As such, we will take a peak at the job outlook for graduates of $ouTTTThwe$TTTTern Law Sewer: 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/southwestern-law-school-03013

Careers

Employed at graduation*: 25.2% [Emphasis in original]

It could be worse; suppose that you were a member of the following graduating class, from TTTTexas SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy TTTThurgood Marshall School of Law, based out of Houston:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/texas-southern-university-marshall-03152

Careers

Employed at graduation*: 9.8% [Emphasis mine]

Yes, you read that correctly.  Less than one in ten grads from this festering waste pile was employed at graduation.  This means that 91.2 percent of the class - from this fourth tier dung pit - did not have a job when they received their TTTT law degree. Hell, the fortunate grads include those who went to work for family or for a political friend.

Average Law Student Indebtedness Figures, for Each Commode Listed Above:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings

Take a look at the “average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred law school debt” - as furnished by US “News” - with the percentage of grads with debt listed next to the school:

Notre Dame Law School: $101,512; 86 percent
UCLA $chool of Law: $109,539; 82%
$ouTTTThwe$TTTTern Law $chool: $147,976; 79 percent
TTTTexas SouTTTThern UniversiTTTTy: $99,992; 100% [Emphasis mine]

Those are extremely impressive figures, correct?!?! Remember, those amounts above do not take interest that accrues while the student is enrolled into account. As such, the debt totals will be significantly higher, when you repay the debt - especially if you took out private loans for your “legal education.”

Conclusion: In the last analysis, having a job at graduation indicates that the school name has benefited the student. After all, if you do not have anything lined up when you receive your stupid, little law degree, the commode’s Office of Career Services is not going to help you find employment. Keep in mind that the figures cited above include non-law positions. Why in the hell should you be expected to incur an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for such garbage job prospects?!?! 

If you do not have employment lined up by graduation, then YOU will be relying on your social skills and personal sales ability, in order to land interviews - let alone job offers. Of course, the pigs will still reap the benefits of your hustle, if you find a position within nine months of receiving your diploma. In the event that you cannot land a job - despite sending out dozens or hundreds of resumes and cover letters, “networking,” attending bar functions, etc. - then the “law professors,” deans and ball-less shills will blame you for your inability to land employment. The U.S. attorney GLUT will not be mentioned by these cockroaches. What a great industry, huh?!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Tier Hot Waste: University of California Hastings College of the Law


http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/fiscal-services/docs/Tuition_Fee_Schedule_2012_2013.pdf

Tuition and Fees: According to this document, California residents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be slapped down with a bill of $46,806 – for the 2012-2013 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students at UC Ha$ting$ will have a telephone pole rammed up their asses - as the poor fools will be charged $52,806 - for 2012-2013. Who says that public schools offer much better tuition rates?!?! 

http://www.uchastings.edu/academics/grad-division/llmprogram/llmcosts/index.php

The commode does provide some good news, for non-residents: “Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is estimated to be $39,500* with no distinction made between in-state and out-of-state residents.”  These students will continue to be financially raped, but to a slightly lower extent.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+3

Ranking: At such ridiculous prices, one would expect this school to be an elite institution. However, US “News” & World Report rates the University of California Hastings Commode of “the” Law as the 48th greatest, most wondrous, amazing and fantastic law school in the entire country. In fact, this garbage pit shares this prestigious distinction with the following four schools: Florida State, Southern Methodist, Tulane, and the University of Houston. I’m sure that the cockroaches are bursting with pride at being included on this list.

http://www.uchastings.edu/career-office/docs/2011Stats.pdf

Employment Placement Statistics: Review this PDF file pertaining to the toilet’s Class of 2011. There were a total of 411 graduates, in this cohort. Of that amount, employment status was known for 401 JDs. Only 320 members of this class were working, within nine months of graduation. This represents a “placement” rate of 79.8 percent. What an amazing school, huh?!?! 

Furthermore, 238 grads were employed full-time, within nine months of receiving their overpriced law degree. This equates to 59.35% of the 401 graduates for whom employment status was known. A total of 244 Hastings JD - from the Class of 2011 -were working on a long-term basis. Conversely, 76 grads were employed part-time - which amounts to 23.75 percent of the fortunate segment of this class.

Take a moment to reflect on this admission, from the commode:

“39 of these short-term positions were funded by UC Hastings - all of them were part-time.” [Emphasis mine]

Try re-paying your student loans with that arrangement. Of course, the primary purpose is to artificially inflate the ABA diploma mill’s job “placement” rate. 

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+4

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UC Hastings JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $114,736. Hell, 89 percent of this commode’s unfortunate 2012 class took on such toxic debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.

Last Year, the Commode Announced a “Voluntary” Reduction in Class Sizes:

On May 2, 2012, Elie Mystal wrote a solid ATL entry labeled “The Hastings Gambit.” Take a look at this opening:

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/05/the-hastings-gambit/

“This week, the law school press has been focused on the UC Hastings College of Law. Hastings Law Dean Frank Wu announced that his school would be voluntarily reducing its enrollment by 20 percent over the next three years.

The mainstream press has noticed, too. The Wall Street Journal did an article about Wu’s attempt to “reboot” legal education, and the Dean gave a long interview to USA Today.

Hastings isn’t the first law school to reduce enrollment, but the school’s move is more significant because of the rhetoric Dean Wu is putting behind it. Wu is making the philosophical case against huge law school class sizes in this challenging job market.

But is it all about changing the nature of legal education, or is Hastings being pushed into these moves by the familiar forces of disappointing employment statistics, and a desire to climb up the U.S. News rankings? Critics have said that the school isn’t “voluntarily” doing anything.

Then again, if Hastings is doing something objectively good for prospective students, maybe it doesn’t even matter how the administration came to the decision…” [Emphasis mine]

Sure, the dean of this trash heap is doing this of his own volition - and I voluntarily chose not to enter the San Francisco Giants spring training, as a second baseman. Apparently, the hags cannot tell the truth.

Conclusion: Avoid this first tier toilet - which is currently barely hovering above the second group – at all costs. You simply DO NOT NEED to incur an additional $125K-$170K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to practice law in the legendarily-glutted California market. This is a free-standing, public toilet. If you have a career, or a good job with benefits, do not walk away from that position – in order to take your chances at law school. If you have an addictive personality or a severe gambling problem, then take your sorry ass down to the roulette and craps tables in Vegas. Bet all of your money on red, if you want. At least, in that scenario, you can claim bankruptcy. Plus, you will not piss away three years of your life on the task.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Excellent News: There Were Fewer LSATs Administered in 2012-2013 Than in 1987-1988


The Hard Data:

Take a look at the LSAC chart labeled "LSATs Administered."

http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/data/lsats-administered.asp

The total number of exams for 2012-2013 was LESS THAN the figure for 1987-1988. You merely need to compare the numbers. This past year, there were a total of 112,515 LSATs administered, compared to 115,988 in 1987-1988.  I'm sure that the law school swine are sweating and defecating themselves in their pens, at this moment.

You can see the trend: in 2009-2010, the number of entrance exams amounted to 171,514. According to this data source, the last three years saw respective declines of LSATs of 7.5 percent, 13.6% and 12.9 percent.

In sum, there has been a 34.4 percent drop in law school admission tests from 2009-2010 to 2012-2013, i.e. 112,515/171,514. The number of college graduates has certainly not decreased in that time. Of course, the greedy pig diploma mills have simply loosened their standards, in order to retain significant class sizes.

On December 14, 2012, Paul Campos posted a brilliant ITLSS entry labeled “Endgame.” Check out this killer opening:

http://insidethelawschoolscam.blogspot.com/2012/12/endgame.html

“What are the economic implications for law schools of an admissions cycle that ends up attracting only 53,000 applicants? To answer this question, we have to estimate how many matriculants such a cycle is likely to yield. This is a function of two factors: how many applicants end up getting admitted to at least one school to which they apply, and how many admitted applicants actually end up enrolling.

As to the first factor, the percentage of applicants being admitted to at least one school has been rising for several years now:

2004: 55.6% 
2005: 58.6% 
2006: 63.1%
2007: 66.1%
2008: 66.5% 
2009: 67.4% 
2010: 68.7% 
2011: 71.1% 

In other words, law school applicants were 27.9% more likely to be admitted to at least one school in 2011 than they had been seven years earlier. We don’t have numbers yet for how many 2012 applicants were admitted to at least one school, but since the number of applicants fell by 13.7%, while the number of new 1Ls fell by only 8.6%, it seems certain that the upward trend in percentage of applicants admitted continued." [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, ABA-accredited diploma mills have chosen to “relax” their already weak-ass admission criteria. Hell, many law schools currently accept applicants with 148 LSAT scores or 2.9 undergrad GPAs. Yes, that is a hallmark of professional school, right?!?! Clearly, the law school pigs and cockroaches don’t give one damn about their students, and are only interested in maintaining their bloated, artificially set salaries.

The Effects of Fewer Applicants on ABA Commodes:

The New York Times published an Ethan Bronner piece entitled “Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut” - back on January 30, 2013. Check out the following excerpt, from that article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/education/law-schools-applications-fall-as-costs-rise-and-jobs-are-cut.html?_r=0

“A few schools, like the Vermont Law School, have started layoffs and buyouts of staff. Others, like at the University of Illinois, have offered across-the-board tuition discounts to keep up enrollments. Brian Leiter of the University of Chicago Law School, who runs a blog on the topic, said he expected as many as 10 schools to close over the coming decade, and half to three-quarters of all schools to reduce class size, faculty and staff.

After the normal dropout of some applicants, the number of those matriculating in the fall will be about 38,000, the lowest since 1977, when there were two dozen fewer law schools, according to Brian Z. Tamanaha of Washington University Law School, the author of “Failing Law Schools.”

The drop in applications is widely viewed as directly linked to perceptions of the declining job market. Many of the reasons that law jobs are disappearing are similar to those for disruptions in other knowledge-based professions, namely the growth of the Internet. Research is faster and easier, requiring fewer lawyers, and is being outsourced to less expensive locales, including West Virginia and overseas.” [Emphasis mine]

Automation eliminates information jobs, as fewer workers armed with faster technology and better software can produce more than several employees in the past. It’s a brave new world. People can now easily access case law, statutes, city ordinances, land records, and perform rudimentary legal research - from the comfort of their own home. Hell, you can now purchase legal forms from online vendors and Office Max.

Conclusion: These numbers indicate that college graduates have started catching onto the law school scam. At some point, several ABA-accredited trash heaps will end up closing their doors. You simply cannot admit applicants with 139 LSAT scores and pass yourself off as a legitimate “institute of higher learning.” Furthermore, "legal education" diploma mills will not offer across the board tuition discounts for long. A few will merge with other toilets, in order to grab some more federal loan money a while longer. Perhaps, some large colleges or universities will purchase such commodes, in the mistaken belief that their name brand can resuscitate a fourth tier garbage pit. Thank you to everyone who has helped document this house of cards. Lastly, to the law school pigs: You’re welcome!

Monday, March 11, 2013

TTT State of the Legal Industry: the Lawyer Job Market is Still Glutted


A Total of 200 Legal Jobs Were Added in February 2013:

On March 8, 2013, Am Law Daily published a piece from Tom Huddleston, Jr., under the headline “Legal Sector Added 200 Jobs in February.” Take a look at this opening:

http://www.americanlawyer.com/PubArticleALD.jsp?id=1202591449554

“Legal hiring rebounded slightly last month after suffering a major drop-off in January, with the industry adding 200 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary employment data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The initial estimate of February's modest gains comes a month after the BLS reported that the legal industry had shed 2,400 positions in January. The positive news contained in Friday's report was, however, offset by a revision to the preliminary January figures that pushed that month's estimated job losses up to 3,500. (Friday's report showed the agency's December estimate holding steady at 1,900 jobs gained for the month.) 

Factoring in Friday's hiring estimates, the legal sector now employs 5,000 more people than it did at this point last year and roughly 1.125 million people overall—about 50,000 fewer than it did at its pre-recession peak in 2007.” [Emphasis mine]

Yes, those are fantastic gains, right?!?! Who wouldn’t want to go to law school at this point in time? Isn’t it nice that there are an estimated 5,000 more people working in this field than at the same time last year? That must mean that there will soon be a major recovery in the legal “profession”!

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/NatlSummChart_Classof2011.pdf

According to the NALP Class of 2011 Employment Summary Report, a total of 44,495 people earned law degrees that year. Keep in mind that successful, older swine lawyers tend to practice until they are fossils. How do you like your odds, Lemming?!?! 

http://cooleylawschoolblog.com/tag/now-is-a-great-time-to-go-to-law-school/

Then again, Cockroach Don Leduc - dean and “president” of Fourth Tier Trash Pit TTTThoma$ M. Cooley Law Sewer - has recently proclaimed “Now’s a great time to enter law school.” Of course, the pig’s immense salary depends on duping tons of people into his low-ranked program.

Other Wondrous Developments:

http://www.americanlawyer.com/PubArticleALD.jsp?id=1202591626075

Aric Press wrote an article that appeared on the March 10, 2013 edition of the Am Law Daily. That story was labeled “The Future of Law as Seen From Silicon Valley.” Check out the following gems:

“What does the future of law practice look like?

It will be user-friendly and accessible via bright and fresh retail shops with the ambiance of Apple stores. It will be data-driven, with litigators turning to enormous databases capable of predicting results and guiding strategy. It will have the charm of an assembly line that parcels work out across time zones and specialties in structured processes certain to warm the hearts of project managers. And it will be beautiful. Imagine strings of case citations rendered as computer-generated graphics as appealing to the eye as they are to the analytical mind.

These were among the compelling visions that emerged last week from a remarkable conference in Silicon Valley. Called ReinventLaw, the daylong meeting featured 40 speakers who described a series of digital, regulatory, and engineering changes that are redefining law as lawyers and their clients now know it.” [Emphasis mine]

Do you think that these advances in technology will not have an adverse effect on the legal job market?! Also, do you believe that Biglaw clients will return to the billable hour scam? With every major industry, such developments lead to more work being performed by fewer employees.

Later on, the article continued:

“Disruption will come to the U.S. legal market because it’s too big to ignore,” said Ajaz Ahmed, a prominent British Internet promoter who operates legal365.com in collaboration with an English firm, Last Cawthra Feather in Yorkshire. The site provides online legal services to consumers and businesses, in a combination of do-it-yourself forms and lawyer-assisted work.

Richard Granat , who runs a company called DirectLaw that helps small firms deliver on-line legal services, also had disruption in mind. “We have a moral issue about serving the American people,” Granat told the audience. “If the legal profession can’t figure it out, we should deregulate the whole thing. Let capitalism work its magic.” With that, the room burst into applause.” [Emphasis mine]

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/03/new-technology-may-spell-doom-for-new-lawyers.html

Read this Chris Opfer article, which appeared in New York magazine on March 14, 2012. The piece is entitled “Rise of the Machines: New Technology May Spell the End for NYC’s Bottom-Rung Lawyers.” You will see that the $outhern Di$trict of New York became the first federal pig court to approve the use of predictive coding. The “profession” has already felt the effects of this decision.

Conclusion: The U.S. lawyer job market is GLUTTED and shrinking. As such, clients and companies are hiring fewer attorneys. Due to ABA “Ethics” Opinion 08-451 - issued in August 2008 - U.S. law firms can now hire foreign attorneys and non-lawyers to engage in American legal discovery. Legal process outsourcing, temp hag agencies, and automation have had one hell of an impact on the U.S. lawyer job market. Do not expect those lost jobs to return. Clients and employers will demand fewer attorneys - relying on technology - to perform more work. For $ome rea$on, ABA-accredited diploma mills will continue to pump out FAR TOO MANY graduates, for the available number of job openings.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Tier Dirty Sanchez: University of California Davis School of Law


http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/current/financial-aid/cost-of-attendance.html

Tuition: California residents attending this trash heap, on a full-time basis, will be charged $49,564 in tuition - for the 2012-2013 school year. Out-of-state, full-time law students at UC Davi$ will be pounded in the ass, to the tune of $58,815 in tuition - for 2012-2013. Who says that public law schools offer affordable rates?!

Estimated, Total Cost of Attendance: According to this same document, living expenses, i.e. housing, food, and personal costs, amount to an additional $14,336. Transportation is listed as $1,682,while books and supplies are estimated at $1,014. For in-state, full-time students, the total figure is $66,596.

However, ABA-accredited garbage heaps base these costs off of a nine-month academic year. Since actual law students will require living expenses over twelve months, I will prorate the indirect costs. Doing so, we reach a more accurate, estimated COA of $71,935 for in-state, full-time law students at this school - for the current year.

Make sure that you are sitting down, before reading further. If you have a weak heart, then skip over to the next section of this profile. Under the worst-case scenario, i.e. full-time enrollment as an non-resident, the total, estimated cost of attendance - for 2012-2013 - total COA for the current year will hit $81,186. What a great milestone, huh?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+2

Ranking: At these prices, you would expect this to be a truly elite “institution of higher learning.” Pussy Bob Morse and US “News” & World Report rate Univer$ity of California Davi$ Sewer of Law as the 29th most sensational and terrific law school in the entire nation. The commode shares this distinction with four other schools. If you think that your future is set up nicely, simply by attending this overpriced entity, then you are sorely mistaken. 

[UPDATE: The newest version of the USN&WR rankings was issued today.  This commode is now ranked as the 38th greatest and most amazing law school in the country.  How is that for progress?]

http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/current/career-services/files/ABA-509.pdf

Employment Placement Statistics: Take a look at the toilet’s Class of 2011 Employment Report, for this information. Based off of this chart, 177 out of 190 graduates, for whom employment status was known, were working within nine months of graduation. This equates to a “placement” rate of 93.16 percent, for this particular class.

By the way, of the 141 jobs where bar passage was required, 18 positions were part-time. In fact, 17 of those 18 jobs were also listed as short-term. Hell, 13 of the 123 full-time, legal positions were reported to be short-term. What a thriving job industry, huh?!?!

In addition, 19 members of the University of California Davis Sewer of Law Class of 2011 were placed in university-funded positions! Yes, the commode hired a full ten percent of its class! For $ome rea$on, these jobs are not broken down into full-time, part-time, long term or short term status. Do you still want to defend this scam industry, lemming?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+5

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UC Davis JD Class of 2011 who incurred debt for law school - as $100,517. Furthermore, 86 percent of this commode’s unfortunate 2011 class took on such foul debt. Keep in mind that this figure does not include undergraduate debt. It also does not take accrued interest into account.

Academic Journal Tripe:

http://jjlp.law.ucdavis.edu/

As a student at this public dump site, you will have the unique opportunity to write onto the world-famous Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy. Check out this silly description:

“The Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy is a biannual publication of the UC Davis School of Law that addresses the unique concerns of children in the American legal system.

Initially a product of the creativity and activism of a small group of King Hall students, called the Advocates for the Rights of Children (ARC), the Journal has evolved into a vigorous organization committed to providing practical and timely information about current juvenile, family and educational law issues. The goal of the Journal is to provide a forum for discussion and to encourage community awareness and involvement in issues that affect children.”

Yes, with that academic journal “experience” under your belt, legal employers are certain to fight over you, right?!?! Don’t tell anyone that you managed to become a notes editor on this publicaTTTion, if you don’t want beautiful women running each other down with their cars - in order to gain your attention.

California’s Legendary Attorney Glut: 

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/the-lawyer-surplus-state-by-state/

On June 27, 2011, Catherine Rampell posted a piece in the New York Times Economix blog, under the headline “The Lawyer Surplus, State by State.” Her piece relied on data produced by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. Check out these numbers, for California: estimated, annual openings from 2010-2015 stand at 3,307. However, 6,258 people passed the bar exam in 2009, which represents a SURPLUS of 2,951 lawyers. I know that “law professors” love to claim that lawyers are worthless at math. However, you must be mentally deficient - if you fail to grasp the gravity of the situation.

Conclusion: If you attend and graduate from this GROSSLY OVERPRICED, public toilet, you will likely end up incurring an additional $110K-$155K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. In case you want to remain in California, keep in mind that the state is THE SECOND MOST GLUTTED LAWYER JOB MARKET, in the entire country. In the end, you need to look at law school strictly as a financial decision. You simply do not need to ruin your financial future, in order to contribute to the inflated salaries of the “professors” and deans.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Stacked Excrement Piles: Law School Diploma Mills Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark to Merge


Two Trash Pits to Merge Together:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/rutgers_to_propose_merging_new.html

On February 28, 2013, the Star-Ledger published Kelly Heyboer’s piece, entitled “Rutgers to propose merging Newark and Camden law schools.” Take a look at this opening:

“Nearly 45 years ago, Rutgers University administrators weary of trying to run a law school with two campuses at opposite ends of the state decided to cut their school in half. With great fanfare, the Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden law schools were born. 

Now, almost a half century later, Rutgers wants to bring its two law schools back together. 

Today, Rutgers President Robert Barchi announced a plan to merge Rutgers-Newark School of Law and Rutgers-Camden School of Law into a single entity by the fall of 2014, creating one of the largest law schools in the country. The 1,400-student school would, once again, be called the Rutgers School of Law.

Though university officials are still working out details of how the united institution would be run, the law school will maintain its two existing campuses.” [Emphasis mine]

Why is this a news story, you ask? Yes, two ABA-accredited toilets merging into one gigantic trash heap is not going to change “legal education” - especially when the enrollment will remain roughly the same. Later on, you will see the mindset of the law school swine:

“John Farmer Jr., dean of the Rutgers-Newark law school, said new technology has helped solve many of the logistical and communication problems that prompted Rutgers to split the two schools in 1967.

In recent years, law school enrollment has been declining nationwide due, in part, to the lack of jobs and the nation’s economic woes. Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden often compete for the same students, faculty and resources. 

"Does it really make sense for us to be competing against each other?" Farmer asked.” [Emphasis mine]

For $ome rea$on, Pig Farmer does not recognize that new technology removes the need for enormous, expensive law libraries. We are in the digital age, Ass-Clown!

Old Proposed Merger Between RuTTgers-Camden and Rowan University:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/proposal_to_merge_2_rutgers_la.html

Back on February 8, 2012, Nic Corbett’s article, entitled “Rowan merger plan complicates proposal to merge 2 Rutgers law schools,” appeared in the Star-Ledger. From the opening:

“It wasn't exactly the merger they had in mind.

Faculty at Rutgers University's law schools in Camden and Newark have been talking about becoming one institution, but that concept has now been complicated by a proposed takeover of the Rutgers-Camden campus by Rowan University.

In a letter to the Rutgers president last week, Camden law school instructors said they recently met to discuss the next steps toward increased cooperation between the two schools. The ultimate goal would be to create "Rutgers Law," which would have a presence in New Brunswick — the university’s largest campus — and raise the national stature of Rutgers' legal education.” 

These profitable business enterprises - masquerading as non-profit “in$titution$ of higher learning” - realize that name brand matters to applicants. Rutgers is a known commodity, even though it is seen as a middling school. In the end, the law schools care about one thing: money!

As TTTT dean John O’Brien, of New England Law Sewer, told the Oregonian, back on August 4, 2012: “It's not the ABA's job to police the number of law schools," O'Brien said. "Law schools are like other businesses. Ultimately, that's what they are.”

Rowan's Impact on RuTTgers-Camden SOL:

Newsworks New Jersey published a June 20, 2012 story from Elizabeth Fiedler, under the headline “Uncertainty hurts numbers for Rutgers-Camden law and business schools.” Check out this revealing excerpt:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//new-jersey/40311-uncertainty-hurts-numbers-for-rutgers-camden-law-and-business-schools

 “The proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University has been making headlines for months.

While the plan is still evolving, all that publicity is giving some prospective students second thoughts. 

Rutgers-Camden School of Law Dean Rayman Solomon said the uncertainty about the merger has hurt the school.

"Applications are down 27 percent which is more than the national average which is 15 percent to 16 percent," said Solomon. "Those who have deposited and committed to coming is down over last year by over 50 percent. However last year was the largest enrollment we'd ever had and this is an ongoing process, so you're comparing last year's final with this on a rolling basis."

Solomon said students have said they like the Rutgers-Camden program but have decided to go elsewhere because they're unsure of the school's fate.” [Emphasis mine]

Again, the academic thieves know the score in this game. Their ultimate goal is to make boatloads of money - at the expense of YOUR future, financial health, and family. You, the student, are merely a means to an end.

Conclusion: In the final analysis, the the sewer rats will continue to financially ass-rape tons of students. This is a mere name change, which is designed to maintain the school’s name brand. This gesture will not help current students or recent graduates of these two piles of waste. According to Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the state of New Jersey has the THIRD LARGEST GLUT OF ATTORNEYS, in the entire nation!! Only New York and California have more oversaturated lawyer job markets. How do you like those odds, Lemming?!?! 
 
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