Sunday, January 12, 2014
Second Tier Scalding Hot Sewage: University of South Carolina School of Law
Tuition: In-state residents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be charged $22,360 in tuition, for the 2013-2014 school year. Non-resident, full-time law students who received a merit scholarship will pay $24,688 in tuition - for 2013-2014. Of course, those who do not have such an offer will be ass-raped to the tune of $44,752, for the current academic year.
Estimated, Total Cost of Attendance: The pigs provided the following additional costs: books, $994; room, $10,237; board, $2,352; transportation, $1,665; and personal expenses, $2,420. Using the commode’s figures, this would amount to a total COA of $40,028 for full-time law students who are South Carolina residents - whereas their non-resident counterparts will face a total budget of $62,420.
For $ome rea$on, the bitches and hags at ABA-accredited diploma mills always use a nine month estimate on living expenses. We will prorate the following items to reflect the reality that actual students require costs over the full year: room, board, transportation and miscellaneous. Doing so, these expenditures add up to $22,231. After including textbooks and tuition, we reach the following, estimated cost of attendance for the first year of law school at the Univer$iTTy of $ouTTh Carolina Sewer of Law: $45,585 for in-state residents and $67,977 for out of state students. Who says that state schools are affordable?!?!
Ranking: At such prices, one would expect this public “non-profit” in$titution to have a stellar reputation in the legal and academic communities, correct?!?! Well, according to US “News” & World Report, the University of South Carolina Sewer of Law is the 98th greatest, most fantastic and amazing law school in the entire United States. What a tremendous accomplishment!
Published Employment Placement and Salary Statistics: Based on the trash heap’s 2012 Employment Summary, there were 226 members of this cohort. Seven grads did not bother to report their status to the school. Apparently, these JDs had more important things to do, such as finding a damn job. Of the remaining amount, a total of 196 reported being employed within nine months of graduation. As such, the commode’s “placement” was 89.5%, i.e. 196/219.
Scroll down to the bottom of page 2 of this PDF. Under Size of Firm, you will see that a total of 76 graduates - from the Class of 2012 - ended up working in private law practices. This figure includes three desperate solos - and 33 poor bastards who were hired by firms of 2-10 lawyers. Another 14 landed in offices of 11-25 lawyers. By the way, only 39 of these private practitioners reported their salary info to the school. That speaks volumes! Also, six damn members of this cohort were employed by law firms with more than 500 attorneys. That is super-fantastic, huh?!?!
On the top of the first page, the pigs list Full Time, Long-Term Salaries. You will see that only 116 grads provided such info to the Office of Career Services ass-clowns. Here are the figures: 25th percentile, $40,334; median, $49,025; 75th percentile, $60,000; and a mean of $57,000. Those numbers are not impressive - especially when you look at the level of student debt taken on by the last graduating class. Furthermore, if the ABA and NALP were concerned with honesty and integrity in the slightest, then the schools would be required to include short-term and part-time salaries, as well. That would give applicants a better picture of the job market and their potential income.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of $ouTTh Carolina JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $85,602. Hell, 82 percent of this toilet’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.
Conclusion: If you value your future, then do not attend this sweltering dung pit. Get this fact through your thick skull, Lemming: only ONE THIRD of this cesspool’s 2012 graduating class, ended up working in private law practice! Again, that includes desperate solo attorneys and those working in toilet law. Could you imagine if U.S. medical students faced such outcomes?!?! Hell, MDs would grab the administrators of such a program - and beat them senseless with bamboo sticks.
You will not be served well by incurring an additional $95K-$135K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to enter the GLUTTED legal “profession.” Don’t forget the salary data furnished by 116 grads to the school. Keep in mind that this represents a mere 59.2 percent of those who reported being employed within nine months of graduation from this garbage pile, i.e. 116/196. Use your gray matter, potential law students. You likely wouldn’t purchase a car if the customer reviews were this poor. Why in the hell would you piss away three years of your life - and take on ridiculous amounts of debt - for such prospects?!?! In the immortal words of Tyler Durden, “You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.”
Posted by Nando at 7:37 AM