Monday, February 24, 2014
First Tier Moist Waste: Washington University School of Law
Tuition: Full-time law students at Wa$hington Univer$ity in $t. Loui$ were charged $48,345 in tuition - for the 2013-2014 school year. It’s nice to see that this commode is looking out for the students’ best interests, right?!?! This figure does not include mandatory fees, which amount to an additional $1,760. When you include those charges, the price of admission reaches $50,105.
Total Cost of Attendance: Based on the same document, the rodents list the total tuition and living expenses - for 2013-2014 - as $71,285. By the way, this total does not include the Student Health Service Insurance Fee of $1,300 - even though all students are required to carry coverage. Of course, the vermin try to justify these costs by pointing out the following: “Washington University School of Law is a private institution and top law school, and competition to attend is very high.”
Keep in in mind that the law school pigs base living expenses off of a nine-month academic calendar. Actual law students will require such costs over the full 12 months. In order to reach a more accurate, total COA, we must prorate the following items: room/board; and personal costs. Doing so, we reach a total estimate of $78,772 - for the current year. This does not even count the optional parking pass of $480.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, WUSTL is rated as the 19th best law school in the country. It only shares this honor with one other school, i.e. the University of Minnesota.
On January 25, 2011, former Biglaw associate Will Meyerhofer back-handed this toilet, in an article entitled “Are Law Schools Lying to Their Applicants?” After pointing out that the pigs can charge ridiculous sums of money, due to guaranteed government loans to students, he delivers this forceful slap:
“If it was true supply and demand, #1 ranked Harvard and #100 ranked Hofstra wouldn't have the same tuition. But they do, the same as stupid Washington University, which is so stupid it's in Missouri. "It's underrated." Bite me." [Emphasis mine]
Employment Placement Statistics: Here is the link to the Employment Summary for the WUSTL Law Class of 2012. There were a total of 300 graduates from this cohort. Of that figure, 276 were hired in some capacity - within nine months of earning their law degree. One JD did not report his status to the sewer, while 23 were unemployed. As such, the placement rate was 92.3 percent, i.e. 276/299.
On page one of this PDF, you will notice that the private toilet put 29 graduates from this class in university or law school-funded positions - in order to artificially increase the placement rate. The cockroaches were able to boost this figure by 9.7%, using this underhanded tactic. Hell, only four of these jobs were full-time and long term! In contrast, 16 of these posts were part-time and short term. But the law school pigs care about their students and graduates, don‘t they, Lemming?!?!
A total of 130 members of this class found jobs in private law firms. However, only 44 of these men and woman landed in offices of more than 500 attorneys - as full-time workers. Another 10 went into federal clerkships. And this is from the 19th greatest law school in the country!
On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry entitled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs” This article is based off of each ABA-accredited diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report. As the text and title make clear, the figures pertain to JD Required positions that are full-time, long term - and exclude law school funded jobs. Under these measures, WUSTL placed 67 percent of its grads in such positions. These are the employment opportunities that one seeks when applying to law school.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Wa$hington Univer$ity JD Class of 2012 who incurred debt for law school - as $117,964. Yet, only 73 percent of this commode’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: Washington University Sewer of Law is a grossly overpriced trash heap. In sum, it is a moist turd with sprinkles on top. Furthermore, more than a quarter of the graduates from 2012 did not incur one dime of student loan debt for their law degree. This means that you will also be competing against those who are wealthy and connected, for the available number of attorney jobs. How will YOU fare, as a person of modest means, when you are essentially required to take on an additional $125K-$170K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a chance to enter this GLUTTED “profession”?!?! If you cannot answer this question honestly and objectively, then you have no business making such a financial decision.
Posted by Nando at 6:07 AM