Saturday, April 12, 2014
ABA Cockroaches Release the JD Class of 2013 Employment Report
The Lawyer Job Market Still Reeks: On April 9, 2014, Matt Leichter published an epic blog post entitled “Class of 2013 Employment Report.” From the author’s opening:
“The ABA has released its employment data for the class of 2013, which is defined as everyone who graduated between September 1, 2012, and August 1, 2013. Employment data are outcomes as of February 15, 2014, irrespective of interim job changes…For those who are truly curious, the ABA has even broken down the employment data for each of Cooley’s branch campuses. There are a few other traps for the unwary, e.g. schools that haven’t received even provisional ABA accreditation, like Lincoln Memorial. Even Peking China made the list. None of these schools have any useful data.
Generally, graduates fared little better this year than last year. 57 percent were employed full-time/long-term in bar-passage required jobs. This is up 0.8 percentage points from February 2013.
On the other hand, the graduate unemployment rate grew while the non-response rate declined.” [Emphasis mine]
Later on, Leichter provides a chart of each ABA-accredited diploma mill - by their placement rates for grads in full-time, long-term positions that require bar passage, minus law school or university-funded positions. Take a look at the following trash pits, by Class of 2013 employment ranking - with the percentage attached:
“81. Ohio State University, 60.4 percent
101. Crooklyn Law School, 57.3 percent;
114. Carbozo Sewer of Law, 54.3 percent;
139. George Mason University, 49.4 percent; and
174. American University, 38.3 percent.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep in mind that, until recently, American University Washington Commode of Law was perennially rated in the top 50 law schools by US “News” & World Report. Yes, what a prestigious institution of “higher learning,” huh?!?!
The ABA Questionnaire, by Commode: By clicking on this link, you have the option to view the individual law school summary reports - or you can have the cumulative data in an Excel spreadsheet. By the way, read this disclaimer by the ABA pigs, on this page:
“The data reported here are submitted by law schools to the ABA. The ABA assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or for changes in such information that may occur after publication.”
What do you expect from these swine?! They don’t even hold the member sewers accountable when they CLEARLY and KNOWINGLY publish false data. Why the hell would they take responsibility for “inaccuracies” or “errors” that may have been reported to them by the toilets?
Other Commentary: On April 9, 2014, JDU denizen “ichininosan” started an thread labeled “Class of 2013 Employment Data.” Check out this comment from accountholder “heythere” - from April 10, 2014 at 11:54 pm:
“Highest Number of School-Funded Jobs (class of 2013): (as a percentage of grads)
1. George Washington (88)/603 14.6%
2. Georgetown (73)/645 11.3%
3. Virginia (58)/364 15.9%
4. William & Mary (43)/217 19.8%
5. NYU (42)/537 7.8%
6. American (37)/507 7.3%
7. UCLA (31)/332 9.3%
8. Columbia (29)/437 6.6%
9. Berkeley (25)/301 8.3%
10. Illinois (20)/231 8.7%” [Emphasis mine]
Hell, beauty schools don’t need to resort to hiring such high percentages of their own graduates! You will notice that five of the “top 14” law schools are on this ignoble list, i.e. Georgetown, UVA, NYU, Columbia, and Cal-Berkeley. Plus, UCLA is currently ranked as the 16th greatest, most amazing and wonderful law school in the nation by USN&WR.
As “fmllawyer,” another decent poster on that site wrote, on April 9th at 12:58 pm:
“GW, Georgetown, UVA, NYU, UCLA, BERKLEY?!
Who in their right mind is taking out loans for law school?! These are not the WNEs of the law school world. At one point, these schools are regarded as close to a sure bet.” [Emphasis mine]
Then again, maybe the “idiots” should have known better than to believe - and rely on - the employment figures and anecdotes crafted by the devils at these august in$tition$ of “higher education,” right?!?! Apparently, it’s the rape victims’ fault for not doing their due diligence.
Conclusion: If you are still considering a “legal education,” then you truly are a lost cause. Could you imagine - for one damn second - if AMA/AAMC accredited medical schools featured such pathetic employment placement rates?!?! Students and graduates would grab scalpels, and head to the dean’s office with bad intentions. After all, no one in their right mind would piss away several years of their life - and incur outrageous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a 57% or 38.3% chance of working in their professional field. In a just world, the ABA pigs would be hung up on meat hooks.
Posted by Nando at 5:44 AM