Monday, May 12, 2014
Profiles in Human Excrement: Robert Illig, Law “Professor” at the University of Oregon
Due to popular demand, today’s subject is a piece of garbage named Robert Illig. This pile of human waste teaches at the University of Oregon Sewer of Law, the 100th greatest, most wonderful and elite law school in the United States. That is the ranking from the latest edition of US "News" & World Report.
Mental Illness on Public Display: On April 16, 2014, the Oregonian published Jeff Manning’s epic piece, which was entitled“Oregon law professor's internet rant makes waves, stirs law school debate.” Read the entire article, but focus on the following excerpt:
“Young law grads across the country have struggled to find positions in a shrinking legal job market even as they leave law school with six-figure debts. According to recently released data, just 57 percent of 2013 UO law school grads found jobs that required a law license and passage of the bar. Twelve percent of the grads were unemployed and seeking work.
They left school with average debt of nearly $105,000.
[Cockroach Robert Illig] said he's already sacrificed enough for his students.
"Is this some kind of faculty version of white-man's guilt," he asked in series of posts that quickly spread across the country, including UO Matters and several prominent law blogs. "We see students without jobs and think that if we throw them a few of our dollars we can go back to our scholarship and not worry about whether they are getting real careers and real training?
"The UO and its students are lucky to have me and all the other wonderful university faculty and staff who have sacrificed to be here," Illig continued. "In my former life, I was an M&A lawyer at a large New York law firm, where I was all but certain to be earning more that $1 million annually. No one can tell me I'm not on the students' side."
Illig went on at considerable length. His emails quickly spread to higher ed and law blogs across the country, where an audience of lawyers and law professors took turns ripping llig for his sense of self-worth and entitlement. Illig was not available for comment Wednesday.” [Emphasis mine]
If you can go out and make a seven figure salary, Lying Bitch, then quit your part-time “professor” position – and go out and make those millions. Keep in mind that no law firm will pay you to sit on your ass and regurgitate the same old parsed cases. Plus, you will also need to “work” more than 4-6 hours per week, you piece of trash.
Other Coverage: On April 17, 2014, Gawker posted an Adam Weinstein piece, which was labeled “Law Prof Rips School for Helping Poor Grads and Not Giving Him a Raise.” Check out this epic opening:
“Hell hath no fury like Rob Illig, University of Oregon securities law professor, emailing furiously for ANSWERS as to why his school is indulging in "white-man's guilt" by assisting recent graduates working in nonprofit law instead of raising his six-figure salary.
In what the local media characterized as a "wild rant," Illig insists he could be making a cool million out on The Street as an M&A lawyer, but he stays around UO because he bleeds for his students—"Today, I spent the morning trying to get one of them a summer job at Nike."
Illig, a tenured associate professor who attended law school "tuition-free" in the '90s, reportedly makes more than $138,000 annually, plus a $10,000 university bonus; the average grad at Oregon Law leaves with about $105,000 in debt.
But he can't stand for this injustice, this iniquity, of making only $100,000 or so more than his former students, while the school plans to fund "a post-graduate fellowship program for new law grads, in lieu of accepting a pay increase" for him and his colleagues. So he sent the faculty some stern letters, and the faculty leaked 'em to a bunch of blogs.” [Emphasis mine]
For $ome rea$on, Pig Robert Illig is not happy making such a heft salary – at the direct expense of his debt-strapped students’ financial future. Apparently, the swine needs more of their blood and flesh.
Paul Campos delivered the following right cross to Illig’s chrome dome, in his April 15, 2014 Lawyers, Guns & Money piece, “OK, now you cannot really be serious.” Look at this hilarious portion:
“In a stunning last-minute upset, Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow’s NYT piece appears to have been nipped at the wire by Oregon Law School professor Rob Illig for top honors in today’s Law Profs Posting Clueless Tone-Deaf Things on the Internet contest. Illig sent a couple of emails around, bewailing a proposal by the dean to dedicate this year’s faculty raise pool to funding public interest sector fellowships for what would otherwise be unemployed grads of the school (Oregon’s employment stats are horrendous).
I’ve watched as our culture has eroded now for almost three years. Everyone is in everyone else’s business, instead of their own. Everyone is worried about what everyone else is getting, not what they can personally contribute. If some professor or professors want to donate their raise to the students – or to some other worthy charity – that’s their business. (Personally, i give to Food for Lane Country, Planned Parenthood, and the United Way. I feel that having given up the chance at a seven-figure annual income is charity enough for the students, and I am particularly saddened by hungry children. Maybe I should move that the recipients of summer stipends donate those funds to the poor and needy?) [Emphasis mine]
Seeing that you are supposedly so charitable, Robert, perhaps you can do us all a favor and wear a hat so that we are not blinded by your baldness. Then again, I would prefer if you would brush your goddamn teeth. How in the hell do you allegedly make $138K+ and not have better oral hygeine?!?!
Conclusion: Robert Illig truly is a vile, despicable human being. Just take a look at his beedy, little snake eyes. The “man” CLEARLY DOES NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about his students, especially once they have walked with their degrees. After all, at the point they are of no use to the “professors.” The federally-backed student loan checks have cleared, and they are no longer enrolled at the school/sewage pit. Lastly, according to Paul Campos, Illig was an associate for seven years at a mid-sized Boston law firm. As such, where the hell did this bastard come up with being certain to make at least $1 million per year?!?!
Posted by Nando at 5:19 AM