Tuesday, June 3, 2014
News Flash: the Northern California Lawyer Job Market is Still Glutted and Abysmal
Overpriced Toilet Paper: On May 28, 2014, JD Journal published a Jim Vassallo piece, under the headline “Employment Numbers for Sacramento Area Law Grads Dismal.” Look at this opening:
“Despite an improving economy, law graduates in the Sacramento area are not seeing much success. The same thing can be said for much of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. Of the law students who graduated from law school in 2013, 20 percent of them were still unemployed nine months following graduation. This is an increase from the 16 percent in 2012, according to new data from the American Bar Association.
In another category, 25 percent of 2013 law grads in the state were working in part-time positions or in jobs that do not require a legal education.” [Emphasis mine]
That’s no big deal, right?!?! After all, who doesn’t want to piss away three years of their life - and incur an additional $140K-$175K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for the “opportunity” to work in a job that does not require a law degree?! Plus, the academic parasites got paid well for their swindle.
Two paragraphs later, the author provides the following gem:
“Graduates from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento are really struggling. Thirty-two percent of the school’s graduates from 2013 were looking for work nine months after graduating. In 2012, the number was just 19 percent. In 2013, just three of the 21 law schools in the state with accreditation from the ABA had a higher rate of unemployment than McGeorge.
“There are people who have been out of school for two or three years and have not found their first law job,” said B.J. Susich, an attorney from Boutin Jones and president of the Sacramento County Bar Association. “It’s a bottleneck. Just because hiring is better than it was, it doesn’t mean that you can burn through the inventory.”
School officials from McGeorge said that the 2013 class was one of the largest in the school’s history, with some 320 graduates. Many of them had planned to stay in the Sacramento area to practice law, but there was not enough demand for such a large group of new lawyers.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, this is a pre$TTTigiou$ in$TTTiTTTuTTTion of “higher learning.” You can see that the bitches and hags at this filth pit are already making excuses for the commode’s pathetic placement rate. By the way, lemmings: scambloggers and other critics of “legal education” have pointed out - for years – that there is a logjam of recent attorneys. Now that the head of the Sacramento County Bar Association has confirmed this, hopefully you will start paying attention. Plus, why in the hell should firms and other employers hire someone who graduated from law school two or three years ago, when they can choose from the latest pool of JDs?!?!
Sharp Decrease in Enrollment at California Dung Pits: On February 18, 2014, Staci Zaretsky’s piece, “Ouch: The Law Schools With The Biggest Drops in Enrollment Since 2010,” appeared in ATL. Look at this portion:
“In a recent study, National Jurist compared data from the 2010-2011 school year to data from the 2013-2014 school year using numbers from law schools’ most recent American Bar Association 509 reports. Without further ado, here are the 10 law schools with the biggest drops in enrollment since 2010:
University of La Verne: -66.2 percent
Cooley Law School: -40.6 percent
Catholic University: -39.5 percent
New York Law School: -38.7 percent
University of Dayton: -38.5 percent
Pacific McGeorge School of Law: -38.4 percent
Widener University – Harrisburg: -36.9 percent
University of New Hampshire: -34.8 percent
Seton Hall University: -34.7 percent
Liberty University: -33.9 percent” [Emphasis mine]
Apparently, college grads are starting to become wiser consumers – at least when it comes to “legal education.” This had to happen at some point. Although the University of La Verne Commode of Law is in Ontario, it is still located in California – so I have highlighted it above.
Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, the Univer$iTTTy of Pacific McGeorge Sewer of Law is rated as the co-146th greatest, most amazing and wonderful law school in the entire country. What a tremendous accomplishment, huh?!?! The Univer$iTTTTTy of La Verne Commode of Law is listed as “Unranked,” i.e. a fifth tier piece of trash.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the University of the Pacific McGeorge Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $142,784. Hell, 91 percent of this filthy toilet’s 2013 cohort 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. The cockroaches at La Verne refused to provide their indebtedness figures to this publication.
Conclusion: Avoid the grossly overpriced sewers in this state. If you are not attending Stanford, or perhaps Cal-Berkeley, on a significant scholarship – or you are not wealthy or SERIOUSLY CONNECTED – then don’t even bother attending law school in California. Unless, of course, you want to end up being a pathetic, broke bastard with no future, i.e. Joshua Ray Adams. Take the cost of living into account too, including the ridiculously high state and local taxes. Lastly, California is also the SECOND-MOST GLUTTED lawyer job market in the country, genius.
Posted by Nando at 5:14 AM