Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Fourth Tier Whittier Law School Graduates Face the Bleakest Employment Outcomes
Excellent News!: On October 22, 2014, JD Journal featured a Noelle Price article entitled “Whittier Law School Graduates Most Challenged in Finding Work.” Check out this brutal opening:
“Whittier Law School, located in Costa Mesa, California, suffers from one of the most abysmal employment records in the country, according to the Orange County Register. The school currently enrolls over 500 students, and tuition is $42,000 per year.
Associate dean Martin Pritikin said, “We are by no means satisfied with letting things be. We are working very hard to implement programs and changes that should help our graduates with employment.”
“In the past three years, only one in every four Whittier students obtained full-time, long-term attorney jobs within nine months of graduation. The rate is below half of the national average and is one of the worst employment records in the nation. Using the most recent available data, only Golden Gate University in San Francisco had a lower employment rate in the state of California.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, those are extremely impressive job prospects, right?!?! Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to incur large sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for such outcomes?! The piece continues:
“The grim statistics were pulled from an online American Bar Association database, which oversees over 200 accredited law schools in the United States. Whittier does not dispute the statistics, but they did argue that the data does not provide the full picture. Whittier said that it is confident that its employment rates will rise due to recent efforts it has implemented which aim to better prepare students for the job market.
For example, in the fall, the law school applied an “experiential” curriculum that will help students gain real life skills and help them apply their education to their jobs. Pritikin commented, “We think the changes that we’ve made have been earlier, have been more dramatic, have been more comprehensive than what the typical school is doing. We think it puts us ahead.”
The school opened a model courtroom last year, and has made improvements to its career development office. It is also conducting more outreach to potential employers.” [Emphasis mine]
It’s funny to see that the pigs don’t dispute the numbers, while they make a production out of the figures not providing the full outlook. You bitches and hags can pack that “experiential curriculum” up your portly asses. Furthermore, what good is a model courtroom, if the vast majority of your students and grads are not going to work in the legal field, cockroaches?!?! You don’t need such experience, when you end up selling insurance policies or teaching grade school to inner city rodents.
Tuition: Full-time victims of this dump face a tuition bill of $42,400 for the current academic year. In good news, part-time students will only be charged $28,300 for the same school year. At least, the asterisk indicates that this rate includes the $100 SBA fee. Hell, perhaps the cockroaches feel that they are giving you a great deal.
Ranking: As you can see, US “News” & World Report rates WhiTTTTier Law Sewer as a fourth tier piece of garbage. Apparently, lawyers and academics are not that impressed with “model courtrooms,” experiential courses, and upgrades to the career development office. Then again, “professors” and administrators expend these resources in order to attract more lemmings – and to increase their ranking.
The Toilet’s Employment Placement Data: From this page, you can view the Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates. You will note that there were 210 members of this TTTT class. Of that amount, only 56 landed in full-time, long-term positions where bar passage was required.
However, the news gets worse. Out of 210 grads, only 117 reported being employed – in any capacity – within nine months of receiving their law degree. Don’t forget that these responses are self-generated. Five JDs did not furnish their status to the trash pit. This translates to a 57.1 percent “placement” rate, i.e. 117/205. Why is this school not being demolished as we speak?!?! Why the hell are federal taxpayer dollars still being appropriated to this dung heap?!
Hell, only 83 members of this class landed full-time, long-term employment of any kind. If the ABA, NALP or Bob Morse had any integrity, they would publish the placement rate as 40.4 percent, i.e. 83/205. Under Employment Type, you will see that 66 grads reported finding work in law firms. Out of this total, one desperate fool opened a solo shop, whereas 39 were hired by offices of 2-10 attorneys. Another 13 landed jobs in firms of 11-25 lawyers. What great outcomes, huh?!?!
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the WhiTTTTier Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $154,267. Hell, 92% of this waste site’s 2013 cohort took on such sickening debt. In fact, this is the SIXTH-HIGHEST debt figure, among all commodes that provided this info to Bob Morse! Remember that this amount does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.
Conclusion: If you are even considering Whittier Law $chool for a “legal education,” then you should automatically meet the requirements for a brain shunt. If you cannot figure out that this is a TERRIBLE “investment,” then you have NO BUSINESS making any decision that could affect the lives of others. Hell, you should not be permitted to drive a car, waterhead. This truly is one of the absolute worst law schools in the entire United States – and that is saying a lot, when you consider that there are 200 ABA-accredited diploma mills in operation.
Posted by Nando at 6:01 AM