Saturday, October 4, 2014
Third Tier Dung Pit: University of South Dakota School of Law
Tuition: South Dakota residents in their first year of law school will be charged $13,904 in tuition and fees – for 2014-2015. Out-of-state, first year USD law students will be faced with an annual price tag of $29,518 – for the 2014-2015 academic year. Yes, what a great bargain, huh?!?! However, this commode does offer Minnesota reciprocity for those who are not smart enough to gain admission to the University of Minnesota. This rate – for first year students – is listed as $20,785.
Total Cost of Attendance: According to this document, this public trash pit asserts that room, board, books, travel and personal expenses will add another $14,364 to the tab – for single students living off-campus. This brings the total estimate to $43,882 for non-resident, full-time victims. In-state lemmings will “only” face an overall budget of $28,139.
Keep in mind that all ABA-accredited toilets base living costs on a calendar year. Actual students will incur expenses over the full 12 months. As such, we will prorate the following items: room, board, travel and miscellaneous costs. Doing so, we reach a more accurate, total COA of $31,189 for in-state USD law students – and $46,803 for out of state JD students. Do you still feel that this school is affordable?
Ranking: Based on the scheme from US “News” & World Report, the UniversiTTTy of SouTTTh Dakota Sewer of Law is rated as the 145th greatest, most sensational and magnificent law school in the country. Yes, it barely avoided the fourth tier. At least, it is the highest-ranked law school in the entire state! Plus, it doesn’t share the overall ranking with other commodes.
Published Employment Placement Statistics: Let’s take a look at the dung heap’s Employment Summary for 2013 Graduates. There were 71 members of this cohort. Of this total, 62 found work within nine months of graduation. Two stooges decided to pursue another advanced degree, and 7 others were unemployed and seeking. This translates to a “placement” rate of 87.3 percent, i.e. 62/71.
By the way, three JDs from this class were put in university or law school funded positions. Of course, the pigs would never do this in order to artificially inflate their placement rate, right?!?! Under the Employment Type section, you will note that only 26 members of this cohort landed law firm posts. One desperate soul opened a solo practice, while 21 found jobs in offices of 2-10 attorneys. Only one damn person was hired by a firm of 251-500 lawyers. Do you still like your odds, genius?!?!
Pathetic-Ass Numbers for the Class of 2012:
Number of graduates: 76
Salaries reported: 29 (38% of the graduates)
Private Practice salaries reported: 3
Government salaries reported: 9
Judicial Clerkship salaries reported: 14
Business salaries reported: 0
Public Interest Salaries reported: 3" [Emphasis mine]
Could you imagine if less than 2/5 of an approved medical school’s recent grads reported their salaries to their institution?! Seeing that this is the case with the USD Sewer of Law, the income numbers listed for this cohort should be given no credence.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the UniversiTTTy of SouTTTh Dakota Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $54,352. Then again, 95% of this garbage heap’s 2013 cohort took on such toxic debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled. This is the second-lowest, published figure among all toilets listed. However, this is still a significant sum – especially considering student debt from undergrad and the lack of decent-paying jobs available.
The Commode’s Pathetic Profile:
Completed applications: 273
Standard admission: 216
Admitted through Law Screening or PLSI: 4
Total Admitted: 220
Full-time matriculants: 66
Flex-time matriculants: 3
Percentiles for the 212 FT standard admits – LSAT and UGPA
75th 153; 3.56
Median 150; 3.24
25th 146; 2.97” [Emphasis mine]
This pile of excrement accepted 80.1 percent of its applicants! Check out the “quality” of its prospective students. That is embarrassing! Skid row prostitutes have a higher decline rate. Apparently, the swine don’t mind feeding off dolts who scored 146 on the LSAT and obtained a garbage, undergraduate GPA.
Conclusion: Avoid this pile of waste. The only possible exceptions are the following: (1) you live in the state and you do not mind working as a small town lawyer or in the DA’s office; (2) your family is paying for your TTT “legal education”; or (c) you are connected, and you plan to do run for office someday. Otherwise, do not even consider this filthy stench pit. After all, YOU will not be served well, by taking on an additional $60K-$100K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt.
Posted by Nando at 4:07 AM