Friday, January 23, 2015
Second Tier Dung Field: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Tuition: Idiots enrolled full-time in this trash heap will be charged $42,120 in tuition – for the 2014-2015 school year. Fees will add another $250 to the big-ass tab. The pigs also list health insurance – estimated at $2,420 – under Direct Costs. What a tremendous deal for students, huh?!?!
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: According to this same page, the cockroaches lists Indirect Costs as $16,161. Of course, the bastards estimate room and board as $11,646, as well as personal expenses of $1,332. I suppose these costs could be this low - if you eat Ramen noodles twice a day and have 4-5 roommates. This brings the supposed total to $60,951.
Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills base living expenses on an academic calender, instead of a full year. Since actual students will require a 12 month budget, we will prorate the following items: room and board; transportation; and personal/miscellaneous. Doing so, we reach a more accurate, total COA of $63,649 – for one damn year! Who wouldn’t want to attend this sewage pit?!?!
Ranking: At these prohibitive costs, one would expect this school to have one hell of a reputation among the academic and legal communities. Well, the Univer$iTTy of Denver $TTurm Commode of Law is rated as the 68th greatest, most magnificent and sensational law school in the entire country – by US “News” & World Report. In fact, it “only” shares this distinction with the following toilets: Loyola-Chicago; SeTTon Haul; and Kansas. What “prestigious” company!
Published Employment “Placement” Statistics: Let’s take a look at the dung heap’s Class of 2013 Employment Summary Report. There were 267 members of this graduating class. Out of this figure, 245 landed a job within nine months of earning their TT degree. This includes any type of work, i.e. legal, non-law, full-time, short term, part-time, or long term. Two grads did not bother to report their employment status to the filth pit. This equates to an employment “placement” rate of 92.4 percent, i.e. 245/265.
In fact, only 186 JDs landed full-time, long term positions – in any industry. This would be a rate of 70.2%, folks. Yes, who doesn’t want to take on a mountain of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for such weak-ass employment outcomes?!
By the way, this gets even better – unless you are a student at this cesspool. A total of 25 Sturm law grads from the Class of 2013 were hired in law school or university funded positions! Only one person was employed full-time, long – while two others were in full-time, short term posts. Another 13 pawns were placed in part-time, long term jobs, whereas nine other stooges were hired in short term, part-time positions. Could you imagine – for one goddamn second – if accredited U.S. medical or dental schools engaged in such heinous and deliberate actions?!?! Those students and graduates would push administrators out of windows, if that was the case.
Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of Denver Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $130,981. In fact, 81% of this garbage pit’s 2013 cohort took on such foul debt. Don’t forget that this amount does not even include undergraduate debt – and also does not take accrued interest into account, as the student is enrolled.
Standard 509 Information Report for 2014: Check out the following data – in order to see the level of “selectivity” at this pile of rotten garbage.
“Total number of applications: 1,601
Total number of offers: 987
Number of matriculants: 258
75th percentile GPA: 3.62
50th percentile GPA: 3.40
25th percentile GPA: 3.10
75th percentile LSAT: 159
50th percentile LSAT: 156
25th percentile LSAT: 153” [Emphasis mine]
This equates to an acceptance rate of 61.6 percent! And this is from the 68th “greatest” law school in the United States!
Conclusion: Avoid this stench pit at all costs. You will not be served well, by incurring an additional $140K-$185K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt – for a chance to enter a GLUTTED field. Remember, technological advances have slammed this industry hard – and will continue to lead to permanent job losses for attorneys. Do you think that YOU will be able to compete with established law firms and local lawyers? Will you overcome LPOs, legal outsources, LegalZoom, and other software programs?!?!
Hell, at this very moment, a commercial for LegalZoom just flashed across my TV screen. Good luck swimming against the current. In the final analysis, this is a shrinking job sector. Do not be a dumbass. Find something better to do with the remaining time that you have left. Don’t piss away three years of your life on a garbage law degree. Otherwise, you WILL be paying for this foolish mistake for decades.
Posted by Nando at 4:48 AM