Sunday, July 17, 2016
Third Tier Desperation: Albany Law School Offers Two Year JD – and Will Only Charge for Two Years of Tuition
TTT AnnouncemenTTT: On July 12, 2016, Albany Law Sewer furnished a press release, which was labeled “Albany Law School Announces 2-Year J.D. Program.” Check out the following portion:
“Albany Law School today announced the launch of an accelerated program for highly motivated students to earn a law degree in two years, eliminating tuition costs for the third year. The program begins January 2017.
Along with saving a year of tuition, another major advantage of graduating in two years — rather than the typical three — includes entering the workforce sooner.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, starting a job at State Farm or Costco a year earlier will really help out these poor bastards, right?!?! At least, these young men and women will save one year of tuition – if they take this route.
Can You Smell That Stench?: On July 12, 2016, the ABA Journal published a Stephanie Francis Ward piece that was entitled “New 2-year law program will get grads to job market quicker, save them tuition costs, dean says.” Here is the full text below:
“Albany Law School has announced a two-year JD program that shaves a year’s worth of tuition off the price.
The 24-month program is scheduled to start in January 2017, according to the school’s website. It includes two summer terms, and students need 87 credits to graduate. Annual tuition at the school is $44,546.
“There are applicants who are driven to obtain a legal education and apply it to the job market as soon as possible,” said Alicia Ouellette, president and dean of Albany Law School, in the press release. “This particularly applies to older students who left the workforce to pursue their passion for the law. Many of these students tend to be well-qualified and excited for a rigorous learning environment. By reducing their time in law school—and tuition by one year—the law school will put them in a favorable position as new graduates.”
According to employment summary information released by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the bar, out of 183 graduates in Albany Law’s class of 2015, 119 had full-time, long-term jobs that required bar passage. Twenty-five of the graduates had full-time, long-term, JD-advantage type work.” [Emphasis mine]
This is a desperate measure by an ABA-accredited dung heap. By the way, ass-clown: save the passion for the bedroom. While this will help reduce the anal swelling, from the ass-pounding you take from law school, this is the equivalent of cheap lubricant. Students will save a year in time and money, however this will not help them land lawyer jobs. If there are not enough available positions, and your law degree reads “Albany Law School,” then good luck beating out applicants with better credentials.
Other Coverage: On July 14, 2016, the Times Union featured an article from reporter Robert Gavin, under the headline “Albany Law offers 2-year degree.” Look at this opening:
“Don't want to pay for three years of law school? Pay for two years and still earn a degree.
That's the latest program at Albany Law School under a plan geared to get law school graduates into the profession sooner than later.
Tuition at Albany Law School, the oldest independent law school in the country, is $43,248 a year. The student body is listed as 414.” [Emphasis mine]
After quoting Cockroach Ouellette, the author continued:
“The program, announced Tuesday, starts in January.
Students who enter it can choose their starting time as January or May. They will have two years of intensive study to be ready to take a bar exam in either February or July. They will need to take classes over two summer terms to earn the 87 credits required to graduate.
The school said the accelerated students are allowed to participate in law journals, moot court competitions and field placement.” [Emphasis mine]
Here’s another hint – and one that will not cost you $43,248: competing in moot court, i.e. fake court, and garbage law journals will not help you land decent legal employment upon graduation. Try not to be seduced by this TTTT offer. Just because some halfway decent looking chick throws herself at you, it doesn’t mean that you should take the bait. This two year deal is on par with a case of genital herpes. Walk away, dumbass!
Ranking: As you can see, US “News” & World Report lists Albany Law Sewer as the 129th greatest, most remarkable, and amazing law school in the entire damn country! It only shares this distinct honor with $anTTTa Clara Univer$iTTTy. What a TTTremendous accomplishmenTTT, huh?!?!?
Conclusion: Albany Law Sewer is a certified cesspit. Hell, it is ranked in the bottom 1/3 of third tier commodes. Still want to sign on the dotted line, moron?!?! In the best case scenario, you may land a low-paying job in toiletlaw or for legal aid. Your resume will have the stench of dog excrement, and that smell will stick with you. It will not go away anytime soon. You DO NOT NEED to piss away your future, so that you can contribute to the lifetsyle afforded to underworked, overpaid “law professors.” Let other cretins support the academic scum. If you have a decent-paying position, you should not even consider this pile of rot!
Posted by Nando at 1:41 AM