Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Third Tier Cesspit Albany Law Sewer Raises Tuition, to Compensate for Lower Enrollment
Booyah!: On February 28, 2017, the Albany Business Review published a piece from the Teutonic Shannon Sweeney, under the headline “Albany Law School raising tuition as enrollment declines.” Check out this sweet-ass opening:
“Albany Law School will increase tuition by 3 percent this fall for incoming and second-year students.
That increase brings tuition to $45,882 a year — up from $45,546 this year. The private school's board met Friday to set the tuition rates, as first reported by the Times Union. Third-year students will pay $45,436 and fourth-year students will pay $34,007.
Alicia Ouellette, the dean and president of Albany Law School, announced the increase in an email to students on Saturday morning.
"The decision to increase tuition is never made lightly," Ouellette said in the email. "The main objective when considering tuition increase is balancing the educational needs of our student body with the school's financial responsibilities."
Albany Law School's announcement echoes a nationwide trend of increasing tuitions — and declining enrollments — at law schools across the country. Nationally, law school tuition has increased dramatically since 1985, according to the American Bar Association.” [Emphasis mine]
Still want to take the plunge, Stupid?!?! I like how Pig Alicia Ouelette chortled “The decision to increase tuition is never made lightly.” That’s easy for you to say, swine. You aren’t the one who will be saddled with an additional $5,000 or more in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a TTT law degree. Did you happen to mention this in your recruiting materials?
Now, scroll down to this concluding paragraph:
“Albany Law School has seen enrollment decline the past few years — in 2013, the school had 600 students enrolled. This fall, the school had 397 students enrolled, according to the Business Review's College and Universities List. Nationwide, law school enrollment has declined since 2010.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! By the way, it’s always funny to see local reporters cite to the nationwide drop in law students, as if that lessens one particular trash pit’s falling numbers. Nice try, Shannon.
Other Coverage: On February 27, 2017, the Albany Times Union featured a Bethany Bump article simply entitled “Albany Law tuition climbs.” Take a look at the following portion:
“Tuition at Albany Law School will increase 3 percent this fall to $45,882 for incoming and second-year students, school officials announced in an email to students Saturday.
The board of trustees met last Friday to set tuition rates. Tuition for third-year students will be $45,436 and tuition for fourth-year students, who pay three-quarters of the full rate, will be $34,007.
School leaders offered few explanations for the increase beyond the need to balance the school's financial responsibilities with the educational needs of the student body.
"The decision to increase tuition is never made lightly," said President and Dean Alicia Ouellette in the email. "Recognizing the significant financial stress that students and prospective students are under, the board and administration sought to keep the 2017-2018 increase as small as possible while ensuring that we continue to deliver a first-rate legal education."
School officials did not respond to a request for comment Monday. According to the email sent Saturday, Ouellette and other deans at the school will be available to answer questions about the increase at an open session in early March.
"I can assure you that the faculty, staff and administration are working hard to achieve efficiencies and keep costs down for our students without affecting the educational mission of the school and the direct services students receive," Ouellette said.” [Emphasis mine]
How can a festering garbage heap offer a “first-rate legal education,” Alicia?! How does that work exactly? While pompous “professors” at Yale and Harvard also read the same teacher’s education and rehash the same lecture notes for the last 20 years, those students will have a premier name on their diploma and every resume that they send out. Biglaw firms, federal pig “judges” and agencies will continue to hire them. Can you say the same for your cesspool?!?! Also, did you and your “professors” take a pay cut to help defray the cost increase?
The Toilet’s Ranking: According to US”News” & World Report, Albany Law Sewer is rated as the 129th greatest, most remarkable and brilliant law school in the entire goddamn country. What an accomplishment, huh?!?! The fact that it merely shares this distinction with one other commode, $anTTTa Clara Univer$iTTTy, shows that this is such a prestigious honor.
Conclusion: Albany Law Sewer is a GROSSLY OVERPRICED third tier pile of waste. Do you understand that if you attend this dung pit, you will effectively have a permanent stench associated with you?!?! When your cover letters and resumes feature the name “Albany Law School,” hiring partners and their secretaries will laugh until they cry. Your writing sample will serve as a napkin for spilled coffee on oak tables. When decent law firms don’t even bother to send you a one-line email thanking your for your interest in the position, you will understand better. Name brand matters GREATLY in the legal field. Now, you will be required to take on more student loan debt for the “privilege” of working in toiletlaw – or selling insurance policies.
Posted by Nando at 4:12 AM