Monday, April 21, 2014

Flushing a Vile Green Turd: Moody’s Wipes Its Ass With Vermont Law School


http://vtdigger.org/2014/04/17/moodys-downgrades-vermont-law-school-revenue-bonds/

The Commode is Downgraded by Two Categories: On April 17, 2014, the Vermont Digger published Anne Galloway’s piece, which was entitled “Moody’s downgrades Vermont Law School’s revenue bonds.”  Take a look at this epic opening:

“Moody’s Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School’s $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody’s lowered its rating for the school’s bonds from Baa2 to Ba1 this week.

The downgrade drops Vermont Law School by two rating categories. (See chart at end of article.)

TD Bank holds the bonds, which were issued by the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency.

Moody’s gave the school a negative outlook because a covenant written into the debt service contract requires that the school maintain a rating of Baa2 or higher. TD Bank could demand an accelerated repayment of the debt, according to Emily Schwarz and Edith Behr, the Moody’s analysts who authored the report.

The downgrade is based on “substantial declines” in law school enrollments because of reduced national demand for juris doctorate programs and an expectation that revenues from student tuition will be lower at Vermont Law School. This loss of revenue, Moody’s says, will put pressure on the school’s cash flow and debt service coverage.” [Emphasis mine]

You’re welcome, bitches!  This truly is remarkable news.  Hell, four years ago, ball-less shills kept saying that critics of “legal education” were wasting their time “crying” about the law schools.  Now, we have turned the tables on the bitches and hags.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades-Vermont-Law-School-to-Ba1-outlook-negative--PR_297223

Nuggets From the Report: On April 14, 2014, Moody’s Investor Service released a rating action labeled “Moody's downgrades Vermont Law School to Ba1; outlook negative.”  Check out this gem:

“The downgrade to Ba1 reflects continued substantial declines in JD enrollment given reduced national demand, expectations for lower net tuition revenue that will pressure cash flow and debt service coverage, and modest projected headroom on a financial covenant that may require an extraordinary release of net assets to remain compliant in the near term.

The Ba1 rating captures Vermont Law School's adequate liquidity coverage of demand debt and financial resource cushion for debt and operations, as well as management's demonstrated ability to manage through the past few years' weakened law school demand while maintaining stable cash flow. The rating also incorporates the school's small size and niche position as a standalone law school, modest financial resources, and high dependence on student charges.

The negative outlook reflects the potential for future erosion of the school's market position leading to weaker operating performance and erosion of financial covenant headroom that could jeopardize orderly access to the market or raise concerns about debt acceleration.” [Emphasis mine]

Did that info penetrate your tiny gray matter, Lemmings, shills, and law school pigs?!?!  Moody’s sees this toilet as a bad bet.  They specifically mentioned the status of the free-standing law school, as well as its limited cash flow.

If you were unable to comprehend the analysis above, then check out the following synopsis, under the category labeled Challenges:

“*VLS's very small operating size ($28.2 million in revenue for FY 2013), combined with a high dependence on tuition revenue, makes the school vulnerable to even a small decline in enrollment. Operating revenue declined 4% in FY 2013 and is projected to decline further in FY 2014.

*Provisions of the Letter of Credit and Master Trust Indenture introduce potential acceleration risk. Downgrade to below investment grade permits the letter of credit bank to accelerate $3.4 million in demand bonds. While we do not anticipate a financial covenant breach in the near-term, two consecutive years of below 1.0 times debt service coverage is considered an event of default.

*Net tuition per student has stagnated or declined for four years, and is projected to decline further in FY 2014 and FY 2015.” [Emphasis mine]

In sum, get used to the idea of “early retirement,” cockroaches.  You vile bastards have been claiming for years that you are business enterprises.  For $ome rea$on, the academic thieves “forgot” to mention that they were being propped up by the federally-backed, student loan $y$tem.  Now, that potential applicants have caught onto the scam - thanks to the concerted efforts of many people - the money is getting tight for the law school swine.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+6

Ranking: According to US “News” & World Report, VermonTTT Law $chool is rated as the 129th greatest, most stupendous and amazing law school in the land.  In fact, it “only” shares this distinction with five other ABA-accredited cesspools.  What a prestigious in$TTTiTTTuTTTion of “higher education,” huh?!?!

Conclusion: VermonTTT Law Sewer is in financial trouble.  If you attend this trash pit, then you will likely end up using your law degree as toilet paper.  That is about all it will be worth shortly.  When employers hear the name of your school, they will recognize that this filthy commode has had staff cuts, faculty buyouts, and has had its revenue bond rating flushed two levels by Moody’s Investor Service.  Good luck finding decent employment coming out of this pile of rancid excrement.  The garbage heap already had a reputation lower than whale excrement.  By the way, no one gives a damn if VL$ supposedly has the “best environmenTTTal law program” in the country.  That is a mere marketing ploy to lure in na├»ve fools.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Foul Stench: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center Offers Buyouts to Tenured Crooks!


http://abovethelaw.com/2014/04/yet-another-law-school-is-offering-buyouts-to-its-tenured-professors/

Excellent News!: On April 14, 2014, Staci Zaretski posted an ATL entry labeled “Yet Another Law School Is Offering Buyouts To Its Tenured Professors.”  Check out this epic opening:

“Today has been quite the roller coaster. Layoffs here, layoffs there, rescinded offers everywhere. It certainly looks like the legal profession has a case of the Mondays.

To cap off this day of negative news, we’ve got word of yet another law school that’s offering buyouts to its tenured faculty. Yes, tenured faculty, oh my.

Which law school put this offer on the table, and how many professors are expected to take it?

Nova Southeastern Law, whose rank is not published because U.S. News is far too kind, sent letters to all of its full-time faculty members back in March to announce the buyouts. The school hopes to cap acceptances of the offered buyouts at 20 percent of its tenured faculty.

The school has unique eligibility standards for the buyouts, according to the Daily Business Review:

To become eligible, professors must achieve a “point” rating of 60, which combines age and years of service. For example, [Bruce] Rogow is 74 and has taught at Nova for 40 years, so his score is 114.

The faculty has until May 25 to decide whether to take the buyouts….” [Emphasis mine]

I am smiling from ear to ear as I type this sentence.  Yet another ABA-accredited pile of garbage is in financial trouble.  If you feel any sympathy for these bitches and hags, then you are beyond pathetic.  Just think of all the lives that these cockroaches have RUINED over the course of several decades.
Now, read Zaretski’s brilliant closing:

“Also on the bright side, the Nova Southeastern law profs who decide to take the school’s retirement offer don’t even have to travel down to the state that doubles as America’s nursing home. They’re already there.”

Pig Bruce Rogow can eat dinner at 4:30 pm each night, in his own home.  I don’t imagine that the swine even has the common decency to thank the taxpayers for supporting his sorry ass for the last 40 years.

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202650976145/Nova's-Law-School-Offering-Professors-Voluntary-Buyouts?slreturn=20140316221156#ixzz2ys6Hsb6N

Other Coverage: The Daily Business Review published reporter Julie Kay’s piece, “Nova's Law School Offering Professors Voluntary Buyouts,” on April 14, 2014.  Take a look at the following excerpt:

“After 40 years as a law professor at Nova Southeastern University, Bruce Rogow—who has taught at the school since it first opened—delivered his final lecture last week.

Rogow is one of dozens of tenured law professors to be offered buyouts by the school; Nova is also offering “voluntary separation packages” to professors at its Fischler School of Education and its Huizenga Business School.

The buyouts are an effort by the Davie-based school to save money; bring new, younger faculty into the mix; and, in the case of the law school, respond to a changing marketplace that has seen enrollment drop nationally. It is the first time Nova has offered buyouts to its faculty, said Robert Pietrykowski, vice president of human resources at Nova.

“It is not a stated objective or underlying objective to dilute the tenure track,” Pietrykowski said. “We are trying to reposition each of the schools to meet the challenges and opportunities of what’s a constantly evolving, higher education marketplace.”

Nova’s NSU Shepard Broad Law Center is not the only law school to offer buyouts to professors. Several law schools around the country, including Albany Law School, Vermont Law School and University at Buffalo Law School, have offered faculty members buyouts to shore up finances as enrollment continues to drop.” [Emphasis mine]

Does anyone else get physically sick when reading academic drivel/corporatese?  For instance, what in the hell is a “voluntary separation package”?!?!  In the end, the sewer rats are trying to force out the old farts so that they can replace them with younger, lower-paid “professors.”

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+7

Ranking: As you can see, Nova $ouTTTThea$TTTTern Univer$iTTTTy $hepard Broad Law CenTTTTer is rated as a fourth tier trash can - by US “News” & World Report.  Of course, this doesn’t prevent the vile whores from charging $35,956 in full-time tuition and fees.  What a tremendous accomplishment, huh?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+2

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Nova $ouTTTThea$TTTTern JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $133,643. Furthermore, 84 percent of this commode’s 2013 class took on such putrid debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.

Conclusion: It is CLEAR that the law school pigs are desperate.  Then again, the pieces of excrement have milked the taxpayers dry for decades.  In the process, they have FINANCIALLY RAPED an entire generation of motivated, young people.  The academic thieves must be very proud of themselves.  We know that these sociopaths don’t lose a wink of sleep at night, thinking of their victims.  After all, in their warped minds, they are doing their students a public service.  At least, these fat heifers are going to their final destination.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

ABA Cockroaches Release the JD Class of 2013 Employment Report


http://lawschooltuitionbubble.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/class-of-2013-employment-report/

The Lawyer Job Market Still Reeks: On April 9, 2014, Matt Leichter published an epic blog post entitled “Class of 2013 Employment Report.”  From the author’s opening:

“The ABA has released its employment data for the class of 2013, which is defined as everyone who graduated between September 1, 2012, and August 1, 2013. Employment data are outcomes as of February 15, 2014, irrespective of interim job changes…For those who are truly curious, the ABA has even broken down the employment data for each of Cooley’s branch campuses. There are a few other traps for the unwary, e.g. schools that haven’t received even provisional ABA accreditation, like Lincoln Memorial. Even Peking China made the list. None of these schools have any useful data.

Generally, graduates fared little better this year than last year. 57 percent were employed full-time/long-term in bar-passage required jobs. This is up 0.8 percentage points from February 2013.

On the other hand, the graduate unemployment rate grew while the non-response rate declined. [Emphasis mine]

Later on, Leichter provides a chart of each ABA-accredited diploma mill - by their placement rates for grads in full-time, long-term positions that require bar passage, minus law school or university-funded positions.  Take a look at the following trash pits, by Class of 2013 employment ranking - with the percentage attached:

“81. Ohio State University, 60.4 percent
101. Crooklyn Law School, 57.3 percent;
114. Carbozo Sewer of Law, 54.3 percent;
139. George Mason University, 49.4 percent; and 
174. American University, 38.3 percent.” [Emphasis mine]

Keep in mind that, until recently, American University Washington Commode of Law was perennially rated in the top 50 law schools by US “News” & World Report.  Yes, what a prestigious institution of “higher learning,” huh?!?!

http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/

The ABA Questionnaire, by Commode: By clicking on this link, you have the option to view the individual law school summary reports - or you can have the cumulative data in an Excel spreadsheet.  By the way, read this disclaimer by the ABA pigs, on this page:

“The data reported here are submitted by law schools to the ABA. The ABA assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or for changes in such information that may occur after publication.”

What do you expect from these swine?!  They don’t even hold the member sewers accountable when they CLEARLY and KNOWINGLY publish false data.  Why the hell would they take responsibility for “inaccuracies” or “errors” that may have been reported to them by the toilets?

http://jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=67964#post944681

Other Commentary: On April 9, 2014, JDU denizen “ichininosan” started an thread labeled “Class of 2013 Employment Data.”  Check out this comment from accountholder “heythere” - from April 10, 2014 at 11:54 pm:

“Highest Number of School-Funded Jobs (class of 2013): (as a percentage of grads)

1. George Washington (88)/603 14.6%
2. Georgetown (73)/645 11.3%
3. Virginia (58)/364 15.9%
4. William & Mary (43)/217 19.8%
5. NYU (42)/537 7.8%
6. American (37)/507 7.3%
7. UCLA (31)/332 9.3%
8. Columbia (29)/437 6.6%
9. Berkeley (25)/301 8.3%
10. Illinois (20)/231 8.7%” [Emphasis mine]

Hell, beauty schools don’t need to resort to hiring such high percentages of their own graduates!  You will notice that five of the “top 14” law schools are on this ignoble list, i.e. Georgetown, UVA, NYU, Columbia, and Cal-Berkeley.  Plus, UCLA is currently ranked as the 16th greatest, most amazing and wonderful law school in the nation by USN&WR.

As “fmllawyer,” another decent poster on that site wrote, on April 9th at 12:58 pm:

“GW, Georgetown, UVA, NYU, UCLA, BERKLEY?!

Who in their right mind is taking out loans for law school?! These are not the WNEs of the law school world. At one point, these schools are regarded as close to a sure bet.” [Emphasis mine]

Then again, maybe the “idiots” should have known better than to believe - and rely on - the employment figures and anecdotes crafted by the devils at these august in$tition$ of “higher education,” right?!?!  Apparently, it’s the rape victims’ fault for not doing their due diligence.

Conclusion: If you are still considering a “legal education,” then you truly are a lost cause.  Could you imagine - for one damn second - if AMA/AAMC accredited medical schools featured such pathetic employment placement rates?!?!  Students and graduates would grab scalpels, and head to the dean’s office with bad intentions.  After all, no one in their right mind would piss away several years of their life - and incur outrageous sums of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt - for a 57% or 38.3% chance of working in their professional field.  In a just world, the ABA pigs would be hung up on meat hooks.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Smells of Second Tier Desperation: Brooklyn Law School Pigs Announce Plan to Reduce Tuition by 15 Percent!


http://www.brooklaw.edu/newsandevents/news/2014/04-03-2014.aspx?

The Announcement: The 83rd “best” law school in the country - according to Vagina Bob Morse of US “News” & World Report - published a press release labeled “Brooklyn Law School Announces 15% Tuition Cut, Initiatives to Address Law School Accessibility and Affordability” on March 2, 2014.  Try to read the following excerpt, without laughing your ass off:

“Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees today announced a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The cost reduction program further enhances an evolving package of student-centric initiatives designed to address the national challenges of law school accessibility, affordability, and quality.

Today’s announcement follows last year’s decision by BLS to freeze 2014 tuitions at 2013 levels. It marks an aggressive effort to address law school affordability and signals a significant step toward greater accessibility and diversity in legal education, according to Nicholas W. Allard, Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law.” [Emphasis mine]

Of course, the cockroaches seek to spin this as a benevolent move from a financially-sound in$TTiTTion of “higher learning.”  Yes, because law schools truly care about their victims, right?!?! By the way, the term “student-centric” is fabricated nonsense.  Anyone who buys this garbage should be immediately declared too dumb to enter into a contract.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/03/brooklyn-law-school-plans-to-cut-tuition-by-15-percent/

Other Coverage: On April 3, 2014, CBS New York, i.e. WCBS 880, ran a segment from Alex Silverman labeled “Brooklyn Law School Plans to Cut Tuition by 15 Percent.”  Look at this opening:

“The cost of an education seems like it’s rising by the minute, but one law school in New York City is lowering tuition.

Brooklyn Law School plans to cut tuition by 15 percent to $45,850 a year, starting next fall. It currently is nearly $54,000.

Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard said prospective students are terrified of taking on enormous debt.

“There’s too few people in America who can either afford to go to law school or who can afford a lawyer,” Allard told 1010 WINS. “The skyrocketing tuitions at law schools are what’s keeping many people who are well-qualified from entering law school and they’re also contributing directly to the high cost of legal services for newly-minted lawyers.” 

The private institution’s applications have declined since before the recession. He didn’t provide numbers. The school currently has about 1,200 students.” [Emphasis mine]

Then again, Cockroach Joshua Ray Adams - from the Crooklyn Law Class of 2013 - is fine with owing $300K in total student debt, while also admitting that he makes less than $30K per year.  How do you like this announcement from your ABA-accredited cesspool, Bitch?!?!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/business/bold-bid-to-combat-a-crisis-in-legal-education.html?_r=0

The New York Times featured James B. Stewart’s piece, “A Bold Bid to Combat a Crisis in Legal Education” - on March 4, 2014.  Read this portion:

“Brooklyn Law School is hardly alone in facing a crisis in legal education. Five law schools have closed in the last two years, more than at any other time in American history.

But this week, it announced that it was taking some unusually bold steps to confront the crisis: The school is cutting tuition and abandoning what has become a widespread obsession with climbing the ladder of national law school rankings.

The combination of slumping demand for lawyers and ever-rising tuition has cast a pall on law school applications, which fell to 54,000 last year, from 100,000 in 2004. A generation of new lawyers is struggling under a crushing debt burden. “Every law school dean is talking about this, and every bar association is talking about this issue,” the dean of Brooklyn Law School, Nicholas Allard, told me this week.” [Emphasis mine]

Remember when mainstream news publications were not using terms as “crushing debt burden” when describing “legal education”?  It is great to see that we have been so effective in kicking the swine’s asses, armed with the truth.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+4

Average Law Student Indebtedness: USN&WR lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Crooklyn Law Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $109,914. Furthermore, 76 percent of this commode’s 2013 class took on such putrid debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.

Conclusion: This tuition reduction is a mere marketing ploy, designed to foster some positive attention from the media and potential applicants.  If the rats running this horrendous sewage pit really cared about the students, then they would slash tuition to around $15K per year.  However, that would require actual sacrifice on the part of these  “educators.”

Again, this cut does not go into effect until the 2015-2016 school year.  Plus, the filthy commode will still be charging those poor bastards/students a sum of $45,850 in annual tuition.  Yes, how gracious of them, huh?!?!  Instead of shoving a Louisville Slugger up your anus, Brooklyn Law Sewer will only cram a New York City phone book up your ass.  The result is essentially the same for the recipient.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Second Tier Orange Vomit: University of Tennessee College of Law


http://law.utk.edu/financial-services/tuition-and-fees/

Tuition: Tennessee residents attending this trash pit on a full-time basis will be charged $16,078 in tuition – for the 2013-2014 school year.  The unfortunate souls who moved to Knoxville, from out of state, to attend this dung heap full-time will be ass-raped at the rate of $35,422 in tuition, for the current academic year.

Fees will add another $2,884 to the big-ass tab, for in-state law students.  Non-residents will have $3,184 tacked onto their bill.  It’s nice to see that public schools are looking out for their students’ best interests, right?!?!

Estimated Cost of Attendance: Based on this same page, the bitches and hags list a total estimate of $39,978 for Tennessee residents – and $57,722 for out of state, full-time law students.  Keep in mind that ABA-accredited diploma mills only take nine-month expenses into account.

Seeing that actual law students will require costs over the full calendar year, we will prorate the following items: room & board; transportation; and miscellaneous expenses.  Doing so, we reach the more accurate estimated COA for the current year as $44,996 for in-state students – and $63,740 for non-residents!  Imagine the type of job you would need to land simply to justify the cost of attending this cesspool.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings/page+4

Ranking: As you can see, US “News” & World Report rates the Univer$iTTy of TTenne$$ee Commode of Law as the 72nd greatest, most fantastic and amazing law school in the whole damn country. Hell, it only shares this “distinct honor” with the following SIX toilets: American University; Chicago-Kent; Lewis & Clark College; LSU; New Mexico; and Tulsa.  What a tremendous accomplishment, huh?!?!  

http://law.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/U-of-Tennessee-NALP-Summary-for-the-Class-of-2012.pdf

Employment Placement Data: According to the sweltering trash pile’s Class of 2012 Summary Report, there were 155 members of this cohort.  Only three graduates did not bother to furnish their status to the school.  Of that amount, 125 responded that they were employed - in some capacity - within nine months of receiving their law degree.  That is a mere 82.2% placement rate, i.e. 125/152.

Furthermore, on page three of this PDF, you will notice that 76 grads reported working in private law firms.  Six desperate fools went into sole practices, while another 25 were hired by firms with 2-10 attorneys.  In stark contrast, a total of seven JDs found employment in firms of 251-500 lawyers – while one member of this graduating class landed a spot in a firm of more than 500 attorneys.  Do you still like your odds, Dumbass?!?!

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/grad-debt-rankings/page+7

Average Law Student Indebtedness: US “News” lists the average law student indebtedness - for those members of the Univer$iTTy of TTenne$$ee JD Class of 2013 who incurred debt for law school - as $72,887. Also, only 74 percent of this commode’s 2013 class took on such putrid debt. Remember that this figure does not include undergraduate debt – and it also does not take accrued interest into account, while the student is enrolled.

http://data.tennessean.com/DB/dbc/utsalaries08.php?mode=1&sr=0&pg=20&sf=&sd=&location=Knoxville&locationOP=LK&title=Professor&titleOP=LK&dept=Law&deptOP=LK&name=&nameOP=LK

Piggish Law Faculty Compensation: Let’s see how well the law school swine are making out – in juxtaposition to the broke, debt-strapped students and graduates– courtesy of the Tennessean.  Enter Law under Department, and choose the Knoxville campus.  There, you will note that Douglas Blaze made $225,000 in annual salary.  In 2007-2008, the cockroach raked in $172,345. Joseph G. Cook, listed as a nine-month faculty member, rolled around in $183,083 in yearly compensation.  Dean Hill Rivkin and his bulbous nose “earned” $192,000 as a supposed “Distinguished professor of law.”

Does anybody with a shred of honesty and integrity want to defend this sick $y$tem?!?!  Again, the “professors” and banksters have no skin in the game.  The debt is federally-backed.  Those loans MUST be repaid.  The student or graduate cannot hope to have the debt set aside in bankruptcy court.  Even gambling addicts have this option.  Yet, the academic pigs who perform such a pathetic amount of “work” are richly rewarded for consigning a generation into a lifetime of debt servitude.

Conclusion: Avoid this horrendous stench pit, as if your life depended on it, Lemming.  There is NO NEED to incur an additional $85K-$130K in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, in order to get a chance at a decent job.  By the way, genius: slightly more than one-quarter of the last UT Commode of Law graduating class did not take on another cent in student loans.  Good luck competing against those boys and girls for jobs, dolt.

Those kids can simply rely on daddy to make a few phone calls to get them a nice-ass job.   Can you say the same, Stupid?!  If not, then what the hell are you doing in law school – well after the U.S. lawyer job market has gone down the sewer?!?!  Are you the type of person who needs warning labels on the side of paint cans?  If you want to piss away some money, pay me $10,000 to kick you in the face.  At least then, you won’t ruin your future – and you will spare three years of your life.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More Academic Excrement Flushed Away: State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Announces Faculty Downsizing



Suck on That, Law School Pigs!: On March 18, Buffalo Business First published reporter Dan Miner’s piece, which was labeled “Downsizing planned for UB Law School.”  Check out this fantastic opening:

“The University at Buffalo Law School is shrinking its faculty footprint and decreasing the size of its incoming classes, Dean Makau Mutua said.

UB has not been immune from the national struggles facing U.S. law schools, as applications have plummeted against the backdrop of a profession that has struggled mightily since the recession.

Mutua said the school will ease its ideal freshman class size from 200-225 to 185-200 in order to maintain the quality of its students.

Additionally, UB has offered retirement incentives to faculty over the age of 55. Mutua said eight people will accept, reducing the faculty from about 48 to about 40.

Mutua said the retirement incentives will allow the law school to avoid layoffs.

“These are valued colleagues who have been with us a long time and made many wonderful contributions,” he said. “So we wanted to do it in a way that was mutually [beneficial].”

Cutting class sizes and faculty has become a standard move at American law schools, where applications have dropped more than 47 percent from 87,500 in fall 2010 [to] 59,400 in 2013, according to Law School Admission Council. At UB law school, the number of applicants dropped from 1,894 to 1,146 in that same range.” [Emphasis mine]

It feels great to watch these pigs burn to a crisp!  Think of the LEGIONS of students that these sewer rats have collectively raped financially, over the course of several decades.  If you still have any sympathy for these academic thieves, then you truly are a moronic piece of garbage.

Of course, Cockroach Makau Mutua felt the need to orally defecate at the end of the article:

“[The ABA-accredited trash pit] has also sought to modernize its home at O’Brian Hall on the North Campus. About $2.5 million has been spent refurbishing the space, with technological, logistic and aesthetic upgrades, Mutua said.

There is also an overriding sense that the both the legal and legal education industries have hit their lowest point and are due for at least some correction.

“While these changes are historic in their magnitude, I think we’ve seen the bottom of it,” Mutua said. “I think the market is coming back and we are stabilizing. I think the future looks bright for us.” [Emphasis mine]

In the end, this is delusional thinking.  For instance, I don’t believe that if I hit the weight room and run more often, that the San Francisco Giants – or Salma Hayek - will give me a call.  The again, the law school swine are actually attempting to further deceive applicants – by trying to inject some false confidence about the commode’s future.


Other Coverage: Staci Zaretsky posted a hilarious ATL entry entitled “The Future At This Law School Is So ‘Bright’ That It Has to Offer Buyouts.”  Read the following excerpt:

“Another day, another law school administrator talking out of both sides of his mouth. Sure, his law school is reducing its faculty numbers because there isn’t enough tuition money to pay their salaries, but everything is going to be fine. According to this dean, “I think the market is coming back and we are stabilizing. I think the future looks bright for us.”

Which law school is politely pushing its older faculty members out the door this time?

It’s none other than the hundredth-best law school in the country (in a four-way tie), SUNY Buffalo Law. In a three-year period, applicants to Buffalo have dropped from 1,894 to 1,146. Ouch, that’s got to sting a little.” [Emphasis mine]

In the end, who cares if a vile pig squeals when you skewer it’s ass?!?!  In a just world, these bastards would be hog-tied and tossed into a river of their own foul excrement.


The Cesspool’s Ranking: In the latest edition of the US “News” & World Report ratings scheme, SUNY Buffalo Law Sewer is listed as the co-100th greatest, most exhilarating and amazing law school in the land!  Their mothers must be thrilled.


Pathetic Legal Job Placement: On April 10, 2013, Dan Filler posted a Faculty Lounge entry entitled “New Law School Rankings: Employment Data Cleaned Of School Funded Jobs” This article is based off of each ABA-accredited diploma mill’s Class of 2012 ABA Employment Report.

As the text and title make clear, the figures pertain to JD Required positions that are full-time, long term - and exclude law school funded jobs. Under these measures, SUNY Buffalo Law School placed 52.15 percent of its grads in such positions.  Keep in mind that these are the employment opportunities that one seeks when applying to law school.  By the way, this figure was good enough for 116th “best” among the 201 toilets listed.

Conclusion: You will not be served well by attending this garbage heap.  Perhaps, if your family is seriously connected or wealthy – and you were simply too damn dumb to get into a real law school, despite all of your advantages – then you may be okay.  You do not need to piss away three years of your life, in the foolish pursuit of an advanced Humanities degree.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fourth Tier Dung Heap Appalachian School of Law is Involuntarily Reducing Staff and Class Sizes


http://m.roanoke.com/news/appalachian-school-of-law-to-scale-back-class-sizes-staff/article_8a6050a8-af5a-11e3-b9af-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm

Excellent News!: On March 18, 2014, the Roanoke Times re-posted an Allie Robinson Gibson piece, under the epic headline “Appalachian School of Law to scale back classes, staff.”  Check out this opening:

“A national decline in applicants to law schools and a desire to return to local roots led to a law school’s announcement this week that it will downsize its incoming class of students and tighten its budget belt in other ways.

The Appalachian School of Law in Grundy will whittle down class sizes until they’re more in line with the number accepted when the school opened about 16 years ago, Lucy McGough, dean of the law school, said Tuesday.

“We were about 150 to 200 students when Appalachian Law School was founded, now 16 years ago, and then we rode the rising tide like all other American law schools and grew larger,” she said. “At one time, we had a student body approaching double that, near 300.”

McGough said the school is experiencing a decline in applications, and some of the things added during the school’s expansion have been trimmed.

“[We’re] returning to a smaller school because that’s probably closer to our mission in any event,” she said. “We’re a school … principally for the Appalachian region, a six-state region. The choice to keep it the same size would mean you’d have to take applicants of lesser quality. Given our choices, we think it’s better to return to our roots.” [Emphasis mine]

I laughed so hard when I saw this stupid boar’s comment about refusing to take “applicants of lesser quality,” I nearly had tears in my eyes.  Apparently, Cockroach McGough is not aware that her commode accepts 71 percent of its applicants!  Hell, starving humans are more selective in what they choose to eat.

http://appalachian.lawschoolnumbers.com/

According to Law School Numbers, the median LSAT score of enrolled students was 146, while the median UGPA stood at an astounding 2.94!  Hell, you could submit a picture of your girlfriend’s feet on your Personal Statement, and underneath the photo scrawl “I like cookies!” in red crayon, and likely gain admission to this festering dung heap.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2013/541/743/2013-541743079-09cf82fc-9.pdf

The Toilet’s Small Endowment: Based on page one, line 12, of the 2013 Form 990 for this pile of excrement, the school received $7,633,055 in total revenue.  On line 18, you will notice that the swine had total expenses of $7,380,681 - for the tax year ending on June 30, 2013.  Line 19 shows Revenue Less Expenses coming out to $252,694.

Go to line 20 of the first page.  You will see that the trash pit had $29,110,621 in end of year total assets, offset by $880,744 in total liabilities.  As such, the pile of rubbish had a mere endowment of $28,229,877 - as of June 30, 2013.

Of course, this didn’t stop the ABA-accredited toilet from paying its dean, Lucy McGough, a sum of $205,600 - in TOTAL COMPENSATION for this particular tax year.  The wildebeest raked in $175,000 in base compensation plus $30,600 in “retirement and other deferred compensation.”  That information is available on page 27 of this tax form.

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/01/16/law.school.shooting/

On Campus Shooting by a Crazy Bastard Appalachian Sewer of Law Student - on January 16, 2002 - Resulted in Three Dead Victims: Please read this CNN article from January 17, 2002. The piece was titled "Suspect in law school shootings arraigned."  Here is one of the key excerpts, from this report:

"Peter Odighizuwa, 43, did not enter a plea. A judge ordered a attorney appointed for him and set a court date for March 21.

Authorities said that Odighizuwa, who had flunked out of law school, opened fire with a .380 semiautomatic handgun just after 1 p.m. ET Wednesday. 

One of those killed was the dean of Appalachian School of Law, L. Anthony Sutin, 42 - a former acting assistant U.S. attorney general.

  
Killed along with Sutin were another faculty member, professor Thomas Blackwell, 41, and a student, Angela Denise Dales, 33, according to state police." [Emphasis mine]

This shooting rampage occurred while the filthy, vile, decrepit commode was provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association cockroaches.  Yet, those parasites subsequently proceeded to grant full accreditation to this dung heap!  Apparently, the pieces of garbage wanted to make sure that the two academic parasites did not “die in vain.”

Conclusion: This is an important moment in the law school scam, as this could signal that this trash pile could close down.  First, this is an independent $chool.  It is not connected to a larger univer$ity or college.  Second, the endowment is tiny, relative to that of most schools.  In sum, this school needs a larger enrollment, in order to make more money.  If it reduces the number of students/victims, then it will receive less revenue via the federally-backed student loan $y$tem.  Appalachian Sewer of Law does not have much room for error, and the swine cannot sustain many years of low enrollment - especially when the jackals insist on outrageous compensation for their minimal “work.”  In the end, the pigs are cutting their own throats.  And we will be there to shove an apple in their mouth and barbecue their asses!
 
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