The Law School Scam in a Nutshell – Part II
Excessive Salaries for Law School Pig Administrators/Academic Thieves
Check out this Boston Globe staff article entitled “Law school dean’s salary may be nation’s highest.” It was published on January 12, 2013. Here is an excerpt from that piece:
“[New England Law| Boston’s] longtime dean, John F. O’Brien, may be the highest paid law school dean in America, pocketing more than $867,000 a year in salary and benefits, including a “forgivable loan” that he used to buy a Florida condominium.
“It’s a remarkable sum to pay a dean of a law school, never mind the dean of a bottom-ranked law school,” said Brian Z. Tamanaha, a law professor and the author of “Failing Law Schools,” a 2012 book critical of the nation’s legal education system.
O’Brien is paid about as much as the president of Harvard University and more than three times the median salary of law school deans nationally, says a study by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.” [Emphasis mine]
Keep in mind that New England Law|Boston – the sweltering cesspool formerly known as New England School of Law - is currently ranked as a fourth tier piece of trash by US “News” & World Report. This is the same snake oil salesman who told the Oregonian “It's not the ABA's job to police the number of law schools," O'Brien said. "Law schools are like other businesses. Ultimately, that's what they are.”
For $ome rea$on, the cockroach conveniently failed to mention the following: (a) compensation for “law professors” is set artificially high by the ABA; (b) the pigs are living off of the federally-backed student loan scheme, whereas most businesses and industries do not solely live off of this massive teat; and (c) the sewer rats’ salaries are not tied to job outcomes or prospects of their graduating classes.
Let’s review the salaries of other TTT deans and their bloated incomes:
Scroll down to page 34 of the 2011 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 13-564585, i.e. New York Law $chool, for the salary of Richard Matasar. This swine, who was then-dean and “president” of this private, independent garbage heap, raked in $734,173 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 20, 2011. Yes, Gluttony Incarnate made $538,374 in base compensation; $34,410 in other reportable compensation; $28,653 in retirement and other deferred compensation; and $132,176 in nontaxable benefits. Head over to page 18 of New York Law School's 2010 IRS Form 990. You will note that PigMatasar also"earned” $519,238in reportable income – for the tax year ending June 30, 2010.
By the way, NYL$ is listed as the135th greatest, most amazing and wondrous law school in the entire country. I’m sure that the bastard didn’t lose one wink of sleep at night, knowing that he was robbing the students and taxpayers.
In order to see another pig at the trough, let’s pull up the 2011 Form 990 for Employer ID No. 23-7227990, and scroll down to page 34 of this document. Joan Wexler rolled in $658,471 in TOTAL COMPENSATION, for the tax year ending June 30, 2011 – as “president” of independent, private Brooklyn Law School, a.k.a. Crooklyn. She stepped down as dean of this commode on June 30, 2010. Who says that “higher education” doesn’t pay off incredibly well - for the thieving rats?!?!
In the current edition of the USN&WR rankings, Crooklyn is rated as the 65th most fantastic and phenomenal law school in the United States. What a terrific achievement, huh?
In sum, there is no valid justification for paying these academic swindlers such excessive salaries – especially when the job market facing their students and recent grads is bleak. Decent-paying legal employers are concerned with the caliber of your law school. Those who attend third tier commodes and fourth tier trash pits face major obstacles in the job search. Of course, the deans are not concerned with your prospects. The swine are paid up front, in full – whereas YOU, the student and graduate – are stuck paying the bill, with interest.
Nando is the author of Third Tier Reality, a blog devoted to informing potential law students about the dangers inherent in obtaining a “legal education.”