Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

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Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby JCougar » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 pm

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Over at George Washington University Law School, they’re still fronting a massive internship program that just so happens to massively boost their post-graduation employment figures. How massive is the boost?

More graduates have trickled into the GW Law School’s paid, short-term internship program since it began in August, underscoring the slumping legal job market and costing the school up to $3 million.

More than one-fifth of Class of 2012 graduates are part of the Pathways to Practice program – an initiative that pays alumni $15 an hour to work 35 hours a week to gain experience.

The slight jump from 95 to 109 graduates in the program emphasizes the bleak job outlook for lawyers as the school welcomed its smallest first-year class in a decade.

Ranked at No. 20 nationally, the law school reported that 81 percent of Class of 2011 graduates found full-time positions nine months after graduation. That percentage was partly propped up by the 15 percent of graduates in law school-funded jobs, according to data compiled by the legal education policy organization Law School Transparency.


I mean, I guess programs like this are better than throwing your grads out on the street and getting zero experience. But there's no doubt that this program is structured specifically to game the employment statistics.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby scifiguy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:41 am

Wow.

Thanks for sharing. GW cost of living is super high too. I vacationed in taht area this summer.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby stillwater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:50 pm

scifiguy wrote:Wow.

Thanks for sharing. GW cost of living is super high too. I vacationed in taht area this summer.


vacationed?

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby fatduck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:59 pm

stillwater wrote:
scifiguy wrote:Wow.

Thanks for sharing. GW cost of living is super high too. I vacationed in taht area this summer.


vacationed?

golf weekend with Obama

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby cinephile » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:48 pm

It's about the same at BU, but the pay is only $10/hour.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:53 pm

No surprises here. The best school hands down in the T-14 to T-20 range is UT-Austin. Luckily for me, I am from Texas, so in state tuition for me if I were attend. A lot of those schools in the T-14 to T-20 range are trap schools at current tuition rates. They all need to drop tuition by about $15K a year to get back to reasonable level. I wonder if these douche bag deans are finally going to get the message that tuition is too high. I bet a lot of them right about now are not in too happy of a mood, but they all did it to themselves. I cannot wait to see the median and class size drops.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby timbs4339 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:02 pm

cinephile wrote:It's about the same at BU, but the pay is only $10/hour.


What the fuck? I bet that's a lower salary than the school's own annual COL estimates.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby cinephile » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:15 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
cinephile wrote:It's about the same at BU, but the pay is only $10/hour.


What the fuck? I bet that's a lower salary than the school's own annual COL estimates.


Probably. It seems horrible and disingenuous for them to act like this amount is enough to live on. But I suppose that's why a number of people don't even apply for it and just take service jobs like bar-tending and do a little legal volunteering on the side until the get something, or not.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:14 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:No surprises here. The best school hands down in the T-14 to T-20 range is UT-Austin. Luckily for me, I am from Texas, so in state tuition for me if I were attend. A lot of those schools in the T-14 to T-20 range are trap schools at current tuition rates. They all need to drop tuition by about $15K a year to get back to reasonable level. I wonder if these douche bag deans are finally going to get the message that tuition is too high. I bet a lot of them right about now are not in too happy of a mood, but they all did it to themselves. I cannot wait to see the median and class size drops.

Vanderbilt has a better large firm # and LST employment score than UT.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Cut class size
Cut tuition

Employ grads at $15/hour

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:18 pm

GW blows, but they did cut their class size from like 470+ to 400 in the past year or two. Guess they missed the mark and need to knock off another 50, 100 slots, amirite?

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Postby 09042014 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:40 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:GW blows, but they did cut their class size from like 470+ to 400 in the past year or two. Guess they missed the mark and need to knock off another 50, 100 slots, amirite?



It probably helps employability a bit, but those cuts come equally from the curve.

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Re: Now more than 20% of 2012 GW grads getting paid by school

Postby dingbat » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:43 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Cut class size
Cut tuition

Employ grads at $15/hour

Try to cut their salary to $10; get humiliating backlash; reinstate $15/hour rate




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