Bitter Factoids 17

Voltaire once said, “There are men who can think no deeper than a fact.” Prove him wrong.

132

Increased percentage of law school applications submitted to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for fall 2010, according to The Herald News.  UMass Dartmouth law program was established after a merger with Southern New England Law School (twice denied accreditation by the ABA) was approved in February, making it the state’s first and only public law school. 

123

Number of law school applications University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has received thus far “based solely on word-of-mouth communication and media coverage” of the merger.  Only 53 people applied to Southern New England last year.

278

Number of students UMass Law hopes to enroll this fall after a “robust recruitment effort.” Chancellor Jean MacCormack said she wouldn’t be surprised to receive 1,000 applications this year when all is said and done.

559

Number of students UMass Law hopes to enroll in fall 2017.

9

Number of JD programs in Massachusetts, according to Wikipedia.

$24,000

UMass Law’s annual tuition for in-state residents.

35

Percent less the tuition amount of $24,000 is compared to the average per-student expenditure of other public law schools in the Northeast, according to The Boston Globe.

$37,190

Average law school tuition for the 2007-2008 academic year, according to the Internet Legal Research Group.

49,414

Total first year enrollment for the 2008-2009 academic year at the 200 ABA-accredited law schools, according to the ABA.

171,877

Number of LSATs administered between February 2008 and December 2009 (not including February 2010 numbers), according to the Law School Admission Council. 60,746 of which were administered in September 2009, setting a new record for the most students to take the LSAT “than have ever taken a single administration of the LSAT in the history of the exam,” according to TaxProf Blog.

6.5

Average number of law schools a prospective law student applied to for the fall 2008-2009 academic year, according to the Law School Admission Council.

$787,387

Total compensation received in 2007 by Karen Rothenberg, former University of Maryland at Baltimore dean (rank 43), which is being questioned after a routine audit, according to Above the Law.

$60,000

Amount of “unauthorized compensation” Rothenberg is being asked to return while questionable payments totaling $410,000 are being reviewed by the attorney general’s office, according to The Baltimore Sun.

$385,000

Salary in 2009 of David Wippman, Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, according to mndaily.com, a program which ranks 20 in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey.

$430,000

Average salary for a law school dean in 2006, according to TaxProf Blog.

16

Number of partners that have left White & Case in the last month, according to the ABA Journal.

2,775

Number of law firm partners “who left or joined the largest firms in the country in 2009, almost an 11 percent increase from 2008,” according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.  And while making partner in 2010 may be difficult,older partners are expected to be let go this year to make way for newly promoted associates, according to the Fulton County Daily Report.

17

Percent of all lateral partner moves that were litigation partners.

$300,000

Amount being charged per day by Weil Gotshal on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case, according to LegalWeek.com.

86,000

Number of hours billed by Weil Gotshal on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case between February and May 2009, resulting in a bill of $100 million.

$500,000

Amount two law firms in Honolulu were scammed out of via an e-mail scheme targeting the legal community, according to the ABA Journal, which prompted the FBI to issue a warning

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4 Comments

  1. Guano Dubango

    February 26, 2010 at 10:02 am

    32 – Number of different law Women I have bedded in the USA since starting my LLM to the present time.

  2. BL1Y

    February 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Guano and Alma are the same person, right?

  3. Anonymous

    February 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Dude, Alma is a self centered woman, possibly good looking, and Guano is a nerd from Africa that has an LLM and is always up for tail.

  4. Will

    February 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Gosh, this is really dull stuff…..who makes this crap up?  Let’s have the tools running this site make more of an effort to improve this site.  I guess they are from the Slacker generation.

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