For all U.S. law schools, NALP reported that 84.5 percent of graduates from the Class of 2013 were either employed or enrolled in an academic degree program nine months after graduation. The UB Law School’s figure is 84.1 percent, very close to the national average, with 190 of 233 UB Law School 2013 grads securing employment within nine months after graduating, says Lisa M. Patterson, UB Law School’s associate dean for career services.Shoot that from a train, you cynics. As the piece goes on to explain, Buffalo is even better than most law schools because it has more people employed in traditional law jobs (69% v. 64%) and doesn't hire its own graduates and places more people in further graduate study programs (almost double the national average!). Doing very well, indeed.
“The quality of our educational program combined with our affordability enables our graduates to enter practices from Wall Street to Main Street.”Ms. Patterson just may win a lifetime supply of Valvoline this year at the Christmas banquet. That's a beautiful soundbite. Poetry even.
The median reported salary at Buffalo for 2012 was around $50k. With a 75% salary at $65k, they're obviously placing well on Wall Street. As all right-thinking people know, the estimated debts (see LST's costs page) ranging in the 60 - 180k range can be easily paid back with the above-national-average employment prospects making that median $50k reported salary. Investment in education is poetry, too.
This, too, is poetry:
Buffalo Soldier, Rockstar Barrister:
There was a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America,
Almost went to Cornell, instead he went to SUNY,
Learning on arrival, educated for survival.