It's actually worse than we thought in our report the other day about earmarks in the state budget to establish new law schools at SUNY Stony Brook and at St. John Fisher College near Rochester. "State politicians have guaranteed $3 million to fund initial design and planning stages of a proposed Binghamton University [SUNY Binghamton] law school, Sen. Tom Libous announced Wednesday," according to the student newspaper at the state-run school, which reported the legislative sponsors' fairly shameless rationale: "the proposal would benefit BU's reputation and offer economic development. ...[quoting Libous:] 'It will provide a very significant long-term economic benefit to the Southern Tier.'" More: May 28.
Law school pork-barreling in Albany, cont'd
- NLJ's misleading law-school ranking
- Stop complaining about the legal job market
- More on the Daye diversity study
- Bogus "diversity study"
- Feature, not a bug, department
- What does the Baylor Law data leak tell us about affirmative action?
- Legal education: Debate shifts from content to competition
- To reform or not to reform legal education?
- Around the web, September 30
- Around the web, August 16
- Bradley Smith candidacy for Case Western Reserve dean
- Walter Olson / Jim Copland podcast
- Schools for Misrule
- Around the web, January 11
- Around the web, December 10