Mr. Matlock wrote:
law0000 wrote:My understanding is that cuts are still expected but that Hastings is hoping to be treated the same as all the other UCs. Hastings' relationship with the state is unique among the UCs and that is why the original proposal singled Hastings out for different (in my opinion unfair) treatment. At this point, being treated the same as the other UCs is probably the best case scenario. (hopefully I'm wrong).
Do you know what it is about Hastings that makes it unique among the UC's? I haven't heard yet why it was singled out.
To quote Wikipedia:
1) Hastings has a unique relationship with the University of California. When he [Hastings] gave $100,000 to the University of California to start the law school named after him, Justice Serranus Clinton Hastings imposed two conditions: the school must remain in San Francisco near the courts; and it could not be governed by the Regents of the University of California. Thus, the school's leader (who holds the dual titles of Chancellor and Dean) must directly obtain funds from the California Legislature, not the UC Regents, as other UC chancellors must do.
2) UC Hastings is controlled by a nine-member Board of Directors. The UC Hastings Board of Directors exists independently of, and is not controlled by, the Regents of the University of California. Pursuant to California law, eight of the directors are appointed by the Governor of California. Pursuant to the UC Hastings constitutive documents, the ninth director must be a direct lineal descendant of UC Hastings founder Clinton Serranus Hastings.
3) UC Hastings' detachment from the UC Regents gives it a broad degree of independence in shaping educational and fiscal policies; however, due to a shrinking California education budget, Hastings must also compete for limited educational funds against its fellow UCs. Despite the apparent competition between the UC law schools, Hastings has been able to maintain its traditionally high standards without having to decrease class size or raise tuition prices to higher levels than fellow UC law schools.