Fletcher Reed wrote:Thankfully people like this are fighting for what's right. The merge is coming and the outcome will be absolutely detrimental to RU-Camden Law School (regardless of whether or not "current students and incoming 1L's get to have Rutgers Law on their diplomas"). The negative impact from the merge will far exceed the issue of wording on a diploma.
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In regards to the things BostonNJ mentioned:
"...HUGE day for Rutgers Camden....2012/2013 class will get 'Rutgers Law' degree..." "the law school will not be affected for incoming students..."
In reality, this is a ploy by the school to provide a false sense of security to the potential incoming class and it's a way to temporarily pacify the current law students. Anyone who truly believes this will not affect them is foolish. As I mentioned above, the issues this will cause are WAY BEYOND that of WORDING ON A PIECE OF PAPER.
For those of you not in the tri-state area, this merger is like Thomas M. Cooley Law absorbing Yale Law. If you think the idea of Cooley taking Yale over is crazy, you can understand how those (including your potential future employers) will view the merge. If Rowan takes over in five months, for example, where will you say you attend? "I go to Rowan but don't worry my diploma will state Rutgers"? What do you even say?
"...Christie is already starting to back down from it!" "...this merger seems very very very unlikely to go through..."
Certainly NOT TRUE. He made it loud and clear today that it WILL happen.
It would be like Cooley taking over Yale? Terrible analogy, but I understand the larger point of a lesser known school taken over a better known school. You also overestimate Christie's ability to pass this merger. He is already backing away from his executive order proclamation after finding out it would probably be illegal. The legislature is a gamble because lawmakers could pick and choose which components to implement. Do you really think a hot-button issue like this merger would be at the top of their agenda? They'll avoid it like the plague. The Rutgers board also has a say in matter because the Camden campus was folded into Rutgers before it went public. At any rate, any action will likely be met with a formidable legal challenge that will surely last several years.
But please, continue your doomsday prophecies.
Those seriously interested in RU-C, contact me.