romothesavior wrote:IIRC, one of my profs from undergrad said that the reason that Michigan charges so much (across the board, not just for LS) is because the state doesn't fund it very well. The school doesn't get as much funding from the state as it should, so it has to compensate for it by jacking up tuition and turning to private funds (which, thankfully, it gets a lot of). While I'm sure the school shouldn't be absolved of blame, a lot of it should also fall on the festering shit hole of a state that it is located in. My prof (who went there, btw) told me that a few years ago there were some rumblings about possibly moving to become a private institution at some point, which might make some sense. But I don't know a whole lot about it.
Also, veyron... the swipe at Wash U was completely uncalled for, completely unnecessary, and completely dick-ish.
Just pointing out the latent hypocracy, wouldn't have made the swipe if he haden't been an idiot.
Besides, truth is an absolute defense to libel.
What hypocrisy? This thread is about law school costing too much, and Robin pointed out how it sucks that Michigan residents get like a $1,500 discount at their state school. While I ultimately think she is wrong to feel like she does (for the reason dailygrind just mentioned, i.e. that it isn't the school's fault that the school funds it so poorly), I don't really see what was up with your response.
So... what the fuck are you talking about, you monumentally huge douchetruck?