Neatrends wrote:Whoever suggested a round of drinks with TLSers Friday night during ASW, count me in!
There's so much drawing me to Berkeley right now, I keep having to stop myself from visualizing myself there and give other schools I'm in at a fair shot =)
I also have concerns about the effects of the UC system's fiscal issues and how this would impact me as a law student there. Any input from current students would be really helpful.
I won't say that this isn't a legitimate concern, but I don't think it's a significant enough reason to choose against Berkeley--at least not on its own. The recent tuition increases have not been fun, but one of their main goals has been to reduce our dependence on the regents. For example, when they decided at the 11th hour to assess an extra $1000+ fee, Dean Edley summarily gave everyone (yes everyone) a compensating scholarship. Also, I think Gov. Brown is getting a grip on things and there is a proposal on the upcoming ballot to raise state funds exclusively for Calif. higher education. It may not pass, but at least it says that both the policy makers and the public are starting to recognize the cuts have gone too far.