Cobretti wrote: bk1 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Also, I actually agree with D-Rod's latest announcement. The world may be ending.
Meh, I dunno. I think it's irresponsible to admit and encumber with debt people who cannot pass the bar. This isn't an MA or PhD, it's a JD that is nigh worthless without the ability to pass the bar.
What exactly are they changing?
Clarifying the nebulous position on admission of undocumented students.
D-Rod wrote:At a Town Hall meeting earlier this semester, a student asked me about our position on potentially admitting and enrolling students who are also undocumented immigrants. Until now, the Law School has had no written policy on undocumented students. Northwestern University has general guidelines, which are outlined in a Statement from the President and the Provost, and published on the NU website.
Last year, the Graduate School published a memorandum specific to the question of undocumented students, in which they expressed their unequivocal support: "The Graduate School is quite willing to admit and enroll undocumented students and may use private funds to provide financial aid to support their studies in a manner consistent with applicable laws."
I agree with both the spirit and the letter of the Graduate School's statement. My position on this is that the Law School should be fully open to all students, even those who may be undocumented, because their immigration status is not relevant to their ability to learn and contribute to our community. I have begun the process of drafting a formal statement in this regard which will be published on our website and I encourage anyone who may wish to discuss this further to contact me with your thoughts, questions, and ideas.