Vegas_Rebel wrote:yo! wrote:I doubt there will be any straight answer for the bolded questions. My guess is that those answers will just be school talking points (we have a great school, great faculty blah blah blah). I can't ask all of them because I don't want the super-gunner status before classes even start, but maybe we can all try to help out the people that weren't able to attend. I'll ask one or two of them at least.....
Also, congrats Barkley, although I wish you would stay off my television.
I suspect 5 and 6 will get the answer that everything is fine. The law school is financially sound, and most of it isn't paid for with state money. I was in a club meeting with some of my philosophy professors last night, and they said that when the 'mandatory 8% cuts in each department order came down, the law school could only lay off administrative and service workers.' It was a bad day to be, say, a librarian, but since professors and whatnot don't get paid out of state funds, they were fine.
I don't expect the financial troubles of the university, or the state at large, to really affect the law school based upon all the information I've been hearing. That should extend to the clinics and such as well.
That is sort of what they told me, but I didn't get a completely straight answer. It was always something like " We are hoping for/expecting no layoffs, program cuts, tuition increases etc. Obviously I'm very skeptical after seeing the UC law schools pay for the budget shortfall off the backs of the law students. Anyway, I'm leaving for vegas in about an hour. Hopre to see you all there!