rinkrat19 wrote: onionz wrote: teiswei wrote: rinkrat19 wrote:
Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much.
(Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)
Fair... The two campuses are separated by 13 miles or so... I guess they do have to keep their ties with Kellogg and some of the professors have classes under multiple departments.
This is true of every law school in the country that is part of a larger University system basically. It's one of the big problems withthe drop applicants- law schools are supposed to fork over some amount of money to the system, which they need the tuition for. But then we have standards that will fall etc etc.
Yeah, but most law campuses are part of the larger campus and the students presumably get some benefit from all that money.
I'm sure most of the "benefits" to a law school from being part of a university system come more from larger infrastructure gains that NU is still a part of even in this case. For example, all the administrative employees (payroll, HR, IT) insurance/benefits as part of a larger organization, "brand" recognition, and other benefits where physical presence doesn't matter. I think the tension is similar to all universities (I've heard this complaint from many a law professor), and maybe only moderately more unique in NU's case. I don't think the cost of physical buildings or amenities is really all that much, and it's more that any dept/school doesn't like to be forced to hand over money for simply existing.