Yes, Our Law School Has a Plan—It’s Just Divorced from Reality
The always reliable Viva Chen over at The Careerist writes about three law schools adjusting their enrollment:
- 20th-ranked George Washington cutting;
- 44th-ranked Hastings cutting; and
- Everybody’s laughingstock, bottom-ranked Cooley, opening a new campus in Florida to add to its Michigan campuses with 4,000 students spread between Lansing, Grand Rapids, Auburn Hills, and Ann Arbor.
GW and Hastings are being rational and reacting to the oversupply of newly minted JD’s; not much requires profound explanation about that.
But Cooley? What gives?
The plan seems to be to bolster Cooley’s revenues by diversifying out of recession-clobbered Michigan.
I get it.
Too bad it elevates the school’s self-interest above that of hundreds of students.