Skip to comments.California: Law School Lure: No Tuition (at a state school)
Posted on 12/25/2008 5:49:22 AM PST by reaganaut1
A law school opening next fall in Southern California is offering a big incentive to top students who might be thinking twice about the cost of a legal education during the recession: free tuition for three years. The offer is part of a strategy by Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned constitutional law scholar and dean of the new school at the University of California, Irvine, to attract Ivy League-caliber students to the first new public law school in the state in 40 years. The law school hopes to offer full scholarships to all 60 members of its inaugural class in 2009. Mr. Chemerinsky is convinced the prospect of free education, combined with a public-interest curriculum and the University of California moniker, will fill his first class and land Irvine among the nations best law schools. Our goal is to be a top 20 law school from the first time we are ranked, he said.
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I bet the "public-interest" curriculum won't be in the public interest, covering things like using environmental lawsuits to strangle business (a California specialty). We are being forced to subsidize our enemies.
More, more, and more lawyers... ain’t that just what California needs?
Counselor, get to work picking those grapes!
Nothing is scarier than the idea of lawyers being churned out by the thousands every year in California, tuition free, and unleashed upon America.
Lawyers and the practice of law should be regulated.
Liberty and Justice for All... learn the fine art of bankrupting your enemies through litigation, while making a nice little sum, and feel good about it!
you get what you pay for. dumbest lawyers ever
Erwin Chemerinsky is a hard-core socialist. UC Irvine tried to fire him before the school opened, then the libs screamed and they took him back. With free tuition the big law firm socialists will subsidize the students so the firms will have a highly trained cadre of public intrest lawyers to feed them the big class actions against business.
Hugh Hewitt was the “lib” that hollered the loudest.
And they want to provide education at taxpayer expense for the incoming class of ACORN thugs and Community Orginizers?
Dante had it right "Abandon hope all ye that enter California"
This is a great idea. God knows, what this country needs is more lawyers. We have way too many engineers, scientists, machinists, etc. Who will do the lawyering for the next generation if we don’t open more law schools?
Instead of lawyers, they should be training “anti-lawyers”, literally.
That is, legal and constitutional scholars, with some extremely complicated, and generations long legal projects, taking on long-term issues that have long pestered our government and legal system:
1) Federal government reduction and reorganization. A major flaw in the constitution was the lack of an equally complicated process by which the government could be “pruned” back to what is authorized by the constitution. Much of government that was created for pragmatic reasons has continued to exist by its inertia.
This applies to all branches of government, and needs to be a continuing effort. Parts of government have to be forced to justify themselves on an ongoing basis, from the point of view: are they legal?; is their purpose unchanged?; could they be performed better by others?; and, do they need to be done at all?
2) The rewriting of Native American and indigenous peoples treaties and law. Many Indian treaties are incomprehensible, and were at the time they were written. On top of that, there is an absence of federal business law on the reservations that prevents economic development, chaotic overlapping authority, and all led by the BIA, an almost Soviet-quality exercise in bureaucratic insanity.
Eventually, after decades of work, a NAIP congress will need to be convened, to negotiate with the president, and pass both a blanket NAIP law and sign legitimate treaties.
3) Civil and Criminal legal reform. The amount of scholarly work involved in this is staggering. It represents a reevaluation of the entire historical legal process, from crime or argument, to incarceration and release and legal settlement.
Added all up, this would be far more work than most of the lawyers in the United States could do in a century.
For all you aspiring law students out there, if your ConLaw prof. uses Chemerinsky's textbook, you are in for it.
“you get what you pay for. dumbest lawyers ever”
You know what they call the guys who graduated bottom of their class at any law school and passed the Bar exam? Lawyers.
HH is sometimes un. He uses Chemerinsky’s textbook in his class at Chapman University.
I think CA has about 258,000 lawyers! We’re not going to run out of them soon.
Oh goody...a tuition-free academy to teach students how to destroy democracy through the law.
Just what we don’t need, lawyers.
Too many lawyers already.
What we really need is engineers.
3/4 of all the engineers in the United States are within 5 or 6 years of retirement.
“You know what they call the guys who graduated bottom of their class at any law school and passed the Bar exam? Lawyers.”
From what I have read, there is a big difference in the job opportunities for lawyers who have graduated from high- and low-ranking law schools. The prestigious law firms offering starting salaries in the six figures don’t recruit everywhere.
Just what we need: an army of liberal lawyers trained by middle class Americans that libs despise. :(
Who’s paying for it?
Seems to me that having so many lawyers in the Senate is clear evidence that this body is not representative of its citizens, nor is it attracting the best, brightest and most accomplished Americans, by any stretch of the imagination.
Lincoln read law.
fyi - Erwin Chemerinsky.
CA and the rest of the US has a terrible shortage of nurses. Many people want to become nurses but there are not enough slots in nursing schools for them. So these idiots open a law school instead of a nursing school. And Hewitt is a typical lawyer who plays both sides of the deck. IIRC he also supported McCain’s amnesty for illegals along with Michael Medved.