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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Ind. Law - Idea that landed with biggest thud of the year

"Criticism continues for ISU law school proposal" is the headline to this AP story today, via the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- An attorney and former member of the state's higher education commission has told Indiana State University administrators that he believes they should not pursue a proposal to start a new law school.

Frank Bauer, who was a higher education commission members for 30 years, told Indiana State President Lloyd Benjamin that school should consider creating programs in health care instead of studying whether to create a new law school.

"Many feel we have too many lawyers already," Bauer wrote in a letter to Benjamin. "... In my view, new programs, new campuses and new schools should be primarily driven by demands of the marketplace and not by the demands of a potential student body."

ISU officials announced this month that were conducting a feasibility study to explore whether the university should start the state's third public law school.

See the earlier ILB entry here, from Dec. 12th.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 28, 2005 11:04 AM
Posted to Indiana Law