Monday, May 25, 2015

"UC's law schools are exempt from fee increases being imposed on other professional graduate school programs"

just this update:
Also, want to add on to this earlier: "UC's law schools are exempt from fee increases being imposed on other professional graduate school programs"

just to recall
last week there were two UC items 6600 and 6440 that came up at the Joint Leg Budget Review in Sacto
$1 million to UC Hastings under 6600

6440 on UC grad prof schools

when they discussed those items - anyway, CA Sen Block
and other state senators got into an exchange about law school trends and esp. discussion of how 'law school grads seek to chase the higher earning positions so they don't go into public service' vs 'yes they do go into public service' was debated back and forth
(Nielsen, Monning and others also made comments around the topic).
if that video of that hearing chaired by Leno becomes available will post it here as a further update, background.

Anyway, that exchange may also play into the origins of the law school exemption from fee increases decisions. There's some speculation of special treatment from the governor, see: The guv's warm spot for lawyers. So just adding in that tidbit as an fyi.
original post:

See LA Times: UC Law Students Celebrate Exemption From Supplemental Fee Increases

Were they (Co2, OP) worried about maybe more students making (remember this SF Chron article on): Kashmiri moves?

Other articles also touch on other areas of uncertainty etc.:
LA Times: Tax proposals by unions, activists may loosen Brown's grip on budget

UCLA Faculty Association with: a post on some money headed to UC via cap and trade-- that may or may not be a sure thing


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