Saturday, August 2, 2008
InBusiness ran an interesting Aug. 1, 2008 story about UNLV Boyd School of Law. The school is facing serious budget cuts. Tutition may increase from $9,800 last academic year, to $20,000 in 2011. As the article states:
Hat Tip: Lawschool.com
Expected state budget cuts could put Nevada's only law school into a free-fall, causing the Boyd School of Law to drop out of national rankings, lose vital community legal aid programs and leave students paying much more for a lot less education.
The Boyd School for the past decade has built a well-respected curriculum amid low tuition and high community support.
It recently announced increases in tuition meant to take Boyd into its second phase of building a great law school.
But state-mandated budget cuts could reverse that progress.
Already this year, higher education and other government-funded programs have been asked to make across-the-board budget cuts of 4.4 percent. The state recently requested they cut another 4 percent.
Boyd Dean John White said that although UNLV has not yet informed the school of exactly how much it will be expected to cut, he is certain it won't be spared or treated with kid gloves.
The law school already has a small faculty and staff compared with similar schools across the nation.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein