Monday, December 26, 2011

At Issue: State Governments Interfering With Law School Clinics

The recent news report that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley threatened the budget of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law because it filed suit against Perdue Farms Inc. and a chicken farm that supplies Perdue is troubling on all levels. Putting aside all merit considerations regarding the suit, there are no positives in the governor’s actions.

So writes attorney Anthony Volpe in his posting on the Legal Intelligencer blog. This incident is often repeated at other law schools when student take on influential interests. It often takes some courage for law schools to stand up to this sort of interference. Here is the posting.


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