Tuesday, November 27, 2012
From The Faculty Lounge:
Penn State Law announced to students this week that the University plans to split the law school into two separate institutions starting in 2015. I have many thoughts about this decision, but my first instinct is that it might mark the beginning of a reputational divide between the two Penn State law schools. The biggest fear for the Carlisle folks will be that their campus will be used by the University to generate revenue, with less concern about admissions predictors and resources (notwithstanding reputational costs) while the other campus will be allowed to maintain high credentials and substantial investment in faculty, protecting reputation, even if those features come at significant cost to the University.