Monday, July 8, 2013

McGeorge School of Law reduces staff and student enrollment

Yet another law school in the past week (and here) has announced employee reductions due to the nationwide decline in law school applications.  From the Sacramento Bee:

McGeorge Law School downsizes student body and staff

The dean of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law says the school is downsizing its student body and staff.

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That statement read: "In response to the unprecedented drop in applications to law schools across the country, McGeorge School of Law is reducing the size of its student body.

"The law school has reorganized the staff in Sacramento to align with its new size. The school first offered a voluntary severance plan to all staff members. This week it was necessary to lay off several staff members. McGeorge is going to be a smaller law school, but it will continue its proud tradition over 90 years of educating excellent attorneys."

The Bee contacted Daniels early Friday after receiving an email tip of a "round of involuntary staff layoffs" at McGeorge this week.

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Daniels said in a midafternoon email that "the number of layoffs was very small and the majority of reductions were voluntary." 

Continue reading here.

Hat tip to Above the Law.


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