Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cooley is Laying Off Maybe Half Its Staff

From JD Journal:

Faculty and staff at Western Michigan University Thomas W. Cooley Law School have been hit with devastating news reported by the Lansing City Press: more than 50 percent of these employees will be laid off. One faculty member stated that he could not disclose details about his severance package due to non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses, but that he is (obviously) “really, really pissed.”

  The faculty member, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that he was notified just last week that his final day would be August 31.

 The law school has been faced with declining enrollment, more than a 40 percent drop over the past few years. Tuition, however, has been raised 9 percent.

You can read more here. Over the last few years, I have wondered when the drop in enrollments was going to force schools to engage in massive lay-offs or close up shop. Maybe that time is upon us.

(ljs)

 

You can read more here. Over the last few years, I have wondered when the drop in enrollments was going to force schools to engage in massive lay-offs or close up shop. Maybe that time is upon us.

(ljs)

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