Yesterday, Dennis introduced us to the possibility of a public law school in Massachusetts. Today, the state treasurer announces no way. The state can't afford it.
“From an economic point of view, it’s an investment in a profession that we may not need more of,” [Timothy] Cahill, who is running for governor as an independent, said in a telephone interview. “It’s not like training medical technicians or nurses, which we need more of. In this economy, we should make investments in things beneficial to the state, and I don’t see that here,” he added.
No word on whether or not Southern New England School of Law (that had offered itself to UMass for acquisition) feels this was just some recession era politicking — shouldn't the 15th most populous state in the nation have a public school for its residents?
Meanwhile, broke University of California manages to keep one of its own, despite the perilous financial situation it's in; Prof. Stephen Bainbridge will not be leaving UCLA to visit UVA next year.