MINNEAPOLIS (AP)  — With another round of cuts to higher education expected from the Legislature this year, the University of Minnesota Law School is adapting in a dramatic way — by working toward financial independence.

Law school officials say if the cuts continue, their share of the university’s state money could dry up completely. If that happens, they will have to rely on private donations and tuition.

Minnesota Public Radio reports the school would join a handful of public law schools across the country that don’t receive state funding.

The University of Virginia law school adopted the model nearly a decade ago, and Arizona State University set a goal of becoming self-sufficient in five years. ASU is currently 34 percent publicly funded.

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Comments (10)
  1. alan says:

    Better make sure that “self sufficiency” includes them paying rent for that nice building on all that land-grant real estate, plus the support they get from the U for police, maintenance, billing and so forth. If they are only talking about salaries, they will be far from self supporting.

  2. Clarence Darrow says:

    Shut ’em down. There are too many lawyers already.

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    Perhaps the Lawschool should be sued for War Profiteering.

    One reason we have too many lawyers is because they handed out Vietnam War Draft waivers to LSD users and potheads with rich parents.

    Corporations get sued for mistakes in the past, why not a Lawschool? Especially when they let poor black people go to Vietnam and die.

    1. alan says:

      Do you have a job, or are you sitting at home on disability from that childhood head-drop?

      1. Todd W. Olson says:

        Actually, I’m pretty sure that he’s chemically dependant. I’ve noticed that his initial posts are often quite lucid, but that he breaks down into semicoherence as the day progresses. By the evening, his posts are bizarre and disjointed.

  4. Victim Du Jour says:

    Psycho-babblers also harbored Draft Dodgers during the Vietnam war.

    The public university system breeds radicals like a Madrassa, the kind making bombs at the RNC.

    The Obama Economy is so bad – Bill Ayers gas to make do with M-80’s.

  5. Victim Du Jour says:


    Don’t Tase me Bro!!!

  6. Brian says:

    Yes, privatize public school. That isn’t an oxymoron.

    How about we raise the taxes needed to pay for the school as an investment in the education of tomorrow’s leaders? We are so greedy. We steal from our children’s futures to pay for our lake homes, SUV’s and fancy dinners. Go us!

    1. GSheep says:

      I’m not stealing from anyone. I don’t have kids and if I did, I would make sure I took care of them and not demand hand outs from everyone else.

  7. Goob says:

    The salaries some of those folks get make Obama look like a pesent

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