Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The guv's warm spot for lawyers

Jerry Brown (Yale Law, 1964) sworn in as California secretary of state in 1971 by former Chief Justice Earl Warren (law degree from Berkeley, 1914) as dad/former Governor Pat Brown (also a lawyer - SF College of Law, 1927) watches
What was in effect a footnote in Gov. Jerry Brown's recent proposed budget for the University of California has turned into a cause for major celebration among UC law students. Surprising many faculty, Brown and the UC regents have exempted the four law schools on UC campuses from the fee increases being imposed in the fall on about 50 other professional graduate school programs such as medicine, dentistry, business, public health and social work. The increases in the so-called professional degree supplemental tuition originally were to be between $1,058 and $1,587 a year for in-state law students at UCLA, Berkeley, Davis and Irvine, according to a plan the UC regents had approved in November. That would have increased overall tuition and fees for a Californian at UCLA's law school, for example, to more than $46,000 a year, including the basic charges all UC students pay. (Non-Californians usually pay somewhat more.)...

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