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Published: Thursday, March 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Have you heard that Southern Utah University is also getting ready to establish a law school?

Yup. It will be called SU-U.

sheriffcreg
SANDY, UT

I graduated from Utah in 2011, and I can say with confidence this article is an advertising pitch and not AT ALL related to the reality of the situation. I enrolled in 2008, and tuition was just over $12,000/year. I graduated in 2011, and the tuition was OVER $20,000. I paid about $12,000 more than I planned. I had the option between Utah and BYU, and chose Utah largely because the difference in cost would have been negligible, and Utah was my #1. And with scholarships, Utah was the economical choice, until they raised tuition 70% OVER TWO YEARS. So much for helping students graduate with minimal debt.

And don't get me started with job placement. For 5 years, the career services office has had 1 full-time employee, who basically organized on-campus interviews, which benefits the top 10% of students. Everyone else is on their own. People are finding any jobs on their own, without the help of the law school. And with the way law schools report job statistics, any graduate who works at Home Depot (I know 2) is counted as "employed." Goal achieved, statistic reported, the school stops caring after that.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

The U's law school is already dead. Someone just needs to remind it to lie down.

All the author's touted "advances" merely assure a growing, more continuous supply of tax dollars being flushed down that large government toilet. Reducing student debt through scholarships is not the same as reducing costs.

Real Utahns are mightily tired of funding these academic playgrounds for rich leftist professors and rich folks' kids. Academic elites are too out of touch to comprehend their discomfort, however.

Combine those two facts, and it makes inevitable the eventual shedding of this unnecessary luxury that remains out of reach to nearly all those called upon to fund it.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

The article is non sequitur in addition to embarrassing. It touts and perpetuates myths and deceptions that should have been exposed long ago. The posts from sheriffcreg and procuradorfiscal are reality.

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