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Thursday, July 19, 2018

University of Illinois-Chicago to acquire John Marshall

Brian Leiter reports. The idea of UIC taking over John Marshall has been in the air for years. My experience clerking in Philadelphia and teaching at FIU suggested the advantages enjoyed by an urban public law school attached to a non-flagship university. FIU is a lot like UIC--urban, majority-minority, many first-generation students. And there is an opportunity to attract good students  who want to pay lower public tuition while staying in the city rather than moving to the non-urban flagship state university.

This could be interesting to watch.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on July 19, 2018 at 10:46 PM in Howard Wasserman, Teaching Law | Permalink

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I can't imagine they'd keep many of the existing faculty. Those poor people.

Posted by: Anon | Jul 20, 2018 9:52:47 AM

There are some good scholars at Marshall. The more likely scenario is a ton of new hiring and a faculty temporarily split between the old JMU faculty and the new UIC hires, with the new eventually winning out. We saw this play out 20 years ago when Michigan State absorbed Detroit College of Law and more recently when Texas A&M absorbed Texas Wesleyan.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Jul 20, 2018 12:57:36 PM

It seems that at least a large % of the old faculty are coming along:

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2018/07/university-of-illinois-chicago-board-proves-acquisition-of-john-marshall-law-school-in-chicago.html

Posted by: Matt | Jul 20, 2018 8:26:16 PM

Wow, they must have REALLY wanted to acquire John Marshall.

Posted by: Anon | Jul 20, 2018 10:18:58 PM

How about a tuition rebate for alumni...

Posted by: CrispyBacon | Jul 23, 2018 1:58:43 PM

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