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Law school enrollment plummets, but faculty hiring increases

Their enrollment is down 35%, but their faculty count is up and the new hiring plan gives them 2 TTF hires. If this were the humanities, the dean would be laying off NTTF’s and freezing TTF hiring. I don’t know why the law school gets special treatment. These may be replacements for retirements, but why aren’t they facing cuts? The rest of the university is already paying $6.5M a year to subsidize tuition for law students.


  1. Grumpy 06/27/2017

    Special treatment couldn’t be because of Jamie Moffit’s close ties with the law school, or could it? Or because the president is a lawyer? Of course they’ll claim the TTF are needed for accreditation. The UO law school should be closed. But then Schill would lose his tenure home so that will never happen. There are two other good law schools in Oregon – Lewis & Clark and Willamette. How many lawyers does the state need to produce, anyway?

  2. Lucha 06/27/2017

    Aren’t two of the TTF positions accounted for by the hires of Schill (2015/16) and the new law school dean (2017)?

    • Anonymous 06/27/2017

      Don’t bring facts to a UO matters discussion…

      • UO Matters Post author | 06/27/2017

        Follow the link to the new hiring plan, which gives Law two *new* TTF hires for the coming year. Sorry that wasn’t clear.

  3. honest Uncle Bernie 06/27/2017

    Frightening enrollment free fall continues, apparently.

    Unfortunately, UO is stripped down enough. It probably can’t afford to ditch Law.

    By the way, what do all those law professors do?

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