Wisconsin Legislature Goes After University of Wisconsin Law School Funding

A Wisconsin legislator who believes Wisconsin has too many lawyers is trying to eliminate the state subsidy to the University of Wisconsin Law School. The motion was added to the Assembly budget, but it’s likely to get washed out in negotiations with the Senate or get vetoed by the governor. Interestingly, there isn’t even agreement on the amount of the state subsidy. The legislator believes it’s $7M/year; the dean says it’s only $2M/year (or only 10% of the operating budget).