Consider the distressed online media space and all the heads Yahoo has had. Law schools, once the well-fed cash cows of universities, now have become a distressed sector. The rumor was that it was the low ranking by U.S. News & World Report that drove the dean of the University of Connecticut Law School Jeremy Paul out.
The latest head to roll is that of assistant dean for admissions Brandon Hamilton at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. As THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL reports, on his watch:
"The school had allocated $550,000 for scholarships, but awarded an additional $800,000 to the incoming class of 140 students."
Had law schools not been so closely watched, that error might never had gotten on the radar screen. Now, nothing misses the scrutiny of the media, students, and plaintiff lawyers.