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  •  It's money being spent on the University ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... which is being used to blackmail the Clinics into submission.  Not direct funding of the clinics themselves.

    •  How are the Law Clinics funded? (0+ / 0-)

      Do they operate without university financial assistance?

      Note that I wouldn't count professor salaries as "being assistance" as long as the professor is devoting an "appropriate" amount of time to Law Clinic (i.e., the university doesn't hire professors who spend an inordinate amount of time on the Law Clinic and a minimal amount of time teaching or publishing).

      However, something like providing below market rate rent or utilities to the Law Clinic would count as the university providing financial assistance.

      •  No. (0+ / 0-)

        Obviously, the law schools sustains these projects just like any other undertaking of the school -- faculty and staff salaries, resources, etc.  What they're threatening with Tulane was, essentially, "We won't support any scholarships at the whole University unless your legal aid clinic backs off."

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