Patrick Thornton over at Minnesota Lawyer Blog reports:
The administration at the University of Minnesota Law School is preparing for some bad news when a state budget is finalized: No state funding. None. Zero.
Approximately 12 percent of the law school’s funding, just over $5 million of its $42 million budget, came from the state last budget cycle.
School officials are preparing to be self sufficient soon.To offset the state money, the school is in the midst of an aggressive fundraising campaign. The school hopes to raise $30 million with much of the money going to scholarships for needy students.
The drive is chaired by Twin Cities attorney Bruce Mooty, one of the founding partners of Gray Plant Mooty and a law school graduate.