Yale gets money for dorms; Scholarship to not go to law school

It was a GOOD week for…

Returning to dorm life, after Yale Law School received a $25 million donation aimed at bringing back dorm living for law students. The gift was from an alumni and his wife. Christina and Robert C. Baker provided the donation that will be used for acquiring on-campus housing for law students. "Residential life was central to the Yale Law School experience up until a few years ago," Yale University President Peter Salovey said. "Robert Baker's commitment to making on-campus living once again possible for law students is generous and visionary, and will allow future generations to know the benefits of a community where living and learning are closely connected."

 

It was a BAD week for…

Encouraging students to attend law school, after a Chicago attorney announced he was offering a $1,000 Anything But Law School Graduate Scholarship for one student a year who plans to attend a non-legal graduate school. Matthew Willens, a Chicago personal injury lawyer, offered the scholarship because he said he was concerned about the future of the legal profession. Willens said he wasn’t opposed to legal education, but wants to steer more gifted students toward more promising careers.