IL Candidate: Close Down 2 Law Schools
Forget George Clooney, I have a new crush. Scott Summers, who is running for Illinois state treasurer, says that Illinois could save money by eliminating two of its three state law schools.
Summers went to Northern Illinois University Law, but thinks it should be shut down along with Southern Illinois:
“We have three public law schools,” Summers told the Daily Herald. “And another seven or eight private law schools and a whole bunch of unemployed lawyers and underemployed lawyers. How long can we as taxpayers continue to support this?” Summers said the state “got by just fine” with one public law school, at the University of Illinois, until SIU’s law school opened in 1973.
It’s a very special man who tries to shut down his alma mater. You go, Scott Summers. Call me, let’s have lunch…