Dean talks about College of Law's plans to move away from state funding


April 6, 2011

Dean Paul">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=57268">Paul Schiff Berman, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was quoted in an April 3 State Press article titled, “Five-year plan weans law school off state funding,” by reporter Katie Shoultz.

The article discussed the College of Law’s plans to shift away from state funding entirely by 2017 in an effort to make the school financially independent. Berman explained that the plan would be gradually implemented to minimize the impact on current College of Law students. Download Full Image

“The self-sufficiency plan has us making small increases in tuition and small increases in the size of the class over the next five years, while at the same time ratcheting up financial aid so that we make sure that the school remains affordable,” Berman said.

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Berman">http://www.statepress.com/2011/04/03/five-year-plan-weans-law-school-off... is Dean and Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of international law, conflict of laws, cyberspace law and the cultural analysis of law.

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law professor's book reviewed by Cato Institute scholar


April 6, 2011

Professor">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=57267"> Laura Dickinson’s book, Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs, was recently reviewed by David Isenberg, an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

Isenberg calls Dickinson’s book, “clearly better than others” that cover the same topic of privatization of military and security forces. The review explores in detail Dickinson’s arguments and calls her discussion of reforming of the structure and culture of private firms, “exceptionally insightful.” Isenberg also notes that “one can only hope that policymakers will read Dickinson’s book,” as he argues that the use of private military contractors will likely increase in the future. Download Full Image

To read the entire review, click here.

Dickinson">http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MC26Ak03.html">here.

Dick... is Faculty Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law’s Center for Law and Global Affairs. Her book examines the increasing privatization of military, security and foreign aid functions of government, considers the impact of this trend on core public values and outlines mechanism for protecting these values in an era of privatization.

Dickinson’s work focuses on human rights, national security, foreign affairs privatization and qualitative empirical approaches to international law. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and co-organizer of a Collaborative Research Network on Empirical Approaches to International Human Rights Law, convened under the auspices of the Law & Society Association.

Staci McCabe, Staci.McCabe">mailto:Staci.McCabe@asu.edu">Staci.McCabe@asu.edu
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law