December 27, 2012

WHY IS IT THAT “PUBLIC INTEREST LAW” AT LAW SCHOOLS ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE LEFT-WING? Ruling discredits UM law clinic’s involvement. “What provoked a widespread furor was not just that an environmental plaintiff was pursuing an adventurous long-shot case. It was that the citizens of the state of Maryland — including taxpaying families like the Hudsons — were helping foot the bill for it. The University of Maryland’s environmental law clinic had agreed to represent the well-heeled Kennedy group in suing Alan and Kristin Hudson. And that, in turn, touched off a controversy, still ongoing, about whether or not state-run universities like Maryland’s should properly insert themselves into controversial long-shot litigation aimed at the interests of some of the taxpayers who have to pay for it.”