Look on the bright side, Loyola 2L. Maybe you don’t have a post-graduation job lined up yet. But law students at your crosstown competition have their own challenges to deal with.
UCLA is a Tier One law school, per U.S. News & World Report (even if not a so-called “T14″ school, as they like to say on the internets). But is trouble brewing in paradise?
More after the jump.
This email went out to the entire UCLA Law student body last month:
From: Cheadle, Elizabeth
Subject: An important reminder
To: Class of 2008, Class of 2009, Class of 2010
Once upon a time, not so long ago (you weren’t here, but I was), the law school had a terrible rodent problem. We’re talking rats leaping off filing cabinets in student organization offices, scurrying down the hallway in the middle of the day, and prowling the stacks of the libraries. This was especially a problem in the library, where there are lots of places for rodents to hide, and where valuable library resources appear to small four-legged creatures to be simply an additional food source or hiding place.
Months and many thousands of dollars later, we finally got rid of all the critters, but it was a creepy period of time in the life of this lovely and homey building. That is why the library has such a strong anti-food policy, which they tell me they are currently having trouble enforcing because you guys don’t fully understand all the bad consequences that can flow if you leave crumbs around. The ants have now arrived and the rats will follow shortly if we don’t nip this in the bud. Facilities can’t clean fast enough and the guards can’t always be on potato chip patrol. Please, dear students, it’s important to be careful about food everywhere, but I ask that you especially and strictly adhere to the library’s “no food” policy. Save the calories for mealtime.
Oh, and please pay attention to the large “no smoking” signs around Shapiro Courtyard, too. Smoke lingers in the air; this is California, and we don’t even smoke outside.
End of public service reminder(s). Happy studying.
Elizabeth A. Cheadle
Dean of Students, UCLA School of Law
Non-resident tuition and fees at UCLA amount to $38K a year. You’d think they could afford an exterminator for that kind of money.
What kind of cut-rate operation are they running out there? The law school equivalent of DOJ Day Care?