ABA Journal: The dean of the University of Baltimore’s law school has agreed to resign, but he’s not going quietly.
The dean, Phillip Closius, emailed a resignation letter to the law school community on Friday that aired his differences with university officials, Above the Law and the Baltimore Sun report. In particular, Closius criticized law school tuition increases that benefit the university rather than his students.
For the most recent academic year, Closius said, a law school tuition increase generated nearly $1.5 million, but the school of law budget increased by only about $81,000. In all, the university retained about 45 percent of the money generated by law tuition, fees and state subsidies for the year, he said.