Tuesday, September 1, 2015

You Are About To Witness The Power Of Urban Collaboration

Despite having a campus that looks something like a modern-day Ministry of Truth (which is ironically not ironic), Florida Coastal is toying with the idea of moving to downtown Jacksonville.

But like a woman going to the bathroom in a party of six, she's not going alone.
[T]he law school is looking for partners who want to share space in its campus just off Baymeadows Road.

“Other law firms [ed - other?], legal interest groups or other entities with which we might share a synergy,” Dennis Stone, president of Florida Coastal School of Law, said in a phone interview with the Business Journal.

The idea would be for those groups or businesses to move with FCSL when it secures a location within the urban core, establishing what school officials are calling the “FCSL Downtown Collaborative.”
For America's Best Laws Schools, it isn't enough to build a factory making lemming sausage to feed a world starving for loads of protein-heavy justice. Oh, no. You need interdisciplinary partnerships, synergies, institutes, collaborative shopping malls, shared meal plans, and diversified zoo exhibits. The modish law school must present more than a straightforward educational mission: it must be a postgraduate supergroup, a union of unique insights like the Bloomsbury Group or the Wu-Tang Clan.

Being an independent law school, Coastal has to seek partnerships outside the traditional academic sphere. And its imagination is running on full synergy mode:
Scott DeVito, FCSL dean of students, said, “Ideal partners for this unique collaboration include legal, educational or perhaps a technology-based business looking to eventually relocate Downtown.”
When he says "educational...business," I can't help but think of preschools, charter schools, and private colleges. What a blissful synergy that could be, one-stop shopping for the legal prodigy!

So, what do you say, Jacksonville businesses doing something somewhat related to law or education or abusing the ever-living fuck out of well-intentioned federal programs or exploiting the human virtue of optimism in our young adults?

Can you feel the pulsing orgasmic synergy of sharing a space with an august institution like FCLS and then moving at the same undetermined future time to the downtown area?

I can, and it sounds like a deal that's simply too goo to be true.

6 comments:

  1. Hahahaha "Can't you feel the pulsing orgasmic synergy..." and "...a deal that's simply to goo to be true."

    orgasmic=goo

    Hahahaha

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  2. Couldn't they have some synergy with a rescue mission or an abortion clinic? It would give their legal clinics some fairly instant clients.

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  3. What tech-based company would want to partner with a sinking, overpriced, fourth tier cesspool?

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  4. I think Big Al's Debt Collection Agency might be an appropriate partner.

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