“[The decision was to] select a venue in which all of our students will feel welcomed and respected; a venue that is consistent with our university values and commitment to serve its diverse student body,” Hughes said.There are a number of observations one could make about this news.
For one, law schools - even in a time of great peril for the Rule of Law and Justice on Planet Earth - still find the time and the resources to pamper their fully-grown, post-graduate tuition payers with a glorified prom to make everyone have a grand night out before embarking on the U.S.S. Million Dollar Justice. Sure, everyone involved could give the money to throw said party to a local legal aid and enjoy a cost-saving night of pre-alcoholism at home. But law schools are looking out for the emotional needs of tomorrow's justice warriors and nothing boosts morale for a profession proudly stuck in the 19th century than to celebrate with a ball.
For two, one could point out that these students on a daily basis attend school at a place that overtly subscribes to the values of an international institution that - despite its virtues - has wrecked far more harm - including directly against Muslims and certain other groups found within the "diverse student body" - than a bloviating windbag of a half-assed politician could possibly accomplish in his wildest wet-dreams even if he were sincere.
For three, on a related point, one might wonder what will happen when, in a few years, the sort-of lucky ones will be plying their trade at the Richard M. Daley Center. Will they demand to move court because they object to the legacy of political machinery and corruption still plaguing the city, citing the precedent of DePaul v. Name of Loudmouthed Political Candidate on Building? Will they object to walking down Washington or Madison because those gentlemen literally owned other people instead of insulting their intelligence? Can they object to holding depositions in buildings whose corporate sponsors' present activities they find displeasing?
But overall, consider what this situation says about the greater law school "scam." A relatively small number of students complained about something relatively minor, and the law school responded with a breach of contract policy change like that, all to save a few kids' feelings. And yet, apparently, we're supposed to believe that this same law school is "scamming" students out of tens of thousands of dollars each year and either there's no uprising or there is one and the school is silent?
Yeah, right. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you. Don't mind the fact that it's named after Pat Buchanan.