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Volume17
Year2008
TitleShould Law Schools Support Faculty Research?
Author(s)Edward Rubin
First Page139
AbstractThis Article has two purposes. The first is to identify the nature of the cross-subsidy with more precision, and the second is to explore the question of its possible justification or correction. The article is also divided into two main parts, but rather than addressing these two questions in turn, each part attempts to serve both purposes, although in different ways. The first part of the article concludes that the cross-subsidy is a good deal more complex than it initially appears and, as a result, a good deal less unfair. The second argues that there is nonetheless a residual unfairness toward students that should be remedied. The remedy, however, does not involve reducing research costs, or altering research so that it relates more closely to the curriculum, but rather lies in altering the curriculum to correspond more closely to existing faculty research.