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News Posted on January 30, 2014

Senior Assistant Dean for Administration Brett Burns, William Stanger '14 Co-author Commentary for National Jurist

Senior Assistant Dean for Administration Brett C. Burns and William F. Stanger '14 have co-authored a commentary for National Jurist on "Bringing students into the budgeting process." The article describes how "UC Davis School of Law, known for its collegial and collaborative environment, is addressing budget concerns in a manner true to its reputation" through the formation of a Student Budget Advisory Committee.

The Committee serves to formalize student participation in the budgeting process and to provide feedback regarding programs and services.  It has also facilitated greater awareness of how a significant portion of student fees--roughly one-third--is returned to students in the form of financial aid, the article notes.

"While the formation of the Student Budget Advisory Committee is not a magic bullet for the rapidly rising cost of legal education, it is a respectable and appropriate step in keeping students engaged in the budget process at UC Davis School of Law," write Burns and Stanger.

National Jurist