Nevada university regents will ask the state for $1.5 million to fill half of a projected $3 million budget deficit at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that administrators say the shortfall comes after an enrollment decrease from about 150 students per year to 115.
They say enrollment is down at law schools around the nation. The dean at Boyd, Daniel Hamilton, says cost-cutting, private donations and programs like an international recruitment push could help make up the other half of the shortfall. Tuition hikes of 4 percent are planned in each of the next two academic years.
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