UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW PETITION
September 24, 2009
We are privileged and proud to be students in the University of California’s newest school, the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. We are keenly aware that our School has opened at a time of economic crisis for the State of California and for our university. Our new institution would not have been possible without the generosity of many donors and the dedication of the founding faculty and administration. Nor would it have been possible without the commitment and resources of UCI in particular and the University of California in general. As members of the state-wide community of the University of California, we stand in solidarity with the faculty and staff whose salaries have been cut and whose jobs are in peril; with undergraduates whose class sizes have been increased; with graduate students who have lost their funding or are being asked to teach larger sections; and with those who may not have access to first-rate education because of increased tuition. We support the September 24th action and add our voices to those calling to defend public education in California. We call on the Regents and administration of the University of California to cease layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts for salaries under $40,000 and to disclose the UC budget.