Thursday, October 18, 2007
I Teach for Penn State
Jim Chen has renewed a discussion on MoneyLaw about law school naming rights in response to Berkeley Law's announcement that it is abandoning the Boalt name. He counts 33 US law schools that bear a name other than their host university, and suggests a NCAA style tournament among the schools (with a play in for the 33d) "[t]o see which schools' alternate names are the most obscure, the most confusing, and ultimately the most destructive of a simple marketing strategy that roughly 150 other law schools have no trouble following: [name of university] + Law. " Penn State University Dickinson School of Law appears in the East Regional.
With respect to those whose allegiance is divided, and with some liberties taken with the original text, here's what I say: I teach for Penn State. There is no name on my jersey. I teach with heart, with pride, to Win. For my colleagues, the students. I teach for those who came before me. For the glory of Old State. I teach for Penn State. WE ARE... PENN STATE.