The NC House of Representatives took out a spending cut proposed by the Senate to slash UNC law school’s funding by 30 percent. However, the North Carolina General Assembly budget is not finalized.
NC Rep. John Fraley, R-Iredell, said the situation was complex and that they were still in the process of negotiating.
“I don’t know what was behind the Senate’s decision to propose the reduction, but we chose not to follow as this matter requires much more discussion and understanding,” Fraley said.
Martin Brinkley, the Dean of the UNC School of Law, said the school was disappointed that the Senate had a proposed a budget cut, especially since its graduates contribute to the economic prosperity of the state through their service.
“While we are pleased that the House recognizes the value the school provides in training the next generation of lawyers to contribute to and serve every part of the state, we also know that there are no guarantees that there will be no cuts,” Brinkley said.