What does it cost to buy yourself the largest meeting place and most traffic-heavy area of one of the most prestigious law schools in Austin, TX? Apparently, just an undisclosed number of millions. In exchange for a "multimillion dollar gift" from a top national litigation boutique, the Atrium of the UT Law School will be renamed the Susman Godfrey Pavilion.The move was announced on Thursday, and has come under fire from certain godless communists for "selling out our school to the highest bidder."
Well, they're wrong--Our school (and its component buildings) should be sold to the highest bidder; no-bid deals like this pavilion thing are depriving us of significant funds that we could use to hire more constitutional scholars or buy more creepy World War I-era propaganda posters. Why settle for less when we could auction off the rest?
I say, bring them all in. I want to walk thru the SusmanGodfrey Pavilion to the Starbucks Student Lounge on my way to the Microsoft Introduction to Intellectual Property. I want to write for the Always Journal of Women and the Law, and read the paper in the Proctor&Gamble 2nd Floor Men's Restroom. And I want my diploma to read ExxonMobil School of Law.
Gentlemen, start your paddles.