Actually that is quite a statement for the school--Vanderbilt grads tend to go into corporate law and get the big bucks, so this is quite impressive that he wants a focus on public interest law. Woo hoo! Go Rubin!
New VU law dean wants students to chase idealsBy MICHAEL CASSStaff WriterLaw students could have more incentive to enter their profession's least lucrative jobs after a prominent legal scholar takes charge at Vanderbilt University Law School later this year.Edward Rubin, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt school, the Nashville university will announce today.http://www.tennessean.com/education/archives/05/01/63918339.shtml?Element_ID=63918339
They do have a few scholarship things aimed at doing just that, but not enough for many students to go into public interest.