Honestly I think all law schools raise their tuition every year. Every single UC for undergrad and law school at least has raised their tuition signficanlty this year including UCLA, UC Berkley, UC Davis, UC Hastings etc. Inflation etc makes schools raise their tuition even when the economy is doing well and it is particulary increasing now. I would be willing to bet money that every schools tuition has gone up over the last 5 years including undergraduate schools. I have honestly never heard of a school dropping tuition. My cheap undergrad's tuition even went up over the 4 years I was there and that happened to I think everybody I know at every undergrad.
I think my favorite part of the article was this line: Thomas M. Cooley Law School — ranked #12 among ABA accredited schools, according to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I agree with the student in the article that the fact the Cooley publishes it's own rankings and rates itself so high every time makes it look bad. I also think that receiving an e-mail like that one would push me to transfer.
No school has to raise tuition, but they do. Starbucks doesn't have to charge 4.00 for a cup of coffee either, but they do. I am just saying all schools increase tuition all the time. Cooley is no exception there is no need to attack Cooley for doing the exact same thing that every other school does. The reality is all law schools from Harvard to Cooley are concerned about money first and foremost. They are all business each and every institution and they will charge as much as they can without raising to many eyebrows simply supply and demand. Honestly, if you don't pay your tuition at Harvard the results will be the same as if you don't pay tuition at Cooley. I am sure Harvard & Stanford have also increased their tuition this year. I think at every school it goes up annually at least nominally.
The reality is all law schools from Harvard to Cooley are concerned about money first and foremost.