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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Friday, February 05, 2010

I did get a kick out of this

Today I received a copy of Ave Maria School of Law Advocate, which, by the way, is a welcome change from its previous name The Advocate. (I'm told that the latter named publication caused great confusion among those with a penchant for buggery google-ing for their favorite publication.) I promptly put such mailings in the circular file, but this time I paged through it and found this tasty morsel on the inside back cover:

"The founding Dean of Ave Maria and her first employee, Dean Dobranski guided the institution from being a conceptual idea to a fully accredited Law School and beyond." [emphasis mine]

Hmmmm....wasn't there some question as to the contractual nature of Dobranski's employ? Was it with the law school or was it with Mr. Monaghan? AveWatch has done the yeoman's work in this regard and has raised some interesting questions over the last several years.

It's so damn complicated I still don't know what the truth is. The Monaghan deposition says one thing, the Roney another, O'Beirne says "Uhh....uh....," the 990s say AMSL, and one of Monaghan's most famous sticky notes says: "Show BD contract to committee of BOG. Not to CR."

Casimir, clear this up for me.