Today I received this update on the Westlaw situation (described here) from JosÃ© JuliÃ¡n Ãlvarez GonzÃ¡lez, pictured at left, Professor of Law at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (reprinted and attributed with his permission):
After a very good and thoughtful telephone conversation with Mr. Mike Suchsland, President of West Education Group, and Mr. Chris Parton, Vice President, the Westlaw printer program has been reinstated for all Puerto Rico law schools. Both officials have promised that any future reductions in the program will be equally applicable to all law schools who currently participate in it.
Dean Aponte-Toro and myself are very satisfied with this result and wish to thank all of you who helped that our voices from this “distant ocean community” (Chief Justice Taft in Balzac v. Porto Rico, 1922) were heard. We also wish to thank Mr. Suchsland and Mr. Parton for their understanding and swift action.