During a couple of downturns in biglaw, lateral candidates got more savvy about poring over a firm's financials before making a swtich. (We also saw candidates allege that in the case of moving to some firms, the financials the lateral saw were not necessarily accurate.) Over at Faculty Lounge, there is a list of lateral moves by law professors. What level of due diligence do those laterals do on the financial status of the school, especially given the huge downturn in applications? I imagine that there could be a fear that asking hard quesations about the institution's finances could be seen as rude.