The regents of the University of California recently voted to establish a fifth taxpayer-supported law school, this one at UC Irvine and having a special emphasis on training "public interest" lawyers representing "underserved communities". (No, nothing at all ideological about that mission or terminology. Why do you ask?) The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), an advisory body which counsels the governor and the Legislature on higher ed expansions, recommended against the new school in September, and Velma Montoya, a former member of the Regents board, thinks the Commission was right (& welcome Prof. Bainbridge readers). Update: more here.
A fifth UC law school?
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