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"Law school for UC Irvine meets severe setback"

Per the Sacramento Bee:

The California Postsecondary Education Commission voted 8-3 Tuesday against construction of a $70 million law school at the University of California, Irvine.

The vote apparently deals a severe blow to plans for the proposed 92,000-square-foot facility to accommodate 600 law students.

...In rejecting the Irvine project, the commission concluded that existing schools supply more than enough lawyers to meet market demand, [commission director Murray Haberman] said.

California currently has 51,151 more attorneys than needed to accommodate market demand, and the excess will rise to 57,422 by 2014, the commission report said.

Earlier: here and here. And veteran Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters dismisses the scheme (via Lifson) as "institutional aggrandizement" born of "arrogance" and an "obvious roll of the pork barrel".



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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