ruleser wrote:OC=3 million people. Maine and RI combined only have 2 mil people. Chicago only has 2 mil. OC is the 6th most populous county in the country. And I apologize, San Diego doesn't have 1 million people, it has 3 million. So that is 6 million people with no T1 - like the entire state of Mass. not having a single T1.
To give the perspective, this from the US Census Bureau - top US Counties by population:
1 Los Angeles County, CA 9,848,011
2 Cook County, IL 5,287,037
3 Harris County, TX 4,070,989
4 Maricopa County, AZ 4,023,132
5 San Diego County, CA 3,053,793
6 Orange County, CA 3,026,786
I think you can see the unique situation - I was wrong also about LA, the city has 4 mil, the county 9 mil. Anyway, the # 5 and 6 counties in the US have no T1 serviing them, and the #1 county is a short drive away...
Just for a last number- LA/OC/SD=16 million people. That would make just those three counties the fourth largest state, with only Texas, NY, and FL having more people - the whole state of NY only has 19 million people as a comparison. These counties have more people than the whole state of IL, PA, OH - and double what NJ has.
First, why does every county need a T1? You know, NYU and Columbia are in New York County, but there are no T1s in Kings County (Brooklyn, population 2.5 million), Queens County (2.3 million), Suffolk County (1.5 million), Bronx County, (1.3 million) and Nassau County (1.3 million). Should we stick a T1 in every one of those?
Second, why does every county need a law school period? A county is not its own legal market. In fact, the OC is probably part of the LA legal market, which already has TWO T1s, not to mention half a dozen other law schools. Are grads from UCLA and USC incapable of traveling 40 miles to the OC?
The New York metro area (22 million people) has only three T1s serving it, despite having a lot more legal work per capita due to the concentration of business and finance in the city. Does this mean it's underserved by T1s? No, because people can travel from HLS or YLS to New York, just like people can travel from the Bay Area (three more T1s) to the OC, or (more feasibly) FROM RIGHT NEXT DOOR IN LA to the OC.
I don't mind UCI in general, but the claim the OC is "underserved because it doesn't have its own T1" is absolutely ridiculous. The LA metro has two T1s. It is plenty well-served.