disco_barred wrote:There is no such thing as an under-served legal market. The very concept makes me chuckle, then makes me frown, then makes me curl into a ball and scream desperate tears of agony.
Disagreed - theres no T1 in Maine or RI, therefore we should open up law schools there too. Northern NJ have RU-Newark and Southern Jersey has RU-Camden, but what about Central Jersey? Under served market, lets open a law school.
Anyone interested in starting a law school with me? Stanford Law was started by someone who went to BU Law, so I think this could work. Of course, I'd have to be Dean - Biglaw Partner > 500k, Law school Dean > 500k + better hours. Cha-ching!
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.