UNLV09 wrote:I just don't understand why they would start up a new law school in a region that already has about 10 others in a market that is grossly oversaturated. Is this some type of cruel joke?
Well, I'm not sure you consider Orange County to be separate from Los Angeles (or the rest of California for that matter), but there are no good law schools in Orange County. UCLA, USC, Berkeley, Hastings, Stanford, Davis, and Loyola are all in LA or NorCal. Orange County has over 3 million people, and in many ways it's a separate market from Los Angeles. By contrast, Chicago has under 3 million people, yet is served by 5 (maybe 6) reputable law schools, and that's not counting nearby elite schools that would be analogous to Stanford, Davis, Hastings, and Berkeley (all of which are 8-9 hours away from OC). I think UCI, assuming it turns out to be an elite school, is filling a definite gap California's law school market.