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Do We Need the New Law School That’s Coming to Texas?

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Gov. Perry recently signed University of North Texas College of Law into presumed existence. It’s got a website and everything. UNT Law plans to host its first classes in Fall 2011.

As Benson Varghese noted in Res Ipsa post last year, many contend we have too many law schools already. A murkier question is why we have too many lawyers; this is a question of perspective. If you’re a recent law grad looking for a job it’s easy to jump to that conclusion, especially in this economy. If you’re on the other side, a regular joe looking for legal assistance, those same lawyers may not seem all that abundant as you look for competent counsel willing to take your case. The problem is not just simple demand vs. supply but allocation. The question of whether or not we need another law school depends wholly, in my mind, on what we’re going to do with it.

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  1. Bryon says:

    I could see establishing a new law school in El Paso or the Brownsville/McAllen area. But Dallas? They have SMU, Texas Weslyan in Ft. Worth and Baylor down the road.

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