The recent approval of New York state funds to study proposals for three new law schools has raised the hopes of officials at universities in western and central New York and on Long Island who argue that the schools would boost economic development and expand student options. But several deans of existing law schools and the president of a local bar association have expressed reservations about whether the state really needs to add to the 15 law schools it already has.
Addition of Three Law Schools to New York's 15 Stirs Debate
New York Law Journal
May 30, 2008