Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
The 40-year-long plan to build a law school at University of California, Irvine is on hold again. A report from the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) found UCI’s proposal failed to meet the criteria necessary to show a compelling state need for the school. UCI plans to revise and re-submit the proposal after addressing these issues, said Christine Byrd, spokesperson for UCI. “UCI is already working with CPEC on this,” she said. “Once the revised proposal is submitted, CPEC will have 60 days to review.” If UCI meets the criteria in its revised proposal, then CPEC will give its support, said Murray J. Haberman, CPEC’s executive director. “We have advised UC Irvine on what would be necessary for approval,” he said. CPEC’s approval is not required for University of California’s Board of Regents’ final approval, but there has never been an instance where an institution has gone forward without CPEC’s support, Haberman said. Building a law school was initially discussed in 1965 as part of UCI’s long-range vision and throughout the past few decades carried unanimous support from the Orange County legal community, but state budget difficulties prevent any action, Byrd said. The proposal argued that a new law school would enable more students to pursue public interest law careers, which would benefit the entire state. UCI would also serve as another public law school in Southern California. Currently, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law is the only public law school in the area.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.