Receiving lessons in the moral order of the universe or having a chance to participate in an annual chili cook-off might not be the usual ways to woo students, but they are some of the enticements that new law schools are hoping will steer would-be attorneys to their institutions.

Convinced that the world could use more lawyers, several new schools have recently opened or are planning to do so, all with the expectation that they can serve a purpose not met by the 191 other accredited law schools across the country.