There’s a case to be made for another public law school in Southern California, but why one focused on “public interest” law? After all, UCLA already has a widely respected public interest law program. A cynic might think it has something to do with Prop 209, especially if the new school combines its mission statement with some form of “holistic” admissions. . . . Anyway, as far as ideology goes, there’s no question but that public interest law programs skew left. As far as I’m aware, no UCLA PILP graduate works for the Pacific Legal Foundation or any other conservative or libertarian-leaning public interest law outfit.
Perhaps they’ll have a “diversity” program to address that.