Monday, January 15, 2018
Following up on my previous post, Texas Legislators Push For New Public Law School In The Rio Grande Valley Because 'Everybody Has A Law School': KFOX14, Group of El Pasoans Continue Fight to Bring Law School to the Borderland:
A group of El Pasoans is fighting to bring a law school to the Borderland.
The El Paso Law School Initiative was formed in August 2016 to begin the process of bringing a law school to the Sun City. ...
The El Paso Law School Initiative met Saturday morning to continue efforts to bring a law school to El Paso. They’ve met multiple times over the past year and a half.
In that time, they’ve managed to get some substantial backing from Texas lawmakers. ...
“An international law school makes a lot of sense, because anybody who graduates with a law degree and specializes in international law will be much sought after by large companies in the U.S. to represent their companies abroad,” [Ray] Mancera said.
The group has the rest of 2018 to prepare for the next legislative session, so in the meantime they’ll continue to strategize in order to make it happen.
“It’s not just the economics, it’s not just the education. It’s also about family. Why should they have to leave when they can stay here and keep enjoying mom's cooking, and what El Paso has to offer?” Mancera said.
The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month at El Paso Community College on Viscount.