In my opinion, it doesn't need a public school option. After all, they have 8 private institutions.
So, in her infinite wisdom, the chancellor of UMass-Dartmouth seeks to acquire the private Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth. What is not clear from the article is whether that school is on its way to becoming defunct. The lovely chancellor thinks that “Law is a missing piece of the UMass curriculum.’’ I'm sure many students that would otherwise love to go to UMass, decide against it because it doesn't have a law school. Princeton, anyone?
This is so funny to me. First of all, if someone really wants to practice law in Massachusetts (or as I always say to myself "mass of chew shits") and not incur private school debt, he will simply establish residency in another state and go to that state's public law school. In the end, they will just take Barbri to freshen up on Massachusetts law. With Barbri being so efficient in teaching students everything they should have learned in law school (Go Socratic Method, Go!), why have law schools at all? In short, it doesn't matter where they go.
What really needs to happen is that 5 of the 8 schools need to close. Let's keep Harvard, Boston University and.... Northeastern. The other ones can follow Southern New England School of Law, Princeton Law and Tarkio into oblivion.