Thursday, April 29, 2021
Texas House authorizes public universities in Rio Grande Valley and El Paso to establish up to two new law schools
The bill still has to get through the state Senate. Texas established a new public law school at the University of North Texas (near Dallas), which began admitting students in 2014, but is only still provisionally accredited by the ABA. Texas acquired an additional public law school when Texas A&M University acquired the former Texas Wesleyan law school (in the Dallas-Fort Worth area). The only law school in West Texas is at Texas Tech University, so the case for a law school in El Paso is probably a good one.