The News Tribune Editorial Page
It could happen — and it should happen.
Tacoma lost its law school in 1999 after the University of Puget Sound sold it to Seattle University. That left a big gap in the academic offerings in the South Sound. Aspiring attorneys now have to travel — or move — to Seattle or Portland for a law degree; nothing else is available between the two cities.
Now a bipartisan group of state senators led by Steve O’Ban, R-Tacoma, is trying to plow some seed money into efforts to cultivate a new law school at the University of Washington Tacoma. As part of the Senate budget, they’re including $400,000 to help jump-start donations to a UWT program.