Law school rebirth in Tacoma gets boost from state Senate

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The News Tribune

Rep. Steve O'Ban, R-28State senators want to help bring a law school back to Tacoma.

A spending plan proposed Monday by a bipartisan group of Senate budget writers includes $400,000 to develop a Tacoma campus of the University of Washington School of Law.

…Tacoma Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban said he asked for the funding, calling it seed money that could persuade donors the group is well on the way to its goal of more than $2 million.

O’Ban, a lawyer who graduated from UPS law in Tacoma, said restoring a law school could attract high-caliber attorneys to the area.

“You’d hope they come to Tacoma to go to law school and stay there and practice there,” he said.

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