Several Washington state senators have proposed providing $400,000 in seed funding to help start a Tacoma campus of the University of Washington School of Law. Tacoma lost its law school in 1999 when the University of Puget Sound sold its law school to Seattle University.
The proposal was apparently news to UW. A spokesman for UW stated that "it's not our request and it's a bit of a surprise."
Apparently, these representatives haven't been watching the market for legal education, the market for lawyers, or the legal education blogosphere.
Update: The Tacoma News-Tribune endorses the idea in an editorial here.