The new law schools at Harvard, Stanford, and NYU are opening this fall.
All three have some overlap with one another, and each offers an online program in a different field.
All are new schools, and they’ll have a total of 16 full-time law school students enrolled in the fall.
But there’s a bit of a catch: the first three law schools in each of the three have to be merged.
Harvard’s new online law school will open next fall, and will be based in Boston.
The law school at Stanford will open in 2020.
NYU will open its new law program in 2021.
The merging of the law schools is not without controversy.
In August, NYU announced that it was partnering with Harvard on the merger.
As of January 2019, the law school system at each of those schools had more than 7,000 full- and part-time students enrolled.
According to Bloomberg, the combined law school program at Harvard will enroll 1,400 students from the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
This is not the first time Harvard Law has merged two or more law schools into a single program.
The merger of Harvard and Columbia Law School was controversial when it was announced in 2015.
But the merger was approved by the school system’s board of trustees in the spring of that year, and Harvard Law remains on the main law school campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.