One of the rationales for the new school is that the North Texas region doesn’t have a ready supply of new law grads and employers have to recruit from elsewhere. I doubt it is hurting legal recruiting any.
Furthermore, these new schools inevitably start out at the bottom of the rankings totem pole. Will these desperate employers really go for local fourth tier graduates, when they can recruit desperate candidates from better schools farther afield? And if not, how does that change anything?
For new law grads who don’t have many employment options, under served regions can be a great place to start a practice. When I started my practice, I moved away from the city where I was working in doc review, which happened to have four law schools dumping graduates into the market, to a city an hour and a half away that had none. I felt like there was a much better opportunity to build a practice in a place that wasn’t completely saturated with new law grads.