My general impression is that the trend is toward law schools losing control over websites and servers as more of that infrastructure gets centralized by the University. I think law schools have failed to adequately institutionalize a need for a strong law school tech presence by marginalizing professional IT staff into relatively weak support roles. The result of this marginalization is a lack of strategic tech leadership in law schools making it relatively easy for the Dean to cede control of tech over to a central parent organization. Of course once that control is lost, it is very difficult to get back.

In the long run central control may work out better for law schools anyway since there is a lot more innovation in the use of tech to support scholarship and teaching at the University level than there ever was in the law school and centralized control makes it more likely that  this innovation will actual come to the law school.

Said I, because someone asked.