August 9, 2013

ABA grants Texas Wesleyan, Texas A&M University Acquiescence; Both universities to make formal response this week

The last regulatory step needed to complete the law school acquisition was cleared today when the American Bar Association Council for the Section on Legal Education formally approved the Texas Wesleyan-Texas A&M University joint application for Acquiescence.

“We appreciate the mutual dedication required to make this dream a reality and look forward to welcoming our first class to the Texas A&M School of Law,”Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said.

The formal approval by the ABA now clears the way for Texas Wesleyan and Texas A&M University to close the agreement the schools have been working toward since last June, when the two announced they intended to pursue a partnership.

“We are very pleased with the ABA’s formal decision,” Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach said. “Many staff and faculty at both universities have been working long hours over the last year to get us to this point. This has been an extremely collaborative process, and I am grateful to those who have made this a reality.”

Both universities are working toward a successful close and anticipate making a joint formal announcement next week.

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1 Comment to ABA grants Texas Wesleyan, Texas A&M University Acquiescence; Both universities to make formal response this week

  1. As an Aggie lawyer it is with great pride that I now witness Texas A&M University’s acquisition of a school of law. I look forward to working with the A&M School of Law as it works toward the issuance of its first Juris Doctorate degrees in 2014.

  2. Judge Willie E.B. Blackmon on August 12th, 2013
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