Dean Frederic White (pictured) of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth says that he’ll be holding forums during this fall semester to answer students’ many questions about the June announcement that Texas A&M University plans to buy Texas Wesleyan Law School.
Three accrediting bodies must approve the deal, which will change the law school from a private to a public law school — Texas A&M University School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University — in June 2013.
Like most law schools nationwide, the number of people applying to enter Texas Wesleyan Law School declined for the 2012-2013 school year. White says there will likely be an uptick in the number of applicants in the near future.
“With all due respect, A&M has more name recognition, and because of that more people will be applying,” he says.
The dean notes that A&M graduates already make up a portion of the law school’s students.
“Ten percent of our population are Aggies,” White says.
-- Jeanne Graham