On Aug. 9, Texas Wesleyan University and Texas A&M University announced that the American Bar Association Council for the Section on Legal Education formally approved the application by the two schools for “Acquiescence” about their proposed teamwork to run a public law school in Fort Worth.
The schools report that ABA approval represents the last step before the two schools finalize their agreement to partner to operate the law school, which will be renamed to reflect Texas A&M's role.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
A joint formal announcement is scheduled for next week.
— Miriam Rozen