Aggie Land has moved to Fort Worth. In the near future, anybody driving by the former Texas Wesleyan University School of Law buildings on Commerce Street in that city will notice the Aggie’s arrival if they pay close attention to signage. Soon, the sign outside those buildings, which used to house Texas Wesleyan’s law school, will announce that the structures now serve as home for Texas A&M University School of Law.
On Aug. 13, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced that his school, after working on a deal to buy the law school, successfully won approval from all the relevant regulatory bodies and had finalized the acquisition of the operational assets of Texas Wesleyan’s law school.
In the weeks since Sharp’s announcement, the physical consequences of that sale have begun taking place, according to Cristina Noriega, a spokeswoman for the law school. The Texas Wesleyan outdoor sign in the front of the school has come down, Noriega says. And the school expects city approval shortly so it can erect a new outdoor sign with the A&M name on it.
Inside the law school buildings, Noriega says, school officials have already hung Texas A&M bronze plaques to adorn the entrance walls. You can see photographs of those plaques if you click on the old web address for Texas Wesleyan, which redirects you to a new one. “A&M Arrives,” that sites states on hits homepage.
The Aggie love has gone even further. Noriega says a contingent of law school faculty members this past weekend traveled from Fort Worth to College Station to attend the school’s football game, which the Aggies won, beating Rice University.
-- Miriam Rozen