Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Trinity Western’s Accreditation Affirmed
Trinity Western’s Accreditation Affirmed
Managing Your Online Presence
Managing Your Online Presence
Lawsuit Describes Joan Rivers’ Death
Lawsuit Describes Joan Rivers’ Death
Dentons and Dacheng Law Offices Make Deal
Dentons and Dacheng Law Offices Make Deal
Legal Job Listings

UMass Law School Approved by MA Board of Higher Education

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a plan to open the first public law school in the state. The school is set to enroll students for the fall semester. UMass Dartmouth will acquire the private Southern New England School of Law, which is donating its campus and assets to the state. The new law school will focus on public service law with a curriculum in civil and human rights, legal support for operating businesses, community law practice, and economic justice.

UMass Dartmouth chancellor Jean MacCormack said the public law school would operate without taxpayer funds and eventually funnel millions into UMass Dartmouth and the state through expanded enrollment. It is estimated that the school would grow from 235 students to 559 by 2017. The school will charge $23,500 a year for ins-state tuition and $31,000 for out of state tuition. UMass Dartmouth wants to create a program to give students enrolled in any UMass campus the opportunity to earn an accelerated law degree. In this program a student would complete their undergraduate studies in three years and begin their first year of law school during their senior year.

Three private law schools in the state were strenuously opposed to the plan.

UMass Law School Approved by MA Board of Higher Education by

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Posted by on February 3, 2010. Filed under Home,Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

 

 

Job of the Day
Real Estate Paralegal
USA-CA-Los Angeles

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal with experience in commercial real estate development and finance transactions to join our sophisticated commercial real estate prac...

Related Posts: