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A&M Denies Honorary Degrees to Alumni of the School they Took Over

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What’s a lawyer to do when his alma mater is gobbled up by another law school? Can they join the new name? That’s what a group of attorneys from Texas Wesleyan Law are asking in their complaint to the America Bar Association after Texas A&M took over their school last year, leaving around 4,000 Wesleyans in the awkward position of not quite belonging to what their school has become.

A&M Provost Karen Watson remained adamant on the matter, saying, as wfaa.com reported, “The answer is no. You don’t get to wear the Aggie ring unless you attended A&M and met the academic requirements.”

Arlington lawyer Warren Norred, who is leading the campaign to fight Texas A&M on the issue, scoffs at such a dismissal, pointing out that A&M claims to have been accredited since 1994, banking on their Wesleyan acquisition, but barring the law graduates whose history they are claiming.

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“I should have had an opportunity to get an honorary degree from A&M and wear the ring and be part of the family. That’s what should have happened,” Norred said.

“We haven’t sued them yet,” Norred also mentioned, in words a lawyer might say quite often, “and we hope it doesn’t come to that.”

Instead, he has gathered 500 signatures for a petition and taken it to the ABA.

“We have a weird situation here,” Watson admitted. Whether A&M will budge on the matter may take the sort of legal finagling law schools exist to teach.

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