Texas A&M University announced June 26 it plans to partner with Texas Wesleyan University to create the Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.
Under the new partnership, the school would offer a joint Texas A&M Juris Doctor and Texas Wesleyan Master of Business Administration program and a six-year joint Texas Wesleyan undergraduate and law degree.
Texas A&M would own and control the law school and its staff would become Texas A&M system employees. Texas Wesleyan would own the physical law school building, and its facilities would be leased to A&M.
The multi-million dollar move has been approved by the Texas Wesleyan administration and is pending approval from Texas A&M’s board of regents, which is meeting later this week. The agreement, if approved, will be executed no later than June 1, 2013.
According to the Bryan College Station Eagle, a similar partnership between Texas A&M and the South Texas College of Law fell through in the 1990s because it wasn’t approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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