UMass Board of Trustees approves UMass Law plan

Details from the Boston Globe and the Springfield Republican.

The next (and final) step is approval by the state Board of Higher Education, which is expected to meet and vote on the proposal in early February.  If approved, the school is set to accept students for Fall 2010 admission.

 

Please note that acquisition of Southern New England School of Law by UMass would not suddenly make it an ABA-approved law school.  That is a multi-year process, requiring substantial changes and investment.  Provisional ABA-approval would be targeted for 2013.  Accordingly, even if the Board of Higher Ed accepts the proposal, the new public law school would not be an immediate option for students seeking to attend an ABA-approved law school in the Fall.