Toward a First-Tier Legal Education
It is an honor to report that Texas Wesleyan has taken steps that will lead to an enhanced educational experience at both our School of Law and our historic campus. Texas Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees and Texas A&M’s Board of Regents have approved a letter of intent for the university and Texas A&M University to begin a strategic partnership that would provide premier legal education in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for decades to come. Under the proposed multi-million dollar agreement, the Texas Wesleyan School of Law would be known as the Texas A&M University School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.
Texas Wesleyan is a U.S. News & World Report #1 Tier regional university, and Texas A&M is a Tier 1 national research university. We think the unique strengths of each institution would allow for development of highly collaborative and successful academic programming. Programs such as a joint law school JD/Texas Wesleyan MBA and a 3+3 program, delivering a Texas Wesleyan undergraduate degree followed by a law school JD degree in six years, would have a lasting impact on the students who come to learn on each of our campuses.
This strategic partnership delivers lasting benefits, including:
- Texas Wesleyan would achieve its goal of developing its law school into a first tier academic entity
- Texas Wesleyan would be able to focus on the truly transformative efforts already underway to revitalize our home in East Fort Worth
- Fort Worth and surrounding counties would be able to provide citizens with what could be one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation
- Texas A&M University would achieve its goal of developing one of the highest quality legal education programs in America without starting an additional law school in Texas
We expect to finalize the agreement no later than June of next year. Review the press release for more information.
I hope you will join us in celebrating the dawn of a new era, and the wonderful future in store for Texas Wesleyan University and the Texas A&M University School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.
Frederick G. Slabach