Pending a final vote from the AALS House of Representatives in January 2012, Texas Wesleyan School of Law will become a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Susan Westerberg Prager, AALS executive director and CEO, advised Dean Frederic White that the AALS executive committee had recommended to the House of Representative that the law school be admitted. The final vote will take place at the AALS annual meeting January 4 – 8, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
“This is great news and a significant milestone for our law school,” White said. “Our inclusion in AALS affords the law school added resources and benefits. Congratulations to the faculty and staff who contributed to this tremendous effort.”
Texas Wesleyan’s AALS membership recommendation concludes a multi-year application process. The process included applying for inclusion in the association, securing an AALS Consultant on Readiness, a visit by the site evaluation team, a meeting with the membership review committee, and, finally, a meeting with the executive board.
Texas Wesleyan University President Frederick G. Slabach, who also served as Texas Wesleyan School of Law dean from 2003 to 2006, said this is an exciting time for the school.
“Inclusion in AALS is a substantial accomplishment for the law school,” Slabach said. “Congratulations to all involved for their work in achieving this goal.”
Founded in 1900, the Association of American Law Schools is a non-profit educational association of 172 law schools representing more than 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The association strives to improve the legal profession through legal education. For more information, visit www.aals.org.