President Frederick G. Slabach, School of Law Interim Dean Aric Short and Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karan Watson appeared before the American Bar Association (ABA)Accreditation Committee on Friday to submit the application for acquiescence. The trio traveled to Baltimore for the meeting to provide the committee with updates and to answer any questions with regard to the application.
“We believe the meeting went very well,” Slabach said. “We have an excellent law school and no major changes are anticipated after the transition.”
The accreditation committee will now make a recommendation to the ABA Council for the Section on Legal Education, which meets Aug. 8-9. The ABA Council will make a formal decision on the law school sale at this time. If the ABA approves the application for acquiescence, the new law school would maintain full accreditation from day one of its operations. If ABA approval is not obtained, the law school would not be acquired by Texas A&M and would remain a fully accredited law school as a part of Texas Wesleyan University.
In June, the universities moved one step closer to completing the law sale, when they received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC).
Both Texas A&M and Texas Wesleyan are working toward completing the acquisition before the start of the fall semester.