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Another New Law School Is Proposed: U of Del. Wants to Open State’s First Public Option

Posted Dec 7, 2010 7:09 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A new law school is on the drawing board in the corridor between New York City and Washington, D.C., where the University of Delaware is proposing to open its doors to fledgling legal eagles in 2015.

The law school, which would be located in Newark, about 20 minutes down Interstate 95 from Wilmington, would take advantage of the state's status as a premier corporate center, university vice president Larry White tells WDEL.

"Having a flagship state university with legal scholars offers exciting synergies with lawyers, judges, and like all law schools in the United States," he says. "It would be a competitive process to be admitted and to study law at the University of Delaware."

Presently, there is only one law school in Delaware, the Widener University School of Law in suburban Wilmington. It is private, so the University of Delaware law school, if it is approved, would be the state's first public option.

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