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LSU Law School to merge back into the main campus

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU Friday March 20, announced a procedural move that merges its law school campus back into the flagship campus.

The reason? To hear LSU President F. King Alexander tell it, saving money. "By fully integrating the law center into LSU, shared services will be enhanced, significant interdisciplinary academic and research opportunities will be realized and there will be more collaboration across campus," Alexander said.

The move had actually been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors a year ago, but it had to be cleared with law center accreditation authorities and the American Bar Association. After examining what the impact on education such a move would be, the professional organizations gave a chorus of thumbs up.

Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor and Dean Jack Weiss already sees the possibilities, "We have implemented the new 3+3 admissions program that will allow qualified LSU students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six, rather than seven years; a new Honors Admissions program that will assure quick admission to the Law Center to LSU undergraduates who combine outstanding academic records with high ACT scores, without their having to take the Law School Admission Test; and we are in the process of working with LSU to revitalize its Pre-Law Advisory program."

Weiss added, "We're off to a fast start. We at the Law Center look forward to an ever closer relationship with our LSU colleagues and to many future joint successes for the benefit of our wonderful students."

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