Tuesday, February 2, 2010
After more than 200 years, the Commonowealth of Massachusetts is finally getting what it's desperately needed for so long: a public law school. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education voted today to acquire the Southern New England School of Law, which will now become part of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. This is obviously good news for the millions of Massachusetters (-ites?) who lack access to legal education because of the state's lack of a public law school.
The news release doesn't say what the new school will be called, but we suggest "Dartmouth Law School." It will help a lot with the rankings.