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Saturday, May 28, 2005

New Drexel Law School to Focus on Health Care

According to law.com, the new Drexel Law School just got a little bit closer to opening in the Fall of 2006 when the Board of Trustees approved its creation during a meeting earlier this month.  The law school plans to have a focus in health care law.  The story reports,

Drexel senior vice president and general counsel Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III said the school's next step will be to file paperwork -- as early as this week -- seeking formal approval from the state Department of Education. Oxholm said the Department of Education would make an on-campus visit and then give the school provisional approval to open its doors, hopefully with enough time for the school to begin advertising for a September 2006 start date.

Because the school would open without being accredited by the American Bar Association, Oxholm said it would offer students a discount on tuition. He said he would hope to have provisional approval before the first group of students graduate in the spring of 2009. ABA approval would also entail an on-campus visit, would require the school to meet a host of regulations and would eventually need to be approved by the House of Delegates.

Drexel officials have said its law school will distinguish itself from other local law schools by focusing its curriculum on Drexel's undergraduate and graduate academic strengths such as engineering, health care and business while incorporating the university's focus on cooperative education.

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