Thursday, November 22, 2012
Penn State Dean Philip McConnaughay has abandoned plans to consolidate all first year students at its University Park campus and to funnel all international students to its Carlisle. Instead, Penn State will operate the two campuses as separate law schools by 2015:
The Dickinson School of Law will remain a single academic unit of Penn State, but each of our campuses will develop and implement separate identities, separate admissions policies, and separate educational programs, similar to Rutgers Law-Newark and Rutgers Law-Camden, or Arkansas Law-Fayetteville and Arkansas Law-Little Rock.
Dan Filler (Drexel) fears that this "might mark the beginning of a reputational divide between the two Penn State law schools," with Carlisle becomming a lower-ranked revenue-generator and University Park becomming its higher-ranked twin.
- Above the Law, Penn State Law Will Continue To Have Two Campuses, Because Politicians Are Even Dumber Than You Think
- National Law Journal, Penn State's Two Law Campuses to Become Separate Schools
- Philadelphia Inquirer, Penn State's 2 Law School Campuses Planning to Operate Separately