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Hamline, William Mitchell law schools to merge

Feb 13, 2015 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Board and Executive Moves-Mergers and Acquisitions

Feb. 13--Two of Minnesota's four law schools announced Friday that they plan to merge in the face of a nationwide decline in enrollment.

William Mitchell College of Law will combine with Hamline University's law school as early as this fall, pending approval from the American Bar Association, the two schools said in a joint statement.

The surprise announcement comes at a time when demand for law school graduates has plummeted nationwide, and law school enrollment has dropped to a 40-...