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Court Rebuffs Husson's Law School Efforts
03/04/2010 04:34 PM ET  

It's the second time the Maine Supreme Court has rejected Husson's request to allow its law school graduates to take the state bar exam.

Maine Supreme Judicial Court has denied Husson College's request to allow its potential law school graduates to sit for the Maine Bar Exam. This is the second time the court has rebuffed the Bangor school's request.

Last year, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said graduates of Husson's law school would not be eligible to take the state bar exam because the school's existing faculty and curriculum were not sufficient to prepare students. The school re-petitioned the court, and has been turned down again.

Husson's law school has not opened its doors, the court said, and has not obtained American Bar Association accreditation, nor identified a comparable alternative.

Husson officials say they plan to review their options. "We are appreciative of the time and consideration of the court.," says Husson President Robert Clark in a statement. "Given the current pressures on the court we can understand their reluctance to take on the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of a new law school. We will examine the issue with our Board in April and we will keep you advised of our plans as they develop."



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