Texas Education Code
Sec. § 105.502
University of North Texas System College of Law


(a)

The board may establish and operate a school of law in the city of Dallas as a professional school of the University of North Texas System.

(b)

In administering the law school, the board may prescribe courses leading to customary degrees offered at other leading American schools of law and may award those degrees.

(c)

Until the University of North Texas at Dallas has been administered as a general academic teaching institution for five years, the board shall administer the law school as a professional school of the system. After that period, the law school shall become a professional school of the University of North Texas at Dallas. Until the law school becomes a professional school of the University of North Texas at Dallas, the law school:

(1)

is considered an institution of higher education under Section 61.003 for all purposes under other law; and

(2)

is entitled to formula funding as if the law school were a professional school of a general academic teaching institution.

(d)

Before the board establishes a law school under this section, but not later than June 1, 2010, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall prepare a feasibility study to determine the actions the system must take to obtain accreditation of the law school. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall deliver a copy of the study to the chair of each legislative standing committee or subcommittee with jurisdiction over higher education.

(e)

The board may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and donations from any public or private source for the purposes of this section.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1213 (S.B. 956), Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2009.
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