2008-12-18 / Local & State

Dean Says Law School Opening May Be Pushed Back

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Opening Wilkes-Barre's first law school is going to take longer than planned.

Dean Loren Prescott Jr. of the Wilkes University Law School Planning Initiative says a feasibility study won't be ready in time to open the school in 2010 as proposed. Prescott says it could be ready, though, in the fall of 2011.

The school still needs to be approved by the university board of trustees. After the university grants approval, it could take nine months to receive state approval.

Prescott says a building must still be found, money raised, a curriculum developed and faculty hired. He says it is too early to comment on how fundraising is going.

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