The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 31, 1994 Page: 4 of 8
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Law School Review
By Ann Lawier
The Rambler/ Law School
The Wesieyan School of law re-
ceived provisional accreditation from the
American Bar Association (ABA) on Au-
gust 10. The decision was made by the
530-member ABA House of Delegates at
their annual convention in New Orleans,
Now, the law students have all the
rights and privileges of a fully-accredited
law school. Those include being able to
transfer hours to another accredited law
school and being allowed to practice law
in another state than Texas.
Provisional accreditation should
lead to full accreditation within three
years, as long as the ABA standards and
procedures remain in affect at the law
Also, the conferring of provisional
accreditation signifies that Wesieyan law
students are eligible to take the bar ex-
amination and be licensed to practice law
in all 50 states. A previous exemption by
the Texas Supreme Court allowed stu-
dents to take the bar exam.
"This decision places Wesieyan in a
select few groups of universities nation-
wide," saia Wesieyan President Jake B.
Schrum. "The United States has more
than 3,600 colleges and universities, but
only 177 ABA-accredited schools of law."
Frank Walwer was named Dean of
the School of Law in June. Frank Elliot,
previous law school dean, resigned to
return to teaching law at Wesieyan.
- Walwer comes from the University
of Tulsa College of Law where he served as
a trustee professor of law and dean of the
Tulsa Law School from 1972 to 1980.
Bar Exam Results
Wesieyan Law Students passed the
Bar examination with a 50 percent passing
margin this summer. Critics predicted
only a 25 percent passing rate for the first
class of the Wesieyan School of Law to take
the bar exam.
Applicants on the Rise
Approximately four hundred appli-
cations to the law school have been re-
ceived for the 1994-1995 entering class.
Around 150 students will be accepted out
of all the applicants.
Law school requires that every stu-
dent must complete 88 hours of legal stud-
ies. That doesn't include fees such as
parking ($25 plus a one time parking card
fee of $25), library use fee ($35), applica-
tion fee ($50), student activities fee ($10),
student bar membership fee ($12) and
blue book fee of $5 per semester.
Students pay $330.00 per semester
credit hour at the law school.
The average LSAT score of the enter-
ing law students for the 1993-1994 season
was 149 and the average undergraduate
grade point average was 2.89. The LSAT
scores of the students attending the law
school ranged from a low of 132 to high of
170. A score of above 150 placed them in
the upper half of all students taking the
LSAT in the United States.
THE ROMANTIC COMEDY AMERICA
IS FALLING IN LOVE WITH!
"TWO THUMBS IT!"
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Showing September 12 in SLT
Lala Anzaluda sets the mood for the student picnic held August 22 in the Quad.
Isabel Zamora expresses her joy during the Orgazational Fair
By Laurie Retzer
He's articulate. He's
Schrum is an 18-
new to Texas
this year. He is the
nephew of Wesieyan
It is hard to say
exactly where the
comes from. His fa-
ther is Lieutenant
Colonel in the Air
Force and his mother
is a financial consult-
ant now living in
Schrum nas attended
10 different schools
within the United
States and Germany
and he has one
younger brother still
living at home.
brother) a 16 year-old
high school student
working on college
credits all ready. By the
time he gets here, he'll
be coming in as a jun-
ior," Schrum said.
"Most of all, I
wanted a small school
environment in a big
city. I am happy with
my decision, he said.
"When vou move
around like I have, you
~ learn to adapt.
And, people here
on campus have to be
the nicest bunch I have
met," he added.
hint of the type of stu-
dents at TWu came to
him early on when he
was moving into his
new home at O.C. Hall.
"I must have the
most considerate room-
mates ever;" Schrum
not only traded beds
with Schrum the day
he moved in, but while
Schrum was napping,
Marshall assembled a
desk for Schrum that
his parents had shipped
lettered in both wres-
tling and swimming in
high school, he is an
avid skier and golfer.
He aspires to join the.
Golf Team at TWU in
the near future.
"My main objec-
tive. is school ana to
continue on hopefully
to SMU to fulfill my
ments," Schrum said.
Schrum is care-
fully laying the foun-
dation to help realize
those goals. He is cur-
rently, "rushing" for
Sigma Phi Epsilon fra-
ternity and hopes to
join tne Student Gov-
"Outside my edu-
cation, 1 have met the
best group of guys in
my fraternity T could
ever ask for,^' Schrum
"Through my fra-
ternity I will learn a
deep sense of
ity," he added.
ably join both
cans and Demo-
crats here on cam-
pus. You should
vote for the best
music and club-
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Bihari, Deidra. The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 31, 1994, newspaper, August 31, 1994; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth287618/m1/4/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Wesleyan University.