Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

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Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby knznick » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Thoughts?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby NR3C1 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:53 pm

Buying a law school right now seems to be a bad investment...

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby akili » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:59 pm

This is so dumb.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby TexasAggie13 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:10 pm

I am an Aggie and love my school to death, but this is revoltingly stupid. I was in disbelief when they announced it.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:13 pm

Texas A&M School of Law? So is tuition going to double now?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby TexasAggie13 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:21 pm

Lol, probably.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:32 pm

I like it. They tried it before with South Texas but got blocked by the lege. They're now in a better position to do it.

In addition to giving A&M a law school, it also gives them a good foothold in the metroplex, which has long been dominated by UT.

Finally, I expect the school to move quickly from the rankings basement and eventually find a spot around 75-100 if not better.

ETA: I expect tuition to stay the same for in-state (it's on par with UH) and they'll simply add $10k for out.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby JCFindley » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:34 pm

Gig em and all that.....

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby byronmullens » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Two public law schools in DFW, MOAR lawyers just what is needed. Although Tech is probably the biggest loser in all of this. Who will go to Lubbock now?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby mlh1988 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Is Baylor going to try and find a way to block this too?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:51 pm

mlh1988 wrote:Is Baylor going to try and find a way to block this too?


They did a good job on Rice, but this is Methodist territory... it's up to SMU.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby busted » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:25 pm

As a txwes student, not really happy about having to be thought of as an Aggie. I'll graduate before the shift takes place but I question whether the new ownership will affect tuition at all. The school already has plenty of people willing to come in for $30k/yr so I couldn't see why A&M would want to give themselves a pay cut unless the legislature requires it.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm

I doubt they will change tuition much for in-state. Where they are now would put them between UTexas and Houston.

Current Texas Tuitions:

Code: Select all

Public:
U Texas    30,243
*******
Houston    28,130
Tx Tech    22,190
Tx Sthn    16,262

Private:
Baylor     43,573
SMU        42,057
St Mary    29,406
Tx Wesl    28,790 ***
S Texas    26,850

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:38 pm

BVest wrote:I doubt they will change tuition much for in-state. Where they are now would put them between UTexas and Houston.

Current Texas Tuitions:

Code: Select all

Public:
U Texas    30,243
*******
Houston    28,130
Tx Tech    22,190
Tx Sthn    16,262

Private:
Baylor     43,573
SMU        42,057
St Mary    29,406
Tx Wesl    28,790 ***
S Texas    26,850

wonder why rice isnt on here

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:40 pm

This is a terrible idea.

It's also strange because it's SUPER FAR away from A&M.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:42 pm

thederangedwang wrote:wonder why rice isnt on here


You mean why Rice doesn't have a law school?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:43 pm

Because if Rice had a law school that wasn't in the top 25, it would hurt the prestige of the institution (same with MIT, Princeton, GA Tech, CMU, Brown, Cal Tech, Dartmouth, etc.)

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:43 pm

This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:45 pm

emkay625 wrote:This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.


How does it make Dallas any more crowded than it was before, in light of UNT?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:01 pm

BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.


How does it make Dallas any more crowded than it was before, in light of UNT?


A&M will aggressively seek to improve that ranking, creating more of a competitor for SMU than currently exists in Wesleyan.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby BVest » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:07 pm

emkay625 wrote:
BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.


How does it make Dallas any more crowded than it was before, in light of UNT?


A&M will aggressively seek to improve that ranking, creating more of a competitor for SMU than currently exists in Wesleyan.


I'm not sure how two top 100 schools totaling 500 students per class in a metro of 6.3million people qualifies as crowded.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:09 pm

BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.


How does it make Dallas any more crowded than it was before, in light of UNT?


A&M will aggressively seek to improve that ranking, creating more of a competitor for SMU than currently exists in Wesleyan.


I'm not sure how two top 100 schools totaling 500 students per class in a metro of 6.3million people qualifies as crowded.


You don't think more of a peer school will make it more difficult for SMU grads to find good jobs?

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby busted » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:11 pm

BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
BVest wrote:
emkay625 wrote:This also makes Dallas really crowded now, given that North Texas is opening up a school in 2014.


How does it make Dallas any more crowded than it was before, in light of UNT?


A&M will aggressively seek to improve that ranking, creating more of a competitor for SMU than currently exists in Wesleyan.


I'm not sure how two top 100 schools totaling 500 students per class in a metro of 6.3million people qualifies as crowded.


Well you add a third school (UNT) in addition to all the Baylor, TT, Tulsa, OSU and UT grads that come to DFW.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby busted » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Because if Rice had a law school that wasn't in the top 25, it would hurt the prestige of the institution (same with MIT, Princeton, GA Tech, CMU, Brown, Cal Tech, Dartmouth, etc.)


Presumably this is the same reason TCU has never expressed interest in the law school.

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Re: Texas A&M just announced a buyout of Texas Wesleyan!

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:14 pm

I would call it crowded, considering,

SMU c/o 2011 wrote:63.2% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes an unknown number school-funded jobs.


TexWes c/o 2011 wrote:48.9% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes no school-funded jobs..
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