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Indiana Tech to Shutter Law School

November 1, 2016

Trustees at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne have voted to close the institution's law school at the end of June 2017.

The law school, which has 71 students, has struggled with finances, accreditation difficulties and troubles with graduates passing the bar. Indiana Tech said it lost $20 million on the law school, which opened its doors to its first class in 2013. The school also failed its first attempt at accreditation in 2015, and only one of its first class of 12 graduates taking the bar exam in July initially passed, according to The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne.

Students in their first and second years will be able to attend class at Indiana Tech in the spring, or they will be able to transfer to other law schools. Students in their final year will be able to graduate in May.


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