CHICAGO – The private-John Marshall Law School will be part of the University of Illinois in Chicago, to create the city’s first public law school.
The University of Illinois Board of trustees approved the merger Thursday. The new school will be known as the UIC John Marshall Law School and will be located on John Marshall ‘ s existing in the heart of Chicago campus. The first class of students to enroll will begin in the fall of 2019.
University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen says that it is a “historic” merger,” marks the most major cities in the U.S. have a public law school.
John Marshall Law School was founded in 1899 and enrolls about 1,000 students. Students will be able to get access to joint-degree programs about UIC’s graduate schools.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education must have the approval of the merger.