MTSU In Talks To Add Law School

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 23:37:20-04

Valparaiso University in Indiana is in talks with Middle Tennessee State University to add a campus in Murfreesboro.

Officials say it would be like a gift, and MTSU will not buy Valpo's law school or merge with it.

The two schools have entered into a non-binding-letter of intent.

“Our exploration of this proposal is in keeping with MTSU’s tradition and strategic priority of pursuing innovative partnerships that create meaningful opportunities for our students, our region and our state,” MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said.

McPhee noted that it would be akin to a gift and MTSU would not be buying the law school or merging with Valparaiso. As far as a physical location, the Andrew Woodfin Miller Education Center on Bell Street has emerged as a potential option, he said.