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Illinois attorney to lead Indiana Tech law school

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The former dean of Southern Illinois University School of Law has been chosen as dean for Indiana Tech’s new law school, school officials announced Friday morning.

Peter C. Alexander will officially begin work on Jan. 9, 2012. He is currently a professor at the Carbondale, Ill., law school, where he served as dean from 2003 until 2009. Alexander has also worked in private practice in Illinois and was on the faculty of the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University for 11 years.

Indiana Tech, a private school based in Fort Wayne with campuses around Indiana and Kentucky, announced in May that its board of trustees approved moving forward with creating a law school in Fort Wayne. The law school hopes to have 100 students in its inaugural class in 2013.
 

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  • Just what we need...
    Too bad the last thing we need is more lawyers, especially those coming from a non-accredited school who won't even be able to sit for the bar exam. With the troubling trend of dishonesty among law school admission departments, I sure hope the fine folks at Indiana Tech will inform those "100 future students in the inaugural class" that the degree they will possess upon graduation will be fairly worthless. And at a private-school tuition cost - almost seems like that in itself is fraud.

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