For Immediate Release - February 02, 2010

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK ON UMASS LAW SCHOOL

BOSTON - Tuesday, February 2, 2009 - The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick on the Board of Higher Education's approval of the University of Massachusetts Law School proposal.

Statement of Governor Patrick:

"This is another historic moment in education for the Commonwealth. Today's unanimous vote to approve the law program at the University of Massachusetts is a victory for our students and their families. I'm thankful to the Board of Higher Education, the University of Massachusetts system and the Southern New England School of Law for all of their thoughtful work and effort to make an affordable public opportunity to aspiring young people in the Commonwealth."

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