The terms of the latest Penn State University offer to build a second law school campus at State College make no guarantee that The Dickinson School of Law will stay in Carlisle. Under the latest plan, Penn State would renovate the Carlisle campus and keep it open for 10 years, but it would not commit beyond that.
The limited commitment could prompt the law school board of governors to dismiss the offer.
Throughout more than a year of negotiations, some board members have said that nothing short of a promise to keep Dickinson in Carlisle forever would prompt them to back a second campus.
Board Chairman H. Laddie Montague Jr., though, said the 10-year stipulation shows Penn State "recognizes a very strong interest and tradition in the school ... remaining in Carlisle."
Penn State's conditions are laid out in a memo that the board will discuss at its 9:30 a.m. Saturday meeting at Trickett Hall in Carlisle.
The 35-member board doesn't run Dickinson but it can block Penn State from moving the school.