UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State will admit first-year Dickinson School of Law students to its University Park campus starting in fall 2006.
The university and the law school's former board of governors reached an agreement earlier this year allowing for the establishment of a University Park campus. The law school is based in Carlisle, and the plan for two locations faced strong opposition from the community there and some members of the school's board of governors.
The law school and university have been affiliated since 1997.
The university plans to build a University Park facility for the law school on Park Avenue and upgrade the Carlisle campus for a total cost of $100 million. Both parts of the project are expected to be finished in 2008.
Until them, University Park law classes will take place in Beam Building on Park Avenue, according to a university news release.
When students apply to the law school, they can specify whether they prefer the University Park campus or the Carlisle campus.