New Lawyers for a New Century – Legal Excellence and Moral Clarity: The Founding of Ave Maria School of Law
10 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2012
Date Written: 2004
On April 8, 1999, Tom Monaghan's foundation, the Ave Maria Foundation, announced the formation of Ave Maria School of Law. It was scheduled to open in August 2000, would initially be funded by the financial generosity of the foundation, and would be governed and operated, not by a Catholic diocese or religious order like the more than twenty other Catholic law schools, but by an independent board of Catholic laity and clergy.
The founding Dean of the Ave Maria School of Law sets out the history and background of founding this new law school in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Keywords: Ave Maria School of Law, Catholic law schools, Tom Monaghan, law school governance
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