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Monday, June 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Local Ivy Tech campus gets law library donated by Indiana Tech

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Ivy Tech Community College's Fort Wayne campus will soon have a new resource for students -- a law library made possible by a donation from Indiana Tech.

Indiana Tech announced last fall it would close its law school this month, citing low enrollment and $20 million in losses.

The university, which has let Ivy Tech hold legal research classes in its law school library, approached the community college about whether it wanted any of its publications, said Heidi Fowler, the department chair of paralegal studies and legal studies at Ivy Tech.

"We were excited," she said, noting the most difficult question was which books to leave behind.

She estimated the donated books would have cost Ivy Tech tens of thousands of dollars.

The 1,300-book library will be at the Public Safety Academy on the Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

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