In the latest development in a five-year legal battle between the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont School of Theology, the Superior Court of California ruled Jan. 14 in favor of the Claremont Colleges’ legal right to repurchase the land owned by CST. The graduate school is now prohibited from leasing or selling the land to third parties.
Facing financial stress and ensuing legal battles, the Claremont School of Theology has opted to remain in Claremont.
In a move spurred by an ongoing land dispute with the Claremont University Consortium, the Claremont School of Theology announced in July that it is considering a merge with Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. CST President Jeffrey Kuan and Willamette President Steve Thorsett disclosed on July 3 that the two schools had initialized the