Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Training Program with a University Designation

We are revamping some aspects of the real estate group's training program. We are using the concept of a college catalog, with numbered designations for each course and summary of what the course is about. We also wanted to give it a brand element. We were thinking of something like: Goodwin Procter Real Estate University.

Unfortunately, we came across Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 266, Section 89:
"Any individual, school, association, corporation or institution of learning, not having lawful authority to confer degrees, using the designation of “university” or “college” shall be punished by a fine of one thousand dollars."

So, you cannot use a "college" or "university" designation in Massachusetts unless you are actually a college or university. I guess that leaves: Goodwin Procter Real Estate Academy.

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