SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LSU's Board of Supervisors has approved what it calls a realignment plan that will make the LSU system's Paul M. Hebert Law Center an academic unit of the main Baton Rouge campus.

Although the law school currently sits on that campus, it is considered a separate institution, with a separate chancellor. It also goes through a separate accreditation process.

The Advocate reports that LSU's Board of Supervisors approved the change Friday during a meeting in Shreveport. LSU President & Chancellor F. King Alexander said in a news release that the change will provide new interdisciplinary academic and research opportunities for LSU students and faculty.

The realignment will need approval from committees of two organizations: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Bar Association.