Tuesday, July 28, 2009
In today's Chicago Tribune: DePaul Law School Complaints Fall Flat With ABA; Tiff Over Dean's Firing, Funding Goes Nowhere:
Concerns over the financial affairs at DePaul University's law school -- first raised by the law-school dean who was later fired -- will not affect its status as an accredited institution. The university released a report Monday from the ABA, the accreditation agency for law schools, that concluded the central administration provides sufficient funds to the law school. ...
DePaul spokeswoman Denise Mattson said the ABA came to the "conclusions we anticipated." She added: "It should put to rest any issues that distract from the excellent work of our faculty, students and specialty centers and institutes for which DePaul is so well respected." ...
The ABA's standard on finances broadly states that the resources of a law school shall be adequate to sustain a "sound program." The accreditation committee found that the law school is in compliance with its standard and that Weissenberger's letter had not raised any additional issues, according to its report dated July 23.
Hat Tip: Law School Headlines, ABA Shrugs at Former DePaul Law School Dean’s Complaint.