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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sen. Grassley Gives ABA Two Weeks to Address Law School Accreditation

On Monday, Senator Charles Grassley sent this letter to the ABA, demanding answers, by July 25, to a series of 31 questions about the ABA's role in law school accreditation:

Given the questions being raised by the increase of the number of law schools, the increase in graduate debt, and the decrease in graduate job prospects, this raises concerns regarding the ABA‟s internal controls. As the Ranking Member of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, I have an interest in the health of the legal profession. To the extent that taxpayer dollars are used, I also have an interest in ensuring that the students who take out federally-backed loans are in a position to pay back their loans and that the default rates on these loans do not increase. To further explore these concerns, please provide written responses to the following questions:

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