TaxProf Blog

Editor: Paul L. Caron
Pepperdine University School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Sunday, December 15, 2013

ABA Notice and Comment on Proposed Revision of Law School Accreditation Standards

ABA Logo 2ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Notivce and Comments on Standards 205-207, 303(a)(3), and 603(a-c):

At its meeting held on December 6-7, 2013, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Standard 205 [Non-Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity], Standard 206 [Diversity and Inclusion], Standard 207 [Reasonable Accommodation for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities], Standard 303(a)(3) [Curriculum], and Standard 603(a-c) [Director of the Law Library] of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

Notice and Comment: Standards 205-207, 303(a)(3), and 603(a-c)

Comments Received - Stds. 205-207, 303(a)(3), and 603(a-c)

Std. 603 - SALLD

Standards: Chapters 1, 3, 4, and Standards 203(b) and 603(d)

At its meeting held on August 8-9, 2013, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Chapter 1 [General Purposes and Practices], Chapter 3 [Program of Legal Education], Chapter 4 [The Faculty], Standard 203(b) [Dean], and Standard 603(d) [Director of the Law Library] of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

Notice and Comment: Chps. 1, 3, 4, and Stds. 203(b) and 603(d)

Comments Received - Chapters 1, 3, and 4
Ch. 3 - Conference of Chief Justices

Ch. 3 - Brian Seelinger
Ch. 3 - Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law
Ch. 3 - John Norquist
Ch. 3 - Kevin Clermont
Ch. 4 - W. Burlette Carter
Ch. 4 - SALT
Ch. 4 - Donald W. North
Ch. 4 - Alvin L. Goldman
Ch. 4 - George Washington University Law School
Ch. 4 - Multiple Law Professors
Ch. 3 - John N. Riccardi
Ch. 4 - Association of Academic Support Educators
Ch. 4 - Multiple Professors from ABA-Approved Law Schools
Ch. 4 - Stephen Gillers
Ch. 3 - Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Ch. 4 - Faculty of Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
Ch. 4 - Deans of Color
Ch. 4 - Robert Gorman and Elliott Milstein
Ch. 4 - Former AALS Presidents

Inside High Ed, Support for Tenure Requirement for Law Schools:

Continued, mandatory tenure systems for law professors got a high-profile vote of support recently from two past presidents of the Association of American Law Schools. Robert A. Gorman, professor emeritus of law at the University of Pennsylvania, and Elliot S. Milstein, professor of law at American University, sent a letter to the ABA in favor of its current requirement that law schools offer professors a system of earning tenure as a condition of accreditation.

In addition to the authors, 14 other past presidents of the AALS have signed on. Barry Currier, managing director of accreditation and legal education at the ABA, said the council had received the letter and added it to a growing list of feedback on the tenure proposals. The council is expected to vote on the matter at either its March or June meetings, he said.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/12/aba-notice-and-comment.html

Legal Education | Permalink

Comments