Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ABA Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Law School Accreditation Standards

ABA Logo 2ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Comprehensive Review of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law School Matters for Notice and Comment (Sept. 6, 2013) (78 pages):

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.

The Standards Review Committee of the Section has been conducting a comprehensive review of the Standards. As part of that review, the Committee considered multiple drafts and received informal comments from many interested persons and entities.

The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations are attached below and published on the Section’s website.

We solicit and encourage written comments on the proposed changes by letter or e-mail. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, January 31, 2014.

Hearings on these proposed changes are scheduled for October 2013 and February 2014 (details below). Both hearings will be held at the ABA, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. ...

Please address written comments on the proposal and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark.

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