Tuesday, June 9, 2015
ABA Journal, Proposal to Allow Academic Credit for Paid Externships Moves Forward in ABA:
A proposed change to law school accreditation standards eliminating the current ban on students receiving academic credit for paid externships has been approved for notice and comment by the governing council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Under the proposal, a law school could decide for itself whether a student should receive academic credit for a paid externship or field placement—but only if the school can demonstrate that it has maintained enough control over the student experience to ensure that the requirements of the standards are being met.
National Law Journal, Plan to Allow Paid Law Student Externships Advances in ABA:
The council delayed action on a proposal to extend its inclusion rules to a wider number of groups, including transgendered individuals. It also deferred a proposal to change the way law schools report recent graduates in jobs funded by the schools themselves.