Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

For Third Time, ABA Committee Votes To Eliminate Ban On Academic Credit For Paid Externships

ABA Logo 2ABA Journal, ABA Committee for Third Time Proposes Eliminating Ban on Academic Credit for Paid Externships:

For the third time in less than two years, an ABA committee has proposed lifting the ban in the law school accreditation standards on students receiving academic credit for paid externships.

But the Standards Review Committee, which met Friday and Saturday in Atlanta, also agreed to forward such a proposal to the governing council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in case the council decides to keep the ban. ...

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Of course law firms are eager to have paid interns receive credit for their work, because then they will have more students who are interested in internships and probably they can pay them less if credit is part of the package of goodies they receive. But are firms invested in making sure the interns learn anything? That part is a bit murky.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 23, 2015 7:17:25 AM