Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ten Law Schools Sanctioned By ABA For Lax Admissions

ABA Logo (2016)Following up on last month's post, ABA Notices To Law Schools About Potential Non-Compliance With Accreditation Standards:, 10 Law Schools Sanctioned by ABA for Lax Admissions:

The American Bar Association has publicly disciplined 10 law schools since August 2016 for enrolling students that it says are unlikely to graduate and pass the bar — an unprecedented crackdown, given that such actions historically are rare.

The sanctions issued by the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar range from letters of noncompliance setting out remedial plans to censure to probation.

The schools are:

Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix, Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, Charlotte Law School(now closed), Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston and Valparaiso University Law School in Valparaiso, Indiana. Some schools have since been found to be in compliance, in whole or in part, and had the sanction removed.

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"The American Bar Association has publicly disciplined 10 law schools since August 2016"

That was the same summer when NACIQI reamed the ABA for its lax accreditation of bottom-feeder law schools and recommended that the Department of Education remove the ABA's accreditation powers for a year. Just a complete coincidence... Yup.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Nov 22, 2017 11:31:12 AM