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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

ABA Finds Cleveland-Marshall Law School Out Of Compliance With Financial Resources Accreditation Standard

ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Council Decision, Notice of Finding of Significant Noncompliance With Standards 202(a), (c), and (d) Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Aug. 31, 2021):

ABA Legal Ed (2021)At its August 19-20, 2021, meeting, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (the “Council”) considered the status of Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (the “Law School”) and concluded that the Law School is not in compliance with Standards 202(a), (c), and (d). ...

[Standard 202. RESOURCES FOR PROGRAM
(a) The current and anticipated financial resources available to the law school shall be sufficient for it to operate in compliance with the Standards and to carry out its program of legal education. ...
(c) A law school is not in compliance with the Standards if its current financial condition has a negative and material effect on the school’s ability to operate in compliance with the Standards or to carry out its program of legal education.
(d) A law school is not in compliance with the Standards if its anticipated financial condition is reasonably expected to have a negative and material effect on the school’s ability to operate in compliance with the Standards or to carry out its program of legal education.]

The Law School has been asked to submit a report by October 1, 2021, and to appear before the Council at its February 17-19, 2022, meeting. The Council will consider the written report at its November 18-20, 2021, meeting. If the information provided in the written report demonstrates compliance with the Standards listed above, then the Council will find the Law School to be in compliance with the Standards and cancel the hearing. 

ABA Journal, Law School Dinged For Noncompliance With ABA Standard Addressing Financial Conditions:

“We take this matter seriously, and we are working to directly address the issues,” said Lee Fisher, dean of the law school, in a statement.

He also wrote that the law school plans to file a response by Oct. 1, and he’s confident that the council will find it back in compliance when they meet in November.

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