Law school dinged for noncompliance with ABA standard addressing financial conditions
Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been found to be out of compliance with an ABA accreditation standard focused on program resources.
The notice, dated Aug. 31, states that the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar found “significant noncompliance” with Standards 202(a), (c) and (d).
Under 202(a), a law school’s financial resources must be sufficient to operate in compliance with the standards. Standards 202(c) and (d) state that a law school is not in compliance if its current or anticipated financial conditions are expected to have a “negative and material effect” on carrying out a legal education program.
“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.