Accreditation & Standards
38 ABA Journal Accreditation & Standards articles.
Judge admonishes Tennessee attorney general’s office for ignoring absentee voting order
Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle chastised attorneys from the Tennessee attorney general’s office Thursday for not following the…
Jun 12, 2020 4:14 PM CDT
When the ABA in May released public notice that 10 law schools were out of compliance with a recently tightened up bar pass standard, there was some surprise as to which school didn’t make the list.
Jun 11, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
For 2019 graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, 80.6% were employed in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or are categorized as JD-advantage positions, according to data released Monday.
Jun 1, 2020 4:07 PM CDT
The council nominating committee of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has announced its slate
for the 2020-2021 term, with three new members at large.
May 12, 2020 11:45 AM CDT
A proposal to change an ABA law school accreditation rule, which would allow for temporary relief in regional and national emergencies, is now being considered.
May 8, 2020 3:08 PM CDT
Group asks for suspension of two-year bar passage standard for ABA-accredited law schools
Citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Society of American Law Teachers has asked to suspend an ABA accreditation…
May 7, 2020 5:10 PM CDT
Amazon GC badmouthed protest organizer in leaked notes
Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky badmouthed fired warehouse employee and protest organizer Christian Smalls, according to internal notes of a meeting leaked…
Apr 7, 2020 4:52 PM CDT
The ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has found that the embattled Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law remains out of compliance with a key admissions standard. The section council has also asked the school to appear at its May meeting as it determines "whether to impose sanctions, including removal of approval."
Mar 4, 2020 1:02 PM CST
William Adams, the deputy managing director of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, will replace Barry Currier as the organization's managing director of accreditation and legal education, starting April 6. Currier announced in summer 2019
that he would be stepping down from the position.
Mar 3, 2020 10:45 AM CST
The bar passage rate for first-time test-takers has increased by nearly 5 percentage points, according to data released Monday by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Feb 18, 2020 2:41 PM CST
Concordia University School of Law, a Boise, Idaho, institution with new ABA accreditation, had a 100% bar passage rate for its class of 2016
, but its future as of Monday is unknown, following the announcement that its parent school, the Concordia University campus in Portland, Oregon, is closing.
Feb 11, 2020 3:34 PM CST
The president of Texas Southern University may be out of a job after TSU regents alleged that he failed to promptly report information about an admissions scandal at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Feb 7, 2020 2:43 PM CST
A teach-out plan for Thomas Jefferson School of Law, allowing limited accreditation until the end of the spring 2023 term, has been approved by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Jan 13, 2020 11:43 AM CST
Judge threatens to jail Harvey Weinstein after he uses cellphone in court
On Tuesday, a Manhattan judge threatened to jail former film producer Harvey Weinstein for using his cellphone in…
Jan 7, 2020 2:58 PM CST
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has had its probation removed, and its application to convert to a nonprofit was accepted, according to notice
posted by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Dec 16, 2019 11:50 AM CST
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