Accreditation & Standards
46 ABA Journal Accreditation & Standards articles.
2020 law school grads having harder time finding jobs, data shows
For 2020 graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, 77.4% had long-term, full-time jobs that required or preferred bar passage, compared to 80.6% for the class of 2019.
Apr 20, 2021 3:57 PM CDT
As Florida Coastal tries to get student loan funds reinstated, ABA seeks teach-out plan
The U.S. Department of Education has terminated the Florida Coastal School of Law’s access to federal student financial aid, and the for-profit school has been directed to file a teach-out plan with the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Apr 6, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
Of the 10 law schools that did not meet an accreditation standard in the summer of 2020 requiring a 75% bar passage rate, six have now demonstrated that they are in compliance.
Mar 1, 2021 3:25 PM CST
Jan 11, 2021 12:49 PM CST
Pandemic problems may be defense for law schools not meeting bar passage standard
Law schools now must report the number of recent graduates admitted by diploma privilege in their annual questionnaires in addition to those who took and passed a bar exam.
Nov 23, 2020 8:53 AM CST
3 fully online law schools get California accreditation
On Friday, California accreditation was given to three online law schools—the Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, the Northwestern California University…
Aug 25, 2020 4:13 PM CDT
Aug 25, 2020 3:14 PM CDT
ABA Legal Ed council addresses reporting requirements amid law schools’ COVID-19 concerns
Going forward, the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will review fewer law school files with individual student information for purposes of employment outcomes reporting.
Aug 17, 2020 1:25 PM CDT
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
‘Modest increase’ for class of 2019 jobs but also smaller class size, ABA data shows
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
New members for next term are slated for ABA legal ed section’s council
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
ABA legal ed section contemplates rule change in light of novel coronavirus
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
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