Accreditation & Standards
48 ABA Journal Accreditation & Standards articles.
Following the U.S. Department of Education recently pulling federal financial aid at the Florida Coastal School of Law, a teach-out plan has been approved, with current students finishing courses at other ABA-approved law schools.
Jun 9, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Proposed revisions to strengthen law school accreditation standards addressing diversity, inclusion and nondiscrimination were approved Friday by the council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
May 17, 2021 3:26 PM CDT
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
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
Out of the 9,301 people who sat for California’s online bar exam in October, the pass rate was 60.7%, according to a Jan. 8 news release
from the State Bar of California.
Jan 11, 2021 12:49 PM CST
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
Of the 10 law schools to receive public notice
in May that they were out of compliance with Standard 316, Florida Coastal School of Law
and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
are the first to demonstrate compliance.
Aug 25, 2020 3:14 PM CDT
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
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
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