March 24, 2011
Recent Developments on ABA's Draft Law School Accreditation Standards
NLJ's Karen Sloan reports that the latest draft of law school accreditation standards would change how law school report employment data, impose tougher bar passage rate requirements, ease limits on the number of distant education credit hours and retain much debated proposed changes, such as removing tenure as an accreditation requirement, eliminating LSAT as an admissions requirement and evaluating law schools based on student learning outcome measures. Check out the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
For more, see the following blog posts:
- ABA Proposes Changes to Accreditation Standards (TaxProf Blog)
- ABA to Change Employment Data Reporting; U.S. News to Adopt in 2013 Rankings (TaxProf Blog)
- ABA Standards Review sub-committee recommends law schools post employment data on their websites (Legal Skills Prof Blog)
- The ABA’s Ugly Table Fetish (Concurring Opinions)
- ABA Revisiting Minimum Bar Passage Standards for Law Schools (Law by the Numbers)
See also The Conglomerate's Masters Forum on Legal Education series of posts. Posts published so far include
- Should the ABA Mandate Tenure?
- In Praise of Regulation?
- Accreditation After the Bubble Has Burst
- Optional Standardized Testing: The LSAT and the SAT
- Is It Our Job to Discourage the Would-Be Law Student?
- Disclosure Cops, Maginot Lines, and the Acid Test
- "Learning Outcomes" for Law School