Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ABA announces open forum on legal ed "standards" including faculty job security and student learning outcomes

The Standards Review Committee of the ABA Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will hold an open forum in Chicago on April 2, 2011 to hear comments about the following topics currently under its consideration:

1.  Student Learning Outcomes.

2.  Security of Position, Academic Freedom, Governance, Attracting and Retaining  Competent Faculty.

3.  Valid and Reliable Admission Test.

4.  All other Standards, Interpretations and Rules of Procedure.

Anyone interested in speaking at the open forum is encouraged to submit a written notice of intent by March 1.  Here are the other details:

Speakers are requested to advise the Committee by March 1, 2011 if they wish to speak at the open forum. 

Persons who wish to speak are encouraged to send written comments by March 28, 2011.

The amount of time allocated to each speaker will be determined after speakers have registered their interest in speaking.

If there is insufficient time for all interested persons to speak at the open forum, preference will be given to individuals and organizations that have attended prior committee meetings or provided written comments on previous drafts.

The Committee will post new drafts on its website by March 15, 2011.

Requests to speak and written comments should be sent to JR Clark, JR.Clark@americanbar.org

The open forum will be held at the following time and address - Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hotel 71 - Penthouse Ballroom, 39th floor, 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago.



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