Sunday, July 14, 2013

What Does the A.B.A. Charge to Accredit/Reaccredit Law Schools?

Nothing’s for free. Here’s the American Bar Association’s fee schedule:

Annual Law School Fees
September 1 – August 31  2012-2013


Annual Fee Based on Enrollment:
FTE JD Enrollment < 500: $ 10,500
FTE JD Enrollment >500, < 700: $ 12,000
FTE JD Enrollment >700, < 1000: $ 14,500
FTE JD Enrollment >1000, <1600: $ 16,000
FTE JD Enrollment >1601: $ 18,000

Annual Fee for Each Approved Foreign Program
Foreign Summer/Intersession Program: $ 1,700
Semester/Year Abroad Program: $ 1,700
Cooperative Program for Foreign Study: $ 1,700

Statistical Subcriptions
Deans Statistical Subscription Fee: $ 1,900
Library Statistical Subscription Fee: $ 300

Application for Approval
Application for Provisional Approval (each application):                                $30,000

Application for Approval of Foreign Program
Foreign Summer/Intersession Program: $4,000
Semester/Year-Abroad Program:          $4,000
Cooperative Program for Foreign Study $4,000

Other Applications

Request for Variance under Standard 802: $2,000

Applications for Acquiescence in Post- or Non-JD Program:                                            $5,000

Application for Acquiescence in other Major Change:                                             $10,000

Two-Year Follow-Up Evaluation after Acquiescence in a Major Change (other than a post- or non-JD program):                                           $2,000

Law School Site Visit Fees and Expenses

Annual Site Evaluation of Provisionally Approved School
Full Site Evaluation $ 13,000
Limited Site Evaluation $ 8,000

Site Visit in Connection with a Change of Location
of a Foreign Program $ 2,000

Reimbursement of Evaluators and Fact Finders see Rule 30

Rule 30. Guidelines for Reimbursement of Site Evaluators and Fact Finders
All reasonable and necessary expenses of members of site evaluation teams and fact finders shall be reimbursed by the visited institution as follows:

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