Sunday, January 22, 2012

ABA Committee Proposes Changes in How Law Schools Report Employment Data

Many have accused some law schools of reporting job data in a way that suggests misleadingly positive information. The ABA Standards Review Committee has responded by recommending detailed disclosure. There are high points of its proposal:

• Law schools would have to report the number of graduates upon which their published salary figures are based.

• Law schools must stipulate whether graduates are in long-term or short-term positions, or in jobs funded by the school.

• Law schools must report on their Web sites the retention rates for conditional scholarships and provide that information when offering those scholarships.

Here is a full report from


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