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Transcript Reveals Debate Over ABA’s Accrediting Power

Transcript Reveals Debate Over ABA’s Accrediting Power

In what could mark a potential turning point for U.S. legal education, the American Bar Association faces serious questions about its future as the federally-recognized accreditor of law schools. Misleading job statistics, increasing enrollment of students who from the start appear at risk of not graduating or passing the bar exam, higher debt loads — those

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Is the ABA on Verge of Losing Law School Accreditation?

The American Bar Association may be on the brink of a serious rebuke. An advisory committee under the U.S. Department of Education has recommended the ABA lose its ability to accredit new law schools for a period of one year. In a little-noticed decision, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity on Wednesday recommended the Department