Thursday, 8 May 2008
Dept. of Education postpones ABA review
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the US Department of Education has postponed its review of the authority vested in the American Bar Association to accredit law schools. The Dept. of Ed. wrote to the ABA and told them that they have to fully investigate allegations in comments filed by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Wallace Riley (a past ABA president) and analyze all of the documents the ABA filed. According to the Chronicle, the ABA has attracted scrutiny over its requirements that law schools prove they are taking concrete steps to diversify their pools of students and faculty members, and that their graduates meet certain passage rates on bar examinations.