Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Standards Review Committee of the ABA's Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has proposed a number of very substantial changes to the accreditation standards for law schools. The proposed changes - which are quite dramatic - up-end current ABA rules on tenure, governance, use of the LSAT and distance education, among other things. They have much criticism from various quarters. Now, Michael Olivas, writing as the President of the AALS, has issued a strong response to these draft changes.
Perhaps Paul Caron captures the letter's tenor best with the title of his post on the matter, "AALS Goes to War Over ABA's Proposed Accreditation Standards Changes".