ABA letters on accreditation reflect contracting market for law schools

The ABA has publicly posted reports on the accreditation status of more than 5 percent of the law schools it approves in the last 18 months, providing a window into the continued aftereffects of the law school bubble.

Accreditors' scrutiny of Florida law school renews concerns over oversight

Legal education observers say accreditation issues at Florida Coastal School of Law -- whose graduates have struggled to pay off loans -- should lead to tougher look at its parent company, InfiLaw.

Rejection from state regulator seals fate of Charlotte School of Law

Abrupt closure of Charlotte School of Law appears to end months-long saga over program's access to federal aid. But questions remain over which former students will be eligible for discharge of student loans and liability for taxpayers.

American Bar Association receives pushback on tenure proposal

The ABA wants to end a rule that assures law schools have the majority of courses taught by full-timers. While some say this would minimize costs, others see an erosion of quality.

Whittier Law School shutdown raises prospect of future closures and access for underrepresented students

Plans to close law school spark questions about future shutdowns and worries about impact on student access.

Whittier College's law school won't enroll new students

After college announces decision by board, law school denounces the move.

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

Maryland will rename stadium; art distress at Illinois; Harvard law students' demands


U of Maryland will rename stadium that honored longtime (and strongly racist) president; black professor at MassArt describes being detained by police officers; object on Illinois quad creates concerns for black students; new demands for change at Harvard Law.

The law school transfer market heats up, getting some deans hot under the collar

Some law schools are going after large numbers of transfer students, seeking out new revenue and students with LSAT scores that won't count in the rankings game.

Law schools compete for students many may not have admitted in the past

More law schools are admitting less qualified students. Are they prepared for what happens next?


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