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  • #52549

    Hello everyone!

    It’s been pretty widely reported by now, so if the proverbial cat is already out of the bag, then certainly no harm in us discussing the topic here, right? And that news is that Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School has filed a temporary restraining order on an ABA finding that it is “significantly out of compliance” with accreditation standards.

    While we understand Cooley’s concerns that publishing the ABA letter could pose “an unreasonable high risk of immediate and irreparable harm to Cooley going forward,” what about the financial risk uninformed applicants may be making if they applied to a law school with an undisclosed risk of potentially adverse accreditation action in its future?

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    #52596

    Hello everyone!

    We just wanted to update you that a Michigan federal district court denied Cooley’s request for a temporary restraining order against the ABA. Senior U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow wrote, “This case concerns a law school’s attempt to prevent current and prospective students from having access to accurate information about its accreditation status.”

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    #52681

    Hello everyone!

    Law.com is reporting that Cooley is in a discovery fight with the ABA and the troubled law school is hoping to review confidential records for all law schools that have been placed on probation and have been up for re-accreditation by the ABA since 2010. As the article states, they’re likely hoping for unwritten rules and uneven enforcement.

    We’re not confident Cooley will be successful and, even if they were, we’re still not confident it would have a major impact on their particular accreditation issue. After all, all of the law schools are going to be different with different bar passage rates, attrition rates, admissions standards, etc and Cooley’s bar passage rate was ranked 180 out of 196 last year.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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