Tagged: ABA accreditation
A Department of Education panel rocked the ABA this past week by recommending the ABA lose its ability to accredit new law schools for a full year. Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education, took issue with many of the panel’s findings and issued the following statement:
“The Council believes that is operating in compliance with the recognition criteria, but it will make the changes to its accreditation standards and rules of procedure that are necessary to stay in good standing with NACIQI and the Department of Education.”
The main issue seems to be the handling of accreditation of for-profit law schools as the federal panel voted to de-recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which just happens to be the largest national accreditor of for-profit colleges. We will be interested to see how the ABA handles the accreditation of for-profit law schools moving forward. Should they decide the for profits are an “unnecessary albatross,” Mr. Currier’s former employer (he was President & Dean of Concord Law School of Kaplan University) could find itself in some very serious trouble.
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The feds are one step closer to outright control of accreditation and that’s scary.
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