A former dean of Concord Law School—which does not have ABA accreditation and was recently acquired by Purdue University as part of a deal with Kaplan University—Currier says there is a range of quality with online law school courses, just as there is with in-person classes. Also, he believes that no law school subject is more or less suited to an online class than others. … [Read more...] about If taught well, online law school courses can pass the test, experts say
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The time between a compliance review and specific action taken by the section can be concerning. That’s why its council is considering a restructuring process, which could make the process quicker when appropriate, according to Barry Currier, the section’s managing director of accreditation and legal education. The restructuring concept, announced in June, would combine the Accreditation Committee, the Standards Review Committee and the council into one body. … [Read more...] about How can the ABA improve law school compliance after CSL closure?
“In short, we have promptly and thoroughly investigated the matter,” he writes in the email, which was provided to the ABA Journal by a law school representative. “We have taken steps to ensure that wrongdoing will not be tolerated and that the law school will conduct its affairs in an open, honest and remedial way. Going forward, the information provided to the ABA and other parties will be accurate, complete, and verifiable, and such misconduct will never occur again at Villanova.” … [Read more...] about ABA Raps Villanova re Inaccurate Admission Data, Says Law School Must Post Censure Online
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has waived the usual requirement that all takers of the state bar examination must be graduates of an ABA-accredited law school for a licensed California attorney who got his law degree in 2004 from Concord Law School, a non-ABA-accredited online institution. … [Read more...] about Graduate of Non-ABA-Accredited Law School Can Take Mass. Bar Exam
“Imagine if a hotel, airline, or restaurant experienced a 31 percent decline in the number of paid customers. The price competition for marketshare would be disastrous, leading to industry consolidation that would improve pricing power. Higher education is different, however, in a way that complicates the analysis,” he writes. … [Read more...] about As class sizes shrank, the number of ABA-accredited law schools remained mostly flat