CHICAGO, March 20, 2012—The Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar unanimously voted to propose changes to Accreditation Standard 509 at its council meeting last weekend. Standard 509 addresses the content, quality and dissemination of consumer information published by law schools and imposes stronger sanctions for non-compliance. The proposed changes require law schools to publish more detailed data on their websites in a more prompt manner than previously mandated. The revised standard will now be published for notice and comment, and a public hearing on it will be held, before final consideration and adoption by the council and concurrence by the ABA House of Delegates later this summer.
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