The committee found that the law school violated Standard 105-1, Interpretation 105-1 (4) and Standard 308 in launching an American Legal Studies LL.M. degree in January 2012. The school admitted two students to the program before obtaining the committee's acquiescence to assure that the program did not interfere with the school's approved J.D. program.
The committee imposed a public censure on the law school, which must post the censure document prominently on its website home page for one year. The censure is also posted on the website of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
The committee also imposed a $50,000 monetary penalty based on the finding that the law school made erroneous statements and withheld information during the ABA's consideration of the matter. The committee also noted the risk at which the law school placed the students they admitted to the program before obtaining acquiescence from the ABA.
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