At its meeting held on August 8-9, 2013, the Section’s Council approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Chapter 1 [General Purposes and Practices], Chapter 3 [Program of Legal Education], Chapter 4 [The Faculty], Standard 203(b) [Dean], and Standard 603(d) [Director of the Law Library] of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.
The Section’s Standards Review Committee has been conducting a comprehensive review of the Standards. As part of that review, the Committee considered multiple drafts and received informal comments from many interested persons and entities.
The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations are posted on the Section’s website: Notice and Comment.
We solicit and encourage written comments on the proposed changes by letter or e-mail. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, January 31, 2014.
Hearings on these proposed changes are scheduled for October 2013 and February 2014 (details below). Both hearings will be held at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.
October 21-22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22, 9 a.m.
February 5-6, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 6, 9 a.m.
Please address written comments on the proposal and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org.