Standards Notice and Comment: Hearing Scheduled for April 25

Volume 45 Number 3

    At its meeting held on March 14-15, 2014, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved for Notice and Comment the following proposed revisions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools:

  • Interpretation 305-3 (Study Outside the Classroom)
  • Interpretation 503-3 (Admission Test)
  • Standard 505 (Granting of J.D. Degree Credit for Prior Law Study)
  • Chapter 8 (Council Authority, Variances, and Amendments)
  • Definitions
  • Rules of Procedure

    The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations are published on the Notice and Comment page of the Section’s website.

    The Standards Review Committee of the Section 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.

    We solicit and encourage written comments on the proposed changes by letter or e-mail. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, April 18.

    A hearing on these proposed changes is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. in St. Louis, Missouri. The hearing will be held at The Ritz Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza.

    Please address written comments on the proposals and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark, jr.clark@americanbar.org, by Friday, April 18, 2014.

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