January 01, 2016

December 2015 Council Actions

At its December 4-5, 2015 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, the Council rendered the following decisions regarding the approval of law schools and proposed revisions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

Approval of Law Schools

Acquiesced in the application of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law to combine the two schools into Mitchell | Hamline School of Law.

Acquiesced in the application of the University of New Hampshire School of Law to establish a part-time Patent Track Program.

Acquiesced in the application of Western State College at Argosy University for a change in its campus from Fullerton, California, to Irvine, California.

Proposed Standards Revisions for Notice and Comment

The Council approved for Notice and Comment the following proposed revisions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools:

  • Standard 205
  • Standard 206
  • Standards 304 and 305

The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations are published on the Section’s website:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/notice_and_comment.html

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 22, 2016.

A hearing on these proposed changes is scheduled for January 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. The hearing will be held at American Bar Association (321 N. Clark St.) in the Margaret Brent Conference Room on the 18th floor.

Please address written comments on the proposals and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark, jr.clark@americanbar.org, by Friday, January 22, 2016.

 

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