Archive for Accreditation Notices and Comments

Notice and Comment Archive

March and August 2017

  • Standard 106
  • Standard 403(a)
  • Standard 503

March 24, 2017, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

August 24, 2017, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

Comments Received

July 13, 2017 - Hearing Transcript

Standard 403

CLEA
Philip Schrag
Theodore Seto
ABA Dispute Resolution Section
Professors Barnhizer, Cadeub, Kuykendall, and Lawton
SALT
Jay Westbrook
Carl Bogus
Myanna Dellinger
ALWD
David Dellinger
Professors Silverstein, Adams-Schoen, Gallant, Gould, Kahn-Fogel, and Steinbuch
Dean Yassky
AAUP
AALS

Standard 503

Thomas Persing
Educational Testing Services
Deans Miller, Chemerinsky, Rodriguez, Morant, Guzman, and Farnsworth
CLEA
Dean Perlman
Multiple Admissions Deans
Harvard Law School
LSAC
Dean Yassky
Dean Rutledge
CLEO

August 2016

  • Rule 35: Appeals Panel
  • Rule 37: Membership of the Appeals Panel for the Proceeding
  • Rule 38: Scheduling of Appeals Panel Hearings

August 15, 2016, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

Comments Received

September 8, 2016 - Hearing Transcript

March and June 2016

  • Standard 204
  • Standard 303
  • Interpretation 303-1
  • Standard 311
  • Standard 316
  • Standard 501
  • Use of the term “Full-Time Faculty” in the Standards

March 25, 2016, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

June 14, 2016, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

Comments Received

August 6, 2016, Hearing Transcript

Standard 316 - ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
Standard 316 - CLEA
Standard 316 - Concerned Law Schools, NBA, SALT, and Cruz Reynoso
Standard 316 - Congressional Black Caucus
Standard 316 - Congressman Henry Cuellar
Standard 316 - Daniel Rodriguez and Craig Boise, The National Law Journal
Standards 316 and 501 - Deborah Merritt
Standard 316 - Deborah Merritt, Bloomberg Law
Standard 316 - Don LeDuc
Standard 501 - Don LeDuc
Standard 316 - HBCU Law Deans
Standard 316 - Hispanic American Bar Association of Houston
Standard 316 - Jendayi Saada
Standards 316 and 501 - Law School Transparency
Standard 316 - Lupe S. Salinas
Standards 204, 303, and 316 - M. Isabel Medina
Standard 316 - Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas
Standard 316 - Michael Lewyn
Standard 316 - National Black Law Students Association
Standard 316 - New York State Bar Association
Standard 316 - SALT
Standard 316 - Southern University Board of Supervisors
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton
Standard 316 - William Patton

December 2015

  • Standard 205
  • Standard 206
  • Standards 304 and 305

December 11, 2015, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

June 2015

  • Standard 105 and Rule 29(a)
  • Standard 305(e)(6) and Interpretation 305-3
  • Interpretation 305-2
  • Interpretation 311-4
  • Standard 503
  • Rule 29(b-f)

June 11, 2015, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

March 2015

  • Definition (17) and Standard 106
  • Standard 304
  • Standard 311(a) and Interpretation 311-1
  • Standard 311(f) and Standard 308(a)
  • Standard 505(b)
  • Rule 27 and Rule 28
  • Rule 29
  • Rule 30

March 20, 2015, Memo and Drafts of Proposed Revisions

March 2014

  • Interpretation 305-3
  • Interpretation 503-3
  • Standard 505
  • Chapter 8
  • Definitions
  • Rules of Procedure

Notice and Comment Memo

Hearing Transcript - April 2014

Comments Received

Int. 305-3 - Peter S. Borock
Int. 503-3 - Mark P. Yablon
Int. 305-3 - Hannah Hernandez
Int. 305-3 - Steven R. Ratner
Int. 305-3 - Jesse Medlong
Int. 305-3 - Amy Sankaran
Std. 505 - Antonio Garcia Padilla
Int. 305-3 - Lawrence Krieger
Int. 305-3 - Janet Weinstein
Int. 305-3 - Eden E. Harrington
Int. 305-3 - Linda F. Smith
Int. 305-3 - Lucille D. Wood
Int. 305-3 - SALT
Int. 305-3 - Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma
Int. 305-3 - Margaret M. Jackson
Int. 305-3 - Washburn Student Bar Association
Int. 305-3 - Carolyn Young Larmore
Int. 305-3 - Marlene M. Sato
Int. 305-3 - ABA Law Student Division
Int. 305-3 - Becky Rosenfeld
Int. 305-3 - Careen Shannon
Int. 305-3 - Carolyn Wilkes Kaas
Int. 305-3 - CLEA
Int. 305-3 - David Moss
Int. 305-3 - Her Justice
Int. 305-3 - Individuals at California Law Schools
Int. 305-3 - CLEA Petition Signatures
Int. 305-3 - Inga N. Laurent
Int. 305-3 - Liz Ryan Cole
Int. 305-3 - Jennifer Jolly-Ryan
Int. 305-3 - James Backman
Int. 305-3 - Lisa Bliss, Andi Curcio, and Kendall Kerew
Std. 505 - Marc L. Miller, Brent T. White, and David A. Gantz
Int. 305-3 - Stephen B. Pershing
Int. 305-3 - Suffolk University Law School Student Bar Association
Int. 305-3 - Yvonne Troya
Int. 305-3 - David B. Sullivan

Accreditation Committee

December 2013

  • Standards 205-207
  • Standard 303(a)(3)
  • Standard 603(a-c)

Notice and Comment Memo: Standards 205-207, 303(a)(3), and 603(a-c)

Hearing Transcript - February 2014

Comments Received

Std. 603 - SALLD
Stds. 205-207, 303(a)(3), and 603(a-c) - George Washington University Law School
Std. 303(a)(3) - E. Scott Fruehwald
Std. 303(a)(3) - David I. Walker
Std. 303(a)(3) - Martin Pritkin
Std. 303(a)(3) - Robert C. Post
Std. 303(a)(3) - Mary A. Lynch
Std. 303(a)(3) - Joshua M. Silverstein
Std. 303(a)(3) - Members of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Education, Admissions, and Competence
Std. 303(a)(3) - Sterling Professors of Yale Law School
Std. 303(a)(3) - CLEA
Std. 303(a)(3) - Michael H. Schill
Std. 303(a)(3) - Paul G. Mahoney
Std. 303(a)(3) - Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer
Std. 303(a)(3) - Robert R. Kuehn
Std. 303(a)(3) - Rachel F. Moran
Stds. 205, 206, and 303(a)(3) - ALWD
Std. 603 - AALL
Std. 206 - ABA Commission on Disability Rights and ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Std. 207 - ABA Commission on Disability Rights
Std. 303(a)(3) - SALT
Std. 303(a)(3) - Stephen J. Ellmann
Std. 303(a)(3) - M. Elizabeth Magill
Std. 303(a)(3) - Robert C. Post
Std. 303(a)(3) - Sterling Professors of Yale Law School
Std. 206 - ABA Commission on Disability Rights and ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

August 2013

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Standard 203(b)
  • Standard 603(d)

Notice and Comment Memo: Chps. 1, 3, 4, and Stds. 203(b) and 603(d)

Hearing Transcript - February 2014
Hearing Transcript - October 2013

Comments Received
Ch. 3 - Conference of Chief Justices

Ch. 3 - Brian Seelinger
Ch. 3 - Alliance for Experiential Learning in Law
Ch. 3 - John Norquist
Ch. 3 - Kevin Clermont
Ch. 4 - W. Burlette Carter
Ch. 4 - SALT
Ch. 4 - Donald W. North
Ch. 4 - Alvin L. Goldman
Ch. 4 - George Washington University Law School
Ch. 4 - Multiple Law Professors, October 8, 2013
Ch. 3 - John N. Riccardi
Ch. 4 - Association of Academic Support Educators
Ch. 4 - Multiple Law Professors, October 23, 2013
Ch. 4 - Stephen Gillers
Ch. 3 - Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Ch. 4 - Faculty of Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
Ch. 4 - Deans of Color
Ch. 4 - Robert Gorman and Elliott Milstein
Ch. 4 - Former AALS Presidents
Ch. 4 - William Carney
Chs. 3 and 4 - Ken Gormley
Ch. 4 - Rachel F. Moran
Ch. 3 - David J. Herring
Ch. 4 - Benjamin G. Davis
Ch. 3 - Robert R. Kuehn
Ch. 3 - National Center for Access to Justice
Ch. 3 - Equal Justice Works
Ch. 3 - Anthony Christina
Ch. 4 and Std. 603(d) - SALLD
Ch. 3 - Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Ch. 3 - William B. Smith
Ch. 4 - Faculty of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Ch. 4 - CLEA
Ch. 4 - Barbara J. Gilchrist
Ch. 4 - Mary A. Lynch
Ch. 4 - Joshua M. Silverstein
Ch. 3 - Law Student Division
Ch. 4 - Michael Pinard
Ch. 4 - John S. Elson
Ch. 4 - Michael Hunter Schwartz
Ch. 3 - CLEA
Ch. 3 - CLEA (I305-3)
Ch. 3 - ABA Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service
Ch. 4 - AAUP
Ch. 4 - Susan T. Felstiner
Ch. 3 - Sammy Suhail Nabulsi
Ch. 4 - Richard K. Neumann and J. Lyn Entrikin
Ch. 4 - Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Ch. 4 - ALWD
Ch. 3 - Claudio M. Grossman
Ch. 4 - Gary H. Palm
Ch. 3 - Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
Ch. 4 - Kimberly E. O'Leary
Ch. 4 - James R. Rasband
Ch. 4 - Marc R. Poirier
Ch. 3 - Law Students for Pro Bono
Ch. 4 - SALT
Ch. 4 - Robert D. Dinerstein and Ann Shalleck
Ch. 4 - Coalition of 634 Professors Opposed to Proposed Modifications of Std. 405
Ch. 3 - SALT
Ch. 4 - AFL-CIO and AFT
Ch. 4 - Jeffrey L. Harrison
Ch. 4 - John F. O'Brien
Ch. 4 - Washburn University School of Law Faculty

March 2013

  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 5

Notice and Comment Memo: Chapters 2 and 5

Hearing Transcript

December 2012

  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7

Notice and Comment Memo: Chapters 6 and 7

Hearing Transcript

Comments Received
Ch. 2 - Ed Moroni, Columbia Law School
Ch. 5 - State Bar of California, Council on Access and Fairness
Ch. 5 - Peg Cheng
Ch. 6 - Gordon Russell, Lincoln Memorial University
Chs. 6 and 7 - George Washington University
Ch. 7 - Tom Edmonds
Chs. 5 and 7 - Commission on Disability Rights
Chs. 6 and 7 - University of New Mexico
Ch. 6 - Beth Adelman, University at Buffalo
Ch. 2 - SALT
Ch. 5 - John Power, University of California Los Angeles

Ch. 5 - Paul G. Mahoney

March 2012

  • Standard 509
  • Rule 16

Notice and Comment: Standard 509 and Rule 16

December 2011

  • Rule 3
  • Rule 5(a)
  • Rule 22
  • Interpretation 510-2

Notice and Comment: Rule 3. Accreditation Committee Consideration

Notice and Comment Memo
New Interpretation 510-2
Proposed Revisions to Rule 22
Proposed Revisions to Rule 5(a)

June 2011

  • Standard 512
  • Standard 306
  • Rule 24

Memorandum Regarding Changes

March 2011

  • Standard 105
  • Rule 20

Standard 105 and Rule 20 drafts