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Criteria for Programs Offered by ABA-Approved Law Schools in a Location Outside the United States

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Table of Contents
Preface
Definitions

Table of Contents of Standards
Chapter 1: General Purposes and Practices
Chapter 2: Organization and Administration
Chapter 3: Program of Legal Education
Chapter 4: The Faculty
Chapter 5: Admissions and Student Services
Chapter 6: Library and Information Resources
Chapter 7: Facilities, Equipment, and Technology

Appendices

Rules of Procedure TOC 
Rules of Procedure

Criteria for Foreign Summer & Intersession Programs

Criteria for Approval of Foreign Semester and Year-Long Study Abroad Programs

Criteria for Accepting Credit for Student Study at a Foreign Institution

Section Bylaws

Internal Operating Practices

Guidance Memos

Transition to and Implementation of New Standards and Rules (August 2014)

Explanation of 2015 Changes

Explanation of Changes from 2014 Comprehensive Review of the Standards

Overview of Changes from 2014 Comprehensive Review of the Standards

Form A: Teach-Out Plan for Rule 29
Form B: Teach-Out Agreement for Rule 29
Guidance Memo on Teach-Out Plans (May 2017)

Guidance Memo on Compliance with Standard 509 (July 2014, Revised July 2016)

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