At its meeting on December 6-7, 2013, the Section's Council approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Standard 205 (Non-Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity), Standard 206 (Diversity and Inclusion), Standard 207 (Reasonable Accommodation for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities), Standard 303(a)(3) (Curriculum), and Standard 603 (a-c) (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 entitles.
The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations referenced above, as well as others that are currently out for Notice and Comment, are posted on the Standards Review Committee page of the Section's website. We solicit and encourage written comments on all of the proposed changes by letter or email. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, January 31, 2014.
A hearing on the proposed changes is scheduled for February 2014 (details below). The hearing will be held at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago. Please address written comments on the proposal and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standards Review Committee Hearing
Wednesday, February 5, 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 6, 9 a.m.