Revisions Proposed for Chapters 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools

Volume 44 Number 3

At its November 30-December 1, 2012, meeting, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Chapter 6 (Library and Information Resources) and Chapter 7 (Facilities, Equipment, and Technology) of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

At its meeting held on March 15-16, 2013, the Council approved for Notice and Comment proposed revisions to Chapter 2 (Organization and Administration) and Chapter 5 (Admissions and Student Services)


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

We solicit and encourage written comments on the proposed changes by letter or e-mail. A hearing on these proposed changes is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. Please address written comments on the proposal and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark, Comments should be submitted no later than Friday, May 10, 2013.

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 entities.


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