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Apr 2, 2015

Administrative — Court Denies Accreditation for Massage School

Professional Massage Training Center Inc. v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools & Colleges (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-058-15, 44 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 14-1086, March 24, 2015; USDC at Alexandria, Va. (O’Grady, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In reviewing a professional accreditation agency’s refusal to renew accreditation for plaintiff massage therapy school, the district court erred by [&hell[...]

Aug 29, 2014

New rules for schools

Law schools are sizing up recent changes to American Bar Association accreditation standards Changes are coming down the American Bar Association pipeline but South Carolina’s law school leaders say they expect to be minimally affected. On Aug. 11 in Boston — after six years of comprehensive review — the ABA’s House of Delegates voted in […]

May 11, 2012

More schools, fewer students

The laws of supply and demand may apply to legal education after all. Eight years ago, over 100,000 students applied to law school nationally, but this year, in the face of relentlessly downbeat news about the employment prospects for lawyers, applications have cratered. Only about 67,000 applicants are expected—but the number of accredited law schools is higher than ever.

Dec 3, 2010

After one last ABA visit, law school waits for final decision

The final inspection is over. Now comes the waiting and the wondering. Seven years after admitting its first class, will the Charleston School of Law gain full accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2011? Dean Andy Abrams is confident that it will. But first, ABA inspectors who recently visited the school must issue a report to an accreditation committee, which is expected make the fin[...]

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