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Law School Oversight Suits Point To Needed ABA Reforms

Law360 (June 8, 2018, 12:46 PM EDT) -- In the past month, the American Bar Association has been hit with four lawsuits criticizing the way the association accredits and regulates law schools, but while experts are somewhat skeptical about the suits’ chances of success, many agree that the suits do get at least one thing right: The ABA’s approach to law schools is in need of reform.

Three for-profit law schools owned by the consortium InfiLaw and nonprofit Thomas M. Cooley School of Law have taken to court to challenge ABA enforcement actions targeting their admissions policies. Alleging the ABA's oversight has been inconsistent and arbitrary, the schools have...

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