ABA Bid To Accredit Foreign Schools Sparks Resistance

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT) -- An American Bar Association panel's recommendation to open up the accreditation process to foreign law schools has garnered its share of proponents — but critics see the proposal as premature and potentially harmful to the U.S. job market.

The ABA Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is set to consider in December a proposal issued by an ABA committee in July advising the association to extend its accrediting authority to overseas law schools that are based on the U.S. model.

The committee, made...
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