ABA Votes No On Accrediting Foreign Law Schools

Law360, Chicago (August 3, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT) -- A council of the American Bar Association voted against expanding its law school accreditation program to foreign law schools on Friday, shutting down an issue it has been mulling since 2010.

The council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar rejected the move after surveys of state chief justices, law deans, state boards of bar examiners, bar leaders and others raised concerns about developing standards for non-U.S. schools, diverting resources away from domestic accreditation work and depending on foreign law schools...
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