ABA Panel Toughens Job Data Reporting Rules For Law Schools

Law360, Chicago (August 6, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association's policymaking body approved new rules Monday requiring law schools to publish more detailed graduate employment data online and leaving them subject to fines and tuition refunds if they provide consumer information that is misleading.

At the ABA's annual meeting in Chicago, the association's House of Delegates concurred with amendments to the ABA's accreditation standards and rules for approving law schools that the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar proposed in March.

Under the revised standard,...
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