As widely reported elsewhere, Duncan School of Law (Lincoln Memorial University) has sued the ABA (complaint) for denying the school provisional ABA accreditation. Joe Hodnicki has a nice summary of the action so far in his post on the Law Librarian Blog, Provisional Accreditation Denial by the ABA: A speculative back-story for Duncan Law School's Lawsuit.
Today (Jan. 3, 2011), the ABA announced that it had filed a Brief in Opposition to Duncan's motion for a temporary restraining order. The press release summarized the ABA's main argument, that Duncan was not in substantial compliance with the ABA Standards, specifically:
- Standard 203 (Strategic Planning and Assessment);
- Standards 303(a) & (c), and Interpretation 303-3 (Academic Standards and Achievement); and
- Standrad 501(b) & Interpretation 501-3 (Admission and Student Services).