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January 11, 2016


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Probation is a good intermediate step.

Law schools need to disclose probation. It tends to focus the minds of the greedy operators. Like any other greedy operation, the greedy operators have an inclination to run at the first signs of possible loss of money.

Anyone who doesn't believe this is true, let's enforce the rules and find out what happens.

This is long overdue.


If the ABA chooses to continue to shame itself, perhaps there should be a court action; for those who know, would this be possible? Is there any way to compel the ABA to enforce its own rules?

Captian Hurska Carswell, Continuance King

Ah yes, "Probation," just like criminal defendants who think they "beat their case." At a subsequent Probation Violation Hearing, the offending law dean can appear wearing a Budweiser frog T-shirt.


No law school will lose accreditation without first being placed on probation, although the ABA does not call it that. I believe the Standards refer to provisional or conditional accreditation which must be made public. The school is given, in fact, a list of things to fix, that is, Stanatds it is not in compliance with, and a year or so to correct the situation, at which time another site visit occurs to see if things have been corrected or the school reports in writing to the Section on the steps it has taken to remedy the defects. The Accreditation Committee then votes again on the school's status, deciding whether to give it full accreditation again or not.

The process is set out in the Standards, if anyone is that interested.

So if anyone expects to wake up one day and find out that law school XYZ has lost accreditation and is effectively out of business, that will not happen. There will be ample warning that the school is in accreditation trouble before that happens.

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