The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has issued a draft of a protocol for reviewing graduate employment data reported by ABA-approved law schools. It is available here. The draft was prepared in collaboration with Duff & Phelps, an advisory firm employed by the Section and paid from funds collected by the Section from schools that have been sanctioned for operating in violation of ABA data reporting requirements. The Council of the Section has previously approved the employment of Duff & Phelps and development of the protocol.

The draft was previously made available to a group of law school career services officers and members of the Section’s Data Policy and Collection Committee (DPCC). Based on comments from these reviewers, the draft has been revised.

The Section solicits and encourages written comments on the proposed changes by e-mail to