As you may know, the Section of Legal Ed. has been in the process of a comprehensive review of the accreditation standards. At its most recent meeting, the Council of the Legal Ed. Section reviewed proposed standards changes and took the following actions on the Standards and Rules of Procedure.

In addition the Council sent out for Comment the following proposed revisions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools:

 Interpretation 305-3 (Study Outside the Classroom)
 Interpretation 503-3 (Admission Test)
 Standard 505 (Granting of J.D. Degree Credit for Prior Law Study)
 Chapter 8 (Council Authority, Variances, and Amendments)
 Definitions
 Rules of Procedure

The proposed revisions and accompanying explanations are published on the Section’s website –here:

We solicit and encourage written comments on the proposed changes by letter or e-mail. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, April 18, 2014.

A hearing on these proposed changes is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. The hearing will be held at The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis (100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri).

Please address written comments on the proposals and requests to speak at the hearing to JR Clark,, by Friday, April 18, 2014.